Browsing the "Cool Dad Music" Category

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Album Review: Fear of Men – Loom

This article originally appeared at CoolDad Music One of the craziest things I did in 2013 was head to LA for FYF Fest alone, the morning after CoolDaughter #2 got her tonsils removed. My Bloody Valentine were one of the [...]

April 23, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
Chuck Ragan

CoolDad Music’s Weekly Concert Round Up Feat. Mad Feather Group, Cicada Radio, Chuck Ragan, & Hot Blood

This article originally appeared at CoolDad MusicA Full Slate Even from Rio Rancho, NM, with its DSL-only Internet and two-hour time difference, I’ve got you covered. Good thing, too; because this weekend is absolutely loaded with shows. Tonight, Jeff Raspe’s [...]

April 17, 2014 Cool Dad Music, News
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EP Review: Ropetree – Bacon

This review originally appeared at Cool Dad Music I’ve written quite a bit about the 1990s revival that’s been happening. I’ve focused, though, on stuff in my own wheelhouse: that Indie / lo-fi / jangly strain of the 90s characterized [...]

April 14, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Sometimes it’s hard to get past our past. We think we’ve adjusted and moved on, grown as a person; but in quiet moments, we find our minds going back to that thing, that breakup or screwup, that we just can’t [...]

April 7, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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EP Review: Geyser – Geyser

Geyser are Sudbury, Ontario trio Neil Bednis, J.R. Beaudry, and Dylan Lynds. On their self-titled, debut EP, Geyser deliver a solid, four-song mixture of garage rock and post punk. “Feel It All Day” opens the set, sounding a little bit [...]

March 20, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Hot Blood – No Kings

I was listening to Hot Blood’s forthcoming debut, No Kings, via the Google Music app on my phone last night. The app has this animation of three little equalizer bars that bounce up and down next to each song as an [...]

March 7, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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First Preview: “Lights Out” From Screaming Females’ Live at The Hideout

This article originally appeared at Cool Dad Music When Yo La Tengo headed off to rock school, one of their instructors (played by Bob Odenkirk) informed them of “The Foghat Rule.” The rule states that “Your fourth album should be [...]

February 27, 2014 Cool Dad Music, News
The Battery Electric

Little Dickman Records To Bring Some Asbury (TV Tramps, Hot Blood, The Battery Electric) to Austin

Austin’s South By Southwest conference can feel pretty corporate sometimes with its wristbands, sponsored events, and free tacos in a Cool Ranch-flavored shell. But there are folks down there every March who keep things real. Asbury Park’s Little Dickman Records [...]

February 11, 2014 Asbury Music, Cool Dad Music, News

Don Giovanni Records Showcase: Night 1 – Tenement, Night Birds, + More Shook Death By Audio (PHOTOS)

I don’t know. Maybe every band aspires to, one day, sign a major label deal and get paid millions to sell cars in a Super Bowl commercial. I can’t say for sure that, if the opportunity presented itself, I wouldn’t [...]

February 8, 2014 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Nicole Atkins – Slow Phaser

I’m going to admit to something here. Every time I heard or read Nicole Atkins describe her upcoming album, Slow Phaser, as disco prog rock, I got a little nervous. The description conjured images of organs and flutes, danceable beats, and [...]

January 24, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews