Wally Dogger

Formed in Chicago in '05 by former members of Nice Peter, Wally Dogger cooks a fresh batch of hook-driven powerpop. The live shows are unique and engaging, filling rooms with youthful energy. Their high-octane set features synth driven dancers, piano ballads, and straight-up rockers. They entertain the audience with puppets, crowd participation, and one-of-a-kind songs about one night stands, cover bands, and surrendering to the corporate world.

"Ironic goof rock a la Cake, They Might Be Giants and other geeks, Wally Dogger lays it on so thick the effect is overwhelmingly unctuous. " - Time Out Chicago

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Members

  • Pauly Doerr
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    Role / Instrument:
    Lead Vocals/Bass/Keys
  • Swerve
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    Role / Instrument:
    Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Donehoo
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    Role / Instrument:
    Drums/Backing Vocals
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Audio

Sorry About Last NightChoose Your Own AdventurePlay →
Can't Take It SlowChoose Your Own AdventurePlay →
Drunk In The DayKeep GoingPlay →
Sugar In The KettleI Surrender, When Do I Start?Play →
Tramp StampWe've Turned in to MonstersPlay →
Life AuctioneerKeep GoingPlay →
Inside JokesKeep GoingPlay →

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Press

"Modestly clever hooksmithery."

— Time Out Chicago (Mar 21, 2013)

"An engaging group from Chicago who fans of artists from Fountains of Wayne to Neil Young to Randy Newman to The Rolling Stones are sure to appreciate! Their combination of humorous lyrics, mid-song shifts from glorious harmonies to folky singer-songwriter style to powerpop to rock and back again, and energy is hard to resist!"

— David Bash, International Pop Overthrow (Mar 21, 2013)

"The group plays straight forward pop rock in the vein of, say, Tom Petty, but with a much more youthful edge as they sing songs about their girlfriends text messaging them at inopportune moments and the timelessness of “tramp stamps.”

— Omaha City Weekly (Mar 21, 2013)

"the kind of music I'd expect to pay $5 for: perfectly forgettable."

— Miss The Signpost (Mar 21, 2013)

"the kind of pop rock band very popular in Canada right about now. I guess you’d call them “Nerd Rock” because they write songs about “nerdy” things, like being an IT guy, but really, what band doesn’t refer to binary code in their songs these days–it’s very en vogue (the phrase, not the she-group) and metrosexualesque."

— The Post Rockist (Mar 21, 2013)

"Ironic goof rock à la Cake, They Might Be Giants and other geeks, Wally Dogger lays it on so thick the effect is overwhelmingly unctuous. "

— Time Out Chicago (Mar 21, 2013)