Interview: A Giant Dog

Interview: A Giant Dog

It seems like many articles on Austin’s A Giant Dog tend to focus on the band’s stage shows and the things which happen when vocalist Sabrina Ellis performs. What seems to get shunted to the side is the actual studio music, the band having released three very excellent albums – Fight, Bone, and Pile — with a fourth, Toy, out today on Merge Records. The music of A Giant Dog is driving, pulsating stuff, and it’s never been more apparent than on Toy‘s first single, “Bendover.” It’s a big — nay, huge — blast of punk rock with the power of a ’70s arena band. We’re so besotted with it that this where we started our phone conversation with Ellis and guitarist Andrew Cashen as they drove from Austin to Portland to play a show with their other band, Sweet Spirit.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/25/interview-a-giant-dog/

Talking Lawrence Beer Company’s opening party with the brewery’s Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett

Talking Lawrence Beer Company's opening party with the brewery's Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett

Friday, the Lawrence Beer Company kicks off its existence with a big street party, featuring veteran ska-punk act the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It's the cu...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20973310/talking-lawrence-beer-companys-opening-party-with-the-brewerys-matt-williams-and-the-mighty-mighty-bosstones-dicky-barrett

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown BoysMiguel RosarioWith 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni, Providence's Downtown Boys drew wide acclaim for music that attacked capitalism, a...

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Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

British singer Izzy Bizu's rise to prominence has been rather amazing. In the past five years, she's gone from the standard pop sounds of SoundGirl to t...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20972205/izzy-bizu-on-the-heart-of-her-music-before-her-sprint-center-show-on-tuesday

MST3K’s Hampton Yount on the show’s revival and live tour, which hits the Midland Thursday

MST3K's Hampton Yount on the show's revival and live tour, which hits the Midland Thursday

Yount, Ray, and Vaughn.After breaking the Kickstarter record for the highest amount ever given to a video project, the long-rumored Mystery Science Theater...

Source: www.pitch.com/pitch-events/blog/20970992/mst3ks-hampton-yount-on-the-shows-revival-live-tour-which-hits-the-midland-thursday

Jimmy Webb gets metaphysical ahead of Wednesday’s Liberty Hall appearance

Jimmy Webb gets metaphysical ahead of Wednesday's Liberty Hall appearance

JImmy WebbRockstars and BabiesSongwriter Jimmy Webb has written many, many songs you know: half a dozen of Glen Campbell's greatest hits, Art Garfunkel's �...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20867686/jimmy-webb-gets-metaphysical-ahead-of-wednesdays-liberty-hall-appearance

Peter Frampton talks about his (screen) legacy ahead of his Tuesday show at Starlight

Peter Frampton talks about his (screen) legacy ahead of his Tuesday show at Starlight

Peter FramptonJohn LillGuitar god and '70s rock icon Peter Frampton has been making music for decades, so there's no end to the stories the man could tell...

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Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage’s tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage's tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson has logged two decades as the singer for Garbage, but that’s only further rarefied her status. Women musicians, she’ll tell you, have lo...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/article/20866246/shirley-manson-trashtalks-ageism-ahead-of-garbages-tour-with-debbie-harry