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Dog Society / Bio

Dog Society is a cutting edge rock collective founded by New York City natives Bruce Erik Brauer (guitar), Richard Guerzon (Bass) and Joe Ranieri (Drums + Percussion), and was later joined by their rapturous Colorado based lead vocalist Brian Schnaak. Dog Society paved their way onto the rock scene almost 20 years ago with Test Your Own Eyes, their Atlantic Records / EastWest debut, which introduced their progressive style and positioned them at the forefront of the contemporary rock movement of the early 90’s.

Certainly no strangers to the NYC rock circuit, Dog Society’s rooted history in the music industry has them constantly raising the bar for innovative rock music with brilliant guitar riffs, emotive vocals and passionate lyrics. Each song, whether on stage or in the recording studio, emulates distinct classic rock influences from the likes of The Beatles, Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd intertwined with the more contemporary phonic blends of Sonic Youth and Radiohead.

They once called EastWest records home while they toured the country supporting their debut album “Test Your Own Eyes” which was produced by Rob Schnaapf and Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliot Smith). Throughout their impressive and verbose musical career, Dog Society has opened for a roster of legendary acts including Sheryl Crow, Stone Temple Pilots, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Extreme, Collision, Enuff Znuff, and Mister Big. Today, this heralded adult alternative rock quartet continues to grace the stages of NYC’s hottest venues performing in front of their incredibly loyal and devoted fan base; many of which have been with the band since day one.

Dog Society’s latest album “Emerge”, co-produced by Rob Schnaapf and Tom Rothrock, will be independently released on September 25, 2012. To celebrate the highly anticipated release of “Emerge”, Dog Society will be playing select dates in the NYC metro area.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Schnaaks-vocals, Bruce Brauer-guitar/vocals, Rich Guerzon-Bass/vocals, Joe Raneri-Percussion
Artist Name
Dog Society
Profile Page
Alternative / Modern / Experimental

Contact Info

Forest Hills, NY

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