DR. DOG + HOP ALONG @ THE WILTERN THEATRE
Photos and recap by Scott Sheff
The tour de force known as Dr. Dog made a return trip to Los Angeles and The Wiltern Theatre on the heels of their latest release The Psychedelic Swamp. The indie-rock sextet out of Philadelphia dazzled both with their stellar set and colorful light show.
Dr. Dog started off the night with a trio of “back” songs, including “Holes in My Back,” “Fire on My Back” and “Bring My Baby Back.” The group continued with a mix of old and new tunes from their extensive library of music, with the crowd singing and dancing along to songs such as “Nellie,” “Jackie Wants a Black Eye” and “Distant Light,” among a slew of other greats. Bassist/vocalist Toby Leaman would join the fans in the festivities by crowd-surfing during the foot-stompin’ number “Lonesome” to close out the show.
Fellow Philadelphians and indie folk-rockers Hop Along kicked off the night with a fiery set led by Frances Quinlan and her beautiful smoky, raspy vocals. The group continues to tour strong in support of their 2015 release Painted Shut.
Holes in My Back
Fire on My Back
Bring My Baby Back
How Long Must I Wait?
Jackie Wants a Black Eye
Be the Void
That Old Black Hole
Heart It Races (Acrhitecture in Helsinki cover)
The Rabbit, The Bat and The Reindeer