A Giant Dog

Ages 21 and up
Wednesday, August 10
Doors: 7pm
$15

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

 

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

A GIANT DOG

This summer, ahead of the band’s summer tour dates, Merge will reissue A Giant Dog’s first two
full-lengths—2012’s Fight and 2013’s Bone—worldwide on limited-edition colored vinyl,
reintroducing the world to the quintet Spoon’s Britt Daniel calls “the greatest American rock and
roll / punk band since I don’t know when.”

Celebrating its tenth birthday in 2022 is A Giant Dog Fight, the Texas group’s hard-to-find debut
album, remixed by Stuart Sikes, remastered by Dan Coutant, and pressed on green vinyl just for the
occasion. All the trademark tenets of AGD lore are on display at the jump: monstrously adorable
album art and punny title, whip-smart songwriting dolled up in denim and leather, boiled down to
the sweetest moments and blown out to the masses with bravado to spare. Upon Fight’s original
release, the local Austin Chronicle raved: “The raucous, low-rent squall quakes with affirmative
abandon, while a just-right dose of pop girds the buzz and yowl. As such, these 15 songs on vinyl
resonate well beyond the group’s chosen genre lines.”

Recording for the first time with a proper producer (Mike McCarthy) in a proper environment (a
studio lol), A Giant Dog Bone, on pink vinyl for the reissue, still manages to kool-aid man its way
through the speakers with the immediacy of the band’s live shows, a hit parade for the party people.
Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen add another baker’s dozen tunes to the band’s repertoire just a
year following their debut, with songs like “All I Wanted,” “Dammit Pomegranate,” and “Another
World” cementing them as a conspicuous songwriting duo.