In preparation for their spring 2016 Mid-West Tour, singer/guitarist Loren Molinare, bassist Mary Kay and drummer Tony Matteucci a.k.a. THE DOGS played two important gigs in the L.A. vicinity. First came opening for Drive Like Jehu at the Echoplex, 2.28.1, then a power-packed gig with Dr. Boogie at The Redwood, 3.5.16.
At the former, this characteristically hardest rockin' band provided an energetic preamble to the reunion of noisemeisters Jehu, seen below at their sound check.
Leslie Knauer of Diamond Star Halo, Naked Hand Dance an Precious Metal poses with Mary Dog who played bass in their past band together Kanary.
~~Meanwhile at the Redwood on 3.5.16~~
The Dogs provoke their usual hardest rock/punk redux Detroit-style mayhem...
Left, guest photographer
your humble photojournalist
trying to clap for THE DOGS
without damaging three cameras
around her neck. Right, set list.
Dr. Boogie work up a sweat in both band and audience with singer Chris P. wailing their Stonesy/Faces/New Barbarians but sui generis hard rock. They highlighted some of the many cool tracks of their new release "Got To Get Back To New York City" and premiered new material to boot. They should be off on their East Coast tour by the time you read this.
Left, glam-ish Gypsy Roller from San Jose; and Richmond Sluts' drummer, multi-instrumentalist John Tyree's newest in his panoply of fascinating groups Cheap Tissue opened, making for an all cool bands' lineup.
Jeremy White, lead singer of The Blessings with Mary Dog; Mary Dog and Loren Dog with Jimmy Robinson, producer of The Dogs' 1978 material. Since his move to New York and other parts unknown, they hadn't seen him since that time.
Below, Tony Dog photobombs first shot with Mary and Jimmy
Above, Editor of California Rocker Donna Balancia, Vince Conrad, singer/producer Richard Duquay who has produced the recent Dogs' releases, Tony Dog.