Friday, July 29, 2016

Titus Andronicus Live Album / Concert Film

Titus Andronicus at Shea Stadium last July.

S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera

Today, Titus Andronicus released the live document of their 2015 residency at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium. The five-night stand marked the release of the band's 3-LP rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, as well as the 30th birthday of Titus Andronicus frontman, Patrick Stickles.

S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera is available digitally today via Merge Records with a 12" vinyl version due on September 9th. As a companion to the release, Titus Andronicus have made available a 44-minute live concert film which was shot by Christopher Elia and Jeremy Aquilino over the course of the five-night celebration. Elia handled editing duties and managed to splice in some nice shots of our very own CoolDad Music logo as sported by Patrick Stickles.

In a press release, Stickles was careful to note of the film, "Though there is one scene that depicts the act of 'crowd surfing,' +@ does not encourage or condone such reckless behavior at our concerts. It infringes upon the rights of those who do not consent to getting kicked in the head - people can get hurt that way. The dance floor should be a safe and respectful environment for all, and violent, aggressive behavior has no place in a progressive gathering of true punks."

Check out the mostly positive and non-violent Shea Stadium performances below along with all of the dates so far announced for the upcoming Titus Andronicus "Rockers on the Road" tour. That tour kicks off on September 8th at Jersey City's Monty Hall.

Titus Andronicus on Tour

Aug 23 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Sep 8 Jersey City, NJ – WFMU Monty Hall
Sep 9 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts %
Sep 11 Richmond, VA – The Camel %
Sep 13 Durham, NC – The Pinhook %
Sep 14 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight %
Sep 15 Nashville, TN – The High Watt %
Sep 17 Birmingham, AL – Saturn %
Sep 18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa %
Sep 20 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger %
Sep 21 Austin, TX – Barracuda %
Sep 22 Dallas, TX – The Loft %
Sep 23 Norman, OK – Opolis %
Sep 24 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall %
Sep 25 Iowa City, IA – The Mill %
Sep 27 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon %
Sep 28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge %
Sep 29 Detroit, MI – El Club %
Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace %
Oct 4 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^
Oct 5 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace ^
Oct 6 Rockville Center, NY – Cannon's Blackthorn ^
Oct 7 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel ^
Oct 8 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel ^
% - w/ A Giant Dog
^ - w/ Happiness

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Here We Go! Here We Go! Here We Go!

Get Stoked

Last I heard, tix for both nights are still available.

New Single from Pat Van Dyke

"Whitewalls (PVD X Fancy Colors Remix)"

Pat Van Dyke is a producer, composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist living in New Jersey. In 2015, Van Dyke released Right On Time. The album showcases Van Dyke's style for mixing intricate, experimental electronica with jazz. It sits somewhere between modern and vintage; and, while I'm no jazz expert, there's a freshness and originality on Right On Time that's extremely engaging.

Earlier this month Van Dyke, in collaboration with Fancy Colors, released a remix of Right On Time track "Whitewalls." The remix ramps up the electronic feel of the original and adds some vocals that take take the song from its jazzy, funky groove to almost an indie, synth pop dance track.

Listen to both versions of "Whitewalls" below, and go explore the rest of Pat Van Dyke's catalog over at his Bandcamp page.

What's Going On: 7/28, 7/29, 7/30 & 7/31, 2016

The Bouncing Souls are Stoked for the Summer

Stoked for the Summer

The Bouncing Souls are back with a new album and a pair of Asbury Park shows this week. They're bringing some amazing friends. That's not all that's happening, though.

On Thursday, The Anchor's Bend continues their free Jams on the Sand series with Pimps of Joytime. The Off White head to Brooklyn's Cobra Club for a show with Ted's Dead and Sea Ghost. Our friends C.R. and The Degenerates play Stanhope House with Rosie Bengal, Joseph Henry, and Francie Moon opening for James Abbot.

Thursday is also the first of two Stoked for the Summer evenings with The Bouncing Souls. This one is inside The Stone Pony and consists of, basically, a CoolDad dream bill by including Beach Slang and Cayetana. Tickets are still available, I think.

On Friday night, Daikaiju and Black Flamingos play the beach stage at Anchor's Bend for free. Accidental Seabirds and Warbler's Roost are at The Asbury. Also free. Ribeye Brothers, Holmes, and Experiment 34 play the boardwalk at APYC. Dentist head to Montclair's Old Mogul Theatre to play with We're Ghosts Now, Super American, and Glass Cow. Paper Streets play a late show at The Saint with The North American and Laketon. John Eddie plays Wonder Bar.

Friday brings Night 2 of Stoked for the Summer outside to The Stone Pony Summer Stage. In addition to The Bouncing Souls, the show also features the long-awaited Asbury Park return of Rocket From The Crypt along with The Flatliners, The Explosion, and Creeper.

On Saturday, The Off White and GayGuy / StraightGuy hit the Asbury Hotel. The Paper Jets, Rose Boulevard, Jesse Elliot and more are part of the Fire Fest benefit at Court Tavern in New Brunswick. The free Soulsational Music and Wellness Festival comes back to Bayville with tons of local music including Accidental Seabirds, The Shady Street Show Band, Foxanne, Avery Mandeville, and more. Quality Living, who premiered a song with us a couple of weeks ago, hold their release show at Hansil's in Oakland, NJ with LKFFCT, Adam and The Plants, Delicate Flowers, and Fortune Yeller. Waiting On Mongo play The Saint. Black Wine are back with a show at Volume IV in Bruns with Söft Dov, Laces Out, and Risk Relay. Colton Kayser holds the release party for his Place to Settle at Wonder Bar with help from Lowlight, Cold Weather Company, We're Ghosts Now, and Cranston Dean.

Sunday features Have A Good Season, Teenage Halloween, Corrina Corrina, Toy Cars, and Hole In The Earth at "The Barn" in Red Bank. Foxanne, Above The Moon, Atlas Bloom, and Toxic Moxie play a free show at New Brunswick's Scarlet Pub.

I hope you're all stoked for whatever the rest of the summer has to offer you. Make the most of it. Oh, and good luck to CoolDaughter #1 at the NJ Swimming Junior Olympics this weekend!


Anchor's Bend (Asbury): Pimps of Joytime, 6pm, FREE

The Asbury Hotel (Asbury): Open Mic, 8pm

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Sumthin Good, 9pm, FREE

The Citizen (Jersey City): Morus Alba / Top Nachos / Mobile Steam Unit / Sparknomad, 8pm, $5

Cobra Club (Brooklyn): The Off White / Ted's Dead / Sea Ghost, 8pm, $5

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Violent Island / PA Angelo / MACK / MULVA / Match Party, 7:30pm, $5 or $10

House of Independents (Asbury): Avery Rose & The Thorns, 7:30pm, $12

Inkwell Coffee House (Long Branch): Open Mic, 8pm

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): DJ Tyler Valentine, 9pm, FREE

The Saint (Asbury): The Kickback / Cold Fronts / The Vaughns / Yawn Mower, 7:30pm, $10

Stanhope House (Stanhope): James Abbott / C.R. and The Degenerates / Rosie Bengal / Joseph Henry / Francie Moon, 6pm, $12 adv, $15 door

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Stoked for the Summer: The Bouncing Souls / Beach Slang / Cayetana, 7pm, $23 adv, $50 2-day pass

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): B-Side Players, 7pm, $15 adv, $18 door

FRIDAY (7/29)

73 See Gallery (Montclair): Furnsss / Sunflower / Mom Pop+Co / Rita Fishbone / Sundried Everything / Looney & G / Marigolds, 6:30pm, $7-$10

Anchor's Bend (Asbury): Daikaiju / Black Flamingos, 7pm, FREE

The Asbury Hotel (Asbury): Accidental Seabirds / Warbler Roost, 8:30pm, FREE

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Ribeye Brothers / Holmes / Experiment 34, 9pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Diego Alessandro / Lot 25, 6:30pm, $10 adv, $12 door

The Bunker (New Brunswick): Renee Maskin / Moon Daze / Jeanette Lynne and The Catholic Guilt / Little Rose / Cold Weather Company, 7:30pm, FREE

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Disposable / Sweet Lucy / Sick Mind / The Penniless Loafers / Backyard Superheroes, 8pm, $5 or $10

House of Independents (Asbury): PARACHUTE: The Wide Awake Tour, 7pm, $25

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Brother Valiant, 9pm, FREE

Mexicali Live (Teaneck): Thank You Scientist (release) / The Tea Club / Pralaya / One Hundred Thousand, 7pm, $13 adv, $16 door

Old Mogul Theatre (Montclair): Super American / Glass Cow / We're Ghosts Now / Dentist, 7pm

Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse (Dunellen): HUB City Stompers / Umbilical Noose / Dilemma / Lost Cause / Damage Done / Wild Ones / Suicide Crisis / The Brats NYC, 7pm, $15

The Saint (Asbury): Planes on Paper / Oliva Bec, 7pm, $13

The Saint (Asbury): Paper Streets / The North American / Laketon, 10pm, $10

Starland Ballroom (Sayreville): Dr. Dirty John Valby with Don Jamieson, 8pm, $20-$45

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): Stoked for the Summer: The Bouncing Souls / Rocket From The Crypt / The Explosion / Flatliners / Creeper, 5pm, $35 adv, $40 door, $50 2-day pass

Volume IV (New Brunswick): Söft Dov / Black Wine / Laces Out / Risk Relay, 8pm, $5

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): John Eddie, 7pm, $17 adv, $20 door


73 See Gallery (Montclair): Basement Beers / Queen Moo / Use Big Words / Jean Pool / Mr. Pink, 7pm, $10

The Asbury Hotel (Asbury): The Off White / GayGuy/StraightGuy, 9:30pm, $10

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Circle Square Reunion / Leeds, 9pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Midsummer Meltdown -- Metal, 4:30pm, $10

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Fire Fest 2016 ft. The Paper Jets / Rose Boulevard / Jesse Elliot / Steve Burks / more, 7:30pm, $10

Forest Hills Parkway (Bayville): Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival ft. Shady Street Show Band / Foxanne / Accidental Seabirds / Avery Mandeville / more, 11am, FREE

Hansil's (Oakland, NJ): Quality Living (release) / Adam and The Plants / Delicate Flowers / Fortune Yeller / LKFFCT, 7pm, $5

House of Independents (Asbury): ALIVE '75! The Ultimate Classic KISS Tribute, 7pm, $20

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): DJ Don Dazzo's Blonde Ambition, 9pm, FREE

Millhill Basement (Trenton): Hot Blood / SICK SHIT, 9pm

Monty Hall (Jersey City): Prove It All Night: Comedians of Karaoke w/ Tom Scharpling / Dave Hill / Brett Davis / more, 9pm, $5

Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse (Dunellen): Crash NY / Thornes / Ripped w/ The Amazing Amy, 9pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): Waiting on Mongo / Gallagher's Guest House / Downstream, 7:30pm, $10

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Tramps Like Us, 7pm, $20 adv, $25 door

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Colton Kayser (record release) / Lowlight / Cold Weather Company / We're Ghosts Now / Cranston Dean, 7:30pm, $10