Lake Street Dive

Side Pony, recorded in the winter of 2015, has an exhilarating feel from start to finish. For listeners familiar with Lake Street Dive, it’s a natural evolution of the band’s sound. The arrangements offer a knowing nod to the past while the lyrics tackle the pitfalls of modern romance in a manner that’s often more playful than rueful. And lead singer Rachael Price’s vocals have a teasing swagger to them. Neither her heart nor her hairstyle will be messed with.

A side pony, for Lake Street Dive, is really a metaphor for their philosophy and personality as a band, one that seamlessly incorporates R&B, pop, ’60s era rock, and soul into a unique, dance party ready mix. As bassist Bridget Kearney puts it, “When we were settling on the album title, that one just stuck out to us as embodying the band’s spirit. We’ve always been this somewhat uncategorizable, weird, outlying genre less band. That’s the statement we wanted to make with this record: be yourself.”

The members of Lake Street Dive—named after an avenue of seedy bars in guitarist and trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson’s native Minneapolis—met in 2004 as students at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Powerhouse singer Price fronts the quartet while Kearney and drummer Michael Calabrese comprise the rhythm section.

Lake Street Dive’s major label debut, Side Pony, will be released by Nonesuch Records on February 19th, 2016

Tour Dates

05-05-2017New Orleans, LANew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-06-2017New Orleans, LAThe Civic
05-31-2017Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
06-02-2017Birmingham, ALSaturn
06-03-2017Atlanta, GA2017 Candler Park Music Fest
06-06-2017Lafayette, NYBeak and Skiff Orchards
06-07-2017Brooklyn, NYBRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
06-09-2017Mansfield, MAXfinity Center
06-10-2017Camden, NJBB & T Pavillion
06-11-2017Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavillion
06-13-2017Bethlehem, PAMusikfest Cafe
06-16-2017Shelburne, VTBen & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green
06-17-2017Croton-on Hudson, NYClearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
06-22-2017Pittsboro, NCShakori Hills
06-24-2017Williamsburg, VAFunhouse Fest
07-07-2017Chautauqua, NYChautauqua Institution Amphitheater
07-09-2017Marshfield, MALevitate Music & Arts Festival
07-14-2017Mount Solon, VARed Wing Roots Music Festival
07-15-2017Greenfield, MAGreen River Festival
07-24-2017Rochester Hills , MIMeadow Brook Amphitheatre
07-25-2017Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavillion at Riverbend Music Center
07-27-2017Cleveland, OHJacobs Pavillion at Nautica
07-28-2017Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
08-17-2017Fayetteville, ARJBGB Free Music Series
08-20-2017Lyons, COFolks Festival
09-01-2017Snowmass, COJazz Aspen Snowmass