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Festival circuit mainstays Papadosio to perform at Intersection

Playing for the for the first time in Grand Rapids, electronica jamband Papadosio graces the stage of the Intersection with special guest Earthcry.

About Papadosio

Born in the burgeoning artistic city of Athens, OH, the quintet now calls another creative community, Asheville, NC its home. Little time is spent nestled up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, though, as Papadosio spends much of the year on the road, crisscrossing the United States ceaselessly. In addition to headlining shows in every region of the country, their high-energy, technologically perplexing and utterly engaging stage show has made the five-piece a staple on the festival circuit, with scene-stealing sets at Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom, Electric Forest, Oregon Country Fair, Camp Bisco, Bear Creek and their own annual event Rootwire, an inspirational confluence of music, art, science and spirituality. With more than 100 performances a year, the band remains prolific by passing the endless miles between cities composing new material.

/Courtesy of Papadosio

Papadosio is not your typical jamband.

With a genre-defying mix of electronica, psychedelia, folk, progressive rock and improvised jam all tied together with visionary songwriting by guitarist Anthony Thogmartin, Papadosio is a quintet that has gained a dedicated following all over the country.

Thanks to the Intersection, Grand Rapids finally gets to the experience the magic of Papadosio. Tonight, they will be taking the stage at the Intersection's main room with special guest Earthcry.

Last fall saw Papadosio gain national acclaim and an even wider audience with the release of “To End The Illusion of Separation,” or T.E.T.I.O.S.

According to the band’s website, this double album is an indication of not only how their sound has progressed, but “a paradigm shift on a far greater scale:”

"The album is a call for people of all stripes to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class and creed and come together under the flag of humanity. Themes of conservation, tolerance and mind-expansion delicately weave their way around tribal rhythms, psychedelic excursions and soaring melodies. The fusion of the earthly, the organic, with technological innovations and progressive sonic structure plants Papadosio’s roots firmly in the past and present with an eye turned towards the horizon."

In addition to touring extensively, the band has created Rootwire, a music and arts festival featuring some of the most eclectic and innovative electronic musicians. The festival takes place in Logan, Ohio and includes three nights of performances by Papadosio, live painting and many other treats for the senses.

Papadosio’s shows typically feature a stunning light show, psychedelic video screens, stellar musicianship and enough positive energy to make each performance a truly unique experience.

Tickets are still available at the Intersection box office for $15. Earthcry takes the stage at 8pm.

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