Bright Dog Red (BDR) has announced Fall 2018 dates in support of the band’s forthcoming Ropeadope album release, “Means to the Ends.”
Playing “an innovative and psychedelic mesh of jazz, hip-hop and electronica” (The Alt), BDR has become a mainstay at some of New York’s most influential venues for improvised music.
The band will appear at Spectrum on October 20, make it’s Philadelphia debut at Heritage on October 13, and return to New York for dates at nublu classic, November 10 and ShapeShifter Lab on December 2. Details for each date are available at Bright Dog Red, Facebook, or Bands in Town.
Joe Pignato, BDR’s founder and drummer, explained, “We wanted to play the spaces that have nurtured our sound. Each of these venues played a BDR’s development, in getting us to create the sound captured on ‘Means to the Ends.’”
Commenting on the album, Ropeadope’s CEO Louis Marks observed, “In an age of individually wrapped packets of ‘entertainment,’ ‘Means to the Ends’ is a refreshing deep dive into musical exploration without a hint of self indulgence. It’s hip, it’s a groove, and at the same time it’s out.”
Since debuting in 2015, BDR has generated comparisons to ” Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), “electronic Ahmad Jamal,” (Don Lucoff) and to other psychedelic, jazz fusion, and hip hop luminaries.
The band plans to announce additional dates in support of the October 5, 2018 release of “Means to the Ends.”