Live At A Flamingo Hotel marks the first ever bottling of the the Philly band’s legendary live show. While their studio records have consistently demonstrated a sense of sonic adventure and truly gifted songwriting, it has always been their rollicking and celebratory concerts that have made DR. DOG one of America’s best bands. It has also been key to establishing an ever growing and dedicated fan base.
“That’s always what we’ve wanted to do,” says bassist/vocalist Toby Leaman. “We’re one thing on a record and a different thing live. Somebody goes to a DR. DOG show and they come back again and they bring more people with them. Our live show is vital to how we view ourselves as a band.”
The Wall St. Journal's Speakeasy recently profiled and streamed the new album, writing “None of the venues on the band’s 2014 tour was called the Flamingo Hotel, which was the point: for Dr. Dog, the Flamingo Hotel represents a state of mind.”
Which is exactly the point. With Live at a Flamingo Hotel, the band has captured the essence of a DR. DOG show; a band that gives its all to each and every audience, every night. “That’s the point of a DR. DOG show, transporting you in some way,” says Leaman. “Whether it’s a shit basement in Texas or an amphitheater in Philadelphia, it doesn’t matter, this is the place; this is what we do, no matter what.”