Dopapod made the penultimate of an ongoing mini-tour on Saturday at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Live. The pod performance at the Ohio River-adjacent venue came as the second of three concerts the band performed over the weekend.

Opening up with “Freight Train”, the head-banging, jamtronic hybrid ensemble immediately injected some levity into the show with teases of “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. The ’80s chart-topper notwithstanding, Dopapod crafted a setlist of fan-favorite classics including the ensuing “Brookline Bridge” from the band’s 2009 debut, Radar.

With the foot-stomping “Psycho Nature” that followed, things were officially underway with “Zonk”,  and an unfinished “Turn By Turn” which rolled straight into “Bubble Brain” to close out the first frame.

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In a rare move for an improvisational juggernaut like Dopapod, the band opened set two with the same set two opener from the previous night’s show at Salvage Station in Asheville, NC. This move would likely fall under much more scrutiny if that song didn’t happen to be “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper, as Dopapod once again celebrated the kickoff of summer.

Following the classic rock radio staple, Dopapod returned to its own catalog with “Braindead”, followed by a “Trapper Keeper” that flowed into Jazz Is Dead‘s arrangement of Grateful Dead‘s “Crazy Fingers”, which the band inexplicably managed to outfit with some “School’s Out” teases.

Dopapod – “Crazy Fingers” (Grateful Dead, Jazz Is Dead Version) > “Trapper Keeper” – Cincinnati, OH – 6/5/21

[Video: Jay Lakes]

The band still wasn’t finished with “Trapper Keeper”, however, as it reprised the song before winding down the set with “Like A Ball” and finally “Sonic”. Dopapod returned to the stage for an encore of “Vol. 3 #86” before taking its final bows and heading onto the next town.

Scroll down to see the full setlist and check out a gallery of images from Dopapod at Riverfront Live courtesy of photographer Doug Siegel.

Dopapod – Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH – 6/5/21

[Video: mk devo]

For a full list of upcoming Dopapod tour dates, head here.

Setlist: Dopapod | Riverfront Live | Cincinnati, OH | 6/5/21

Set One: Freight Train, Brookline Bridge, Psycho Nature, Zonk, Turn by Turn* -> Bubble Brain

Set Two: School’s Out^, Braindead, Trapper Keeper -> Crazy Fingers%# -> Trapper Keeper, Like a Ball, Sonic

Encore: Vol. 3 #86

^Alice Cooper cover
%Grateful Dead cover (Jazz is Dead version)
#contained School’s Out tease