Dr. Dog, Tōth

Wed Oct 27 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren

401 West Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003

$26-28

Ages 13+

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Advance Price: $26 + fees / Day of Show Price: $28 + fees
 
Please Note: There is a delivery delay in place through 10/24/2021. No tickets will be sent out prior to 10/24/2021.

This event is 13+ (12 & under admitted with parent/legal guardian) 
 
 


 

Stateside & Live Nation Present
Dr. Dog, Tōth

  • Dr. Dog

    Dr. Dog

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    Yep, you read that right, last one. Go figure! Some of us have been in Dr. Dog for longer than we haven’t.   It’s a thing unto itself and it tends to do what it wants. We don't know what Dr. Dog will do after this, we just know it won’t include going on tour…excepting the tour we're announcing now, which is going to rule.  Don't make a horrible mistake you will undoubtedly regret and relive continuously in anguish. Go to the show for all of our sakes.
  • Tōth

    Tōth

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    When Alex Toth wrote his debut solo album, Practice Magic & Seek Professional Help When Necessary, he was recovering from a broken foot and a broken heart. Toth was stuck in his apartment and struggling to process the end of a nearly 12-year-long romantic partnership with his Rubblebucket bandmate Kalmia Traver, so he did what he normally does to process his thoughts: write music. Taking the advice of Practice Magic to heart, he enrolled in his fourth silent meditation retreat in three years and began to accept the open-endedness of love. Toth wound up writing over 100 songs in that period, chronicling a path to healing from grief and addiction and learning what it means to share yourself with someone.

    That exercise opened the floodgates. Toth fell in love anew, wrote the mantra song “You And Me And Everything,” and went for a bike ride while it played on repeat in his head. The next thing he knew, his chronic anxiety melted into bittersweet melancholy and he was crying at the sight of a flock of birds flying out of a tree. If indulging the human instinct to pair bond seemed risky, then at least it came with the perspective to see life as an expansive wealth of experiences, big and small.


    On You And Me And Everything, his second solo album as Tōth, he dives headfirst into what it means to accept things beyond your control, especially when feeling stuck in a place of heartache and sorrow. Across these 12 songs, Tōth turns to Buddhism as refuge. The sense of calm it brings him sounds like an infinite indie rock landscape, stretching from bossa nova guitar riffs to cushioned horn swells and earnest piano runs, each one bleeding into the other naturally while maintaining an overarching sense of clarity. Mixed by Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Cate Le Bon), You And Me And Everything recalls the fluid technical prowess of Chet Baker or Alice Coltrane, all open-ended verses with woozy improvisation and palpable heart.

    Tōth divides his talent across guitar, piano, synths, trumpet, and drum machine, but arguably his biggest musical strength is his voice. With a gentle delivery, subtle rasp, and surprisingly vast range, his distinct singing style recalls that of Arthur Russell. It allows Tōth to traverse through vulnerabilities with a mix of honesty and curiosity. When he depicts the knotted tangle of falling in love, experiencing suicidal ideation, coming face-to-face with cancer, and healing through grief at the core of these songs, he does so with a ray of sunshine tucked in his pocket. Even the saddest tracks offer a reason to carry on. Perhaps it’s because of Tōth’s conversational lyrics (“Thank you for making everything totally meaningless, beautiful narcissus/ I too am just a daffodil /Slave to the breezes blow me to pieces till I am nothing,” he sings on “Daffadowndilly”) which create an atmosphere of camaraderie between him and the listener.

    Inspired by the creative energy of friends and collaborators like Kimbra and Adrienne Lenker, Tōth gets to showcase his strengths as a singer-songwriter in new ways on You And Me And Everything. On “Turnaround (Cocaine Song),” a recounting of one of the lowest points of his life, he fashions detailed snapshots of funerals and alcoholism into motivation for self-improvement. Later, the enormous “I Might Be” hits like an uptempo Bon Iver remix, complete with stacked vocal coos and a buoyant bass line that begs you to dance. Then there’s “Butterflies,” a bite-sized ode to chronic anxiety as the ying to joyful vibration’s yang, a sentiment he mirrors with crashing symbols and an exaggerated vocal slide. Throughout it all, Tōth never loses sight of his sense of humor. On “Guitars Are Better Than Synthesizers For Writing Through Hard Times,” he uses it to balance out an otherwise bleak moment. “My ex just broke up with the person they broke up with me for/ Three years later and at the same time as I’m falling in love,” he sings. “The breakup album I made about her isn’t even out yet.”

    You And Me And Everything was created during a period of deep transformation and self-discovery for Tōth. He finally understood on a deeper level that in order to share yourself with someone else—with some modicum of happiness—you have to learn how to love yourself. The album sees him embrace relationships as an experiential journey in real time, even if they have the potential to result in dissolution or depression. To paraphrase “I Might Be,” if love is impossible to define, then you might as well dance together until the music stops. Tōth not only figured that out, but he brought that truth to life through song, too — and with You And Me And Everything, he’s inviting you to join him on that unpredictable, fulfilling ride.

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Stateside & Live Nation Present

Dr. Dog, Tōth

Wed Oct 27 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren Phoenix AZ
Dr. Dog, Tōth

$26-28 Ages 13+

Advance Price: $26 + fees / Day of Show Price: $28 + fees
 
Please Note: There is a delivery delay in place through 10/24/2021. No tickets will be sent out prior to 10/24/2021.

This event is 13+ (12 & under admitted with parent/legal guardian) 
 
 


 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 13+
limit 6 per person
GA Floor
Advance
$26.00

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 13 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 13 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Support acts subject to change. No refunds.

The maximum number of tickets per purchase for each event is the maximum number permitted per customer purchase. Your name, credit card, address, and email address will be verified. Stateside Presents/The Van Buren reserve the right to cancel any orders in excess of the stated ticket limit.

Ticket resale is strictly prohibited. Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled or switched to will call without notice at the discretion of Stateside Presents/The Van Buren.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness—including, without limitation, exposure to COVID-19 or any other bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the event, and regardless of how caused or contracted—and you hereby waive any and all claims and potential claims against Ticketweb, Live Nation, and Event Organizers - and against any companies affiliated with the Ticketweb, Live Nation, or the Event Organizers —relating to such risks, hazards, and dangers.