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Photo Gallery: Winery Dogs @ The Arcada Theatre

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments


IEs Ed Spinelli (along with contributor Mike Lowe) captured L.A. supergroup – The Winery Dogs (touring in support of their new album Hot Streak ) at The Arcada Theatre Thursday night. The trio – Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen – didn’t let ’em down.

The Winery Dogs arrived on the Arcada Theatre stage Thursday night launching into “Oblivion” from their current, acclaimed album Hot Streak – setting an aggressive tone for the rest of the night .

All three L.A.-based rock masters meshed in to one powerhouse, wall-of-sound, featuring Ritchie Kotzen‘s soulful vocals and axe-work, backed by Billy Sheehan‘s powerful bottom end, and Mike Portnoy‘s rolling drum work. The band has only become tighter over three years of touring – and they showcased songs from both of Hot Streak and their self-titled debut, playing to the sold-out Arcada crowd .

The Dogs’ set split eight songs from each of their aforementioned records, along with several ’70s inspired guitar jams from Kotzen, jettisoned by Sheehan’s dynamic bass solos, and highlighted by¬† Portnoy’s unique drum solo on toddler “Hello Kitty” drum set. It proves Mr. Portnoy could solo on a kitchen sink if given the chance .

– Words by Mike Lowe, photos by Ed Spinelli



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