Philadelphia Inquirer Previews Lard Dog & The Band of Shy

Big shout out to the Philadelphia Inquirer for their preview of the recent album release show from Lard Dog & The Band of Shy in Philadelphia at World Cafe Live:

He’s been called “the greasy nugget of world-class children’s music,” “the dim-witted genius,” and “the shyest extrovert” - and it must all be true, since it says so right there on his record Life’s a Real Dream. Yep, it’s Lard Dog, who is set to play Saturday morning at World Cafe Live.

Through the efforts of artist Steve Erdman, Lard Dog arrived on Earth from the planet Belopio on a giant pretzel, and eventually went into the music biz, with his Band of Shy (including singer Honey Babe, keyboardist Schwington Boogie, bassist B. Happy, guitarist Marcel Bowhaus, with the Lady Wonga on drums, MC Louis Luminous, and Ploop — just being Ploop, of course).

With songs including “Beeples, No Pie,” “Yum Yum Head Gear Co.,” and “I Dig Holes,” and zany, surreal comedy in the spirit of children’s shows such as Yo Gabba Gabba and Beany and Cecil, the cosmic combo present a multimedia show with music equally inspired by Zappa, Devo, and 1950s beatnik bop.
— Philadelphia Inquirer