Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3/31 Papadosio, ESP and Modern Robot @ The Blind Tiger, Greensboro, NC

  Having had so much fun on my first trip to Greensboro and The Blind Tiger, it was a no-brainer to head back out west to see Papadosio with ESP and Modern Robot.
  The music began with Modern Robot, which is an improv duo of Ben Singer on keyboards and Kyle Poehling on drums.  The band plays shows to a chosen film from public domain (according to their website, "These are often ephemeral films: films created for sales reps, instructional films, industry films, and the like").  They record these one-of-a-kind improvisations, then re-marry their live audio with the film and post it to their website. Yes, very unique indeed.

  Next, Electric Soul Pandemic (ESP), a local Greensboro rock, funk group, took to the stage with a high-energy set. ESP has been tapping into the NC scene for a couple years now and are really starting to gel nicely as musicians. Always a fun set!
  • Jay Beverly (keyboards lead vocals)
  • Casey Cranford ( Saxophone)
  • Derek Cobb (Lead Guitar Vocals)
  • Randy Elliott ( guitar)
  • Scott Nichols ( Bass)
  • Ralphael Schiavone ( percussion )

  Papadosio is quickly making an impact nationally with their own brand of jamtronica fusion. Their music is highly infectious and danceable, and certainly makes it difficult for me to photograph: I just want to dance! Their touring schedule includes many east coast and midwest major festival dates, so be sure to catch them in a town near you. Really... this is a can't miss show.



Mike Healy | Drums
Rob McConnell | Bass/Vocal
Anthony Thogmartin | Guitar/Vocal/Keys/Programming
Billy Brouse | Keys
Sam Brouse | Keys

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