Dr. Dog’s new live album, Live At A Flamingo Hotel, hits the streets next week, on the 13th, and they’re celebrating the occasion with a big tour that will bring them to DC’s 9:30 Club for a two-night stand. Night one’s already sold out, but you could attend night two for free, thanks to your friends at RVA Magazine!
Dr. Dog’s new live album, Live At A Flamingo Hotel, hits the streets next week, on the 13th, and they’re celebrating the occasion with a big tour that will bring them to DC’s 9:30 Club for a two-night stand. Night one’s already sold out, but you could attend night two for free, thanks to your friends at RVA Magazine! For Live At A Flamingo Hotel, Dr. Dog decided to get away from the usual live-album industry cliches–no overdubs to hide in-the-moment errors, no jacking up the audience sounds to let everybody know how popular they are. “We wanted to make it feel like an actual record, instead of just a live thing,” bassist Toby Leaman told the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. “The experience should be like you’re listening to a record, because you’re not actually at a show.”
And based on the previews that you can find out there, it does sound pretty great! Check out this video for the Live At A Flamingo Hotel version of “Shadow People,” originally released on 2010’s Shame, Shame:
And in fact, you can check out the whole album streaming right now over at the WSJ Speakeasy blog! But of course, nothing beats the real thing, and you can catch a real live Dr. Dog performance in only a couple of weeks when they arrive at the 9:30 Club on January 23. The first show, on the 22nd, is already sold out, but Friday night’s a better night to drive up to DC anyway, right? Get stoked!
WHAT: Dr. Dog in real life at the 9:30 Club!
WHO: Dr. Dog, Spirit Family Reunion
WHERE: 9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, Washington DC
WHEN: Friday, January 23, Doors open at 8 PM
ADMISSION: $30 in advance–order tickets HERE
Best of all, you could see this show for free! Your pals at RVA Mag are giving away a pair of tickets–just plug your info into the giveaway widget below, take advantage of the extra chances to win, and make sure you enter by noon on Friday, because that’s when we’ll shut the whole thing down and pick a winner!
PLEASE NOTE: All prizes are non-transferable. Winners will be announced on RVA Magazine’s twitter and facebook pages. Winners will receive confirmation emails.