Pups X scales

Ashevillains, get ready for a night to remember as Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and Snarky Puppy hit the Asheville Music Hall on 9/26. Check the US Tour dates for Snarky Puppy right here, and Jonathan Scales right over at this spot. Check the Pups X Scales mashup on Deliradio right here.



world bukuru day

Today is the day that Bukuru Celestin and Snarky Puppy release their uplifting collaboration to the world. Recorded as part of a series of lectures and demonstrations throughout the community, the project was presented by The Music Lab at The Jefferson Center, a program that supports art and teaches kids music. A portion of the proceeds go to the Jeff Center, so do your part in supporting this great project. Pick it up right here, and don't forget to share.



The Power Of Song

The Power of Song from The Roanoke Times on Vimeo.




Fourchestra on the road

Jonathan, Cody, and Phill are on the road, heading up the east coast for a few select dates. Join us in Philly at Chris Jazz Cafe, and again in New Yawk at Subculture. I'm thinkin we give away a few Ropeadope tees at the shows - you?



Point G




Pups Live in Edinburgh




Owning Music & Supporting Artists

The music industry continues its decline, this time with streaming services taking away another reason to own music. Through all of this, we are here and we are growing. How? Because of YOU, the people that value the music and support the people who make it. Ropeadope will continue to seek out serious music, and we ask you to keep spreading the word as our front line tastemakers. Support music by seeing these bands live and buying direct from this site and the artist's bandcamp pages. If streaming is your thing, take a moment to support by picking up some merch or simply by sharing the music with your friends. Thanks.



Bukuru Celestin and Snarky puppy

Heads up people - Somehow while Snarky Puppy was touring the world they managed to get up with the Jefferson Center to record yet another amazing record. Originally from Burundi, Bukuru Celestin is a student at The Music Lab who writes, records, and performs gospel music in afrobeat style! The record drops on 7/30 - check in on our twitter and tumblr for updates.



Tipping the scales

Our new favorite people in the world, Cody, Phill, and Jonathan - are tearing it up down south and all over the world. Check the reviews and features right here and here. see the music here, and get up with the maestro of fashion right over here



fake offices are closed

We're taking a much needed break and heading to the cooler weather up in Maine. So, if you're ordering from the store or just looking for news, we'll be back on line next Wednesday the 17 th. Of course, we're taking our tiny fake office with us so we can tweet and instagram and facemash and Tumbl.