By Murray (PRB Staffer)
I went to a concert expecting a concert and ended up stumbling into the world of Jamtronica.
I got my first first taste for the genre when I came across Papadosio’s “Polygonz”.
The opening act was Consider the Source, a psychedelic jam-band with Middle-Eastern and metal influences. The experience was intense, the crowd totally engaged, and after two hours I had forgotten that these were the openers.
But at 11:30pm, Papadosio was setting up.
(Would we have to leave early to make our train? Likely. Was I in denial about this? Totally.)
Papadosio began with the lighter but still dance-y tracks “We Are Water” and “Direction.” These tracks are the first two on their new album T.E.T.I.O.S. (To End the Illusion of Separation). The rest of the show melded to a blur, and I found myself jumping around to their anthem tracks, “Cue,” “Method of Control,” and of course, what started this journey last summer, “Polygonz.”
Stage 48 was littered with light-up hula hoops, neon bar trimming and glow-in-the-dark juggling balls, hippie shirts and harem pants. It’s also a typical New York club venue, with a guy standing in the bathroom giving out paper towels to dry your hands. But the music and the crowd soon overwhelmed this tension.
Somehow, it was 1:23am. We were only a four minute drive from Penn Station, but we missed our train anyway.
I didn’t know anyone in the city who would be up on a Friday morning, so my friend Charlie and I made our way back for the encore at Stage 48, the first steps of a night wandering the streets of New York City.
(continued next week)
 An 20-track album that took 3 years to produce, and shows every bit of that in its pacing and polish. There is even a 24-page art portfolio with pieces designed for each song.