Posted in music | tour dates on July 3, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Dads (Tampa)

Tampa garage rockers Dads share members with Merchandise (Carson Cox and David Vassalotti) and are also regulars on the same underground scene that Merchandise came from before they began extensively touring decent-sized venues across North America. Dads are about to release a new 7", Invisible Blouse, next week (7/9) via Brooklyn's Wharf Cat Records. You can stream the rowdy title track from that 7" below. They have no tour scheduled at the moment.

Meanwhile, there's also a NJ duo named Dads, who have a new EP, Pretty Good, coming out on August 6 via 6131 (you can stream a track at the AV Club). Though a bit too '04 MTV-emo for our tastes, they have an ongoing tour with Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex, whose great debut LP was recently released, and that tour hits Brooklyn on July 20 at Suburbia Death by Audio. Also on that show (and others) is The World Is... and Daylight.

UPDATE: As a commenter pointed out, the July 20 show has been moved to Death by Audio.

And just to keep things a little more confusing, there's a Chicago band called My Dad, who we recently caught in their hometown. Check out pictures on BV Chicago.

All Dads (NJ) dates are listed, along with a stream of the recent Dads (Tampa) single, below...


Dads (Tampa) - "Invisible Blouse"

Dads (NJ) -- 2013 Tour Dates
07/03 Eureka, CA @ Placebo
07/04 Portland, OR @ Garfield House
07/05 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge
07/06 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
07/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Sled
07/08 Denver, CO @ Circle Music Collective
07/09 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio
07/10 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
07/11 Peoria, IL @ Broken Tree Coffee
07/12 Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion
07/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Turtle Den
07/14 Ann Arbor, MI @ 907 Lincoln
07/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project w/ Adventures
07/17 Williamsport, PA @ West 4th
07/18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Daylight
07/19 Alexandria, VA @ The Lab w/ Daylight
07/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio w/ Daylight
07/21 New Haven, CT @ Bethesda Lutheran Church

all dates w/ Pity Sex/The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die



Comments (28)

That Dads show with TWIABP and Pity Sex was moved to Death By Audio, just a heads up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 5:26 PM

too bad dad city in amherst got shutdown

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 5:40 PM

Why post about Dads (NJ) if you're just going to insult them?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 8:00 PM

no post about Boxlicker (SD)?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 9:23 PM

Dads (NJ) who is actually active and doing things as a band vs Dads (FL) who does nothing and wouldn't be notable at all if they did not share members of Merchandise.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 10:20 PM

There's also a band from Omaha that just changed their name from Dads to The Dad

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 10:22 PM

My Dad has a band called Metallicker.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 11:01 PM

pretty amazing links

Posted by aaron | July 3, 2013 11:16 PM

they are cool fellows .

Posted by bearings | July 3, 2013 11:21 PM

never knew the bitter douche comments on this website would saturate into the actual articles until now...

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2013 2:26 AM

A new Midwestern-themed bar, Lake Street, is opening next Tuesday (7/9) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The bar is run by Brooklyn musicians who originally hailed from the Midwest, including Hold Steady drummer Bobby Drake, onetime Freedom Fighters frontman Frank Bevan, Primitive Weapons bassist Eric Odness, and Spoon bassist Rob Pope. A press release about the new bar reads:
Comprised of four Midwesterners and a Northern Irishman, Lake St. brings its low-key anthem to 706 Manhattan Ave. (btwn Norman and Meserole) in the form of a classic Midwestern tavern meets local neighborhood hangout. Wanting to create a bar in Brooklyn that reminded them of the bars they loved growing up in the Midwest the space has a decidedly old bar feel as evidenced by the 80 year old bowling lane bar top and checkerboard floor. The partnership team includes members of indie rock stalwarts Spoon, The Hold Steady, Primitive Weapons, W/O., and pop culture craze boy band, The Wanted. Lake St. offers a full liquor bar, twelve taps of locals, seasonals, favorites, and an array of Midwestern canned and bottled brews. Look for special guest DJ's on selected nights on their website, twitter, and Instagram.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2013 5:18 AM

NYC doesn't need any midwestern bullshit.

Posted by on sight | July 4, 2013 5:22 AM

Though a bit too '04 MTV-emo for our tastes,

are you all suppose to report music news or just offer up your opinions on whatever you feel like.

It is your website but I am wondering what you are going for these days. If I remember years ago you were more about reporting... now you all just want to offer up your opinion

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2013 10:22 AM

Also, "a little too '04 MTV emo for our tastes", did you even listen to their new song they just released, or any other material for that matter? They obviously pull a lot from 90's emo, but you're making them seem like a My Chemical Romance/Dashboard sounding band. Objective "journalism" will definitely get you places in the journalist field. Oh wait...

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2013 5:01 PM

Between these comments (which I assume are written by NJ Dads) and the band's tumblr, it seems NJ Dads have a difficult time grasping what "humor" is...

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2013 7:35 PM

total dad rock

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2013 9:13 AM

Dads (FL) plays infrequently but has had a steady series of releases on a few labels. They put out a stellar LP that comes with a 26 page book late last year on Wharf Cat, and have 3 7s that are all amazing and different. And who knows, maybe they will play a show later this year if we are lucky.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2013 10:30 AM

Shit's gonna get fun when brooklynvegan streams the new Dads (NJ) album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2013 3:07 PM

Guys, my new band is called Dad(s)

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2013 6:07 PM

NJ band Dads is a bunch of weiners, and definitely guilty of writing all the pro-Dads shit on this page.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2013 10:32 PM

which is worst a ham sandwich or techno fries? the dads rock...

Posted by fld | July 6, 2013 1:06 AM

Everthing turned into shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2013 8:11 AM

Dads from NJ fucking rule. Suck a big dick BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2013 12:18 AM

What's wrong with '04 emo? Who the fuck writes this bullshit? Does
BV have nothing but ignorant 22 year olds reviewing shit and snapping Instagrams for them? Kids who listen to bullshit like Wavves and Chvches and anything else with a stupid fucking gimmick spelling? Kill yourselves, seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2013 12:31 AM

I wonder where Rockin Daddy stands on Dad(s)?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2013 9:50 AM

check my new band....Dhadz!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2013 4:12 PM

They are at Washington Rock at the end of the video, such a great place.

Posted by Daniela | May 26, 2014 8:01 AM

So it seems like they stuck with the new wave, '80s sound. While I absolutely loved Children of Desire, I was hoping they'd revert to their noise-y rock/post-punk sound from the likes of their masterpiece: Strange Songs in the Dark. Still, this is really good and I have no doubts in my mind that these guys can put out yet another great album. Such an underrated band.

Posted by luthieri | October 6, 2014 3:26 PM

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