Photos: That Dog, Imperial Teen at the El Rey Theatre
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Twenty years to the day after the release of their third and final album, That Dog — OK, OK, that dog. — reconvened Saturday night at the El Rey Theatre for a night of good humor and sharp songs that felt, to fans of a certain age, a little bit like a college reunion. Anna Waronker and Rachel Haden were in both fine voice and spirits, and with Petra Haden sitting out this reunion show (she was there in 2011), the void was filled by backup vocalist Inara George of the Bird and the Bee and violinist Kaitlin Wolfberg. Fans from Boston, Philadelphia and Alaska shouted their geographical origin and devotion, and one fan brought an Arizona vanity license plate reading “THATDOG.”
Perfectly suited as openers on a night of smart indie-poppers were Imperial Teen, whose own reunion in 2012 yielded a new album.
That Dog setlist: I’m Gonna See You, Never Say Never, Being With You, Gagged & Tied, Retreat From the Sun, Minneapolis, Annie, Every Time I Try, Long Island, Hawthorne, Did You Ever, Cowboy Hat, Until the Dai I Die. Encore: Just the Way, Jump, She Looks at Me, Oldtimer, He’s Kissing Christian.
Photos by Samantha Saturday
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