Psychedelic jam-rockers Dopapod Bringing The Heat to Highberry

Fans of Disco Biscuits, The Werks, moe., and Trey Anastasio will love Highberry headlining act Dopapod, a four-man psychedelic jam band that shreds every lick on each of its four instruments. The intense dance-rock act from Boston will perform from 12:30-2 am Saturday night at Highberry Music Festival, June 29-July 2 at The Farm near Eureka Springs.

The ever-expanding band, which enjoyed its Jamcruise debut earlier this year, is set to headline at several major festivals the rest of the summer: High Sierra Music Festival (alongside STS9, Ween, and Trey Anastasio Band); The Werk Out; ARISE (alongside Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco); and The Peach Music Festival (with Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, and Gov’t Mule). Previously, Dopapod appeared at numerous festival nationwide including Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, and Gathering Of the Vibes.

Dopapod’s jam-pop fan hit “Trapper Keeper” is in regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Jam On station, and the group has earned praise from taste-making critics with the likes of Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald – all the while tending to their ever-expanding community of devoted listeners. Upstate Live said Dopapod “goes beyond simple listening,” while praised its deep grooves and other-worldly jams.

Glide Magazine this spring named Dopapod the #1 act to see at 2017 Disc Jam in New York, held several weeks ago, and wrote: “The quickly ascending jam juggernaut from Massachusetts continues to flourish. The jams within their classic up-tempo ‘Trapper Keeper’ are worth price of admission alone, but their recent stuff slays, too.”

Speaking of recent stuff: noted that recently, since the original drummer re-joined the group, “there has been a clear shift back into the unique and organic jams the band used to be known for, which has revitalized their live shows in many ways.”

Dopapod in March released a new live album, “II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II,” featuring choice cuts from live recordings over the course of the band’s fall 2016 tour and brief Colorado run earlier this year. The album comes six years after Dopapod issued “I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I,” in 2011; its tracklist includes new song “Trickery,” which remains unreleased on any studio recording, and such fan favorites as “Trapper Keeper,” “FABA” and “Picture In Picture.”

Tickets to Highberry run from $55 for one-day passes (available for Sunday, July 2) to $160 for a four-day pass and include camping. The Farm is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Eureka Springs and about an hour from Rogers-Bentonville. is giving away a pair of Highberry tickets on its Facebook page. Winner will be chosen on Sunday, June 25 and announced via Facebook.