Posted in animals | music | tour dates on April 13, 2009


Animal rescuers voiced disappointment on Monday that President Barack Obama and his family chose a purebred dog from a breeder over rescuing an unwanted animal from a shelter.

Bo, the first family's new Portuguese Water Dog, is six-month-old puppy who was returned to his Texas breeder by a previous owner.

"I think all of us who work trying to place homeless animals had hoped that they would choose a shelter dog," said Steve Gruber, spokesman for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals in New York City.

"His choosing to go to a breeder is a disappointment. Choosing a shelter dog, that would have been a really powerful message to the American people," he said.

The Portuguese Water Dog was chosen in part because the breed is hypoallergenic and Malia Obama has allergies. [Reuters]

Not officially announced, but definitely officially leaked, Dr. Dog and Phosphorescent (and a 3rd band TBA) will be playing this year's big, free, "indie" show at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 27th. David Byrne kicks off the Celebrate Brooklyn season at the same venue on June 8th. All tour dates below....

Dr Dog -= 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 10 - Double Door Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 - 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 14 - Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Apr 15 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Apr 16 - Fillmore San Francisco, California
Apr 18 - Coachella Indio, California
Apr 21 - The Parish Austin, Texas
Apr 22 - Baylor University Waco, Texas
Apr 23 - The Loft Dallas, Texas
Apr 24 - George's Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, Arkansas
Apr 25 - Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Apr 28 - Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Apr 29 - Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh - (Millvale), Pennsylvania
Jun 27 - Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY *
Jul 2 - High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, California
Jul 3 - High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, California
Jul 17 - Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York
Jul 18 - Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York

* W/ Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent - 2009 Tour Dates
May 5 - Trix Antwerp, Belgium
May 6 - Cactus Brugge, Belgium
May 7 - Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 8 - Tivoli Utrecht, Netherlands
May 9 - Les Nuits de Botanique Brussel, Belgium
May 11 - UT Connewitz Leipzig, Germany
May 12 - Knust Hamburg, Germany
May 13 - Live At Dot Berlin, Germany
May 14 - Loppen Copenhagen, Denmark
May 15 - Debaser Malmo, Sweden
May 16 - Pusterviksbaren Gothenburg, Sweden
May 17 - Voxhall Aarhus, Denmark
May 20 - Casa 139 Milan, Itlay
May 21 - Init Rome, Italy
May 22 - Hana Bi Ravenna, Italy
May 23 - Grnnd Zero Lyon
May 24 - Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, France
May 25 - Cafe de La Danse Paris, France
May 27 - The Engine Room Brighton, England
May 28 - Jazz Cafe (MOJO Night) London, England
May 29 - Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, Wales
May 30 - The Deaf Institute Manchester, England
May 31 - Captain's Rest Glasgow, Scotland
Jun 1 - Whelan's Dublin, Ireland
Jun 2 - The Pavilion Cork, Ireland
Jun 27 - Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY *

* w/ Dr Dog



Comments (25)

i have a boner.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:01 PM

Solid two bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:06 PM

I'm right behind you Anon 4:01. That dog is a hottie!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:09 PM

never heard of either.

cute puppy!

Posted by B.O. | April 13, 2009 4:35 PM

what a great band ... i wonder, though, if they're well-known enough to turn out a big brooklyn crowd ... i'll be there, that's for damned sure ...

Posted by Eli | April 13, 2009 4:36 PM

I'm so sick of my band. I want to punch my guitarist in the face. stupid hick!

Posted by wingwalker77 | April 13, 2009 4:38 PM

I'd hit it...

with a newspaper...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:48 PM

If the show wasn't free, no way Dr. Dog could headline that place. But free, I guess people will go to anything they don't have to pay for

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:48 PM

Hopefully only people that are really down with the music will show up, and it won't be the usual shit show that a free NYC concert inevitably always turns out to be. "Free entertainment?! Bring the kids!" meh

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 4:54 PM

That dog gets leied more than most BV commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 5:17 PM

^True. It parties like a Kennedy. Arf.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 7:29 PM

4:54 - what if i really like Dr. Dog AND wanna bring the kids.

btw, send me your photo so i can let my 3-yr old take a dump on your face when we're there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 8:09 PM

dr. dog
oh yay! i haven't been this excited for a free show in awhile

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 8:24 PM

Fate is a great fucking album. I feel bad for the fools who haven't heard it. One of the best of '08.

Posted by Gary Lubrication | April 13, 2009 11:05 PM

This show rules.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 3:23 PM

Dr. Dog did a free show in Rittenhouse Square park. Phila., last summer and it was jam packed. It was great and everyone loved them!! The videos from it are on youtube.

Posted by phan | May 1, 2009 10:25 AM

i like it!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:40 AM

You should always visit the shelters first when looking for a dog. I think buying from breeders is OK as long as you have looked at all other options.

Posted by where to buy alli | January 11, 2010 8:39 AM

wow very nice dog

Posted by new granite countertops | March 6, 2010 11:25 AM

I like this great dog

Posted by Resources For Adopting A Dog | March 7, 2010 10:56 PM

Wow....!it's so cut puppy.I love this one.Thanks a lot for sharing

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