Dr. Dog perform in The Current's studio

Dr Dog - Say Ahh (Live on 89.3 The Current) (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Dr. Dog perform in The Current studio
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  • Dr. Dog, 'Distant Light' 03:17
  • Dr. Dog, 'Say Ahhh' 04:27
  • Dr. Dog, 'Cuckoo' 04:35

Philadelphia-based band Dr. Dog stopped by The Current's studio while they were in town to play a couple of shows at First Avenue in support of their most recent album, B-Room.

In their interview with The Current's Mark Wheat, Dr. Dog's Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken explained the album's title was inspired by their newly constructed (DIY) studio. Leaman and McMicken describe why it was important for the band to create their own studio space and to set it apart from the busy urban environs where they had previously done all their recording.

McMicken and Leaman also talked about how they like to create a rapport with their audiences, and they also shared some insights about their favorite sports mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.

Songs Performed


"Distant Light"
"Say Ahhh"
"Cuckoo"

"Distant Light" and "Cuckoo" off Dr. Dog's recent album, B-Room, out now on ANTI- Records. "Say Ahhh" off Dr. Dog's 2002 self-released album, Toothbrush.

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Andrew Danielsson

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    Dr. Dog label their instrument cases accordingly. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog's Frank McElroy in The Current's studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • dr dog scott mcmicken keys
    Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken takes a turn at keyboards. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog multi-instrumentalist Dmitri Manos (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog keyboardist Zach Miller (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog's Toby Leaman performs in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dr. Dog perform in the studio of 89.3 The Current. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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