Poi Dog Pondering


Transcendental Party & Soul

An 'Acous-tronic' Blend of Orchestral, Rock, Soul and Dance Music


Why you should see this show…

“It’s a muscular soul revue, a transcendental dance band…Poi Dog Pondering rose like an even brighter phoenix from the ashes, spreading its wings confidently and soaring into realms few stage bands today can reach.” –Austin Chronicle
Please Note: If you’ve purchased a reserved seat, there is a dance floor by the stage and your view may be obstructed.

Poi Dog Pondering Bio
Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, to hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: Orchestral, Acoustic and Electronic textures. Rock Band Disco, Chicago Stepper Soul & their unique ‘Soul Sonic Orchestra’ Sound. (Threaded all along the way with ‘heart on the sleeve’ lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain of everyday life).

PDP has been recorded by Texas Hotel Records, Sony/Columbia records, Tommy Boy records & Platetectonic.

33 years down the line there is a bolstered sense of history within the band now. A swagger that comes from having steadfastly carved their own path. It is quite apparent that PDP has always been, and ever will be, in-it-for-the-love-of-it; creating and performing. Slight lineup changes are par for the course. PDP is an organic entity, it changes like life does. But there is a solid core with strong roots & deep personal history, open to new ears and ready to experiment. That’s what keeps it vibrant.

15 band members deep; Poi Dog Pondering continue to grow & evolve. Their unique signature ‘Acous-tronic’ blend of orchestral, rock, soul and dance music influences, shine through with PDP’s ever-present irreverence to stylistic conformity. PDP is currently recording their 9th full length studio album, to be out in the summer of 2018.


Dining Options

If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. Click here to see the Rusty Anchor menu. To make a reservation, click here or call (216) 242-1250. Please allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of your show upstairs.

We are excited to announce a NEW MENU upstairs in the Concert Hall, and we encourage you to give it a try. As always, you dine right in your ticketed seat. Click here to see the Concert Hall menu. There is no additional reservation required for dining in the Concert Hall. Last call for dining upstairs is at show time. Beverage service will be available throughout the show.


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