Dawes, Dr. Dog

When: Sun., April 28, 9 p.m. 2013


Dr. Dog (neither doctors nor dogs) is back in Portland for the first time since co-headlining Pickathon last summer. Vocalists Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken collaborate on lead vocals, creating Beatles-derived harmonies that scream for simpler times and summer barbeques. Their recent album, 2012's Be the Void, is their most clean cut to date, but still retains the lo-fi fuzzy charm that attracted us in the first place. It's been exciting to hear their sound evolve between albums, from homemade garage project to creamy, polished rock. While the recordings are a good place to start, their gritty, dynamic performances are the best way to experience their inventive and vibrant sound. RACHEL MILBAUER

Price: $22-24

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