Best Dog Award
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by Ben Schneider. Originally a solo project, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), Brett Farkas (guitar, vocals) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Ben Schneider was born in Michigan and started playing music as a child. He studied art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts.
In May 2010, Schneider traveled home to Michigan and spent a week on the shores of Lake Huron. There at the lake, where many of his formative experiences had come to pass, Schneider recorded the three songs that would comprise the Into the Sun EP. He released the EP online in June and dispersed a small number of CDs complete with his own artwork. Lord Huron's first live show was in August 2010. Schneider released his second EP, Mighty, in November 2010.
The band toured heavily in 2011, continuing to develop a live show. In January 2012, Lord Huron signed with independent label, IAMSOUND Records. The first full-length album from Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams will be released in September 2012.
Best Dog Award
Best Dog Award is a lovable, fuzzy, surf-ish rock three-piece with driving progressions and perfectly matched tones. The band conveys the complex landscape of their music with apparent ease in a light, resonant and enjoyable way. With such an honest sound and endearing charisma, Best Dog Award finds their way into your heart through your ears--so quickly, in fact, that you may not even notice they're there so comfortably until they offer you some Pizza Rolls and hand you the N64 controller telling you it's your turn. Best Dog Award paints murals with their music like that of Jackson Pollock might approach a canvas. Some strokes seem meticulous, others frivolous; some violent, and others almost invisibly gentle. Throughout, BDA's candid delivery is true to the art of creativity, a true delight to see and experience live.