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Rockers Dr. Dog take stage at The Complex
Music » Band makes harmony-driven simplicity a virtue.
First Published Mar 06 2014 01:18 pm • Last Updated Mar 10 2014 02:22 pm

It’s hard to classify where Dr. Dog belongs in the larger musical constellation of contemporary bands, but it’s not hard to tell from whom the members take their cues. From their early 8-track days in the ’90s to their latest record "B-Room," the harmonies, the tones and the instrumentation instantaneously remind you of the classic pop acts of the ’60s — The Beach Boys, The Beatles and many more.

Harmony-driven, with simple arrangements but big sounds and just a little bit of blues, the members of Dr. Dog are the self-appointed inheritors of a pop tradition that not a lot of other musicians are willing to continue practicing. They do it well and avoid the kitschy hyperbole of style that it would be so easy to fall into, all while bringing a unique modernity to their writing and their shows.

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Dr. Dog with guest Saint Rich

When » Friday, March 7, 8 p.m.

Where » The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $20 at SmithsTix

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And they never stop writing new material, it seems, with nine albums released in the past decade, plus a number of EPs and B-sides. For new fans and old alike, this catalog of songs can keep you occupied for days at a time. Plus it should make for a varied and enjoyable show as the band comes through Salt Lake City tonight in tour of "B-Room," named after a room in the recording studio that they built together before producing the latest album.

They’ll be joined by supporting act Saint Rich, who are younger and more rock-focused, but somewhere on the same spectrum as Dr. Dog.




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