Words by: Lauren Spina
“Sub-atomic particles know how to have a good time” sang the earthy, transcendental, electronic jam band, Papadosio, as they began their enlightening performance at House of Blues this past Friday, September 27th. With their spacey synthesizers, mesmerizing LED screen stage show, funky beats, and organic vocals, the quintet captivated much more than just the ears of the concert goers. It was obvious that every eye, every soul and every heart was on stage dancing and participating in this artistic and musical movement.
Finding a group that can try to convey a message through their music and actually get it received by all their viewers is one of the many reasons why Papadosio has such a strong and loyal fan base. With their newest album, Papadosio aims ‘To End The Illusion of Separation’, T.E.T.I.O.S, and successfully does so. In the first half of their set, they played Direction Song, a fan favorite off the album, T.E.T.I.O.S., and had all of House of Blues in a synchronized groove. Papadosio’s unexpected combinations and constantly unique sound kept fans enthralled in their mind-expanding performance. As their set came to an end, Papadosio played Smile and Nod back into the song they opened with, Curve. And if we learned anything from Curve and those ‘sub-atomic particles’, it was how to have a good time. On behalf of the many fans that packed the House of Blues, thank you Papadosio for an incredible and unforgettable evening and we are looking forward to your next performance in Chicago!