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They were college radio DJs during the 90s. They helped expose bands like Nirvana, Pavement and PJ Harvey to the masses. They went to shows, interviewed musicians and reviewed albums. They worked security at concerts and once, even did load-in for a Phish show. Now they’re dads. Whether you want to explore lesser-known music or take a trip down memory lane tune in to The New Dad Rock. Hosts, Steve and Keith, share their love of music across eras and genres while helping you, the listener, to find new songs to rock out to. From deeper cuts by familiar artists to cult musicians who never earned their due and everything in between, The New Dad Rock will expand your mind.

They were college radio DJs during the 90s. They helped expose bands like Nirvana, Pavement and PJ Harvey to the masses. They went to shows, interviewed musicians and reviewed albums. They worked security at concerts and once, even did load-in for a Phish show. Now they’re dads. Whether you want to explore lesser-known music or take a trip down memory lane tune in to The New Dad Rock. Hosts, Steve and Keith, share their love of music across eras and genres while helping you, the listener, to find new songs to rock out to. From deeper cuts by familiar artists to cult musicians who never earned their due and everything in between, The New Dad Rock will expand your mind.

Location:

United States

Description:

They were college radio DJs during the 90s. They helped expose bands like Nirvana, Pavement and PJ Harvey to the masses. They went to shows, interviewed musicians and reviewed albums. They worked security at concerts and once, even did load-in for a Phish show. Now they’re dads. Whether you want to explore lesser-known music or take a trip down memory lane tune in to The New Dad Rock. Hosts, Steve and Keith, share their love of music across eras and genres while helping you, the listener, to find new songs to rock out to. From deeper cuts by familiar artists to cult musicians who never earned their due and everything in between, The New Dad Rock will expand your mind.

Language:

English

Contact:

631-495-6550


Episodes

EP 39. Happy Birthday To Us

5/11/2021
Can you believe it? The New Dad Rock has been going strong for one full year. Come celebrate with Keith and Steve as they reminisce on the past year and look ahead to the future of The New Dad Rock. Enjoy these songs by artists we have highlighted throughout the year: 13th Floor Elevators Pavement Blind Melon Modest Mouse One Direction JuiceWRLD CocoRosie PJ Harvey Orville Peck Camper Van Beethoven Ween Phish King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Tropical Fuck...

Duration:00:19:54

EP 37. Top Ten Albums By The Big Four

4/20/2021
The title says it all. In this episode The Dads countdown the top ten albums by Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer. 10. ...and Justice For All 9. Kill 'em All 8. Peace Sells...but Who's Buying 7. South of Heaven 6. Among the Living 5. Seasons in the Abyss 4. Rust in Peace 3. Ride the Lightning 2. Reign in Blood 1. Master of Puppets Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

Duration:00:25:20

EP 36. Are Live Albums Dead?

4/6/2021
Do you remember live albums? What were they: cash grabs, greatest hits packages, contract fulfillers or maybe a little of each. Any way you slide it, live albums are a staple in Dad Rock. From the classic live albums of the 70s and 80s to bootlegs and live concert recordings, and file sharing on Napster & YouTube to livestreams now, what does it all mean? Are live albums dead? The list of live albums goes on and on and on. Here are a few: Live at San QuentinLive at LeedsComes...

Duration:00:19:10

EP 35. Cracker Van Beethoven

3/23/2021
Dave Lowery is the mastermind behind two legendary indie rock bands, Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. Join the Dads as they delve into these two bands, check in on Dave's current gig as a professor at University of Georgia and solve the digital streaming royalties conundrum, among other subjects. A few Camper Van Beethoven songs you may dig on: Take the Skinheads Bowling One of These Days When I Win the Lottery Good Guys and Bad Guys All Her Favorite Fruit A bite of Cracker: Teen...

Duration:00:20:20

EP 34. TNDR Storytellers: The Hold Steady and Arab Strap

3/9/2021
It's been almost 15 years since Arab Strap released an album and nearly that long since Steve was taken in by The Hold Steady. In the past couple of weeks, each band released a new album that harkened back to a decade we were uncertain how to name. Listen in as the Dads take a deep dive into the seedy words these literate lyricists create. Songs mentioned in the episode: The Shy Retirer by Arab Strap The Feelers by The Hold Steady Spices by The Hold Steady Thermal Treasure by...

Duration:00:22:42

EP 33. Are Tool Fans Called Handymen?

2/16/2021
On paper, Tool would seem like the perfect band for The New Dad Rock. And perhaps they are. It's just that Steve and Keith never really got into them beyond Sober or after 1993. To remedy this, Keith invited his friend Eric in for a discussion on all things Tool. Included are steps on how to get into Tool and a first-hand testimonial on their brilliance. Also, one of their most popular songs is called Stink Fist. If you are interested in delving deeper, here are some entry-level songs that...

Duration:00:27:02

EP 32. Going to Polygondwanaland

2/2/2021
A wise man said, a little less talk a little more action. Not wanting to upset Elvis, the Dads spend most of this episode listening to Polygondwanaland, the 12th studio album from Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. (For a further dive into KG&LW, please check out EP 31.) Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

Duration:00:58:52

EP 31. All Hail King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

1/26/2021
The episode title says it all! It is finally time to delve into the miasma of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard an Australian rock band known for rollicking live shows and their prolific output. Join our intrepid hosts as they navigate the open water of a band that should fit well within the warm confines of New Dad Rock. Jangling guitars, metronomic drumming, psychedelic outbursts, terrible canyons of metal, scientific exploration and a time of redness in the west are just a few of the...

Duration:00:16:54

EP 30. Is Waxahatchee The New Dad Rock?

1/12/2021
Another quest to define the boundaries of the obscure realm known only as The New Dad Rock. This week, the Dads' focus is on the New as Keith introduces Steve to a grab bag of recent artists each seeking to join the pantheon of The New Dad Rock. The contenders are: Fall Out Boy Sturgill Simpson Darius Rucker HARDY Senking Jon Hopkins Basti Grub Dogleg Chicano Batman Sufjan Stevens Bring Me the Horizon Waxahatchee Bonny Doon Support the show...

Duration:00:23:08

EP 29. Spoon is the Tom Petty of the 21st Century

12/22/2020
The twenty-first century. Two decades down and our intrepid hosts are far too wise to make a "Best of Two Decades" list. But they sure try their darnedest. Tune in to their longest episode yet as they try to encapsulate the last twenty years of music. So grab a mug of egg nog and nod your head along as they explore everything from Drake to Disappears. Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

Duration:00:43:45

EP 28. 2020 Hindsight: The Best New Dad Rock of the Worst Year

12/8/2020
The New Dad Rock's take on the contractually obligated 'Best Of' list. Join Keith and Steve as they rattle off descriptions of a few albums that they remembered came out in 2020. By no means, is it an exhaustive or comprehensive list. Along the way they revive their idea for music based game show and this time, they cast a host. Here are some of the releases they dug on: Bartees Strange Osees King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard The Flaming Lips Stephen Malkmus Oranssi Pazuzu* Roddy...

Duration:00:22:57

EP 27. One Direction Home

11/24/2020
It finally happened. You knew it was bound to. One of the dads got one of their kids on the show. Keith and Steve are joined by Steve's 14-year-old daughter to talk about the quarantine-based resurgence of One Direction fandom. 1D! Sadie takes us through One Direction's roots on X-Factor to their surprising hiatus in 2015, parrying questions from Keith along the way. And when you're done, check out these songs from 1D and each member's solo career, hand-selected by Sadie herself: Moments...

Duration:00:23:39

EP 26. Why Don't 5-Year Olds Listen to Cat Power?

11/10/2020
One of the perks of being a parent is the ability to exert your influences on them. You literally have the power to determine what language they use, their view of the world, whether to call them Kleenex or tissues, and most importantly--what kind of music they listen to. Do you just blast them with Kids Bop, Disney Radio and Little Einsteins? Or do you survey the history of music, culling the best sounds from the past seven decades, in the hopes that they will develop a love and...

Duration:00:17:54

EP 25. Soundtrapping Middle Age: Micachu, Colin Stetson and Burial

10/27/2020
H.A. Eugene is back and that means we're going deep. Deep into the world of trap, electro, ambient, soundtracks and nothingness. And since it's just about Halloween, he focuses on some of the spookier aspects. You won't hear it if you don't listen. As we age the anger of industrial gives way to a mellower though no less dark pathway through witch house and on to trip hop, trap and post punk. Don't worry, we'll describe these genres for you in glorious detail. Eventually you catch 50's eye...

Duration:00:23:48

EP 24. Butthole Surfers: The Hole Truth and Nothing Butt

10/20/2020
Despite being a child of the 80s and hip to the freaky stylings of such pranksters as Ween, Primus and Extreme Elvis, Keith still doesn't quite understand the Butthole Surfers. Fear not, Steve can take him gently off the rails into the annals of this acid-soaked punk miasma. This one is not for the faint of heart. That being said, here is a selection of some of the prettier Butthole Surfers songs: Einhoven Chicken Masque From Humpty Dumpty LSD Rocky From Hairway to Steven The Wooden Song...

Duration:00:18:16

EP 23. The New New Dad Rock: Deerhoof, Avalanches and Bartees Strange

10/6/2020
Happy Rock-tober everyone! Steve is back to work and back behind the wheel commuting. And what is a commuting man to do but catch up on some recent releases? Join Keith and Steve as they drive the latest additions to The New Dad Rock canon your way: TwoliveThe OseesThe Flaming LipsDeerhoofWoodsAvalanchesLive ForeverIron MaidenYou won't mind the traffic when checking out these sweet, sweet sounds. And if none of these albums are your cup of tea, perhaps you'd like some puppets. Support...

Duration:00:20:33

EP 22. Record Store Day

9/22/2020
Vinyl is poised to outsell CDs this year (2020) for the first time since 1986. A big part of that can be attributed to Record Store Day which has been raising the profile and interest in music on vinyl since 2008. From humble beginnings with just 10 special releases to this year's COVID-inspired four consecutive months of Record Store Days featuring hundreds of unique, exclusive, and early releases, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Join Steve as he regales Keith with why he made the...

Duration:00:18:06

EP 21. Electronic Avenue

9/15/2020
By the late 80s, the halcyon sound of synthesizers and electronic drums had become ubiquitous. No artist was safe from the effervescent mechanical march that swept up Rush and resulted in Judas Priest's make most controversial album (Turbo). But this episode has literally nothing to do with any of that. You're welcome. No, this week The New Dad Rock delves deep into the uncanny valley. From innocent beginnings in machine learning with Depeche Mode we delve headlong into the industrial...

Duration:00:22:53

EP 20. Oh Say Can You Osees

9/8/2020
I just heard a new band called the Osees. No, not Thee Oh Sees, or Oh Sees, or OCS, Osees. For the past 20-plus years, John Dwyer has been a musical chameleon appearing in several bands, half of which have a very similar sounding name. He's the musician Keith has seen live most often and no matter the venue or the band around him, he puts on a stellar show. We tell you all about it here. Alas, during these chaotic and troubling times, there are no concerts and a livestream is all we have...

Duration:00:18:47

EP 19. 80s Thrash: Beyond The Big Four

9/1/2020
Much to Keith's chagrin, it's time for another episode about metal. This time we take on perennial dad favorite: 80s thrash. While the average TNDR listener may know a couple Metallica songs, have heard of Megadeth and Anthrax, or even shouted, "Slayer!" at a concert, there is much more to the genre than just The Big Four. Steve conducted some market research (i.e., texted a few friends) to come up with a list of the next best thrash bands from the 1980s. From over a dozen worthy...

Duration:00:20:39