A Giant Dog

A Giant Dog

Thursday, November 2, 2017

8:30 pm

Soda Bar


This event is 21 and over

A Giant Dog
A Giant Dog
Toy, the fourth LP from A Giant Dog and their second for Merge, captures the Austin quintet at the height of their powers. A solid year of road-dogging and woodshedding has made the band tighter than ever, the charging dynamo of Andrew Cashen and Andy Bauer’s guitars in lockstep with the primal chug of the rhythm section, Graham Low on bass and Daniel Blanchard on drums, in the latter’s recorded debut. Singer Sabrina Ellis turns in another masterful performance, in equal parts brash, defiant, vulnerable, and raw.

“I was absolutely blown away by A Giant Dog.” —NPR

“…completely lovable and undeniable with their big riffs, megaton hooks and energetic showmanship.” —Chicago Tribune

“Stooges-gone-new-wave melodic punk songs” —Minneapolis StarTribune

“Austin was made for high-octane, no-frills rock n’ roll, and A Giant Dog was clearly made for Austin.” —NME

“…live shows, marked by Ellis’ Freddie Mercury-channeling, bombastic brilliance, have attracted fervent followers from around the world.” —Austin American-Statesman

“A Giant Dog has been at it for 8+ years and will surely take over the world soon.” —The Bay Bridged

“Austin punk darlings” —The Daily Beast

“Sabrina Ellis thrashed and wailed alongside some of the tightest musicianship that I’ve seen in a live punk rock performance. Guitarists Andrew Cashen and Andy Bauer layer glam T. Rex riffs into a ferocious swirl, that never stops moving.” —Nashville Scene
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104