Smart bets: Dopapod

Dopapod spent early 2016 holed up in Saugerties, N.Y. — just down the street from the “Big Pink” house where The Band and Bob Dylan famously created The Basement Tapes. Apparently it’s a neighborhood conducive to writing, since the musicians solidified four or five fresh tunes there, plus several works in progress. “A lot of the new songs infuse hip-hop beats with the progressive rock sound we’ve been experimenting with for the last few years. It feels like uncharted territory, at least for us,” says keyboard player Eli Winderman. The band plans on recording later this year, but not before introducing the material on a spring tour that includes multinight runs “in some of our favorite cities.” New Mountain hosts the quartet on Friday, April 15 (The Fritz opens), and Saturday, April 16 (Turkuaz opens), at 9 p.m. $18/$20 per night. newmountainavl.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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