When it comes to writing catchy tunes and melodies that get buried deep in one’s skull, not many bands do it as well as Dr. Dog. Their performance at 4th&B proved that they're also a concert band that delivers more passion and energy than their recordings.
The lead singing duo of Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken is one that works very well, despite their contrasted voices. They kept the audience dancing and grooving to one infectious song after another, such as "The Ark," "Hang On," and "That Old Black Hole." Front and center, Leaman showed off some fancy footwork while laying down the bass lines, and by the end of the show he was completely drenched in sweat. Exactly the way a live show should be. Stage right, McMicken on lead guitar wore dark shades and donned what appeared to be the Scarecrow's hat from The Wizard of Oz.
If Dr. Dog's live performances, well-written albums, and dedicated fan base are any indication into the future of this group, there's no doubt that we will be seeing much more of the Philadelphia-based indie-rock band. For music enthusiasts, this is a very good thing!
Concert: Dr. Dog
Date: October 6
Seats: General admission