The Dodos – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia Pa.

I’m an idiot. I’ve lived 19 of my 23 years in Philadelphia and know that South Street on a Saturday night at 9PM is going to be insane. I know that there won’t be any easy street parking when I’m racing to get to the TLA to see [my beloved] The Dodos open with The Big Sleep for Les Savy Fav. I missed the beginning of The Dodos’ set in my half hour quest to find a parking spot (and I was thisclose to parking illegally), but my night turned around when I walked into the TLA and finally heard the sweet sound Meric Long and Logan Kroeber.

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Long and Kroeber opened with “The Ball” from previous album Beware Of The Maniacs before launching into five tracks from current release Visiter, beginning with the sweet, mellow, seven-minute serenade “Joe’s Waltz,” that ends with a cacophony of sound. The much shorter “It’s That Time Again” followed before the duo broke into the poppy and staccato beat “Paint the Rust.”

Internet single “Fools” followed in an energetic display of both Long’s and Kroeber’s musicianship. The crowd was most definitely into The Dodos as the set was rounded out beautifully with the lively “Red & Purple,” featuring lots of soft, twinkly percussion. The Dodos played a short set bursting with energy that engaged the audience 100%. The TLA was maybe 1/4 full, but those lucky enough to be around for The Dodos’ set instantly found a new favorite band as they chanted “One more song!” as the group finished “Red & Purple.” Check out The Dodos’ tour dates below so you can be sure to catch this dynamic duo in action!

Set List: The Ball, Joe’s Waltz, It’s That Time Again, Paint The Rust, Fools, Red & Purple

Tour Dates:
Apr 9 – Soundscape Instore/Toronto, Ont.
Apr 9 – El Mocambo/Toronto, Ont.
Apr 10 – Bard College/Annandale on the Hudson, Ny.
Apr 11 – Mohawk/Buffalo, Ny.
Apr 12 – Garfield Artworks/Pittsburgh, Pa.
Apr 13 – Pats in the Flats/Cleveland, Oh.
Apr 15 – Cafe Bourbon St./Columbus, Oh.
Apr 16 – The Pike Room/Detroit, Mi.
Apr 17 – The Note/Chicago, Il.
Apr 18 – Shoreland Ballroom/University of Chicago, Il.
Apr 19 – Culture Shock Festival at Indiana University/Bloomington, In. w/Mahjongg and Beachhouse
Apr 20 – Replay Lounge/Lawrence, Ks.
Apr 21 – Hi Dive/Denver, Co.
Apr 23 – Amoeba/Los Angeles, Ca. 6:00 pm
Apr 27 – Great American Music Hall/San Francisco, Ca. w/Les Savy Fav (All Ages)
May 02 – Natural History Museum/Los Angeles, Ca.
May 14 – Amoeba/San Francisco, Ca. 6 pm
Jun 19 – The Independent/San Francisco, Ca. w/The Ohsees and Dreamdate
Jun 24 – The Doug Fir/Portland, Or. w/The Ohsees
Jun 25 – KEXP/Seattle, Wa.
Jun 25 – Neumos/Seattle, Wa. w/The Ohsee
Jun 28 – Sled Island Festival/Calgary
Jul 02 – Downtown Boise Summer Series Festival/Boise, Id.
Jul 19 – Sirens Festival/Brooklyn, Ny.
Aug 7 – Oya Festival/Oslo, Norway
Aug 8 – Way Out West Festival/Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 9 – Haldern Festival/Rees-Haldern, Germany

The Dodos:
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