Dr. Dog

Music, Rock and indie
Dr. Dog
Photograph: Chris Crisman Dr. Dog

Oddball Philly psych-pop faves Dr. Dog has been making records for over a decade now, and its unabashedly joyful live shows attracted comparisons with the Muppet band from the get-go. And yeah, their songwriting is openly in thrall to late-era Beatles (off-kilter chord changes, dexterous basslines) and the Beach Boys’ splayed-out harmonies, but the band has really come into its own recently, as on new album B-Room, which it will promote at this Observatory show.