Austin-Texas riot-starters A Giant Dog bring their finely-tuned punk machine in alternating gears of salvation and destruction to Seattle’s Substation this Thursday, July 30, before venturing south to Portland’s Pickathon (7/31 @ Mountain Stage, 4 p.m. + 8/2 @ Galaxy Barn 4:40 p.m.) as the band follows up on a 2014 West Coast tour opening up for Spoon, and a year that raised the eyebrows of our colonial kin overseas.
Tipped by the UK’s New Music Express (NME) as one of fifty new bands to watch in 2015, the band’s ability to whip Austin audiences into a beer-spilling lather has earned them a dedicated following along the city’s eastside, assembling a stage presence that is every bit as confident as it is endearing and catchy, as frontwoman Sabrina Ellis sings with all of the force of a PJ Harvey or Jennifer Holiday, driven home by a working-class punk outfit lacking in pretense and excelling in their capacity to make you want to shake your fists in joy.
The band plays alongside Austin tour mates The Blind Pets and two local bands that NadaMucho.com included in their list of 41 Seattle bands they are watching in 2015, Marmot vs Mammoth and Great Grandpa.
A Giant Dog frontwoman Sabrina Ellis and guitarist/songwriter Andrew Cashen took a moment from the road somewhere between Amarillo and Seattle to entertain a mélange of questions from Nada’s Austin bureau chief, discussing their impressions of the Northwest, the transition to larger stages after playing in more intimate venues and whether or not the band’s bass player sleeps in a coffin. Check out the Nada Mucho interview with A Giant Dog HERE
A Giant Dog performing I’ll Come Crashing on January 16th, 2015.
Director of photography and A camera operator: Jack Lewandowski
B camera operator: Robert Ravenscroft
Edited by Emmett Kerr-Perkinson
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