Browsing the "Cool Dad Music" Category

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Album Review: Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail

Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Billy Bragg. His music has meant a lot to me since my late teens. Back to Basics, a compilation of Bragg’s first three recordings — Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy, Brewing Up with [...]

March 19, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

Album Review: Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right

“I’ll eventually move out of my parents’ house.” “Yeah right.” “The economy will eventually turn around.” “Yeah right.” “I’m gonna run at least every other day and get myself ready for this year’s Asbury Park five-miler.” “Yeah right.” “Yeah right” [...]

March 14, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

Interview: The Everymen’s Mike V Tells Us How He Really Feels

One thing Mike V of The Everymen doesn’t do is pull his punches. That shouldn’t be surprising. The Everymen are a good, old, no nonsense, New Jersey rock and roll band. They bring a passion to their live shows that [...]

March 11, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Features, Interviews
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Album Review: The Men – New Moon

Evolution. Sometimes it’s a hard thing. Leaving aside the charged debate here in the U.S. over evolution versus intelligent design, when bands evolve there is always the risk that they’ll lose some of the fans that were with them at the [...]

March 7, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Less Than 10 Questions With Erika Simonian Of Little Silver

Erika Simonian, like me, grew up in Little Silver, NJ.  We’re both products of the fine, suburban Little Silver School system; and we both graduated, just two years apart, from Red Bank Regional High School.  I eventually came back to [...]

March 6, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Features, Interviews

Bow Wow Wow Played The Brighton Bar, Things Got A Little Uncomfortable

CoolMom and I went out to see Bow Wow Wow last night at Long Branch’s Brighton Bar.  As far as I can piece together, sometime after tickets went on sale in January, lead singer Annabella Lwin cut ties with the [...]

March 4, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
Bob Mould

Bob Mould Played the First of Two Nights at Bowery Ballroom (2/26/13)

“So how do you know about this band we’re about to see?”  That’s what our new, young friend asked my fellow CoolDad and me just before Bob Mould took the stage at Bowery Ballroom with his band. “How do we [...]

February 27, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

“I left like I got my way / But truly I left with nothing at all.”  That line from “Hollow Bedroom” opens Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt.  Katie Crutchfield is back to follow 2012’s (I look for a new adjective every time [...]

February 26, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews

Thanks Played The Berkeley Bar With Accidental Seabirds (2/22)

With all of my traveling lately, I hadn’t seen CoolMom in about two weeks.  Over the last few months, my efforts to see Thanks, the project of River City Extension’s John Muccino and Mike Costaney, had all ended in failure.  [...]

February 25, 2013 Cool Dad Music, Live, Reviews
Johnny Marr

Album Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

CoolDaughter #1 took up the guitar at my urging maybe two years ago.  That experiment pretty much consisted of my paying the weekly fees for lessons while she never practiced or seemed at all interested in the instrument.  To inspire [...]

February 20, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews