Psychedelic Rock Band, Dr. Dog, Builds The 'B-Room'

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Dr. Dog plays in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dr. Dog plays in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

What happens when a psychedelic rock band makes a soul album? You get "B-Room," from Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog. It's their eighth album, and it's the product of a new studio, a new recording approach and a new identity as a band, which has been compared to Tom Waits, Nirvana and The Beach Boys.

Dr. Dog is performing Saturday night at the Levitate Music and Arts Festival in Marshfield.


Toby Leaman, bassist/vocalist. He tweets @DrDogMusic.

Scott McMicken, guitarist/vocalist. He tweets @DrDogMusic.

Zach Miller, keyboard. He tweets @DrDogMusic.

Frank McElroy, rhythm guitar. He tweets @DrDogMusic.

Dimitri Manos, multi-instrumentalist. He tweets @DrDogMusic.

Eric Slick, drums/percussion. He tweets @lithuaniaband.


Rolling Stone: Dr. Dog Builds 'B-Room' From The Ground Up

  • "This literal hands-on approach kick-started a much-needed creative re-boot. Dr. Dog have always been revered for the deft, fluid interplay of their live shows, blending funk with roots-rock and psychedelia – but their previous albums are mostly sonic patchworks, pieced together through extensive overdubbing and demoing. B-Room offers a simpler, more organic approach to songcraft, a truer reflection of Dr. Dog's strengths as a band playing together in a room."

This segment aired on July 10, 2015.


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