Dogs on Acid

Weekend Warrior, April 22 - 24

Philly's own Ranch Records is hosting a Ram 1500-sized event at First Unitarian this Saturday, and I can guarantee there will be a hemi under that hood, a.k.a. top tier performances by your favorite Ranch Jams bands. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ranch’s output, they’re the ones behind Philadelphia’s finest gloom-punk and junk-rock bands like The Spirit of The Beehive, whose grunge re-meets shoegaze sound ranges from mudflap grit to pure, synthetic motor oil, open road ramblers Dogs on Acid with their whimsical and unfurling power pop, GUNK, whose smudgy slacker-pop songs drawl and tweak like truck-stop thugs, NAH, whose noisy, heavily percussive, electronic glitch music is the sonic equivalent of that rusty, rattling but reliable hemi engine passing the 200,000 mark, and Congenital Death, the reckless, passing-on-the-right power drivers, whose sheer velocity and bellicosity will make you scared for your life. All of the bands mentioned above and more will be playing the Big Gig Truck festival so truck it on over to First Unitarian for a piece of the action. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 6pm, $12, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock
 
Other places where you can mourn the loss of Prince this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Philly Loves Phife
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT The Dead Anthem Choir, SUN Dreambook
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Teenage Bigfoot, The Mad Splatter, Assemble/Jesse Tyler, Sean Hearn, SAT Buzzherd, YottaWatt, Highburnator/Gun$ Garcia, Wassup Gina, SUN Moonstriker, Lord Bulldog/Pet
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Fight Amp Krieg
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SUN RAHKETZ
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Downstairs) Matt Wheeler, SAT (Downstairs) Marc Silver and The Stonethrowers
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Fell into Yesterday, Last Minute Hero, In The Pines, Shots Called, SUN Jam Traffic, The Jumping Juvies, The Cultour, Larry Nodder
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) XPN Fest: FRI Ill Doots, Kate Faust, Hardwork Movement, Joie Kathos, SAT Kississippi, Shelf Life, Cherry, Madalean Gauze, SUN Hezekiah Jones, Howlish, Lou, Friendship
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI MCA Day: DJ Brownske, SAT Blood Sound, Suburban Living (DJ Set)
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.)  FRI Francisco Collazo, DJ Phsh, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Mike Nyce, DJ Lil’ Dave
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT New Pony, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Heart Harbor (EP Release), Julia Rainer, SUN Christine Havrilla
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Molly Rhythym, APE!, George Engel Brooks, SAT Voltheque, The One2s, Stellarscope, Toy Cannons
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Crash Course In Science
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Residuels (EP Release), Throbbing Chakra, Remote Control, SAT Adam Travis & The Soul, The Color 25, Archawah, SUN Spent Flesh, Janelle, Heavy Medical
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard)  FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James, SUN DJ Skipmode
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT DJ Chris Urban
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Grayscale
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Jake Clarke
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Chalk & The Beige Americans, SAT Dorkosaurus
 
W/N W/N (931 Spring Garden St.) SUN DJ Stateschoolgirl
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Carl Kavorkian, E. Grizzly SUN Hound, The Cloth
 
Birdhouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Zach Darrup, Wrong Mantra
 
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Interminable, Trash Boy
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) The Afterglows, Attendant, Teenage Bigfoot, King Azaz
 
   

The Superweaks, Thin Lips, & Dogs On Acid Complete Lame-O Records "Rock Residency" at Boot & Saddle Jan. 28

Lame- O Records residency at Boot & Saddle goes out with a bang this evening with a formidable lineup. The Superweaks concoct their own brand of power-pop, one, which unites thick twin-lined guitar riffs forging a path for the memorably melodic universally emotive lyrics.  Torn from a personal place, the band showcases internal grit, fleshed out in consistent streamlined swells. The tenacious tug and pull pop punk of Thin Lips whose new record was recently completed will join them. Recently returned from a run of tour dates Dogs On Acid complete this strong billing. Boot & Saddle 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $8, 21+ -Michael Colavita 

   

Dogs on Acid/Year Of Glad Winter Tour Kickoff at Ortlieb's Dec. 10

Dogs on Acid and Year Of Glad kick off their winter tour with a showing this evening at Ortlieb’s. Dogs On Acid’s self-titled debut is ripe with hook-laced pop punk that rouses in energetic anthem form. Penetrating lyrics coupled with a melodic, determined, forward-thrusting, loose-flowing yet tightly constructed sound, it approaches the personal through an exuberant filter, deflecting the guttural punch. Speaking of excellent self-titled releases, Year Of Glad’s riff & rumble jolt combines with multiple-fronted, harmony-textured vocals causing equilibrium. Adding to this already interesting equation, garage-pop quartet Marge, whose rough-around-the-edges instrumentation, melds with softer-spoken sincerity. Tamar Dart, a.k.a. Little Strike, delivers perpetually positives via her electropop, completing a lineup of local talent you won’t want to miss. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

Dogs on Acid Album Release Show at Graffiti Pier Aug. 29

The kickass quartet, known as Dogs on Acid, celebrates the release of their self-titled debut on Jade Tree with a free show this afternoon at Graffiti Pier. The album stings with its crisp, dashing instrumentation and self-reflecting lyricism. The songs have that home-hitting, hook-snagging quality that allows you to peek inside while also hitching a joy ride. The balance of catchy contemplation given the additional force of rockin' cohesion make their tunes natural to latch on to. Buzzing lo-fi noise rockers Sun Organ (who released an LP Wooden Brain via Ranch Records earlier this summer) get this musical fire started. Graffiti Pier, (Cumberland St. - at N. Beach St.), 5pm, Free, All Ages (Photo by Tim Owen) - Michael Colavita

   

New Dogs on Acid LP Available for Streaming

Dogs on Acid's self-titled debut LP won’t officially be released via Jade Tree until August 28. However, the wait to hear their contagiously energetic yet personally penetrating indie rock is over. The album premiered yesterday over at Noisey, and you can stream it below. Dogs on Acid will be performing a free record release show this Saturday, August 29 at Graffiti Pier with Sun Organ.