Papadosio Bring their Imaginal Cells Tour to Bogart’s

Papadosio put on an amazing live show. The band even even tours with two non-performing members, who handle the lighting and projection gear and painstakingly tailor the multimedia experience designed for each particular tour.

From the band: Intertwined with evolution lies design. Nature casts blueprints for transition that resemble reinvention. Embryo, larva, pupa and imago mark the lifespan of the caterpillar, and nestled in the depths of metamorphosis lie dormant cells with an ancient memory of the future embedded within. This fall, Papadosio hits the road again to tap into the rhythm of transition, see beyond the temporary walls of the cocoon caving in, and ultimately envision flight.

Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, Papadosio has cultivated a dedicated and growing following over the years. Their sound is only part of what makes the band so compelling though, as a Papadosio show is a meticulously curated, multi-sensory experience. Elevating each night from simply another concert, the group tours with two non-performing members, who handle the lighting and projection gear that create the multimedia experience designed for that particular tour. 

Now based in Asheville, NC, much of Papadosio’s time is still spent on the road with more than 100 performances every year. In addition to headlining clubs and theaters nationwide, 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, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Bear Creek, and their own annual event, Earth Night, an inspirational confluence of music, art, science, and spirituality.

Papadosio’s latest release, 2012’s To End the Illusion of Separation, is a sprawling double album that signals not only an evolution in the band’s sound, but a paradigm shift on a far greater scale. 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.

Papadosio is Anthony Thogmartin (guitar), Mike Healy (drums), Rob McConnell (bass), and Billy and Sam Brouse (keyboard, synth and programming).


Come witness the experience that is Papadosio Saturday, November 29th at Bogart's