With a big show and album on the horizon, we get a progress report.
What’s led to this happier place?
We’re all getting along, and with the addition of Dimitri and Eric, it’s all very exciting. Dr. Dog’s a slow-burner. We’ve never had any hype, or push, or a hit song. It’s been a gradual burn, slowly playing for more and more people and continuing to make records. We’ve always had an underdog attitude—like we’re sorta just hanging around—but we’ve always been really confident in our abilities. We think we’re capable of being the best band in the world.
Dr. Dog play Sat., Sept. 3, 7pm. Free. With Birdie Busch, Kuf Knotz, Toy Soldiers, the Baseball Project + Justin Townes Earle. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Chestnut St. and Columbus Blvd. 215.351.1200. whyy.org/connectionsfestival
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