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Friday, April 06, 2007

We All Belong with Dr. Dog

A quick post today as there is no time for real pontification on this Friday but I had to tell you people about the Dr. Dog show last night at the Bowery Ballroom. I love this band! They bring so much joy and bright energy to the stage. They are definitely one of those bands that you'll say, "I saw them when...". I have definitely "seen them when" a few times already and they are at a perfect spot right now. One night in NYC at a venue like the Bowery is just the thing to secure their place in the cool zone. The band of 2007 - Cold War Kids - were in da house checking out their buddies. Definitely a lot of similarities can be made between the two bands with the almost shouting vocals and the romping around on stage.

If you don't know Dr. Dog, figure it out. Get on board. You'll like it! It's the we-grew-up-in-the-80's-love-the-beatles-hate-combing-hair-just-wanna-have-fun kinda thing. Vocalists Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman trade the lead from song to song. Toby's voice was a little gurglier/gruffer than usual - he may have a cold or something. It still sounded cool. They added horns and strings on a few numbers giving it that Arcade Fire "we're all in the band" feeling. I was thinking that the CWK guys should have gotten up on the stage during "Wake Up" for multiple rousing choruses but that's the I-love-jambands-where-everyone-sits-in in me talking.

Anyway, great band, great show, great album, We All Belong... GET INVOLVED!


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