Japanese power-pup/punk outfit Pinky Doodle Poodle is a passion of Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. The group – fronted by multi-instrumentalists/vocalist Yuria and George – is revered in Tokyo, where Yuria has made a name for herself with her work creating soundtracks for video games and various amine creations, concurrently with PDP’s rise to the top of the class on the Tokyo club circuit.
PDP was formed in 2008, and was signed to Takac’s Good Charamel Records shortly after they came to the bassist’s attention. In the time since, the band has released two albums on Good Charamel, and they are Buffalo productions through and through – produced and engineered by the band along with Takac and GCR Studios in-house engineer Justin Rose, the albums also feature arrangements by GCR’s Richie English, contributions from local drummers Josh English and Josh Heatley, mastering by local engineer Anthony Casuccio, and original artwork by Buffalo artist Don Keller.
Fresh from a tour of the Northeast and Midwest U.S., PDP arrived in Buffalo in time to kick out the jams during this year’s rain-soaked by jubilant Music is Art festival, and then headed straight into GCR Studios, where the same team contributed to the tracking of the band’s third Good Charamel release, which, according to Takac, will see release early next year.
Pinky Doodle Poodle will headline a bill at Mohawk Place (47 East Mohawk St.) beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Super Kilelr Robots and Boy Scouts will share opening duties. Admission at the door will be $5.
- Jeff Miers