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Dogs, Jeff Harms, Tiny Fireflies Soundboard

When: Wed., Aug. 10, 9:30 p.m. 2011

Nothing against shows at the Empty Bottle, but I can't help but feel like the best place to see the Dogs would be in a hammock on a cool summer evening, while the band played atop a grassy hill at sunset. The 13 songs on the local chamber-pop act's recent third album, the self-released Camping, sound exactly that idyllic, from the harmoniously plucked violin strings on "Blinding Stars" to the breezily strummed acoustic guitar on "Dance More." The four-piece has a knack for splitting the difference between happy and wistful; though I've never had the pleasure of riding a Megabus to Minnesota, "On the Highway (Come to See You)" makes the ordeal sound like as much fun as a front-porch hootenanny on an August night. —Leor Galil

Price: $8, free with RSVP to

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