PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved from Mama Roux’s to Hare & Hounds Venue 2, 106 High St, Birmingham, B14 7JZ. Original tickets remain valid.
Philadelphia-based folk-rock/Americana six-piece Dr. Dog are part of a long tradition of D.I.Y. pop oddballs who blend unapologetic ’60s pop worship with lo-fi recording techniques and an apparent disregard for current trends.

The group began as a part-time offshoot of the more traditional indie rock act Raccoon. Over the course of several years, guitarist Toby Leaman and drummer Scott McMicken found enough free time to record the casual, sprawling, 35-track set The Psychedelic Swamp in a basement rehearsal space, finally self-releasing it in 2001. As Raccoon ended, McMicken and Leaman transformed Dr. Dog into a proper band, with McMicken on guitar and Leaman on bass (the two shared songwriting and vocals), as well as guitarist Doug O’Donnell, keyboard player Zach Miller, and drummer Juston Stens.

The band’s latest album Abandoned Mansion was released in December 2016, with 100% of the proceeds from the first month of sales going to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Dr. Dog Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Bring My Baby Back’ below:


Five piece dream pop band from Coventry.

They recently supported Eliza and the Bear at the Kasbah in Coventry, and Devon Sproule on her recent UK tour in both Coventry and London, plus supporting slots with Steve Gunn (Kurt Vile and the Violators), Quilt, Ryley Walker and Boogarins.

“Coventry lo-fi rock outfit Callum Pickard & The Third Look may still all be under 20, but their track “Lonely Boy and Girl” wields immense maturity…. it’s a simmering Sunday morning haze that Pickard & Co. have created, and its sublime”- Lawrence Day – Line of Best Fit

“Their worn down sound is reminiscent of bands like Real Estate at their most mellow…” – NME

Callum Pickard & The Third Look Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Lonely Boy And Girl’ below:

Plus support from SPOORT

Spoort are a new 4-piece band based in Birmingham. Born out of a teenage math-rock project, Spoort channels strong influences of garage rock, hip-hop and jazz.

Spoort Links: Soundcloud | Facebook

Listen to ‘Fish It Out’ below: