Dog Soldier Society
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Dog Soldier Society

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock




"Dog Soldier Society; Fire On the Bowery"

Dog Soldier Society is more than their music though. It's a way of living life through one's creativity, whether it's art, music, fashion, film or print. Dog Soldier Society is unapologetic, spit in your face, and pick you up off the ground after kicking your teeth in old school punk rock.
Taking their name from one of the six legendary military societies of Cheyenne warriors, known for their highly aggressive yet effective combat style, Dog Soldier Society formed in 2009 after founding member met while living in an arts collective on the Bowery called Collective Hardward. Shortly after the band's formation, disaster struck Collective Hardware and the building burned to the ground. Left with only the shirt on his back, founding member Gabriel Friedman was left with only the shirt on his back and enough inspiration to craft the material for a full length album packed to the rafters with the classic punk rock music that New York City has been missing for so many years.
The title track from the band's full length debut relives the anger, frustration and tragedy of those night's events. It would have been easy to give up after flames consumed all their worldly possessions and the group's recording studio but, instead, Friedman, guitarist Sage Brantley, bassist Cassidy Gorrell and drummer Kevin Tooley dug their heels in and refused to let the disaster determine their artistic fate.
The album is packed with genuine rock 'n' roll anthems in the vein of Iggy & the Stooges, The Misfits and The Ramones. Friedman's throaty growl gives the impression of a young Jim Morrison during the height of The Doors fame. Dog Soldier Society’s music reflects this attitude: No retreat. No surrender. Victory or death. Their debut release is stitched together with thundering guitar solos proving their mastery of the fret board, which only exemplifies Friedman's soaring vocal prowess on tracks such as Crawl, Wasted and Move.
- Revenant Media

"Come Out and Play with 'The Warriors' in Tompkins Square"

East Villagers, come out and play... or actually come out to watch the 1979 classic film, The Warriors, playing Thursday night in Tompkins Square Park as part of the free summer movie series.

Watch The Warriors fight to rebuild their reputation after they’re accused of a killing by Gramercy Riffs’ leader Cyrus. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill (Alien, 48 Hours, Tales from the Crypt) stars James Remar from Dexter.

Thursday’s edition of the weekly celebration is sure to be a blast an hour before dusk when Dog Soldier takes the stage to rock the crowd before the outdoor screening of The Warriors. - Nearsay

"Gabriel Friedman"

... At twelve, Gabriel was adopted by ceremony into the Omaha tribe through the Making of Relatives, where, if you love someone as family and they love you as family, you can publicly name them as such. Essentially, Gabriel has the good fortune of having acquired another set of parents of Native American descent, whose crests are tattooed prominently on his left ankle, along with the moon and stars of his adopted deer clan and a wolf for his wolf family.

The UT tattoo on Gabriel’s left forearm stands for urban tribe and commemorates a portion of Gabriel’s adolescence in which he was involved with putting on hip hop shows, rapping and playing with GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Hieroglyphics, AC Alone and Abstract Rude. Fast forward to Gabriel’s time spent in New York City, and possibly the definitive kinship for him to date is that of his band Dog Soldier Society, which was formed when he was part of Collective Hardware, an artist colony on The Bowery. The band’s first song, “Fire on the Bowery,” which was not about a physical fire but the passion and dedication to making something outstanding and beautiful, eerily foretold the burning down of The Collective and all of Gabriel’s belongings along with it. He was left homeless once again with just the clothes on his back, including all of his traditional pow wow dancer regalia, eagle feathers, hooves, a bustle, a staff, a wing fan and art.... - StyleLikeU

"Natrual Koncept Creepin For Life World Premiere"

The world premiere of Natural Koncepts’ Creepin’ for Life took place in NYC, Saturday November 19 at Anthology Film Archives, one of the raddest theaters in the Big Apple. The star studded NYC crowd of supermodels, artists, skaters, designers, rockstars, Vice Magazine’s crew, MTV execs, Milkstudios crew, and the entire Natty Kon posse filled the theatre. The afterparty at the Parkside Lounge on Houston street kicked ass. At War With The 60’s rocked out on stage ’til 3:30a.m. and Dog Soldier Society finished the night off around 4:30a.m. A truly epic rock-n-roll night in NYC. The entire Natty Kon crew flew to NYC for this event, which made it even more exciting kicking off a 28-day USA premiere tour from NYC all the way to L.A. So keep an eye out for the NK crew creepin’ through your city.—JZ - Transworld


Still working on that hot first release.



Dog Soldier Society's music was featured in bumpers for Revolver Magazine's 2012 Golden Gods Awards.