Dr. Dog recently made a big announcement for New York-area fans.
From their official website:
Today we unleash part 1.1 of a plan that's been cookin' up for some time now: to revisit some of our favorite places to play.
For this mission we've zeroed in on New York City and two of the greatest small clubs in the country: The Bowery Ballroom and The Music Hall of Williamsburg to bring you The Dr. Dog 4X4!
This coming January we're posting up in NYC for 2 weeks to play 4 shows in Manhattan and 4 shows in Brooklyn. Festivities will be at an all time high, possibilities are endless and surprises will abound. Surprise guests? Sure! Astro turf dance floor? Maybe! Our guarantee to you is that these shows will be incredible and we hope you check em out.
Here's the current NY run:
01/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/14: Manhattan, New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01/15: Manhattan, New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01/16: Manhattan, New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01/17: Manhattan, New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
For more information (and tickets) click here.
Toby Leaman sat down with Westword earlier this year to discuss the band's unusual cast of characters. For one, every member is a multi-instrumentalist.
"Eric Slick is sort of the phenom, our drummer," Leaman said. "He can do anything, and he's been taking piano lessons for almost twenty years. He's the smartest dude. But, yeah, everybody recorded. Dimitri [Manos] and Frank [McElroy] have been home-recording since high school. And Zach [Miller], too. We actually kind of made him play keys. He was a great guitar player when he joined the band but said, "Yeah, I think I can get around." He's been in the band for over ten years, but he started playing the keys with us. When you're home-recording, you have to be able to do everything. That's how we all came up -- home recording."