Browsing the "Cool Dad Music" Category

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Album Review: The Obvious – Duress

Asbury Park’s The Obvious have been at it for a while now. Guitarist / vocalist Angie Sugrim and guitarist Dan Astorri have made music together since the mid-90s. In 2005, that relationship led to the formation of The Obvious. By [...]

January 17, 2014 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

SIMGE Singles: Hospitality – “Rockets And Jets”…New LP Trouble Out On Merge In January

On their self-titled debut album, Brooklyn’s Hospitality definitely displayed some ’80s influence. In that case, the influences were of the literate style of someone like Elvis Costello at his most poppy. Lyrically the songs weren’t all necessarily breezy and happy, though; [...]

January 13, 2014 Cool Dad Music, News

Review: Deal Casino – The Runaways EP (SIMGE Premiere)

Hailing from Sparta, NJ and named after a beach club on the Jersey Shore, Deal Casino make music that sounds like it has ambitions well beyond the Garden State. The Runaways, the band’s second EP under their current name (They used [...]

December 18, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Coastgaard – Coastgaard

I have kind of a love / hate relationship with the beach. On the one hand, I was born on an island (Brooklyn is on an island. I don’t care what the supreme court says.) and have lived most of [...]

December 6, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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EP Review: Underwater Country Club – ep

Thanksgiving 2013 is in the books. CoolMom’s extended family come to visit us every year. We usually spend Thursday, Friday, and Saturday together celebrating the holiday, shopping, and catching up with each other. That means that I usually can’t get [...]

December 3, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Review: Farewell Ember – Poet Season

Farewell Ember is Toms River artist Anthony Nastasi. On the Poet Season EP, which was recorded by Jason Portizio in Toms River’s own Ugly Door Studio Nastasi enlists the help of several area artists to create four songs that have a feel [...]

November 1, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

Camelfest Came To Asbury Lanes w/ The Everymen, Cinema Cinema, Coffin Daggers ++ Wax Darts (Photos)

Since the closure of Maxwell’s, our fellow New Jerseyans to the north have been looking for some new spaces to hold their shows. On Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, Dromedary Records held their 2oth anniversary bash and benefit, [...]

October 28, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Shopping – Consumer Complaints

There’s something about British / European post punk. I’m guessing it has something to do with the possibility that bands from across the Atlantic are less steeped than American bands in the country / blues tradition that morphed itself into [...]

October 11, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

EP Review: Bog Iron Bloom — Welcome to Bears

Taking their name from one of New Jersey’s most important resources of the 18th and 19th centuries, Bog Iron Bloom are an art-folk collective that, according to the band’s Facebook page, “draws members from all across the Garden State and [...]

September 30, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

Laura Stevenson Played Asbury Lanes with Cayetana, Paper Streets, and Dentist, 9/20/13 (PHOTOS)

Long Island native and Don Giovanni Records recording artist Laura Stevenson brought her show back to Asbury Lanes on Friday night. The bill also included two of my favorite local acts in Dentist and Paper Streets and introduced me to [...]

September 22, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews