Lard Dog & The Band of Shy burst onto the New York entertainment scene in 2015 with an off-Broadway theatre run called, "Life's A Real Dream". With their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes the band has drawn comparisons to Devo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pee Wee Herman, and the B52's. Lard Dog has longstanding roots in New York, performing everywhere from CBGB's Gallery and Fez Under Time Café to Joe's Pub and Symphony Space. In 2017, the band landed the #1 chart-topping song on Sirius XM Kids Place Live "13 under 13 Countdown" with the single, "I Like." and received the Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award for their 2017 sophomore album, "Dreamers."
LARD is an acronym for "Life's A Real Dream," an all-ages musical extravaganza that promotes positive messages of creativity, acceptance, and frivolity - with massive amounts of absurdism thrown in. Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, multi-media graphics, and interactive props - including a pretzel toss. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life - for Life's A Real Dream!
THREE Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Who is Lard Dog? He's the alter ego (who hails from Planet Belopio) of multi-media artist Steven Erdman (who hails from New York City and upstate New York). Erdman's work spans cartooning, animation, songwriting and live performance - complete with his whimsical, frivolous, and comedic sensibilities.
2) What's "LARD" stand for? It's an acronym for Life's A Real Dream.
3) What's "DOG" have to do with it? Absolutely nothing!
New album coming soon this summer...stayed tuned for the DREAM-O-TRON!