Dr. Dog

From13 February 2019to14 April 2019

Dr. Dog

https://www.songkick.com/artists/42687-dr-dog/calendar

Hailing from West Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, Dr. Dog is an indie rock band that formed in 1999. The band is known for their eclectic brand of rock and roll that’s influenced by everything from folk-rock to psychedelia, to baroque pop and everything in between.

Dr. Dog is one of the finest acts in the great tradition of cult American country-rock bands. Bands that mix progressive influences with folk-rock songwriting that began (arguably) with the Grateful Dead and continues to this day with the likes of My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

What makes them worthy successors to those bands is their decade and a half’s worth of experience on tour, which has made them one of the best live acts on the circuit They’re a band that plays with the kind of chemistry that can only be gained through years of experience.

However, in the form of frontmen Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman (bass and lead guitar respectively), that’s exactly what they have. The pair has been playing together since eighth grade and even then, they staunchly refused to play covers, instead of writing their own music from the very beginning.

The duo then formed Dr. Dog as a side project away from their main band Raccoon. However, as they formed a live band for the project, Dr. Dog soon became McMicken and Leaman’s main focus, recording a demo entitled “Psychedelic Swamp” on eight-track recorders. All this was done while playing shows and gaining a cult following around their native Philadelphia.

It was in 2004 that a copy of their debut album “Toothbrush”, released two years before on New Year’s Day 2002, was given to one Mr. Jim James of the aforementioned My Morning Jacket. He was so impressed with what he heard that he asked Dr. Dog to open for his band on two consecutive tours of different parts of the USA.

Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, gaining some high profile fans in the form of James and Frank Turner. They’ve released six albums since then, going consecutively more electric each time to reflect their punk rock inspired live show. Clearly, this is a unique band that could inspire anyone who sees them. Highly recommended.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY, US

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Anthology, Rochester, NY, US

 

Friday 15 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, US

 

Monday 18 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH, US

 

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Bluebird, Bloomington, IN, US

 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL, US

 

Friday 22 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI, US

 

Saturday 23 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA, US

 

Sunday 24 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Slowdown, Omaha, NE, US

 

Monday 25 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Delmar Hall, St Louis, MO, US

 

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, US

 

Thursday 28 February 2019

Dr. Dog

Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL, US

 

Friday 01 March 2019

Dr. Dog

Orpheum, Ybor City, FL, US

 

Saturday 02 March 2019

Dr. Dog

Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA, US

 

Monday 04 March 2019

Dr. Dog

Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC, US

 

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Dr. Dog

The Signal, Chattanooga, TN, US

 

Thursday 07 March 2019

Dr. Dog

The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN, US

 

Friday 08 March 2019

Dr. Dog

Madison Theater, Covington, KY, US

 

Saturday 09 March 2019

Dr. Dog

Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD, US

 

Saturday 13 April 2019 – Sunday 14 April 2019

Dr. Dog

High Water Festival 2019

Riverfront Park, North Charleston, SC, US

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