Dogstar currently embodies the essence of the Southern California narrative rock band they have always been. They create deeply resonant music that literally comes from Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees – the name of the band’s new album, which was released on October 6, 2023 through their own label, Dillon Street Records. Hollywood star Keanu Reeves is probably known to most fans as the protagonist of the legendary Matrix trilogy, as former assassin John Wick, or as the fearless exorcist Constantine. But equally important is the fact that Keanu Reeves is a renaissance figure who, despite his worldwide fame, has kept both feet firmly on the ground. Keanu Reeves is a philanthropist in the fields of climate change, human rights and many others, including his own foundation to help research cancer treatments or donate financial aid to children’s hospitals.
Dogstar, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves, was born in 1991 as a band of friends who met in a garage in Southern California and simply dreamed of playing music and making some noise together. Now, more than thirty years later, Domrose, Mailhouse and Reeves have taken some time at the end of a historic lockout to create a collection of songs that fully encapsulates who they are as artists today. The happily reunited rock trio’s official return came in May 2023 – more than 20 years since their last performance together – with their first public appearance at Napa Valley’s BottleRock music festival with a set that drew praise from fans and critics alike, including the live debut of their lead single “Everything Turns Around,” officially released on July 19 of this year.