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April 14, 2023


By: Laurie Gallardo

Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog. Photo: Vicious Velma Photography.

This is probably one of the last opportunities you’ll get to see A Giant Dog for awhile, at least in a headlining capacity like tonight’s Sagebrush show. True, A Giant Dog is opening for Dinosaur Jr. at Lakeline Park on April 29, bringing the polar opposite vibe of Soul Asylum‘s scheduled acoustic set that night.

But there’s a few changes going on and other projects in the works, as you may know: In addition to solo magic, songwriter/vocalist Sabrina Ellis performs killer sets with Como Las Movies; Andrew Cashen morphs from mesmerizing cult leader-like crooner to fearsome bloody overlord in .02 seconds, or vice versa, whichever strikes first; and Daniel Blanchard, the guy in the white shirt in the band pic at the top who drums like a beast, is running away to Pittsburgh or something. That’s just a few examples. Your AMM host is forgetting stuff.

Busy times. All good. So jump on it. Catch A Giant Dog tonight, Friday April 14, at Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave. It’s an excellent line-up presented by Yawn Productions featuring Pelvis Wrestley and recent Studio 1A guests The Stacks. The music starts at 10 p.m.

Can you handle it?


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