Band of the Week: Sick Dogs

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Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Sick Dogs.

Sick Dogs are playing Friday, Jan. 26 at Will's Pub for Norsekorea's 7th Anniversary Show, with the Sh-Booms, Golden Pelicans, and the Woolly Bushmen.

Just the facts:

When did the band form?
Summer 2017

Who's in the band?
Ryan Rawtone lead vocals and bass guitar, Panther lead guitar and BG vocals, Patrick O'Neal on drums.

Currently available releases:
We are in the process of recording. You can check out our Facebook page for previews and studio updates.

Websites:
Instagram: @sickdogsLAMF
Facebook: Facebook.com/sickdogslamf

Describe your sound in five words:
Tuff street rock and roll

Five questions:

What has been your most memorable show so far?
Kicked off our first and only show to date with Vicious Dreams, our canine brothers Talking Dogs from Miami and Poison Boys from Chicago at the Punk Rock Winter Formal last December at Stardust. If you haven't checked any of those guys out, do it.

Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
Vicious Dreams. They're our good friends and keep that '77 energy alive in Orlando.

What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
I don't think anyone is describing us as anything yet; ask again in a year.

What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
Our favorite thing about being an Orlando band is there seems to be a resurgence in pinball machines at music venues all over town. Our least favorite thing about being an Orlando band is the weather isn’t ideal for wearing leather jackets year round.

Any big news to share?
We’re excited to open the Dead Boys show at Wills Pub, March 23. Also, keep an eye out for our first single coming early spring followed by a full-length album this summer.