Staff Pick: Dr. Dog at the Newport

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

One of the last shows I saw at Little Brother's was by Philadelphia retro pop practitioners Dr. Dog. It was a cold February Wednesday - I remember because I watched "Lost" in my Short North apartment before strolling down to the bar - but the warmth they brought to the stage more than compensated. Watching them bounce and harmonize, I imagined what it would have been like if The Beatles had carried on into the '70s, their pop smarts plopped into the celebratory spirit of "The Last Waltz." Perhaps they can breathe life into another February Wednesday night this week, when they play the Newport to promote their upcoming "Be the Void."

Newport MusicHall

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1

1722 N. High St., Campus