The Moondoggies at Mercury Lounge, NYC [Concert Review]

by Woody on November 10, 2010

The Moondoggies have been a busy group in 2010. Over the summer, they released an EP, which was followed by the release of their sophomore LP, Tidelands, in September. Meanwhile, the Seattle-based quartet was on the road supporting Blitzen Trapper, and is getting ready to head out on a month long tour of the Midwest and West opening for Dawes. Luckily for those of us in New York and Chicago, the band found time to schedule a few headlining shows.  They’re also visiting HearYa in studio for a session today before their show tonight at Schubas.

Last month, The Moondoggies stopped by The Mercury Lounge for a late night set that delighted longtime fans and newcomers alike. The band powered through songs from Tidelands and Dont Be A Stranger, and offered a selection from their recent EP. Highlights from their hour long set included “Aint No Lord”, “Black Shoe”, “Tidelands”, and “Its A Shame, Its A Pity”.

Although each of the four band members give the appearance of playing alone, the resulting blended instrumentals and vocal harmonies make it clear that each player is keenly aware of what his mates are doing. The end product is a band thats primed to take over headlining duties on subsequent tours.

In the meantime, those in Chicago should take advantage of The Moondoggies headlining appearance at Schubas tonight.

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