Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

New album "Your Turn" coming out April 30, 2013 on Northern Spy (US), Yellow Bird (Europe) and P-Vine (Japan).

1. chien de faience: expression: frozen with emotion, as in the perfectly still moment before a fight breaks out.

2. Ultimate kitsch object.

3. A free/punk/funk/experimental/psychedelic/post electronica collective,

featuring Marc Ribot (cubanos postizos, 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 (Will Oldham, Secret Chiefs 3, Jolie Holland, Yoko Ono) and Ches Smith - drums (Xiu Xiu, Good for Cows, Secret Chiefs 3)

4. Not a 'project': a real band.

"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

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

Ceramic Dog - Bread and Roses (Excerpt)

Ceramic Dog - Fuego(Live)



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2014: Deerhoof / Ceramic Dog split 7" (Northern Spy)
2013: Your Turn (Northern Spy/Yellow Bird/P-Vine)
2008: Party Intellectuals (Pi Recording)


For Your Turn:

Album Review on All Things Considered on NPR

Album Review from PopMatters

Album Review from The New York Times

"Best Albums of the Week" on ALARM

Album Review from All Music

Interview with Premier Guitar

Album Review from Spin

For Party Intellectuals:

Listen to David Was review of Party Intellectuals on NPR

ToneAudio Review at Montreal Jazz Fest 2011

The Gazette Review at Montreal Jazz Fest 2011   (download PDF)

All Music Guide Review

Village Voice Review

What the critics say

Selected Performance History:
Click on Tours and Events for current and future dates
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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