Dopapod brought its 2022 winter tour to Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom on Friday night, delivering a performance that included two Ween covers and two encores amid a slew of career-spanning originals.

Following an opening set from Eggy that comprised of takes on “Evergreen”, “Last of Kin”, an unfinished “Today and Tomorrow”, and a cover of Big Thief‘s “Time Escaping“—which the band recently debuted at The Capitol Theatre—Dopapod took to the stage and launched into “Nerds”. Next came a rendition of “World is Waiting for the Sunrise”, a post-World War I song written by Eugene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz and popularized by Les Paul and Mary Ford, which led to a run through”Bubble Brain” that contained teases of Fleet Foxes‘ “Ragged Wood”. A Drawn Onward cut, “Roid Rage”, setup a synth-laden telling of the Dr. Mario “Chill Theme”, guided in earnest by keys player Eli Winderman. Following a return to “Roid Rage”, Winderman, guitarist Rob Compa, bassist Chuck Jones, and drummer Neal “Fro” Evans offered up a reimagination of Ween’s “Happy Colored Marbles”, which the quintet originally debuted on December 10th at Ardmore Music Hall.

After closing the first set with “Cloud World”, the four-piece opened the second set with a Megagem favorite, “Mucho”. A seamless segue to “Bluetooth” arrived before “Think”, setting the stage for an “Onion Head” > “Live in the Dream” > “Mucho” segment that made up the meat of the second frame. A little bit of “Trickery” then led to an Emit Time set-closer, “Landmines”. The palindrome band wasn’t done just yet, however. An encore break brought the group back out for a take on “The Fucked Jam”, from Ween’s 2003 album, Quebec. After what many thought was the end of the line for Dopapod, a second encore began and ended with “Badger”, and sent the Beachland Ballroom crowd off into the brisk Cleveland night.

Check out a gallery of photos from the band’s performance on Friday night below, as well as a short recap video from Eggy’s opening set.

The two bands will continue their winter tour tonight, January 22nd, at Madison Theater in Covington, KY. From there, the run of shows will head through Bloomington, IN (1/23); Knoxville, TN (1/26); Raleigh, NC (1/27); and more. Head to Dopapod’s website for tickets and additional tour information.


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