Ropeadope Hometown Tour


Japhy Ryder
Ropeadope Digital is presenting a 3-day review showcasing three bands new to the label. The "Hometown Throwdown Tour" features Otis Grove, Bodega and Japhy Ryder and is making stops in Philadelphia, Boston and Burlington.

Japhy Ryder is a tight-knit quintet of musicians living, working, and performing raw, driving, instrumental rock in Burlington, Vermont. Boston's Otis Grove began as a collective experiment in crossing the traditional jazz sound with funk and hip-hop rhythms. The music has since evolved into a unique blend of soulful organ funk and garage rock. Formed in the spring of 2006, Bodega creates a shared vision with an emphasis on danceable grooves and developed compositions with room for improvisation.

Hometown Throwdown Tour
April 2 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia (Showtime: 8pm Tickets: $13 21+)
April 3 - Lizard Lounge, Boston (Showtime: 9pm Tickets: $10 21+)
April 4 - Higher Ground, Burlington (Showtime: 9pm Tickets: $10 ALL AGES)

[Published on: 3/30/09]

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lepineisme starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 07:31AM
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Japhy Ryder and Bodega really impress me. I wish I still lived up north!

biscobear Mon 3/30/2009 08:40AM
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bodega brings the funk u gotta check um out

scrufjz1 starstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 08:55AM
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Japhy Ryder is a little different these days. They're original guitarist left the band in early 2009. The new guy is ridiculous! So much energy in the band with their new lineup. I saw them gig under their side projects name (W.E.S.T.) opening for the New Deal at Higher Ground in February - definitely check em out if you can."

botzo Mon 3/30/2009 09:28AM
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saw bodega at all good last year. three women were immaculately impregnated.

ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 10:38AM
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check out otis grove some real groovy shit there

peaton Mon 3/30/2009 11:04AM
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Otis Grove! Reppin' Boston and still only playing 21+ shows :(

Headyfunk1 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 12:24PM
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Bodega will also be playing on 4/9 w/ TELEPATH +ELIOT LIPP at sullivan hall nyc.

and again w/ TELEPATH on 4/10 @ river street jazz cafe.

tampafaz starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 03:45PM
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I wish I still lived up north...gotta check out Japhy Ryder!

Dcknyc Mon 3/30/2009 08:06PM
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Captain Coconut fits in real nicely with these guys. Real tight, fresh funk from NYC. They've got a great new self-produced record that was mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive, hope JamBase starts to cover these guys.

Check them out: