Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

A free/punk/funk/experimental collective, featuring Marc Ribot (John Zorn, Tom Waits, etc etc), plus two of the best young players on the new york/california underground improv/experimental rock scene, Shahzad Ismaily - bass/electronics (Ben Frost, Carla Kihlstedt, Sam Amidon) and Ches Smith - drums (Xiu Xiu, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn, Carla Bozulich).

Ceramic Dog's sophomore album, Your Turn, has landed on several 'Best of 2013' lists including PopMatters, Alarm Magazine, and Something Else. PopMatters writes: "The scary thing about Marc Ribot and his new(ish) band is that all of these styles and quirks are pulled off so convincingly... with their first album well behind them, they are even fiercer than before... 8 out of 10 stars."  All Music calls the album "an absolute scorcher... this band can do nearly anything," and Robert Christgau says "Ribot's new hard-rock album with Ceramic Dog ranks amongst his most daring," in his review on NPR's All Things Considered which can be heard here 

"Marc Ribot's new power trio, filled out by the remarkable versatile rhythm team of bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, is his rawest band in ages."  
(TimeOut NY)  

"Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, whose style is experimental...though much more pleasing on the ears, was one of the best surprises of the festival."  
- AV Club review at All Tomorrow's Parties Festival 2011 curated by Portishead 

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Ceramic Dog Live on KEXP:


Ceramic Dog Live at Cully Jazz Festival:

Ceramic Dog Live on The Chris Gethard Show:

Ceramic Dog "Lies My Body Told Me" - Official Music Video:

 Ceramic Dog "Masters of the Internet" - Live on Soundcheck:

 Ceramic Dog "Digital Handshake" - Live at Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium



Ceramic Dog on NPR's All Things Considered

Ceramic Dog - Live in Studio on Soundcheck 

2013: Your Turn - Northern Spy Records
2008: Party Intellectruals - Pi Recordings


For Your Turn:

For Party Intellectuals:

Selected Performance History:

Ceramic Dog West Coast Tour
June 21 2016 San Francisco: The Chapel 
June 22 2016 Seattle: KEXP: In Studio performance + Interview
Tractor Tavern w/Skerik 
June 23 2016 Portland: Mississippi Studios
June 24 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival: North Shore Jazz

May 16, 2015 Festival International Musique Accuelle Victoriaville

CERAMIC DOG - European Tour
22.05.2015 CERKNO/20th Jazz Cerkno, Slovenia Old Square
23.05.2015 ARGENTEUIL (Paris)/France
24.05.2015 VANDOEUVRE/France
25.05.2015 ZÜRICH/Switzerland Moods
27.05.2015 TILBURG/Netherlands
28.05.2015 AMSTERDAM/Netherlands
29.05.2015 BARELONA/Spain Primavera Sound
30.05.2015 HAMBURG/Germany
31.05.2015 BERGEN/Norway

03.07.2015 VIGO/Spain Auditorio Municipal Do Concello
04.07.2015 WAIDHOFEN/Austria Thayapark
05.07.2015 WARSAW/Poland Pardon To Tu
06.07.2015 WARSAW/Poland Pardon To Tu
08.07.2015 CORDOBA/Spain Grand Teatro de Cordoba
09.07.2015 PRATO/Italy Anfiteatro del Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea L. Pecci
10.07.2015 SANTARCANGELO di Romagna/Italy ;Piazza delle monache, santarcangelo di romagna 11.07.2015 ROMA/Italy CASA DEL JAZZ

5/28/14: Grass Valley Center for the Arts - Grass Valley, CA
5/27/14: Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
5/26/14: Largo - Los Angeles, CA
5/11/14: Rough Trade - NYC
4/3 – 4/12/14: Ceramic Dog Europe Tour
3/28/14: Big Ears Festival - Knoxville, TN
1/11/14: Winter Jazz Fest - Le Poisson Rouge - NYC
10/5/13: Boot and Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
10/4/13: Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
10/3/13: Tropicalia - Washington, DC
8/22/13: Festival Distritofonico - Bogota, Colombia
5/28/13: The Constellation - Chicago, IL
5/27/13: Downtown Sound series at Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago, IL
5/5/13: Record release show at (Le) Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
4/30 - 5/3/13: Japan Tour
2/14/2013: European Tour
2/9/2013: Ear We Are Festival - Switzerland
1/17/2013: Alterna Jazz Festival – Mexico City, Mexico
11/9 – 11/18/2012: European Tour
1/6/2012 – Winter Jazz Festival - NYC
12/13/2011: Brooklyn Bowl – BK, NY
11/14 – 11/18/2011: East Coast Mini Tour
10/1/2011:  All Tomorrow’s Party – Asbury Park, NJ curated by Portishead
7/11/2011: Rocks Off Cruise – East River, NYC
6/25/2011: Montreal Jazz Festival (1 of 3 days of Marc Ribot Artist Residency)
6/23/2011: Undead Jazz Fest - NYC
5/4 – 5/14/2011: European Tour
10/10 – 10/11/2009: Ruhr, Germany - Marc Ribot curates Century of Song at Ruhr Triennale with Iggy Pop + Tine Kindermann (CDog as backing band)
2/2/2010: NY Guitar Festival
10/17 – 10/30: European Tour
10/16/2009: Saalfelden Festival
8/18/2009: Hudson Square Festival at City Winery - NYC
6/1/2009: Moers Festival - Germany
2/25/2009: Salle Pleyel – Paris, France on John Zorn’s Serge Gainsbourg Tribute
12/11/2008: Knitting Factory w/Fred Frith’s Cosa Brave
6/19/2007: Celebrate Brooklyn! – NYC w/ Medeski Martin and Wood
7/17/2007: River to River Festival at World Financial Center – NYC
11/18/2006: London Jazz Festival – Queen Elizabeth Hall – London, UK for workshops with London Sinfonietta (exploration of the territory that exists between the differing musical languages of the classically-trained and the improvisational musicians)
11/17/2006: London Jazz Festival – Queen Elizabeth Hall – London, UK
9/6/2006: Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour w/ Deerhoof
9/5/2006: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Deerhoof

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