Interview: The Dodos’ Logan Kroeber talks songwriting and inspiration with Dylan Shearer

This Saturday night, one of our longtime favorite local bands, The Dodos, is performing at The Chapel with the terrific local songwriter Dylan Shearer. In anticipation of the show, Logan Kroeber of The Dodos chatted with Dylan Shearer over e-mail to learn more about Shearer's songwriting, his band, and the influences that inform his music. It's a rich and fascinating conversation presented in its entirety below. You can purchase advance tickets to this Saturday's show on the The Chapel's web site. Logan Kroeber: Besides the actual songs themselves, one of the things I like most about your music is that [...]

By |September 25, 2014|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway: The Dodos at Great American Music Hall

The Dodos are coming home to roost with a show at Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, and we’ve got tickets. In addition to the tour they’re currently in the midst of, the band also recently premiered a video for “Substance,” recorded with Magik*Magik Orchestra at Tiny Telephone, with Rolling Stone. This show marks the end of a month-long North American leg of a monster tour for the band. Later this month and on through the end of November, they’ll continue on to some international dates in Asia and Europe. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see [...]

By |October 14, 2013|Tags: |

Dustin Wong tours with The Dodos in support of new album

Photo: Hiromi Shinada Dustin Wong (a former member of Ponytail) is touring in support of his new album, Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, and will be performing with The Dodos on October 16 at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, out September 17 via Thrill Jockey, completes Wong's trilogy of guitar-loop albums that started with 2010’s Infinite Love. It is his first record since moving back to Japan, and is the follow-up to Toropical Circle, Wong's collaboration with Japanese singer Takako Minekawa. Thrill Jockey issued a vinyl release of that collaboration in July. Expanding upon the complexity [...]

By |September 13, 2013|Tags: , |

Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra "The Ocean" from Yours Truly on Vimeo. The Dodos are ramping up for the release of their fifth album and Polyvinyl debut, Carrier, out August 27th. During the long hours they've spent inside of Tiny Telephone these past months, Yours Truly stopped in for a live performance with the Magik*Magik Orchestra of the new album's final track, "The Ocean." This wasn't the first time The Dodos worked with the orchestra, and the comments on this collaboration from director Minna Choi are pretty spot on: the string arrangement baked in a very oceanic texture to an [...]

The Dodos – "Confidence" / "Substance"

The Dodos' new album was teased back in May - and since then, further details have been revealed.   "Confidence" and "Substance" come from Carrier, the band's fifth album overall and first with Polyvinyl. Carrier (recorded at SF's very own Tiny Telephone) will be released on August 27th, 2013. Check out the album art and full list of supporting tour dates (including the inaugural First City Festival) after the jump. 8/24/13 Monterey, CA @ First City Festival 8/25/13 Monterey, CA @ First City Festival 9/5/13 Sacramento , CA @ Harlows 9/6/13 Eugene, OR @ Cosmic Pizza [...]

By |June 28, 2013|Tags: |

Hear a teaser from The Dodos' first release with Polyvinyl Records

The Dodos announced recently that they've signed to Polyvinyl Records -- also the new home of local band Painted Palms, as well as Sonny + The Sunsets. Details on their first release with the Illinois-based label are yet to surface, other than this silly teaser video that contains a snippet of an upcoming track: Since No Color came out in 2011 on Frenchkiss, The Dodos have remained fairly quiet, aside from a light show schedule. Later this month, the band will travel overseas for an Asian tour, including Thailand, Korea, China and Taiwan.

Tonight: Adobe Books fundraiser with The Dodos, Adam Stephens, Tambo Rays and more

The effort to save Adobe Books -- which includes this ongoing Indiegogo campaign -- heads to Public Works on Monday night for a benefit concert with The Dodos, Adam Stephens, The Tambo Rays, Van Pierszalowski, and DJing by Andy Cabic. Find out more about tonight's fundraiser and learn more about the campaign to save Adobe Books.

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Soft Pack, Jason Lytle, Crocodiles, Tiger Army and more

We've got a veritable menagerie of bands in our ticket giveaways this week -- if you want to catch Crocodiles, Tiger Army, Sea of Bees and The Dodos (along with many more) on us, read on. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Contest Completed. Thursday, October 18th The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Heavy Hawaii @ Slim’s The show starts at 9pm, $16, all ages. Click here to purchase [...]

Sunday: free show on Treasure Island with The Dodos, Geographer, White Fence and Father John Misty

Jansport has been traveling the country, setting up free Bonfire Sessions shows, and they're calling this weekend's Treasure Island show their best lineup this year. With The Dodos, Geographer, White Fence, and Father John Misty on deck this Sunday evening, who can disagree with them? Oh, there will be also free beer and food! RSVP here. Now.

Review: The Mountain Goats, The Dodos @ Front Porch Music Festival, 9/1/12

Livermore’s Wente Vineyards, venerable for hosting big-name artists like John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow and Dianna Krall, went indie Saturday with a double-bill of The Mountain Goats and The Dodos. The Front Porch Music Festival, named after wine grower Karl Wente’s southern rock and bluegrass band, featured seven bands in all, including folk singer Jerry Hannan and former American Idol contestant Jason “Wolf” Hamlin. The $30-ticket was a fraction of the price to see more popular names such as Foreigner or Journey. It was a picnic-on-the-grass-and-drink-wine kind-of-day until San Francisco’s The Dodos took the stage and the younger fans crowded around. [...]

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