Ah, The Golden Dogs. What can be said about The Golden Dogs? Webster's Dictionary defines them as "raucous, joyful, indie-pop favourites with a near-legendary live show, cf. The Flaming Lips meets Broken Social Scene." Careful readers will know, of course, that I totally made that up. Webster's dictionary does not contain definitions for Canadian indie bands, no matter how kick-ass they might be. I don't even know what "cf." means. The part in quotations, though, is utterly true.
Still promoting last year's excellent Everything In 3 Parts record, the 'Dogs will hit the towns and cities of Southern and Eastern Ontario this fall for a series of shows that will fall under the category of "not to be missed." The album, released on True North/Universal, can be ordered or listened to online at the band's website, www.thegoldendogs.com. That site, by the by, also features both of the band's videos which you can "stream" or "download", as the kids say, to view at your leisure.
So what else can be said about The Golden Dogs? Let us consult their bio: "One minute you're sitting, smiling curiously, asking your buddy, 'what's with the band?' The next, you're on the dance floor doing high kicks, pouring beer on yourself, and screaming for everyone to say hello to the man in the elevator." Now, doesn't that sound like more fun than the last show you went to?
Catch them here:
September 14, Guelph, ON - Brass Taps (University Of Guelph)
September 16, Peterborough, ON - Montreal House
September 24, Ottawa, ON - Maverick's (2 shows - all-ages @ 7PM, 19+ @ 10PM)
September 29, Kingston, ON - Elixir (w/The Jimmy Swift Band)
October 15, Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
October 21, Hamilton, ON - Pepper Jack's
November 4, Montreal, QC - Main Room
Writer: Neil McDonald