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Dr. Dog at Southside Music Hall 11/11/10

15 Nov

I first saw Dr. Dog in September of ’08 at Lola’s. I hadn’t heard of them until two days before, and I left that night with all of the CD’s that were available at their merch table. Their presence on stage was mesmerizing.

I wouldn’t have thought it would be possible, but Thursday night’s show was 10 times more impressive. Their almost constant tour schedule over the last few years definitely shows in their professional and polished cooperation on stage. Bassist/singer Toby Leaman’s infectious energy and MVP-award-worthy talent mixes well with the more relaxed and almost shy stage presence of guitarists Scott McMicken and Frank McElroy. With big shoes to fill after Juston Stens’ leave of absence for a solo career, new drummer Eric Slick proved himself worthy to share the stage with the other accomplished Dog veterans. I honestly think Dr. Dog band may be the tightest band I’ve seen this year.

It’s hard to adequately explain the level of energy and enthusiasm the band were commanding over the whole venue. At some point almost everyone was dancing–including some of the bartenders and the men’s room attendant. Though the comparisons they often garner to classic garage and pop bands of the ’60s may be somewhat overused, it’s almost impossible not to feel that this energy must be nearly identical to what crowds must have felt the first time they saw those bands.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how impressed I was with the evening’s opener, Here We Go Magic. To be completely frank, I  wasn’t expecting much from them after seeing their name. As soon as we entered the venue, though, I understood why Dr. Dog selected them as their tourmates. They kind of reminded me of a mash-up of the Talking Heads and other New York bands from the same era and garage psych-rock bands from the ’60s. The simple fact that they kept most of the crowd focused on them when we were all clearly in anticipation of the headliner was proof in itself of their quality.

Giveaway: Dr. Dog at South Side Music Hall

9 Nov

Today we have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader to see Dr. Dog at South Side Music Hall on Thursday. I must say that, even after a weekend packed with live shows and late nights, I’m very excited about this show. I’ve never had the chance to see Dr. Dog live and I’ve heard only great things. And South Side Music Hall is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues in Dallas.

For your chance to win the tickets, send an email with “Dr. Dog” in the subject line, your name and the answer to the (very easy) trivia question below to giveaways@daybowbow.net by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. We’ll notify the winner on Thursday.

Question: What is name of the former Dr. Dog drummer whose first single we reviewed a few months ago?

Dr. Dog plays South Side Music Hall on Thursday, November 11 with openers Here We Go Magic. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

Giveaway: Here We Go Magic/Beach Fossils at The Loft

2 Aug

Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic‘s sophomore album, Pigeons, is being hailed as a contender for many end-of-the-year top 10 lists, and the band has found themselves as something of a hot ticket on their recent tour with Beach Fossils. Lucky for you, the generous folks at The Palladium/Loft have provided us with two pairs of tickets to give to two of our lucky readers. Just shoot an email with your name to giveaways@daybowbow.net. We’ll notify the winners tomorrow afternoon.

If you’re not fortunate enough to win tickets, they’re $10 for what promises to be a killer show. Hopefully we’ll see you there. And if you see us first, you should buy us drinks. Lots and lots of drinks.

The Week in Music 6/15 to 6/21

16 Jun

I’m going to attempt to make this a weekly feature of mp3s from touring artist that are coming through town. the key word is try. You may have noticed that we used to frequently post mp3s in the “Weekly Rundown”, but the decision was made to make this it’s own separate entity in hopes of better showcasing the artists work. Please if you enjoy the music provided make an effort to either go down to your local record shop, or try one of the online retailers (amzon, emusic, itunes) to find the albums for purchase. Continue reading

Rundown: 6/15 to 6/21

15 Jun

You know what’s fun to realize? The fact the the Mavericks had two different opportunities to trade Dirk for Kobe, and passed both times. Now this may just be my continued sour grapes over the Harris trade causing me to mention this, or it could be the fact that I continue to watch the Mavs fail while seeing Kobe continually rising to the highest level of success, and it kind of pisses me off.

Though let’s be honest, there’s no way Dallas fans accept Kobe over their beloved blue eye’d German.

Anyway, whe have one hell of a week of music in the metroplex, let’s take a look at the highlights.

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