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

02-20-2017Woodstock, NYLevon Helm Studios
02-21-2017Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall Of Williamsburg
02-23-2017Baltimore , MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall
02-24-2017Millvale, PAMr. Smalls Funhouse
02-25-2017Boone, NCSchaefer Center for the Performing Arts
02-27-2017Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
02-28-2017Lexington, KYManchester Music Hall
03-01-2017Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theater
03-03-2017Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
03-04-2017Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
03-05-2017Des Moines, IAWooly’s
03-07-2017Omaha, NESlowdown
03-09-2017Denver, COOgden Theatre
03-10-2017Boulder, COBoulder Theatre
03-11-2017Laramie, WYGryphon Theatre
03-13-2017Boise, IDKnitting Factory Boise
03-14-2017Portland, ORCrystal Ballroom
03-15-2017Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
03-17-2017Stateline, NVMontbleu Resort Casino
03-18-2017Oakland, CAFox Theater
03-19-2017Solana Beach, CABelly Up
03-21-2017Los Angeles, CAThe Theatre at Ace Hotel
05-05-2017New Orleans, LANew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-06-2017New Orleans, LAThe Civic
06-09-2017Mansfield, MAXfinity Center
06-10-2017Camden, NJBB & T Pavillion
06-11-2017Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavillion
06-17-2017Croton-on Hudson, NYClearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
07-09-2017Marshfield, MALevitate Music & Arts Festival
07-14-2017Mount Solon, VARed Wing Roots Music Festival
07-15-2017Greenfield, MAGreen River Festival
08-20-2017Lyons, COFolks Festival
09-01-2017Snowmass, COJazz Aspen Snowmass