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Dr. Dog releases “Be The Void” to play Headliners 3-2-12

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 6, 2012



Dr. Dog returns with the stellar new album, Be The Void, featuring the single “That Old Black Hole”.


Esquire proclaims “‘That Old Black Hole’ sounds like a glorious rally cry” and NPR calls it a “Fun, rocking, swirling look at a meaningless and mysterious world.”


Beloved Philadelphia band Dr. Dog release a staggering burst of vital rock n roll with their 2012 record, Be The Void. The album is the raucous follow up to the group’s critically praised Shame, Shame. Having evolved from a band whose primary creative outlet was the album making process, into one that favored the energy of their live performances, Dr. Dog knew they wanted to document the new dynamic they had developed on the road. Tracking live in the studio and turning up the guitars, the band has delivered a truly great cathartic rock n roll album played with near reckless abandon and passion, blending their early punk infused energy with the songwriting craft that made Fate and Shame, Shame fan favorites.


Dr. Dog’s Be The Void is a truly great rock n roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.


Watch The Video for “That Old Black Hole” HERE


Catch Dr. Dog Live on Tour!

02/07/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

02/09/12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

02/10/12 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box

02/11/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

02/13/12 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

02/14/12 Seattle, WA The Neptune

02/17/12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

02/18/12 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

02/19/12 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

03/01/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre

03/02/12 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

03/03/12 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium

03/04/12 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre

03/05/12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage

03/07/12 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box

03/09/12 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.

03/10/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

03/11/12 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

03/13/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

03/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe

03/15/12 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

03/16/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

03/17/12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

03/19/12 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Ballroom

03/20/12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

03/22/12 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino

03/23/12 New York, NY Terminal 5

03/24/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

03/25/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory


DR. DOG TO PLAY CONAN FEBRUARY 8TH Stream The Band’s Upcoming New Album Be The Void In Its Entirety On January 31

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 31, 2012


Dr Dog at Bonnaroo

Celebrated Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog will release their raucous and vital new album Be The Void on February 7th via Anti-Records and will be performing live on CONAN February 8th. In anticipation of the appearance, Team Coco will be streaming the band’s new record for an entire week beginning on Jan 31st.

To preview Dr. Dog’s new album Be The Void care CONAN, go to: or

Dr. Dog will be taking their rollicking high energy live show on the road, performing across North America in support of this exhilarating new record.

Dr. Dog Tour Dates:

Feb 1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Feb 2 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Feb 3 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Feb 4 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Feb 6 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Feb 7 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Feb 9 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Feb 10 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum
Feb 11 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Feb 13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Feb 14 Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre
Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb 18 Chicago, IL The Vic
Feb 19 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater
Mar 1 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Mar 2 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Mar 3 Nashville, TN War Memorial
Mar 4 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Mar 5 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
Mar 7 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
Mar 9 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amph.
Mar 10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
Mar 11 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Mar 13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Mar 14 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old Nation Centre
Mar 15 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Mar 16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mar 17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Mar 19 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
Mar 22 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar 23 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mar 25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

DR. DOG TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM Be The Void Out February 7th 2012

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 17, 2011

Beloved Philadelphia band Dr. Dog are poised to release a staggering burst of vital rock ‘n’ roll with their new record Be The Void. The album hits stores this February 7th via Anti-Records and is the raucous follow up to the group’s critically lauded Shame, Shame. 

While the band’s previous records boasted meticulously crafted symphonic pop, this time around the band turns up the guitars and delivers a truly great cathartic rock ‘n’ roll album played with near reckless abandon and passion.

With the addition of new drummer Eric Slick and electronics-percussionist-guitarist Dmitri Manos, the band entered the studio (Meth Beach) with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and confidence, tracking the songs liveto perfectly capture the rough and tumble energy of their renowned live show.

“We would just get in the pocket and go with it because it sounded great,” bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman explains. “There wasn’t this endless deliberating. We just went with our gut feelings on things.”

“It was reminiscent of when we were starting out and were these fearless weirdoes in a basement, so confident and reckless and bold,” guitarist-vocalist Scott McMicken adds. “It was really liberating.”

The songs on Be The Void flawlessly combine Dr. Dog’s adventuresome and expansive arrangements with a far leaner and meaner primal sound. The beats are harder, the guitars louder and edged with a warm distortion. “Guitars stopped being problematic and started becoming very exciting to us,” McMicken explains.

From the rollicking re-imagined blues of the disc’s title track to the searing guitars of “Vampire,” the frenetic punk urgency of “Over Here Over There” and the beautifully fuzzed out rock of “Warrior Man,” Dr. Dog’s Be The Void is a truly great rock ‘n’ roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.

Be The Void Track Listing:
That Old Black Hole
These Days
How Long Must I Wait
Get Away
Do The Trick
Heavy Light
Big Girl
Over Here, Over There
Warrior Man
Turning The Century

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