February Dates / Obamathon!
Wed Feb 13 Messiah College Grantham, PA
Feb 14 2008 8:00P Obamathon, Washington DC
Feb 15 2008 10:00P BAM Cafe Brooklyn
Feb 16 2008 11:00P Maxwells NJ
European Dates (* With Yeasayer)
Feb 19 2008 10:00P Doomroosje w/Yeasayer* Nijmegen
Feb 21 2008 10:00P Nouveau Casino w/Yeasayer* Paris
Feb 22 2008 TBA FRANCE
Feb 23 2008 TBA Switzerland
Feb 24 2008 TBA Switzerland
Feb 25 2008 Gebaude Cologne
Feb 26 2008 Lido w/Yeasayer* Berlin
Feb 27 2008 10:00P Pusterviksbaren w/Yeasayer* Gothenburg
Feb 28 2008 John Dee w/Yeasayer* Oslo
Feb 29 2008 10:00P Klubb Spark///Debaser de Medio w/Yeasayer* Stockholm
Mar 1 2008 RECYCLART///KRAAK FESTIVAL Brussels
Mar 2 2008 Le Grand Mix Tourcoing
Mar 6 2008 Institute of Contemporary Art w/Yeasayer* London
Mar 8 2008 Faversham Leeds
Mar 9 2008 OPTIMO Glasgow
Mar 11 2008 Melkweg w/Yeasayer* Amsterdam
U.S. Tour With Saul Williams
Tue Mar 18 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
Wed Mar 19 Neumo's Seattle, WA
Fri Mar 21 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Sat Mar 22 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
Mon Mar 24 Casbah San Diego, CA
Tue Mar 25 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Wed Mar 26 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
Sat Mar 29 Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM
Mon Mar 31 The Loft Dallas, TX
Tue Apr 1 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Thu Apr 3 The Parish New Orleans, LA
Fri Apr 4 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Sun Apr 6 Rams Head Tavern Baltimore, MD
Mon Apr 7 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Tue Apr 8 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Wed Apr 9 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Fri Apr 11 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Sat Apr 12 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
Sun Apr 13 La Tulipe Montreal, QC
Mon Apr 14 The Mod Club Toronto, ON
Wed Apr 16 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Thu Apr 17 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Fri Apr 18 Martyr's Chicago, IL
Sat Apr 19 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Think (Fela5000-Miles-under the sea-of-Zep-love-Bowie-tronic-nacht-musicâ.)DOZ's story is one of an odd and ethereal scope. The DOZ world is a philo-visual landscape where matters of theheart, rationality, and mythos swim in colorful electric pools of deep and unfettered love.
Bronx born and raised in Cleveland, OH the band is fronted by twins, Aku and Akwetey O.T. Having trained classically since the age of 5, Aku and his twin only most recently began playing together. The twins forged their musical knowledge to new territory studying music theory and performance with legendary Jazz saxophonist/flutistYusef Lateef.
The two began crafting songs engaging Lateef's"auto-physio-psychic" understanding of music, carving new sounds out of rhythms and melodies at once familiar and 'far out'.
Just fresh out of their teen years, the twins got their hustle working production jobs in NYC. "We'd work all over town. We'd escort Jay-Z and Beyonce to their dressing rooms at the Garden, or score Wu-Tang boxes of blunt wraps at Roseland. "
It seems that the twins are indeed in good company. Fleshing out the band is the fierce Chicago native Bizza (Drums). Bzza, an accomplished musician in his own right, State-Champion drummer at the age of 7.
DOZ's performances have bolstered a truly majestic sound that now has avant-rock fans coming out of the woodwork. One such knob-twirler is TV on the Radio/Liars/YYY's producer Dave Sitek. An accredited co-producer on DOZ's debut, Sitek has been instrumental inviting the Dragons to debut their band opening for TV on The Radio in 2005. DOZ has since lent their hands in the 'Cookie Mountain' sessions and have been collaborating with Massive Attack on new material.
And lest we not mention the release of CORONATION THIEVES, what might be on of the most psychotropically astonishing debut records in recent memory! Here be the Dragons.