The Golden Dogs

The Golden Dogs are an indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Their latest album, 'Coat of Arms' was released on July 27, 2010. BIO It was a Saturday night, and only the best get to play Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern during North By Northeast, Canada's biggest independent music festival. Most of the revelers were jammed in there to catch a glimpse of The Golden Dogs, and they were willing to wait nearly four hours to see them. ...show more

The Golden Dogs are an indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Their latest album, 'Coat of Arms' was released on July 27, 2010. BIO It was a Saturday night, and only the best get to play Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern during North By Northeast, Canada's biggest independent music festival. Most of the revelers were jammed in there to catch a glimpse of The Golden Dogs, and they were willing to wait nearly four hours to see them.

At 1 a.m., the Toronto five-piece band hit the stage and the crowd erupted. Wild fist pumps, unrestrained screaming, erratic dancing - you couldn't help but wonder what the hell was going on? Contrary to a few people's beliefs, The Golden Dogs' devotees hadn't gone insane - it was the band that was off their rockers. The Dogs launched into "Birdsong" and immediately set the place on fire. Lead singer and guitarist Dave Azzolini furiously attacked his axe, destroying strings in the process.

His wife and keyboardist Jessica Grassia repeatedly smashed her keys with her fists while head banging to drummer Taylor Knox's thunderous beats. Guitarist Neil Quin unleashed a bevy of blazing solos, and all the while bassist Stew Heyduk kept the rhythm in check. The 'shoe was buzzing - even a few inebriated frat kids at the back were shaking their asses, but things were just getting started. Dave's face was dripping with sweat, Jess' hair was sticking to her face and the audience was singing - no, screaming - along to almost every lyric. ...show less

Albums & Singles by The Golden Dogs