dr. dog is not a comic book villain
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 04, 2008

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Ever hear of Dr. Dog? You may have read a lot of graphic novels in your youth, but if you didn't, Dr. Dog sounds less like a band than like a villain from a defunct 1970's series called "supercat" (or something). But fear not, they are not nefarious. In fact, they are a psychedelic rock band with lots of street cred and really catchy tunes, who have appeared on Conan, and toured with My Morning Jacket, Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah, The Strokes, The Black Keys, and The Raconteurs.

The name has also misled fans to think they are a hip-hop group. We're sure that several early shows must have had a very hilarious turnout. However, now the group has a little more notoriety, thanks to My Morning Jacket bringing them on tour in 2004 and a positive review of their album Easy Beat from The New York Times. A few albums later, their tour roster was beefed up, and the fan base expanded.

The music is an interesting mix of psychedelic rock and alt-country, and has been hailed as influenced and derivative of The Beatles and The Beach Boys. It's almost like a direction Modest Mouse could have went, if they wanted to sound more like Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah. In between the quirky instrumentals are some four-part harmonies, all under a sound that feels washed too many times (in a good way, like a comfortable pair of jeans).

A treat for fans old and new is their collection of unreleased tracks, entitled Passed Away, available for streaming for free on the web (and the "sing-along" karaoke on the bottom of the screen continues to crack us up). Their fifth studio album, Fate is due out in July, and from the one track we've heard, it sounds like it's going to be some really new development, with that same ol' core sound that makes Dr. Dog appealing. We're looking forward to it. Dr. Dog might just be an indie rockers best friend. -joe puglisi

Dr. Dog on Tour
6/6 - Friday Cheers - Richmond, Virginia
6/7 - Wakarusa - Lawrence, Kansas
6/8 - Wakarusa - Lawrence, Kansas
6/14 - 5th Annual River Street Festival - Troy, New York
7/18 - Club Cafe - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
7/19 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
7/23 - Bowery Ballroom NY, New York
7/24 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York
7/26 - Boulder Annual Music Festival - Rochester NY
7/27 - Forcastle Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
7/29 - Mojo’s - Columbia, Missouri
7/30 - Bluebird - St. Louis, Missouri
7/31 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, Indiana
8/2 - Lollapalooza - Grant Park - Chicago, Illinois
8/4 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio
8/5 - The Basement - Columbus, Ohio
8/8 - the El Rey - Los Angeles, California
9/5 - IOTA Club & Cafe - Arlington, Virginia
6/6 - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
9/7 - 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, Tennessee
9/8 - Bottle Tree Cafe - Birmingham, Alabama
9/9 - Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
9/11 - Walter’s on Washington - Houston, Texas
9/12 - Lola’s Saloon - Ft. Worth, Texas
9/13 - The Parish - Austin, Texas
9/16 - Club Congress - Tucson, Arizona
9/17 - The Casbah - San Diego, California
9/18 - The Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, California
9/20 - Cellar Door - Visalia, California
9/21 - Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, California
9/23 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, Oregon
9/24 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, Washington
9/26 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
9/27 - Hi - Dive - Denver, Colorado
9/29 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, Nebraska
9/30 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, Missouri
10/1 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
10/2 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, Michigan
10/10 - Middle East (downstairs) - Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Dr. Dog on Myspace

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