Though hot and heaty Austin dodged a storm named Ike - the monster hurricane auspiciously scooting by somewhere to the East the very day this concert was shot Texas' greatest town couldn't avoid the eye of Dr. Dog
's storm when the Philly band descended upon the Parish
for this performance. Prepping a potent elixir for their thirsty Austin audience, Dr. Dog made sure to dissolve plenty of USA riff rock, CSNY style country folk, sweet and sour soul, and modern bits of hippie-psych into this beautifully breezy performance.
Pulling a bulk of their material from critically acclaimed albums Fate
and We All Belong
, the band treated every patient in the room with a sonic prescription that included fan favorites like "The Old Days", "The Rabbit, the Bat, and the Reindeer", "Ain't It Strange", and "My Old Ways". Put simply, Dr. Dog had their day. So too will you if you give this concert a whirl. - David Pitz
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VIDEO: Dr. Dog:: Live at the Parish - Austin, TX