Bright Dog Red Makes Philly Debut

Although BDR’s mailing lists and followers include a significant Philly following, the group will make its first foray into the City of Brotherly Love on October 13, 2018 at Heritage, restaurateur Jason Evenchik’s Northern Liberties destination venue.

BDR’s appearance marks the first in a number of fall dates throughout the Northeast in support of the group’s new album, “Means to the Ends,” due out on Philadelphia based Ropeadope Records October 5, 2018.

The evening will feature multiple sets comprised of what the UK’s Emerging Indie Bands describes as “extemporised psychedelic jazz-hop.”

Heritage, a rustic restaurant with a seasonal locally-sourced menu, complimented by an extensive bar program, live music, and an urban garden, features over 30 rotating craft beers on draft, draft cocktails, and monthly events featuring breweries from all over the country.

 

Bright Dog Red adds Fall Dates in Support of Ropeadope Records Debut

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.

Three such venues have played a pivotal role in the band’s development, Brooklyn’s Spectrum, nublu classic on New York’s Lower East Side, and Matt Garrison’s carefully curated ShapeShifter Lab.

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.”

For additional information follow Bright Dog Red, Facebook, or Bands in Town.

Bright Dog Red Returns to O+ Poughkeepsie

Bright Dog Red returns to play a set at the Second Annual O+ Poughkeepsie Festival. This appearance marks the band’s third appearance at an O+ Festival, having played the O+ Festival Kingston in 2016 and the inaugural O+ Festival Poughkeepsie in 2017.

BDR will perform at Darkside Records, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier locations for music, memorabilia, and entertainment, at 7:30 PM on the opening night of the Festival, an uplifting, community minded event.

The non-profit O+ Festival (pronounced O-Positive) re-envisions community wellness by connecting musicians, artists and health & wellness providers to build a more sustainable solution to community well-being. The Festival exchanges the art of medicine for the medicine of art. O+ Festivals grow neighborhood by neighborhood, forming stronger communities and improving health. Festival sites include Chicago, Il; The Bronx, NY; Petaluma, CA; Kingston, NY; and Haverhill, MA.

Bright Dog Red returns to Nublu Classic

Bright Dog Red will return to nublu April 27, 2018 at 10:00 PM. The band will be featured in the venue’s “classic” space, located at 62 Avenue C on New York’s Lower East Side. This mark’s the group’s second engagement at the venue. Nublu Classic hosts two performance spaces and a studio that feature an international array of jazz, world, electronic, and improvised music. Contact nublu.net for ticket information ($10).

Bright Dog Red to release Album on Ropeadope Records

March 19, 2018: Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, has signed on to release an album with Ropeadope, a Philadelphia based record label. The band’s first full-length album, “Means to the Ends,” is due out October 5, 2018.

Ropeadope, long at the nexus of jazz, hip hop, and electronica, seems a natural home for BDR’s singular fusion of free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music. Ropeadope’s extensive roster includes releases from DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, Christian Scott, and Eddie Palmieri, among others.

BDR first debuted in late 2015. In some three short years, the band’s regular plays at New York jazz venues ShapeShifter Lab, Spectrum, and Nublu Classic have 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.

BDR has a rapidly growing following, having played regularly in New York, the Hudson Valley, and Boston. Those dates include opening for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, sharing bills with hip hop sensation Decora, jazz rock trio Italian Surf Academy, pianist Zack Clarke, and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin, regularly headlining Spectrum NYC, regularly playing ShapeShifter Lab, performing at nublu, performing at the Berklee College of Music, headlining Albany’s Madison Theatre twice, playing BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY, playing Lilypad at Inman in Cambridge, playing Olive’s in Nyack (4 times). and appearing at the O+ Festivals in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.

Bright Dog Red to debut at nublu classic

Bright Dog Red will make its nublu debut on March 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM. The band will be featured in the venue’s “classic” space, located at 62 Avenue C on New York’s Lower East Side. Nublu Classic hosts two performance spaces and a studio that feature an international array of jazz, world, electronic, and improvised music. Contact nublu.net for ticket information ($10).

Bright Dog Red returns to Brooklyn’s Spectrum

Spectrum NYC has announced that Bright Dog Red will return as part of a programming series launched earlier in the year. The series, dubbed “Club Disorder (Spectrum Underground),” was created to incubate an avant rock, underground music scene at the venue’s new Brooklyn location.  BDR plays between 8:00 and 9:30 PM. Admission, $15.

BDR has a long history at the venue, a leading destination for creative, improvised, new music. The band served as the inaugural act for the “Club Disorder” series when it launched in July of 2017. In January of 2016, BDR kicked off another Spectrum series, “Friday Night Prog,” at the venue’s former location on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Spectrum is a technology-intensive music/performance venue and art gallery.  Its mission is (1) to support innovation and virtuosity in the arts and (2) to foster conversation around ideas, culture and current social / political issues. Spectrum is located at 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, in Brooklyn, NY, across from the Brooklyn Navy Yards.