Poi Dog Pondering

Friday
13
Jul

Transcendental Party & Soul

An 'Acous-tronic' Blend of Orchestral, Rock, Soul and Dance Music
Why you should see this show…

“It’s a muscular soul revue, a transcendental dance band…Poi Dog Pondering rose like an even brighter phoenix from the ashes, spreading its wings confidently and soaring into realms few stage bands today can reach.” –Austin Chronicle
 
Please Note: If you’ve purchased a reserved seat, there is a dance floor by the stage and your view may be obstructed.
 

 

Poi Dog Pondering Bio
Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, to hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: Orchestral, Acoustic and Electronic textures. Rock Band Disco, Chicago Stepper Soul & their unique ‘Soul Sonic Orchestra’ Sound. (Threaded all along the way with ‘heart on the sleeve’ lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain of everyday life).

PDP has been recorded by Texas Hotel Records, Sony/Columbia records, Tommy Boy records & Platetectonic.

33 years down the line there is a bolstered sense of history within the band now. A swagger that comes from having steadfastly carved their own path. It is quite apparent that PDP has always been, and ever will be, in-it-for-the-love-of-it; creating and performing. Slight lineup changes are par for the course. PDP is an organic entity, it changes like life does. But there is a solid core with strong roots & deep personal history, open to new ears and ready to experiment. That’s what keeps it vibrant.

15 band members deep; Poi Dog Pondering continue to grow & evolve. Their unique signature ‘Acous-tronic’ blend of orchestral, rock, soul and dance music influences, shine through with PDP’s ever-present irreverence to stylistic conformity. PDP is currently recording their 9th full length studio album, to be out in the summer of 2018.

 

 

The Vindys Bio
Since 2013, The Vindys have become one of the most sought-after, premier bands in the Northeast Ohio area with their unique blend of pop, jazz, and rock. They have been described as “a vibrant slice of vintage pop theatre.” (Music Connection Magazine) and “slinky, sultry, and jazzy” (Guy D’Astolfo, The Vindicator). Through the incorporation of multiple genres into one cohesive sound, The Vindys have the ability to appeal to a wide audience. Their versatility and incomparable style is one of the many reasons why The Vindys are a rarity amongst other groups.

Their professional sound, as well as alluring stage presence and magnetic charisma, is supported by the band’s background and expertise in music performance, education, and production. Personnel include Jackie Popovec on lead vocals and guitar, John Anthony on guitar and harmony vocals, Ed Davis on drums and harmony vocals, Scott Boyer on bass, and Rick Deak on guitar and harmony vocals. All are classically trained musicians from the distinguished schools of Capital University Conservatory of Music, Dana School of Music, Slippery Rock University, and Mike Curb College of Music. The Vindys combine their skills and experiences resulting in a depth and maturity in their music that is intricate, yet relatable. Because they are a Youngstown-based band, The Vindys are passionate about representing Youngstown as a place where the music scene is thriving.

The band frequents live music venues in Northeast Ohio and were featured live performers at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Walsh University, Federal Frenzy, Vex Fest, and Revive Music and Arts Festival. Additionally, The Vindys have shared the stage with nationally recognized solo acts and groups such as Hunter Hayes, Marty Stuart, The Drive-By Truckers, Reeve Carney, The Clarks, Welshly Arms, and Judah & the Lion. Their single “Too Long” was named Number 2 on The Summit FM’s Top 33 Local Songs of 2017. Additionally, their album Keep Going was featured as one of Canton Repository reporter Dan Kane’s top 10 albums of 2017.

 

Dining Options

If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. Click here to see the Rusty Anchor menu. To make a reservation, click here or call (216) 242-1250. Please allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of your show upstairs.

We are excited to announce a NEW MENU upstairs in the Concert Hall, and we encourage you to give it a try. As always, you dine right in your ticketed seat. Click here to see the Concert Hall menu. There is no additional reservation required for dining in the Concert Hall. Last call for dining upstairs is at show time. Beverage service will be available throughout the show.

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