Emerging Indie Bands, a UK based music blog, has reviewed Bright Dog Red’s second release, the extended play titled “Bullet Proof Shoes.” Emerging Indie Bands described the 31-minute extended improvisation as:
“Just over half an hour of extemporised psychedelic jazz-hop trickles through…Bullet Proof Shoes in a track that has a dark air about it reflective of the parlous state of social cohesion which exists throughout the globe.”
Read the full review here: http://emergingindiebands.com/bright-dog-red-bullet-proof-shoes-single-review/
Bright Dog Red welcomed their newest core member today, trumpeter Jarritt Sheel. Jarritt, who first sat in with BDR at New York’s Spectrum in early May, adds new color to the multifaceted ensemble. Sheel, a skilled improviser, also makes use of effects, extended technique, and other modifications to his distinctly warm tone.
Jarritt Sheel teaches music in the Bronx, NY. In addition to teaching, playing with BDR, and gigging around NY, Mr. Sheel is a doctoral student in the Music Education Ed.D. program at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research focuses on popular music, hip-hop, critical theory, and music teacher preparation.
Masked Faces, an independent music blog, has reviewed Bright Dog Red’s second release, the extended play titled “Bullet Proof Shoes.” Masked faces writes:
“New York’s experimental outfit Bright Dog Red breathe life into their music, evolving with each subsequent sonic experiment they engage… Get lost in Bright Dog Red’s latest offering, “Bullet Proof Shoes,” and revel in musical metamorphosis.”
Check out the full review at http://maskedfaces.com/bright-dog-red.
ALBANY, NY, May 9. 2017: Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, NY, has released new music, an extended play release titled “Bullet Proof Shoes.”
“Bullet Proof Shoes.” the band’s second release following 2015’s “Teasers,” features a single track, a 31-minute long extended improvisation, reminiscent of and inspired by BDR’s live sets.
The band’s live improvisations, often featuring guest soloists, have garnered a considerable following among fans of creative, improvised music in New York City and throughout New York’s Hudson Valley.
“Bullet Proof Shoes” captures the essence of BDR’s live performances, spanning a wide array of genres, tempi, and soundscapes. The track is almost entirely improvised, with minimal editing, overdubbing, or processing. A singles version of the release is due out later in 2017.
Bright Dog Red will return to Spectrum NYC on May 7, 2017 at 3:O0 PM for a rare matinee performance. The engagement, part of Spectrum’s final month programming push in it’s current locale, marks the band’s fourth appearance at the Lower East Side venue, a haven for new and experimental music.
Spectrum is a technology-intensive music/performance venue and art gallery. It 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 on the second floor of 121 Ludlow, half a block north of Delancey, and a two-minute walk from the Delancey/Essex stop for F, J, M and Z trains.
Bright Dog Red returns to the Hudson Valley to play, Olives, in Nyack, NY. The date marks the Albany based band’s second engagement at the venue, renowned for organic, seasonal foods, a deep selection of loose teas, and savory veggie and vegan dishes. The great food and nightly music featuring some of the Hudson Valley’s best musicians as well as touring acts give Olive’s a reputation for being “trendy, hip, indie, attitude free but well behaved.”
Saturday | April 08, 2017 | 10:00 PM | $5
Olive’s | 118 Main Street | Nyack, NY | (845) 358-3120
Bright Dog Red will perform in support of Decora, a hip-hop artist, DJ, performance poet, and event curator based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Decora has shared bills with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Kaytranada, Lauryn Hill and Saul Williams.
The March 2, 2017 event marks Bright Dog Red’s third performance at BSP, the venerable uptown Kingston venue, which has provided a home to performers, artists and musicians of all genres and media since its inception over 13 years ago. Previous BDR performances include a 2015 double bill with DJs Ephraim Asili and Mathew Wagoner and an appearance as part of the Seventh Annual O+ Festival.
Tickets available at Decora with Special Guests Bright Dog Red
323 Wall Street in Uptown Kingston, NY 12401
7:30 PM, March 2, 2017