Philadelphia Indie Rock group, Dr. Dog, and special guest Kyle Craft, will be at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on April 15th.
Dr. Dog are part of a long tradition of D.I.Y. pop oddballs who blend unapologetic ’60s pop worship with lo-fi recording techniques and an apparent disregard for current trends. The group began as a part-time offshoot of the more traditional indie rock act Raccoon. Over the course of several years, guitarist Toby Leaman and drummer Scott McMicken found enough free time to record the casual, sprawling, 35-track set, “The Psychedelic Swamp”, in a basement rehearsal space, finally self-releasing it in 2001. As Raccoon ended, McMicken and Leaman transformed Dr. Dog into a proper band, with McMicken on guitar and Leaman on bass (the two shared songwriting and vocals), as well as guitarist Doug O’Donnell, keyboard player Zach Miller, and drummer Juston Stens. This lineup recorded 2003’s more focused and poppy “Toothbrush”, which – like “The Psychedelic Swamp” – received a low-key, self-distributed release.
Fate was smiling upon Sub Pop the day Louisiana-bred, Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter Kyle Craft arrived at the Seattle offices. Fate was smiling upon Sub Pop, not Kyle Craft; Craft just happened to be there. Now at the age of 28, the Louisiana-oiginating troubadour is a little wiser to things, but back then he only knew Sub Pop for its’ links with Nirvana and as the home of Beach House and Fleet Foxes. He’s really not sure that he ever thought of a so-called ‘career in music’.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase your General Admission Standing Room Only tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.