photos by Joe McCabe
Dr. Dog at Mercury Lounge - 9/3/13
Last night, when the sold-out crowd started to pack the front bar of the venue, the Philadelphia rockers were still sound-checking, and even through the closed doors and heavy drapes, "Distant Light" sounded beautiful enough to hint at what was to come. What followed was certainly no gimmick of a set, well over an hour in length, that stretched past midnight, and showed off everything that Dr. Dog have to offer these days, while giving newer fans a chance to glimpse what they may have missed of the band's beginnings. There were bouncy, vocal-heavy songs like "Heavy Light" (which they opened with), vein-popping ragers (typically led by bassist-singer Toby Leaman) like "Fate" and "Vampire," and everything in between, like the blissful "Shadow People." [The House List]Dr. Dog are about to head out on tour with The Lumineers surrounding the release of their new album, B-Room (due out 10/1 via ANTI-), but before that stopped in NYC last night (9/3) for a sold-out very intimate late show at Mercury Lounge. Pictures from that show are in this post.