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Dr. Dog – Critic’s Pick

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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.
The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
$20 to $22.50.
314-726-6161.

Dr. Dog loves St. Louis and St. Louis loves Dr. Dog. Music fans here have long supported the hard working Pennsylvania act, embracing its harmony drenched, Beatles-come-jam band psych-rock and delicious live show. The band has been touring constantly for nearly a decade and it seems to always include an STL date on every tour. Dr. Dog has played at Mississippi Nights, the Creepy Crawl, the Red Sea, the Firebird (and the Bluebird), the Gargoyle, KDHX and LouFest. Its latest stop came last year as the opening act for the Lumineers at the Chaifetz Arena, and all of this hard work has paid off with a headlining show at the Pageant.

Don’t Hate: Yeah, Dr. Dog toured with the Lumineers, but try not to hold that against ‘em. They’re just hustlin’.

-JAIME LEES

link: Riverfront Times

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Pazz & Jop 2012 – 40th Annual Village Voice Critics’ Poll


Pazz & Jop 2012

40th Annual Village Voice Critics’ Poll

“Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice. The poll is tabulated from the submitted year-end top ten lists of hundreds of music critics. Pazz & Jop was introduced by The Village Voice in 1974 as an album-only poll, but was expanded to include votes for singles in 1979.”

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
By Jaime Lees
Published on July 23, 2008

Emerging as the less-jammy, younger version of Wilco, Dr. Dog is on the rise. The well-loved band’s music builds on a warm ’60s groove, while somehow managing to avoid hippie sinkholes. In fact, the Philadelphia quintet’s radiant new album, Fate, stands as a tribute to some of the greatest products in pop-music history — and even better, the band wears its musical influences proudly out front. Beach Boysesque arrangements mingle with “Hey Jude”-like background vocal lifts. Completing the sound is a touch of rock from the Band and a sprinkling of haggard Neil Young jangly bits.