Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa has put together a new project named Borg Party to perform two debut shows towards the end of December in Buffalo and Rochester, NY.  In addition to Compa, the group consists of Michelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz on drums, Mike Gantzer of Aqueous on guitar, James Searl of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad on bass, & Willy O’Riley of The Niche on keys.

An excited Compa giddily tells, “I’ve always been grateful for the local music scene that has molded me as a guitarist while I was growing up in Rochester.  I figure while I’m back home for the holidays, I ought to take the opportunity to play a show or two.  Fortunately, it’s not difficult  to find friends that happen to be great players with the same hometown roots who will also be home for the holidays.  I’ve been waiting to find the right moment to gather these buddies and I’m so happy that things have actually lined up.  It will be great to be back home, stretch out and play with all this group during one of my favorite times of the year.”

Borg Party brings together musicians from a variety of different sounding groups rooted in prog rock, funk, & dub/reggae.  These background elements converging on the same stage are sure to make for an exciting array of playing, sounds, and improvised jams.

Dopapod has had a blockbuster year with standout summer performances at Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.  Rolling Stone named Dopapod a “Best-Kept Secret” at Bonnaroo and The Huffington Post boasts how the band’s “audience is growing by the second”.  They are in the midst of an extensive US Fall Tour.  Turkuaz just released their latest effort, “Digitonium”, and is touring throughout the US in support of the fresh release.  The powerfunk 9-piece is noted by Daytrotter to have “gotten that sultry blood coursing”.  Both groups will be ringing in the New Year together at The Ball Drop event at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.


TICKETS: $15 in Advance, $18 Day of Show

Available online:

Also available at the Iron Works Box Office & Terrapin Station on Hertle Ave


DOORS: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm

This event is 18+


VENUE: BUFFALO IRON WORKS: 49 Illinois St. Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 200-1893