(Poster by Jessica Milton)
We’re teaming up with our pals at Popgun Booking to bring you this most-excellent show, happening on November 5 at Glasslands. All three bands are great so be sure to arrive early. Show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets here.
Poster by Jessica Milton
For our next show, we’re teaming up with our old pals at Embrace Presents and our new found friends at Justshows.com for this sure-to-be-excellent night of music featuring Dutch psych-pop artist Jacco Gardner, Slim Twig, Other Colors and The Taste! It’s all happening on October 22 at the Garrison in Toronto.
Advance tickets ($8.50) available at Rotate This, Soundscapes & via Embrace.
Poster by Jessica Milton
We’re psyched to announce our next show, which features a stellar lineup including UK psych-rockers Wolf People along with Brooklyn’s Golden Animals and the newly formed Golden Grass. It all goes down on October 13 at Mercury Lounge at 8PM Eastern Standard Time. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. We’ve got a few pairs to giveaway so keep an eye on our Twitter feed.
Purchase tickets via Mercury Lounge’s website.
Here’s the latest video from Brooklyn’s Superhuman Happiness, who are playing our show with Os Tropies tomorrow night at The Garrison in Toronto. Our very own Bearded Rainbow will be providing the evening’s projections. RSVP for the show here. We hope to see you there!
Brooklyn friends! We’ve teamed up with Futuremyth for this most-excellent rooftop show taking place at 252 Norman Ave. in Greenpoint on August 16. The evening will feature sets by Virginia-bred acoustic guitar wiz Daniel Bachman (formerly Sacred Harp), Olden Yolk (Shane from Quilt) and Gem Trails (Trevor from Woodsman).
Daniel Bachman first came across our radar with his Feast of the Green Corn tape released by Mirror Universe a few years back. Steeped in the Appalachian ragas reminiscent of John Fahey and, more recently, Jack Rose, Bachman is a superbly accomplished fingerpicker who, along with artists like Steve Gunn and William Tyler, is helping to breathe new life into acoustic guitar music. His debut LP under his own name, entitled Seven Pines, is out now on Tompkins Square. Watch video of him performing at his home in Philadelphia below.
Poster by Curtis Godino of Drippy Eye Projections.
Our next show in Toronto is on July 31st with Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his band of Freaks (which now happens to feature Dylan from Woodsman on drums). The show is fittingly going down the old The Comfort Zone, so you can expect Bleeker and co. to tap into the venue’s former jamband spirit with some deep improv. Supporting will be Toronto garage rockers Moves and Bonnie Trash. We’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to our readers so look out for those on Twitter and Facebook. RSVP on Facebook here. Lightshow TBA.
Tickets are $11.50 at local record stores Rotate This and Soundscapes or online via Ticket Fly.
We are very psyched to be presenting Woods and Parquet Courts when they come through town to play the Horseshoe later this month. We’ll be giving away a number of tickets to DGB readers so stay tuned and be sure to follow us on the various outlets of social media. Local folkie Jennifer Castle will be opening up the evening, Jason Steidman of Lightsweetcrude will be providing the evening’s visual entertainment and we will be spinning tunes between sets. Come rattle ye bones!
Purchase tickets via Collective Concerts, Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe.
Listen to Woods’ excellent version of “Bend Beyond” from August 13, 2011 at Bowery Ballroom recorded by NYC Taper.
Friends of the North! We’re psyched to announce the details of our next Toronto show. On July 9, we’ll be hosting Toronto shoegazy-psychsters The Auras along with Tess Parks & The Good People at the Shop at Parts and Labour—-a great subterranean spot with good sound and a wide selection of drinks/grub taboot.
Since returning to The Great North in March, we’ve discovered so much great music and these are two bands that we are most excited to share with you. It also just so happens that a certain Vermont Quartet will be in town that evening, so we welcome those attending that show to come after it’s over as we’ll be getting started rather late.
We’re giving away a number of tickets to DGB readers so tuned for contest details! Thanks to Justin Gabbard for the beautiful poster design.
Tomorrow night we will be hosting Toronto avant-jazz group the Blue Modules at The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar in Toronto. The evening will be a record release party celebrating the group’s self-titled studio album. Come watch as some of the most talented players on the scene today usher in a new era for jazz music at one of the most legendary venues in all of Toronto. Show kicks off at 9PM. $10.
The next DGB event is a very special one. Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Quilt and Weyes Blood will come together on February 17 for a show at Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Drippy Eye Projections will be providing visuals and I’ll be providing some tunes before and after each set. Come dance and partake in a night of jam-filled fun. RSVP here.
Purchase tickets via Ticket Fly.
[All photos by Johanna Andersson]
A few weeks back, we hosted our first-ever event on the Northern side of the border. The show took place at Lee’s Palace in Toronto with a killer bill that included Brooklyn acts Superhuman Happiness and Wild Sick Horses, Toronto favorites Atom and the Volumes, along with a psychedelic liquid light show courtesy of Jason Steidman. For those who were in attendance, we thank you for coming out to what was indeed a truly great night and we look forward to hosting more events in The Great North. Check out photos of the night by DGB contributor Johanna Andersson above, below and beyond as well as a great review of the evening over at Toronto-based blog Society Vernacular.
We are very proud to announce our very first event outside of the New York area! On September 7, Dog Gone Enterprises (the global wing of Dog Gone Blog) will be traveling to the Great North for the first-ever Canadian show with rising Brooklyn experimental act Superhuman Happiness. For those not familiar, Superhuman consists of a core segment of musicians from the illustrious Afro-Beat group Antibalas, along with a carefully selected group of top Brooklyn session musicians, under the spiritual and musical guidance of Antibalas/Iron & Wine sax player Stuart Bogie. It’s a groove-centric astral stew that is quickly becoming one of Brooklyn’s most talked about groups on the scene today. We’re very psyched to be presenting Superhuman in Canada for the very first time.
Taking place at the much-loved Toronto haunt Lee’s Palace, the show will also feature a brand new Brooklyn psych-rock act called Wild Sick Horses, featuring current and former members of Citay, Bizi Gara, Persephonee’s Bees, Ka and more. Lastly, the show will also feature rising Toronto indie act Atom and the Volumes, who have been storming the city for the past year with their gritty brand of garage rock. Liquid visual projections will be provided by Jason Steidman.
Next Friday, August 24, Dog Gone Blog will celebrate the one year anniversary of our very first event with a special show taking place at The Church of the Electric Dirt in Brooklyn, NY. The evening will feature performances by a diverse lineup of acts including Minerva Lions, The Shoe-Ins (featuring Sam Cohen of The Yellowbirds on guitar), Slings & Arrows and The Dukes. It all kicks off at 730 PM for a mere $6. Come celebrate the end of summer with us and discover some of the best up and coming acts on the scene today. Listen to tracks and check out videos of the performers below. RSVP HERE.
Minerva Lions - ”Megrims”
The Shoe-Ins – Live @ Big Snow
Sling & Arrows – “We Sail On Cowboy Clouds”
The Dukes – “White Lightnin”
Our good friends over at Beyond Beyond is Beyond have started their own independent record label, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. The Brooklyn-based label kicks off with the debut 12″, titled Run Slow, from the similarly geographically located psychedelic garage rock outfit Prince Rupert’s Drops this fall. “Pillar to Post,” the album’s first single, is a—to take a line from the label’s founder—cage-free burner with guitar lines that belong on the Dazed and Confused Soundtrack and hauntingly/delightfully distorted vocals from second guitarist/vocalist Leslie Stein. It’s a number for the road.
SHOW NOTICE: Prince Rupert’s Drops will be debuting tracks from their upcoming LP at a very special NYC show on August 16 at Glasslands with Buffalo Killers and the Velcro Lewis Group. Poster/details below.
Laurel Canyon producer and session man Jonathan Wilson makes his way to New York City this Friday for a show taking place at Mercury Lounge. Wilson, who is quickly making a name as one of the best live acts on the scene today, churns out lush psych-folk with Garcia meets Gilmour guitar lines and traditional analog recording techniques. In 2011, Wilson released his solo debut, Gentle Spirit, a set of spirited psych-folk tunes (many feature Wilson as the sole performer) that recall some of the Canyon’s past musical inhabitants, and most of which clock in around six minutes long.
Check out the video for the highly impressive “Desert Raven” (one of the best songs in years) below and read on for details on how you can win tickets to see Wilson this Friday at Mercury Lounge.
To be entered to win tickets to this Friday’s Jonathan Wilson show at Mercury Lounge, simply head over to our Facebook page or tweet at us and let us know what song contains your favorite guitar solo of all time.
On Sunday January 15, Dog Gone Blog and Plotkin Presents will host a night of music at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery. The evening will feature performances by Scott Metger’s Wolf!, The Bendy Effect (feat. Julius Pastorius) and Dave Dreiwitz of Ween’s Crescent Moon. Show starts at 830PM. Tickets are $7 at the door. RSVP and more details here.
We’re proud to announce our second event of 2011, taking place December 30 post-Phish at The Cakeshop in New York City’s Lower East Side. Over the past year, it’s likely you’ve heard us champion Superhuman Happiness as one of the best up and coming bands on the jam scene today. Many of you even got the chance to see their horn players with Phish in Atlantic City last year. Well, this is your chance to witness the full extent of their live performance at one of our favorite New York venues.
Just a quick subway ride downtown from MSG, The Cakeshop is one of few remaining DIY venues on the main island. So come join us on December 30 and celebrate the end of 2011 with the writers and friends of Dog Gone Blog. Superhuman Happiness will perform a unique set that evening with some very special guests expected to appear. DJ Unicorn Pudding will be spinning records between sets, there will be a visual light show as well as a poster designed by the talented Sean Metcalf.
Tickets are $10 at the door. E-mail doggoneblog-at-gmail.com for reserved spots and guest list.
[Poster designed by Sean Metcalf]
Real Estate have announced a free show to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Days. The New Jersey-bred group will play a 4 PM show at Astoria, Queen’s Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden on Saturday, October 15. Days officially drops October 18 on Domino Records. Be sure to check out an extensive feature on Real Estate in the December issue of Relix.
This Friday and Saturday DGB favs Superhuman Happiness will celebrate the release of The Physical EP at their BK homebase, Zebulon. Both nights will feature two sets from the band with special guests expected to appear. The Physical EP officially hits stores October 11 and marks the band’s debut for Marco Benevento’s Royal Potato Family label. If you have yet to witness this band live, I highly recommend you check this out. Hope to see you there! RSVP HERE
TONIGHT, Brooklyn psych-thrashers La Otracina team up with the similarly labeled Endless Boogie for A Psychedelic Explosion at one of my favorite spots in Williamsburg, Union Pool. Visual projections will be provided by BAMIAM.TV throughout the night along with a killer poster designed by Erin Klauk/Erinaceous Illustration. Come take part in a night of astral adventures with some of Brooklyn’s psychedelic juggernauts. See ya there. RSVP HERE
Listen to La Otracina’s 20min take on the Dead’s ““Cryptical Envelopment>Drums>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment”.”
This Sunday and Monday, the Moon Block Party returns with a gathering of local psych artists and musicians to celebrate the labor day weekend. The event is taking place at Dillon’s Roadhouse in Palm Springs, CA, featuring performances by Jeffertitti’s Nile, Lumerians, Strangers Family Band, War Drum and many more. Music and art installations kick off at 1PM on Saturday and will carry through into the early hours of Monday. Tom Child (LA Record) will be displaying live visual projections while Kylie Knight and Carlos Munoz of the Coachella Art Studios will provide arts & crafts activities. If you live in the area I highly recommend checking out this event.
Full Lineup and details
SEPTEMBER 4 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
DAY 1 @ DILLON’S ROADHOUSE in PALM SPRINGS
J E F F E R T I T T I ‘ s N I L E + LUMERIANS + ASTEROID #4 + STRANGERS FAMILY BAND + DAHGA BLOOM (dj set) + WAR DRUM + THE LOVELY BAD THINGS + BUFFALO ELECTRIC + AHKIYYINI + GOTHIC TROPIC + BLAC JESUS & THE EXPERIMENTALISTS + DJ DUSTO HONEYSUCKLE III + more TBA shortly
STAY THE NIGHT @ MOTEL 6 ($60 rooms) and come to day 2!
GIVE EM A CALL (760) 251-1425
SEPTEMBER 5 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
DAY 2 @ DILLON’S ROADHOUSE in PALM SPRINGS
J E F F E R T I T T I ‘ s N I L E + RACHEL FANNAN + COSMONAUTS + STRANGERS FAMILY BAND + ASTEROID #4 + DEAP VALLY + SPIRIT VINE + BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES + DJ DUSTO HONEYSUCKLE III + more TBA shortly
$5.00 each day | $7.00 – 2 day passes! | ALL AGES UNTIL 10:00 PM | 21 + AFTER 10:00 PM