Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Jim Appio

Boy + Kite

EP Review: Boy + Kite — Blueprint

Austin, TX quartet Boy + Kite formed when singer / lead guitarist Darvin Jones met singer / guitarist Beth Puorro in a hot tub they’d illicitly infiltrated back in 2009. Since then, the band have released an LP, hit the [...]

November 5, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Watch Ontario Punk Outfit Single Mothers Get “Half-Lit”

London, Ontario punk quartet, Single Mothers, just released their debut LP, Negative Qualities, on HXC Recordings this week. In tandem with the album’s release, the band have also put out a clip for single “Half-Lit.” On the track, lead singer Drew [...]

October 10, 2014 Cool Dad Music, Music Videos, News
Corrina, Corrina

Interview: Corrina, Corrina Talk Breaking Through In The Asbury Scene, American Short Stories, & Heading Off To College

This interview originally appeared at CoolDad Music I’ve been trying to move into the 21st century and get more multimedia content up here. So last night I sat down with Little Dickman Records artists Corrina, Corrina for an in-depth chat [...]

August 18, 2014 Cool Dad Music, Features, Interviews
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Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

This review originally appeared at CoolDad Music By: Scotch LaRock The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Rob Something, 1964 The first time I saw The Gaslight Anthem was at the Polish nightclub, Europa, in May of 2008 with my buddy [...]

August 14, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Further — Where Were You Then?

Where were you then, indeed? If you’ve spent any time over at CoolDad Music, then you know that I harbor a deep and abiding love for all things Dinosaur Jr. As is the case with many of my favorite bands, [...]

August 13, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Those Mockingbirds – Penny The Dreadful

When I saw Those Mockingbirds open for River City Extension back in November, I wrote that the Montclair band “could be poised to move well beyond New Jersey at any moment.” July 1st will see the release of the band’s [...]

July 1, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Modern Baseball Played a Sold Out Asbury Lanes w/ The Hotelier, Tiny Moving Parts, Sorority Noise, 6/4/14

This review was written by Scotch LaRock and originally appeared over at CoolDad Music. “Our songs are sing along songs.” We like quoting the Hold Steady around here, and that was the theme last night. A sold out Asbury Lanes was littered [...]

June 7, 2014 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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EP Review: EdTang & The Chops — EdTang & The Chops

Singer / songwriter EdTang is a true Jersey Shore native. On his latest EP with his band, The Chops, EdTang channels some Jersey greats along with some influences that come from a little further away to deliver what sounds like [...]

June 6, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Herzog — Boys

“Hey you indie rockers, is everybody in?” So begins Boys, the latest full-length from Cleveland’s Herzog, on the high-speed “Full Stick.” It’s an invitation — not snide or ironic in any way — to join these boys on a ride through [...]

May 28, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Dentist – Dentist

This review originally appeared at CoolDad Music I like Dentist. I mean, I like them — as people. We’ve had drinks together. We’ve talked about music, bands, coaching rec soccer. They’re one of the bands I write about here with [...]

May 9, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews