Each of these galleries represents a Poi Dog Pondering show, as captured by Matt Carmichael.
1994 Grant Park and Lounge Ax
The first Poi show(s) I ever shot. July 4, 1994 at Taste of Chicago in Grant Park and later (opening for themselves as Palm Fabric Orches
1997 Tower Records
PdP played an in-story concert and then signed copies of Liquid White Light for fans at a Tower Records in Lincoln Park. Record stores, j
1997: Grant Park: AIDS Walk
PdP returned to Grant Park for a special concert in honor of participants in a charity walk. The concert was broadcast live on WXRT.
In what has been billed the Week of Poi (May, 1998) the band played Metro twice, Park West, a breakfast show at Michael Jordan's for WXRT
1998 Park West
Poi Dog Pondering opened for the Dave Matthews Band during a leg of its 1998 tour.
1999 The Vic
Poi played an epic run of sold-out shows culminating in a "fan appreciation" show available only through its email list. One sh
2000 Taste of Randolph
Poi Dog Pondering played one of Chicago's most popular street festivals, the Taste of Randolph.
2004 Election Night
PdP played what was kind of an odd show during an election night watching party at the Park West. The crowd was rather down due to the el
2004 Navy Pier
PdP played an outdoor shell at the Navy Pier skyline stage in Chicago in June of 2004. They were opening for David Byrne of the Talking H
2004 Park West
Poi played the 2nd of two shows in November at the Park West. This was a more typical performance setting.
2005 - Durty Nellies
PdP played the grand opening show at this venue in Palatine, Il.
2005 Chicago Sinfonietta
PdP had the honor to be accomponied by the Chicago Sinfonietta for this show at Symphony Hall. Max, Susan and Paul arranged the parts for
Poi Dog Pondering lit up the Metro for this show in September 2006.
2007 House of Blues
PdP returned to House of Blues for this show in May, 2007.
Abra Moore opened and joined PdP at this post-Thanksgiving show at Metro.
Poi played at Metro just after Thanksgiving in 2008.
2008 Millennium Park
Poi Dog Pondering's first appearance in this architectural gem along Chicago's lakefront. Featured a surprise guest appearance from Chica
Poi Dog Pondering took to one of its favorite haunts, the Vic Theatre, to release Seve, its aptly-named seventh studio album.
PdP played at Chicago's Metro in January 2009.
In 2010 PdP returned to Ravinia for another sell-out show at this great outdoor venue on Chicago's North Shore.
2011 Tale of Two Cities: The Austin Years
PdP performed two nights at Chicago's Metro, one focused on the band's Austin years, one on the group's Chicago incarnation. They were re
2011 Tale of Two Cities: The Chicago Years
2014 City Winery
PdP returned to City Winery for a series of shows in December, 2014. These photos are from the 2nd of three shows.
2015 - The Vic - Pomegranate Shows
Poi Dog Pondering celebrated a lot of milestones at the Vic in October, 2015. The 30th anniversary of the band itself was marked with the
2015 Millennium Park
PdP headlined a free show in this Chicago architectural gem.
2015 Paramount Aurora
PdP played a show in the beautifully-restored Paramount Theater in Aurora, Il
2016 Great American Music Hall
Poi Dog Pondering returns to San Francisco and performs at Great American Music Hall, January 2016
2018 Frank Orrall (solo) at Space
Frank Orrall performs a rare solo show at Space in Evanston, Il. January, 2018
Two of Matt's Photos graced the covers of the PdP Live CD/DVD set recorded at Chicago's Metro in 2011
Poi Dog Pondering - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago - 1997
Poi Dog Pondering at Thalia Hall, 2018
PdP played two nights at Chicago's Thalia Hall in October, 2018 in celebration of the new album, "Remnants of Summer."
The 20th Anniversary of Pomegranate