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Dr. Dog

Live Concert Broadcast and Webcast Fridays At Noon

From NPR Music and WXPN, hear a live mix of roots rock, folk, country and more.

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Dr. Dog
at World Cafe Live

XPN Free at Noon at the World Cafe Live.
A co-production of WXPN and

Dr. Dog In 2009, Dr.Dog graced the World Cafe Live stage with one of the most memorably energetic and well attended Live Friday Free at Noon performances to date. Filtering classic rock and pop hooks through a willfully lo-fi slacker aesthetic a la Pavement or Guided by Voices, Philadelphia's Dr. Dog is able to sound both timeless and immediate as only the best music can. And with their upcoming album "Shame, Shame" set for release on April 6, we gladly welcome Dr.Dog for what is bound to be another great show.

Formed in 1999 as a recording project between two members of the more traditional indie-rock band Raccoon, Dr. Dog cemented itself into a real band when Raccoon ended in the early 2000's. Their first two records, 2001's Psychedelic Swamp and 2002's Toothbrush, were both self-released but failed to make an impact outside of the Philadelphia area. However, the band's fortunes changed when My Morning Jacket's Jim James handpicked Dr. Dog to open for My Morning Jacket for their 2004 tour. They were subsequently picked up by indie label Park the Van for their 2005s Easy Beat, which was met with wide critical praise for it's fascinating combination of psychedelic pop hooks and Beach Boys-esque vocal harmonies.

After the release of 2008's "Fate", which continued to bottle up remnants of a psychedelic "blast from the past" sound, Dr.Dog proved that with their catchy, feel good tunes they could create both a sophisticated yet fun masterpiece of an album. But the journey continues as they embark on one of their most autobiographical albums to date. As their sixth studio album "Shame, Shame" unfolds with the tender and joyous harmonies of the leading track "Stranger," they sing "I do believe, that there's no more tricks up my sleeve." But judging by the strong set of tracks that follow, Dr.Dog still has quite a number of musical tricks left for us.

Recent Release: Shame, Shame
Release Date: April 6, 2010
Label: Anti-Records
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Free At Noon Setlist
1. Stranger
2. Mirror, Mirror
3. Fate
4. I Only Wear Blue
5. Station
6. Shadow People
7. Later
8. The Old Days
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PARKING NOTICE and Directions

Due to the construction in the area, free parking is no longer available for XPN Free At Noon shows. Metered parking on 31st street is no longer available, and metered parking on Walnut Street is extremely limited as a result of the closure and reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, and the rerouting of traffic onto Walnut Street.

Public transportation to XPN Free At Noon is recommended. For more information on parking in the area visit World Cafe Live.

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When you come to XPN's Free At Noon Concerts, bring a can of food to support Philabundance, Delaware Valley's hunger relief organization. We have drop-off boxes to collect canned goods for the needy. Current priority items include: canned pasta, chili, beef stew, tuna, mac & cheese, ready to eat cereal, pork & beans/ baked beans, green beans, corn, fruit cocktail, creamy peanut butter and/ or grape jelly (plastic containers only), and boxed sugar. Thanks!

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WXPN and NPR Music Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Archives Include:

Dr. Dog, Carrie Rodriguez, Annuals, DeVotchKa, Adele, Angel Taylor, Winterpills, Sharon Little, Ollabelle, Andrew Lipke, The Low Anthem, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sean Lennon, Chris Smith, California Guitar trio, Joan Osborne, Disco Biscuits, Damien Rice, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard, The Slip, Arlo Guthrie, Alice Smith, The Dears, Barenaked Ladies, and more...

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