“Which way to the infinite road that unwinds from within?” is the trippy musical question Dr. Dog raise on their latest album, B-Room. A jaunty piano and a faux-gospel chorus reply, “Follow the distant light,” as circus-y keyboards and a hint of snarling guitar cycle around in a swirling coda. The Pennsylvania band likes to build to a psychedelic Beatles crescendo in its shaggy Dog stories, although co – lead singers Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman at times sound like they're singing through a gruffer, wearier Mott the Hoople haze. With its soul harmonies, “The Truth” could be a formal '60s retro-pop exercise, but the tune is so wonderfully arranged that it doesn't feel like a guilty pleasure.

Thu., Feb. 27, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 02/27/14)

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