Dr. Dog Stories

Review | Dr. Dog @ The Riv 5/5/18

Words: Ryan Mannix | Photos: Hannah ShankerDr. Dog took the stage at The Riviera Theatre midway through their US tour promoting the new album Critical Equation.While the night was heavy on new material, it didnt stop the crowd from singing along. An interesting choice to open the show, the frolicking, Survive was a...

Friday Album Reviews | Seven New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite albums from April 27. By: Alex WoodDr. Dog Critical EquationPhiladelphia indie-rockers Dr. Dog remain busy as ever, releasing their tenth studio album, Critical Equation, and embarking on yet another tour. The band has garnered serious...

FESTIVAL WATCH | The Great Lawn

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.UPDATE 7/19  -- It's not uncommon for first-year festivals to hit a snag, even with top talent and reliable promoters.  It appears that The Great Lawn will not proceed as planned.Disappointing for...

Review | Dr. Dog @ The Riviera 3/12/16

By: Ryan MannixWhen a band walks out to an 8-bit version of their own tunes, you know something strange is about to go down.Dr. Dog used a Nintendo-fied version of "Badvertise" to kick off their show at Riviera Theatreand pivotedinto a psychedelia infused pop and rock showworthy of the creative walk out music.They...

Album Reviews | February 2016 Releases

By: Alex WoodDr. Dog- ThePsychedelic Swamp [2/5]For their newest full-length, indie-rock staple Dr. Dog have reworked and rerecorded their unreleased debut album, initially written 15 years ago. As one may expect, the resulting album doesnt sound like the Dr. Dog fans have come to expect, which is unfortunate, given that the band seemed to be hitting...

Into The Swamp With Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog

By: Ryan MannixDr. Dogs newest album, Psychedelic Swamp, is Part Two of a concept that has been sixteenyears in the making. The album is presented as a message from a character namedPhrases, who sent the band a cassette tape detailing his existence in TheSwamp, hoping to reach the masses. Unfortunately,the communicationsoaked in the mud...

Stream / Download / Video | Dr. Dog @ Thalia Hall 4/10/15

Dr. Dog played a trio of shows at two separate venues in Chicago over the weekend.The run kicked off with an all ages affair at our venue-crush Thalia Hall, before adjourning to House Of Blues for the Saturday and the cozy confines of Lincoln Hall for the Sunday gig.So glad to have stumbled...

The Barn's Best Albums Of The (Second Half) of 2013

Here's a follow up to our Best Of The First Half of 2013 post. Thanks again to @WeirScrewed for contributing the first part of this list (the six albums with the more detailed write-ups).I (Steve - @thebarnpresents) have added some additional selections, and some one-liners of my own, at the end of the post. You...

The Barn's Greater Chicago Festival Guide - Summer 2012

We've creeped past the solstice marker and are entering the heart of festival season in the Midwest. The oddest trend for 2012 seems to be festivals moving locations, which no less than five of the fests that we are tracking declaring a new home this year. Here's our roundup of the most intriguing camping and / or...