April winds down with a relatively quiet week – at least on my concert radar.
However, there is a one show that leaps out at me: the Dr. Dog show on Tuesday night (April 27) at the Music Box at the Fonda. This Philadelphia-based band has been building the buzz over the last several years and they have taken a major leap with their latest effort, the super Shame, Shame, which also marks their Anti- Records debut. The group draws inspiration from the classic rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s but have developed their own style that nicely balances power and polish – and so these Dogs stand out as the "Show of the Week."
Also notable this week is a couple local appearances by legendary British bluesman John Mayall, who has a show at Agoura Hills’ Canyon Club on April 29 and the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on May 1. While Mayall isn’t exactly a household name, almost every major British musician seems to have played with him at one time or another. For example, the guitar slot in his band Bluebreakers was held down by Eric Clapton, then Peter Green and finally Mick Taylor during one stretch in the ‘60s.