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Shaggydog to rerun virtual concert in October

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 26, 2020  /  12:18 pm
Shaggydog to rerun virtual concert in October

Shaggydog performs at the 23LOAD online concert. (Doggyhouse Records/Bernhard Awuy)

Yogyakarta-based ska band Shaggydog is scheduled to rerun its virtual concert in early October to accommodate their fans' requests.

“Many of our fans have asked us on social media [for a concert replay] because they didn't get to watch the first show,” Shaggydog vocalist Heruwa said in a statement.

The band held a two-hour online concert celebrating its 23rd anniversary, dubbed 23LOAD, on June 27 in collaboration with IT companies Citraweb and Citranet. In addition to live music, the show featured a reunion discussion with past crew and managers of Shaggydog as well as a collaboration with Yogyakarta rap unit NDX and German reggae artist Dr. Ring Ding.

The virtual show, slated to run for its second time on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., will include several more acoustic tracks and provide an option for those who want to donate to the band's crew, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Tickets to the concert are available for Rp 23,000 (US$ 1.55) at starting Sept. 24.

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Founded in 1997 in Yogyakarta, Shaggydog blends influences from reggae, ska and jazz musicians such as Cherry Poppin Daddies, Hepcat, Bob Marley and Song Beach Dub Allstars.

With six studio albums under its belt and hit singles such as “Sayidan” and “Kembali Berdansa”, Shaggydog is among the country's busiest bands with regular tour dates. It has toured the Netherlands and Australia and performed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the United States in 2016. (gis/kes)