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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s (Part 2): The Feelies (PHOTOS)

NOTE: This story originally appeared at Cool Dad Music People love music in different ways. For many, a favorite song is a part of life, a marker for an event or a feeling. Favorite tunes soundtrack almost every moment: the last half-mile [...]

July 8, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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EP Review: Rick Barry – This Postdiluvian World

I came a little late to the Rick Barry party. My first encounter with the Asbury Park-based singer songwriter was through his work with No Wine For Kittens. The band’s Not Ready Yet EP featured some nods to 1990s indie pop with its [...]

July 1, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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The Last Weeks of Maxwell’s (Part 1): Condo Fucks / Yo La Tengo

NOTE: This story originally appeared at Cool Dad Music “This band does not exist without this club.” That was Ira Kaplan / Kid Condo in the final moments of a double bill that saw both Yo La Tengo’s final performance at Maxwell’s as well as [...]

June 17, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Kenny Feinstein – Loveless: Hurts to Love

Just in case you haven’t figured this out yet, let me say that I have this tendency to get a little obsessed with things, which can lead to some spur-of-the-moment decisions. For example, I started to get excited about My [...]

June 11, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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EP Review: The Meaning of Life – Play Fuego

Brooklyn trio The Meaning of Life cite Yo La Tengo and The Jesus and Mary Chain (along with Laura Palmer and Route 66) as influences. Those sounds are definitely there on the band’s debut EP, Play Fuego. Whether it’s the 80s [...]

May 31, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me

I’ve mentioned this before; but back in 2010, I was able to score tickets for CoolMom and me to attend The National’s pre-High Violet release show at the Bell House. That show stands as a benchmark for me of what [...]

May 24, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk

I think you have to be careful when you say something like, “This album will be the band’s breakout record.” In this new world where everything is sliced and diced into smaller and smaller sections by cable TV and the [...]

May 16, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

I grew up in a pretty observant household. We went to mass each week and on Holy Days of Obligation. I went to religious education and did all of my childhood sacraments up through confirmation. We never said grace at [...]

May 9, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Trivia Returning to Asbury Park Tuesday Nights at Asbury Lanes

Maybe you’ve bobbed your head up and down a few times at Asbury Lanes while watching a great local band or some nationally touring act. Maybe, like me, you’ve used your head as the landing spot for an airborne PBR [...]

May 6, 2013 Cool Dad Music, News
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Live Review: Johnny Marr Played Irving Plaza (PHOTOS)

NOTE: This story originally appeared earlier via CoolDad Music I think seeing Johnny Marr and Morrissey separately, within a few months of each other is instructive. Morrissey is a showman: satin shirt or no shirt, fans rushing the stage to [...]

May 3, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews