The Love Dogs, Heavy Petting
PopMatters Editor & Publisher
Not just another band of hepcat posers, Boston’s Love Dogs is the real swinging deal. Their brand of frenetic, head shaking, toe tapping, jump blues is swing to be sure, but it’s got a heaping helping of good old time rock and roll as well. E. Duato Scheer has a soulful voice that lends a credible R&B edge to the band’s sound and the instrumentalists just plain cook. Sax solos have a real Sam Butera (Louis Prima’s band) flair and Alison Lissance’s piano is by turns steamy, smoky, and wild.
Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.