At their level of proficiency, the members of Dopapod could easily land careers backing other artists. Yet the musicians choose to pilot their own sonic legacy. “In the past, when playing music was a little more of a struggle, I definitely thought it would be great to just be the drummer for some boy-band or something,” says Scotty Zwang. However, the percussionist has found no greater motivation than “seeing and feeling people’s excitement to hear something you created.” Another source of adrenaline is touring with The Nth Power. “They are all truly world-class musicians,” says Dopapod keyboardist Eli Winderman. “We’re lucky to have them sit in with us on our original songs, and sometimes we’ll do some cool covers.” The improvisational groups bring wild lights and long grooves to New Mountain Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m. $18-$20. newmountainavl.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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