A preview for the Dr. Dog concert at The Neptune Theatre on March 5th
When I first listened to Dr. Dog, it was under the assumption that it was rap music. I was expecting to hear some rhymes from the love child of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when what I got instead was the great lo-fi rock that Dr. Dog consistently produces.
Dr. Dog was formed in the early 2000’s as an evolution of the two man recording project Racoon which soon expanded to a 6 piece band. The Philly group has been categorized as everything from psych rock to indie folk and people are quick to make comparisons to bands like the Beach Boys and The Beatles. Their songwriting definitely has a pop element to it and they have a knack for writing catchy hooks. This mixes well with the group’s funky, rambling instrumentation.
Dr. Dog is a group full of multi-instrumentalists who have a catalogue full of songs begging to be sung along to, perfect for a live show. Make sure to catch them when they come to The Neptune Theatre on March 5th. You may have to explain to people that you’re not going to a hip-hop show, but it will be well worth the confusion. Doors open at 7pm.
-Geran Landen/Kitten Mitten Designer/KSUB Reporter