Scott McMicken, of Dr. Dog fame, finished off his solo tour at the TLA this weekend. The short east coast run brought him and his band, The EVER-EXPANDING, to Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, DC’s Union Stage, and final Phillys own The Theater of the Living Arts. With support from Arc Iris — which included employing 2/3 of its members in The EVER-EXPANDING. Scott was promoting his recent album SHABANG, which he released on his label Press On Records.
With up to 11 people on stage at certain points, The EVER-EXPANDING lived up to its name. Frontman Scott relegated himself to mostly lead vocals, although could be seen wielding two flutes, sitting at the drumset, and ripping a few guitar solos. It was a veritable game of musical chairs the way musicians would switch instruments and positions at the end of each song. A keen eye could spot Jocie Adams, lead singer of the opening band Arc Iris, adding clarinet to the horn section, annd Zach Tenorio Miller, also from Arc Iris, on one of the dueling pianos on stage. Besides the frontman, the real stars of the stage were the three percussionists that added the groove, the vibe, and the best dance moves.
Check out photos from the concert below, listen to SHABANG here, and for more, read his interview with WXPN’s Sean Fennell about the album here.