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Album Review: Laura Stevenson Finds Her Own Unique Voice With Wheel

I’ve always kind of identified more with the Italian half of my heritage than the Irish half. The Italian side are much more recent (20th century) immigrants to the U.S.; and the only grandparent I ever had, after the age [...]

September 18, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

I’ve bored you with this already, but the first post I ever did over at CoolDad Music was a review of opening night of the “Screaming on Planet Titus” tour featuring Titus Andronicus, Screaming Females, and Diarrhea Planet. Since then, [...]

August 30, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Modern Hut – Generic Treasure

“Extreme loner folk.” That’s the description up at Don Giovanni Records for the debut album, Generic Treasure, by Don Giovanni co-honcho Joe Steinhardt, a.k.a. Modern Hut. OK. I work from home all day, talking to myself and the dog. This [...]

August 21, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Harper’s Fellow – Thanks For Tonight

I keep hearing myself say that Americana really isn’t my thing. Rock, hard rock, shoegaze, punk, jangle pop, surf. Those are my things. Then I look at the evidence. River City Extension’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your [...]

August 15, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s Part 6: Real Estate / Cassie Ramone (7/29/13)

This story originally appeared at Cool Dad Music Our Careless Lifestyle, It Was Not So Unwise I’ve mentioned before that CoolDaughter #1 swims competitively. This past weekend (actually, starting Thursday) we went to Rutgers for the summer Junior Olympics. She’s [...]

July 30, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Pity Sex – Feast of Love

This year alone we’ve gotten albums from California X, Milk Music, and Speedy Ortiz that reference the alt-rock sounds of the late 1980s – mid 1990s. Add to that mix the recent l0-fi (and totally fantastic) efforts from the likes [...]

July 25, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Interview: Jim Norton Of The Shock Mommies Discusses Re-Uniting & Playing Brighton Bar w/ Blackout Shoppers (7/27)

New Jersey punk legends, The Shock Mommies, are re-reuniting to play one last show at Long Branch’s Brighton Bar on Saturday, July 27th. In anticipation of the occasion, Speak Into My Good Eye approached the reclusive band’s “people” with some [...]

July 24, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Features, Interviews
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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s Part 5: Ted Leo / Shellshag (7/21/13)

This review originally appeared at CoolDad Music Click, Click, Click and the Moment’s GoneLast night was my last scheduled trip to Maxwell’s (I showed amazing restraint when the two Mission of Burma shows were announced for today). I talked with [...]

July 22, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s Part 3: The Everymen / Life Eaters / Black Wine / Brooklyn What (7/12/13)

This review originally appeared at CoolDad Music A Concert Ticket’s All She Really Tries to Score In parts 1 & 2 of this series, I wrote about Yo La Tengo and The Feelies. Maybe The Feelies have never truly gotten [...]

July 16, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s Part 4: Titus Andronicus / Screaming Females (7/15/13)

This review originally appeared at CoolDad Music Peeking Through Blotches of the Blood of Bugs Towards the Elysian Fields The crowd at this show was a lot younger than any of the crowds at the other Maxwell’s shows I’d attended [...]

July 16, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews