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The New Dad Rock

A weekly Music, Kids and Family podcast
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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,
One word: flamethrower!Keith's erstwhile bandmate Darin is back to discuss his musical youth including forays deep into the heart of late 80s/early 90s raves (err, acid house) in LA, and how that set him on the path of enlightenment to find Nir
It was 20 years ago today that Keith and Steve saw Oysterhead at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, and almost 20 days ago that Steve saw Primus perform at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. The lead singer of Primus Les Claypool was also in a movie called
Halloween is in the air and what better way to celebrate the undead than making a playlist for the holiday? Steve shares a few tips and tricks (and treats!) for putting together a perfect mix for any crowd and any occasion. All on a very specia
All Joey wanted for his birthday was to be on The New Dad Rock. And The New Dad Rock obliged. In their most-poignant episode yet, listen to Joey talk about growing up in the 70s, going to punk shows, and raising an autistic son. Find out how On
The New Dad Rock catches up on some of 2021's best albums. Join the Dads as they critique Senjutsu by Iron Maiden, Donda by Kanye, Certified Lover Boy by Drake, Bright Green Field by Squid and For the First Time by Black Country, New Road.Of co
Millions of dads, and those who love them, will soon participate in the late summer ritual of a fantasy football draft.Well, in this week's episode, The New Dad Rock's conducts its first ever fantasy draft and they're number one pick was...Jesu
Keith goes gonzo for his first field report for The New Dad Rock. Sitting next to his nephew Cole at dinner outside one night, Keith broke out his iPhone and started recording. Find out Cole's top five rappers of all time, how many of them his
There is nothing more dad rock than the 80s and in there is no tv show that represents the 80s better than Miami Vice. You can picture it now, the three-day stubble, fast cars, fast boats, babes in bikinis and that music.In this episode of The
It's Keith's birthday! So Steve is letting Keith edit his first podcast.Like Ep. 32 Going to Polygondwanaland, which featured King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's 12th studio album in its entirety, this episode will feature Keith's eight song E
Special guest Darin joins The New Dad Rock for a very special episode about 9/11, concert setlists, Twitch TV, the very first TNDR NFT and the time that Babs got Darin fired.Darin has been a member of Keith's band for nigh on 20 years, but he f
The Dads check out some new releases from FACS, Mdou Moctar and reminisce about the white savior narrative running through 1980s pop.On this episode of TNDR:The FACS livestream highlights the Chicago art rockers' latest album, Present TenseMode
Iron Maiden is gonna get you, no matter how far.Some bands are with you for life. For Steve, that is Iron Maiden. Somehow in all their years of friendship, Keith has never gotten the full story of this British metal band. That is until now.Join
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 highlight
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 All9. Kill 'em All8. Peace Sells...but Who's Buying7. South of Heaven6. Among the Living5. Seasons in
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 boot
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
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 n
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
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. (Fo
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
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 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
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 th
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 u
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