Showdown at Big Dalton
The Satellite Dogs Lowdown: Mike Debe: Lead vox, guitar, mandolin Mike Salas: Lead vox, guitar, harmonica Doug Freyre: Bass, background vox Alan Combies: Drums The Satellite Dogs began some years ago when Debe and Salas met from an ad and jammed for about 3 or 4 hours in the hallway of Salas' rehearsal spot. Freyre came in to add the bottom, making the Dogs a 3 piece until after running with a few drummers they added Combies, which brought them to the songs you now hear. The songs are what the Dogs are about (try to try not to sing 'Blah blah blah' from the song "Listen For a Second" over at least a few times). Both Salas and Debe balance their lyrics about everyday things in a way that can sound like you've been there before sometime in your life. The music revolves around cool chords that get noisy very frequently. Everyone but Combies sings so you'll hear some harmony, and you'll hear some organ, harmonica, percussion, and mandolin wrapped into the frosting. The Satellite Dogs play all around LA, from Echo Park to Long Beach, always in the thick of things.