Dr. Dog Kicks Off Monthly Live Ustream Concert Series From Creative Allies At Ex’pression College For Digital Arts

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Creative Allies is pleased to announce the first in a monthly series of live web concerts powered by Ustream. The concerts will take place on a professional-grade sound stage at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryille, CA. Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog will perform for the first session on Sunday, April 25th at 3pm PST/6pm EST. Produced by Creative Allies and Ex’pression College, the performances will be streamed live on Creative Allies and Ustream.

Over the last few years, Dr. Dog has caught the attention of many for their dynamic songwriting, shimmering harmonies and irresistible pop sensibilities. From the praise in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, NPR, People Magazine and more, to the adoration from artists like Jack White, Beck, Jeff Tweedy, Kanye West and Lou Reed, and to selling out 1,500 capacity venues in major markets worldwide, what started in the basement of a farm house in Pennsylvania with a 4 track has developed into an inventive, magnificently realized, and absolutely irresistible band who shows no sign of slowing down.

Dr. Dog will be performing songs from their critically acclaimed Anti- Records debut “Shame, Shame.” You can catch the band perform their single “Stranger” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, April 28th.

Ex’pression College students and faculty will film the concert with a 5-camera video set-up and record it on a multi-track digital mixing console. “These are the opportunities our students want and need to compete in the entertainment market today,” says Steve Di Nardo, Vice President of Marketing and Admissions at the school. “There’s no better way to showcase the college’s amazing facility than with one of today’s best rock & roll bands,” comments Sean O’Connell, CEO of Creative Allies.

Creative Allies and Ex’pression College are also hosting a contest for poster art inspired by Dr. Dog’s new album. O’Connell mentions, “This is a great opportunity provided by one of America’s top art schools for students and music fans to get involved in the design process.” The winning designer will receive a $200 licensing fee plus tickets to an upcoming Dr. Dog show and an autographed copy of the album. Submissions are due by July 1st.

To watch the performance on Sunday April 25th, visit http://www.creativeallies.com or http://Ustream.tv, the reliable leader in live online video.

To submit for the Dr. Dog “Shame, Shame” design contest, visit http://www.creativeallies.com/jobs/show/51

About Ex’pression College for Digital Arts Founded in 1999 by the late (2008) Dutch entrepreneur Eckart Wintzen, Ex’pression is a unique, accredited, digital arts college. Ex’pression College for Digital Arts teaches and grants Bachelor’s Degrees in four programs: Sound Arts; Animation & Visual Effects; Motion Graphic Design and Game Art & Design. Expression utilizes a professional, accelerated program, and students live and learn in the culture of digital arts production for about 2.5 years. Class sizes are limited to ensure hands-on learning, instructor attention and access to gear and equipment. Students learn and work with professional-grade equipment and studios. Ex’pression College maintains close ties with top industry professionals to provide students with real-world client projects and mentorship opportunities, as well as career development assistance, which is available to all graduates.

Expression College for Digital Arts is located in an imagination-inspiring 100,000-square-foot facility just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. For more information, please visit the Ex’pression Website at: http://www.expression.edu

About Creative Allies Creative Allies is an innovative online design community that connects musicians, festivals, and non-profit organizations with art students, freelancers, and music fans. Launched in January 2010, the site is currently running contests with Jack Johnson along with dozens of other music groups. Membership is free and there is no charge for uploading designs or posting jobs. Users pay set fees to license designs for promotional and commercial use.

About Ustream Ustream is the leader in live video with more than 75 million monthly viewers. The platform empowers any individual, public figure or brand to stream to a global audience of unlimited size. Ustream offers free broadcasting and viewing platforms for the Web and mobile devices. The interactive functionality within Ustream enables real-time engagement with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and AIM. Hundreds of high-profile broadcasters have partnered with Ustream to reach millions of people. Ustream (http://www.ustream.com) is a privately-held company based in Mountain View, Calif. Follow on Twitter (@Ustream) or fan at Facebook.com/Ustream.


Crissa Requate