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Dr. Dog and The Districts @ The Electric Factory.

February 3, 2014

DrDog02Text by Megan Okonsky. Images by Tyler Horst.

In the first of two, back-to-back Electric Factory shows on Friday, Dr. Dog filled the venue with color and a family atmosphere, playing a wide variety of tunes for fans and friends, old and new.

The weekend kicked off with up-and-coming rockers The Districts. Fresh out of high school, the North Philadelphia four-piece (originally from Lititz) has been quickly grabbing the attention of Philly music’s young fans. If you didn’t see these fans crowdsurfing throughout the set, you heard them singing the words to The Districts’ recently released, self-titled EP.

The sweetly somber “Funeral Beds” caught everyone’s attention halfway through and the crowd kept their eyes glued through exploding guitar solos and quickly building jams. The set ended with the crowd chanting and begging for an encore.

By the time Dr. Dog finished their set, the whole show felt like a family reunion. Maybe it was the updates on Toby Leaman’s son (“He’s walking now!”). Maybe it was friends – old and new – joining the band on stage throughout the set. Maybe it was the band digging back into the vaults in their 5-song encore. Whatever it was, Friday’s crowd left all smiles and ready for another round.

Saturday’s opener, Saint Rich, has been playing with Dr. Dog throughout their tour and will continue for a few more gigs in the season. Dr. Dog will head out west throughout the rest of the winter to wrap up their 2014 headline tour.

  1. February 3, 2014 2:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Humongulous and commented:
    I had the privilege of photographing the great Dr. Dog and Lititz local legends turned Philly superstars The Districts last Friday at the Electric Factory…


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