In the grand scheme of artistic expression, yet specifically in the case of Rock and Roll, New York City has been a hub of experimentation, collaboration, and inspiration for artists new and old. Dating back to the 1950’s and the rise of the Greenwich Village Folk scene there has always been something about NYC that has either captivated or bred Rock musicians – as well as helped mold their voices and sounds, both musically and politically.
Fast forward about 20 years and Punk is bubbling up in the New York underground around lower Manhattan, specifically the artistic epicenter that is Greenwich Village and many other parts of the city. Punk Rock, in a historical sense, has certainly been one of the biggest cultural influences for musicians in New York and Brooklyn-based rockers Acid Dad are a modern look into such a testament.
Although, Acid Dad surely possess many other qualities and textures beyond just Punk Rock influence. Psychedelia, Blues, and Garage Rock seem to be ever present within this young band’s catalog of noise and coordinate well to produce slick, yet punchy rhythms.
Last Friday (March 30th) Acid Dad appeared in Indianapolis at the Pioneer in Fountain Square with support from Indianapolis-based band Chives and Bloomington-based group ABC Gum. Each band brought their respective energies to the stage and showed out for a true Rock and Roll show.
Chives, who have opened for the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Mild High Club are expecting to release a new project later this year. They combine the zaniest elements of Psychedelic Rock – whilst still formulating catchy riffs and hooks. ABC Gum procure some quick Rock and Roll tunes with some of Indiana’s most prolific talent. Forming out of bands like The Cowboys, Purple 7 and the Dancing Cigarettes… one could say this is an Indiana super-group.
Overall, Acid Dad’s self-titled debut LP (released March 9th) certainly expanded on what the group brought to the table in 2016 with their “Let’s Plan a Robbery – EP”. With this new release, the band brought to life a fuller set of songs that shows just how far they have come in the last two years. This record surely proves how capable this group is and sets themselves on a positive pathway for continuous development in the future.
Make sure to check out Acid Dad’s raucous, distorted and vigorous debut record on all streaming services via Greenway Records.