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nafsunaek
2009-12-20 10:21


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Just found this on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14d3ubzMCRQ&feature=related

Thought you might like watching it! :)

ARYA
2013-08-28 07:27


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Monday, May 31, 1999

Dogstar crowd comes to ogle Keanu Reeves


BY CHRIS VARIAS
Enquirer contributor

It would make sense for Dogstar to be considered hot property if this were earlier in the '90s, during the post-Nirvana alternative-rock bonanza. Record labels then were snatching up poppy, modern-rock bands like Dogstar — Friday night's headliner at Bogart's.

Their sound, a sort of Bush-meets-the-Gin Blossoms (the Bush Blossoms, anyone? It'd be a less-stupid name than Dogstar) is not only unfashionable, it's uninspired.

But there's an explanation for why Dogstar is a hot property.

And rarely do you see a crowd — an overwhelmingly female crowd — so fixated upon the bass player, especially a bass player who doesn't sing.

There's an explanation for that, too.

The reason, to quote any random, screaming attendant, was: “Keanu! Keanu!”

Film star Keanu Reeves was thumping bass. Make no mistake, the actor of marginal ability on bass and dreamy looks on screen drew in the audience. Bogart's floor was about half-full.

It was a multiracial, multigenerational group of women, and very territorial. . Many claimed their spots at the front of the room well before opening act Moke began to play at 8:30 p.m. When Dogstar took the stage at 9:45, elbows went up, and any woman looking to sneak to the front for a better view had to be prepared for shoving or a challenge to fight. There's little time for sisterhood when Keanu's in the house.

Keanu didn't doll himself up for the show. He wore a black T-shirt and black jeans. He had major bed head, and a beard in its early stages. “He still looks beautiful,” reported an unidentified witness.

Dogstar played for an hour, performing several songs from an album that is scheduled for an October release. They covered the Carpenter's “Superstar,” ground previously paved by Sonic Youth, one of Keanu's favorite bands.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1999/05/31/loc_dogstar_crowd_comes.html

anita7722013-08-28 13:35


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I attended a Dogstar show back in the day. Were they any good? I don't know, I couldn't hear them over the shrieking fangurrls. The crush towards the stage when they appeared was so intense I chose to slide out sideways so I wasn't suffocated. And yes, he was lovely.
Anakin McFly
2013-09-01 21:42

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Dogstar music for those who want -> http://whoaisnotme.net/dogstar/dogstar.htm
MmeRenard
2013-11-11 09:44


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In 1995, not so great,but by 1999, really quite good, especially Keanu whose playing improved very much indeed. Just good times!
ARYA
2014-01-07 02:04


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ARYA
2014-01-07 02:06


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was looking at this today at VK.com Keanu Russian Club
axie
2014-04-11 07:01


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Saw them in '95 - '96 and '98. Three different venues. All three of them [4 if you remember Miller] have excellent musical talent and they only improved as time went on. Never-the-less, music is a labor of love that pays pretty terribly. [and you bust your behind doing round the world gigs]
MmeRenard
2014-04-11 08:48


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Music sometimes pays very well and no need for riding a bus all over. I should know, I've been in one place doing very nicely for over 30 years. We're not all suffering artists by a long shot.
axie
2014-04-13 04:03


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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-complete-collection/id306221426

Dogstar The Complete Collection. Meant to share it the other day for Throwback Thursday. :)
9.99 purchases the entire collection via itunes

Freya
2022-09-28 14:07:51


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reunion https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=836369837268972
efwuihfeiuh2023-05-21 01:27:50


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Does anyone have any bass tabs to the songs Keanu is playing? I'm having a hard time finding them, or bass players who are into Dogstar in general :(
Anakin McFly
2023-05-29 12:15:17

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I don't think they're available, sadly.




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