Monday, June 29, 2009


June 10th Wed. - Arrive Detroit

Thurs. 11th - Morning Tue. 16th
Go Northern Michigan

Tue. 16th (morning)
Go to Lansing from Elbow Lake (Northern Michigan), drop off CD's to shops, Drop Dogs stuff at Michigan R&R Legends Hall Of Fame in Bay City, meet & attend The Dogs practice
Take picture of The Dogs in Park (same as in promo photo 40 years ago)

Wed. 17th
The Dogs Show Ann Arbor (MEETS RETROKIMMER)
sell CDs at shows & deliver CDs to shops before show

Thurs. 18th
The Dogs Show Cleveland
(sell CDs at shows & deliver CDs to shops before show)

Fri. 19th
-The Dogs Show Lansing
(sell CDs at shows & deliver CDs to shops before show)

Sat. 20th (wake up 8-9:00)
12 noon - 4:00
Lapeer Dragway: 10 miles north of Oxford:
4:00-? Graduation Party

Sun. 21th
9:00 - 1:30
The Muggs: Cadieux Cafe: 313-882-8560

Mon. 22nd - Fri. 26th
Tigers vs. Cubs
Stars & Stripes Fest, Mt. Clemens (see the MUGGS) 6:30
Stop by record shops to drop off CDs, Hamtramck, Roseville, Dearborn

Sat. 27th
Oblivians/Gories show

Sun. 28th
-Greg Cartwright show 2:00

(I'll probably go to the Hitsville U.S.A. MUSEUM (Motown) and eat lunch at Motown Coney Island before the show)

Mon. 29th & Tues. 30th (FREE DAYS)
Mon. 29th & Tues. 30th (FREE DAYS)

Daly's Drive-in (buy souvenirs)
Shopping (Anti-perspirant, coffee, software, etc.

Wed. 1st of July
Depart for Tokyo . . . sayonara

*All photos and content property of Jack Waldron (photos may not be used without written permission)

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Before John Lennon had penned "John Sinclair" as a protest against the political imprisonment of Mr. Sinclair, The Dogs had written their own now famous rallying cry titled, “John Rock and Roll Sinclair”. The Dogs walked, and continue to walk arm in arm with their brothers and sisters in the struggles of the past and present. Following the demise of the revolution, The Dogs left Michigan to become cofounders of the punk movements in New York and L.A.

The Dogs' "Fed Up" and "Slash Your Face" are recognized as seminal songs of the punk era. From playing gigs with the MC5 to the Ramones, The Dogs were and are one of the most respected bands of the rock era. All who listen recognize the purity of The Dogs spirit, and the uniqueness of their masterful simplicity, which is powerful, poetic and "strong like a Viet Cong".

For this reason, Future Now Records has released 'The Dogs Tribute . . . Doggy Style'. After videotaping The Dogs reunion gig in L.A. in 2001 (which will be released on DVD in Spring 2009, and is titled 'Doggy Days . . . 'The Dogs live L.A. to Tokyo', work on the tribute began by asking some of the greatest garage, rock and hardcore bands to go into the studio to record the classic Dogs songs.

The goal was to compile premium quality recordings with a package that would go above and beyond the major labels. This 26 band, 2 CD package with a 28 page booklet containing liner notes by John Sinclair, never before seen photos, artwork by Rockin' Jellybean, and amazing unreleased recordings of The Dogs from the height of the revolution, gives praise to The Dogs. So, strap yourselves in for some hard rockin' truth and justice; The Dogs Tribute . . . Doggy Style is here


Punk goes to The Dogs


The last time a gang of degenerate Detroit punks came to Japan, they sparked a near riot, with thousands of fans storming the stage. That was at the Fuji Rock Festival this summer, and those responsible were the re-formed Stooges.

News photo
Detroit punk band The Dogs, contemporaries of The Stooges, play in Tokyo this weekend.

"I can't promise a riot," says 10-year resident of Japan Jack Waldron of the upcoming shows he has organized by The Stooges' Detroit brethren, The Dogs. "But I can promise some kick-ass energy and righteous attitude."

A power trio comprising Loren Molinaire, Mary Kay and Ron Wood (no, not that one), The Dogs formed in Lansing, Michigan in 1969, two years after Iggy Pop's Stooges.

Like MC5, with whom they have played, The Dogs' politics were as important as their music. Before John Lennon wrote his tribute, they penned "John Rock & Roll Sinclair" in homage to the poet-provocateur sentenced to 10 years in prison for giving two joints to undercover narcs.

Later, The Dogs left Michigan, and became instrumental in the punk movements of Los Angeles and New York, where they played with The Ramones.

"The first time I heard The Dogs was in 1995," says Waldron. "It shook my Detroit gut so hard."

So hard, in fact, that Waldron tracked the band down and has now put together "Doggy Style," a 28-track tribute album on his own Future Now Records label that's made up of underground Japanese punk, garage and hardcore acts. Among the local artists covering Dogs tracks are Boris, Melt-Banana, Mad 3, Gimmies and Jackie & The Cedrics (whose member Rockin' Jellybean designed the album's artwork).

I 94 Review HERE