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

07-27-2017Cleveland, OHJacobs Pavillion at Nautica
07-28-2017Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
07-29-2017Port Chester, NYThe Capitol Theatre
08-10-2017Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
08-11-2017Grand Rapids, MIMeijer Gardens
08-12-2017Bloomington, ILThe Castle Theater
08-14-2017Columbia, MOThe Blue Note
08-16-2017Dallas, TXGranada Theater
08-17-2017Fayetteville, ARJBGB Free Music Series
08-18-2017Oklahoma City, OKThe Jones Assembly
08-20-2017Lyons, COFolks Festival
08-21-2017Salt Lake City, UTRed Butte Garden
08-22-2017Missoula, MTThe Wilma
08-24-2017Jacksonville, ORBritt Pavilion
08-25-2017Eugene, ORCuthbert Amphitheater
08-26-2017Saratoga, CAMountain Winery
08-28-2017Petaluma, CALaguMiniAmphitheaterette
08-29-2017Paso Robles, CATooth and Nail Winery
08-30-2017Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
09-01-2017Snowmass, COJazz Aspen Snowmass
09-02-2017Taos, NMKTAOS Solar Center
09-04-2017Kansas City, MOCrossroads KC
09-06-2017Houston, TXHouse of Blues Houston
09-07-2017Lafayette, LAAcadiana Center for the Arts
09-08-2017Pensacola, FLVinyl Music Hall
09-09-2017St. Augustine, FLSing Out Loud Music Festival