Dr. Dog Sent to the Farm on 'Yo Gabba Gabba'

It doesn't take a PhD to perform 'When You're a Gardener'

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Adorably named Philadelphia outfit Dr. Dog dropped by Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! earlier this week to teach kids about farm life. Described as "delightfully psychedelic" by the band's camp, the colorful segment cast the big city six-piece as a crew of heartland-lovin' gardeners. Outfitted in denim overalls, plaid shirts, and straw hats, the versatile genre-hoppers played an original track titled "When You're a Gardener." With its cheery shimmy and skit-specfic instrumentation — Pumpkin drums! Strings plucked on a rake! — the educational tune is far more kid-friendly than the group's recent single, the sadly swaying "The Truth." 

This isn't Dr. Dog's first contribution to Yo Gabba Gabba! Their song "What Story Do You Want to Hear?" appeared on the 2010 compilation Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome, Vol. 2. Looking ahead, the psych-soulsters have a new album called B-Room set for an October 1 release and a slew of tour dates lined up in support. Scroll down for details. 

Dr. Dog tour dates: 

September 15 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
September 17 - Magna, UT @ Great Salt Amphitheater *
September 20 - Redmond, WA @ King County's Marymoor Park * 
September 21 - Redmond, WA @ King County's Marymoor Park * 
September 22 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Coliseum *
September 25 - San Francisco, CA @ America's Cup Pavilion *
September 26 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
September 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
September 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
October 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre *
October 3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpak *
October 4 - St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena * 
October 8 - Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheatre *
October 9 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater * 
October 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 12 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
October 13 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
October 14 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium * 
October 16 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena * 
October 18 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre * 
October 19 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome *
October 20 - Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater *
November 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
November 2 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
November 3 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
November 5 - Richmond, VA @ The National
November 6 - Charlotttville, SC @ Jefferson Theater
November 7 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 8 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
November 9 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
November 11 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
November 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Rans Head Live 

* = with the Lumineers

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