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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.

The New Dad Rock Steve Nelson & Keith Nottonson

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

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.

    EP 40. FACS, Mdou Moctar and Zamrock

    EP 40. FACS, Mdou Moctar and Zamrock

    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 TenseModest Mouse has a new album coming out this month, their first in over six yearsMeet West African guitar god, Mdou Moctar and his connection to PrinceCringe along with some very popular songs from the 1980s by Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel Hassan HakmounA shout-out to the last Toureg hope, TinariwenTake a trip down (someone else's) memory land with The Funkees and Ngozi Family, who were part of the This is Zamrock! compilationA random detour to Berkeley's Greek Theatre?...and Carrot RopeSupport the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

    • 19 min
    EP 38. Iron Maiden Live After Dark

    EP 38. Iron Maiden Live After Dark

    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 the Dads, for a deep dive into the who, what when, why, where and how of Iron Maiden. There are even multiple references to Kool Keith / Dr. Octagon, Modest Mouse and Depeche Mode, along the way.

    And if you want to check out some lesser-known gems, here is a playlist of deep cuts from each album:
    Remember Tomorrow from Iron Maiden
    Purgatory from Killers
    Gangland from The Number of the Beast
    Still Life from Piece of Mind
    Flash of the Blade from Powerslave
    Deja Vu from Somewhere in Time
    Infinite Dreams from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    Run Silent, Run Deep from No Prayer for the Dying
    Be Quick of Be Dead from Fear of the Dark
    The Sign of the Cross from The X Factor
    When Two Worlds Collide from Virtual XI
    Ghost of the Navigator from Brave New World
    Face in the Sand from Dance of Death
    Lord of Light from  Matter of Life and Death
    Mother of Mercy from The Final Frontier
    When the River Runs Deep from Book of Souls 


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    • 26 min
    EP 39. Happy First Birthday To The New Dad Rock

    EP 39. Happy First Birthday To The New Dad Rock

    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 F**k Storm
    Overkill
    Oranssi Pazuzu 
    RAKTA
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    • 19 min
    EP 37. Top Ten Albums By The Big Four

    EP 37. Top Ten Albums By The Big Four

    Counting down favorite albums by Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica

    • 25 min
    EP 36. Are Live Albums Dead?

    EP 36. Are Live Albums Dead?

    What makes a great live album?

    • 19 min
    EP 35. Cracker Van Beethoven

    EP 35. Cracker Van Beethoven

    Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JVukMass ,

Grand Daddy

Great podcast! I learned about bands I never heard of before. Now I’m listening to new music I love!

Usagi7 ,

Neat little gem I stumbled across

I don’t even like music and this podcast is pretty cool. Keith is hilarious!

Njhvac79 ,

Stanley Horselegs

Way better then the old dad rock!!!!!!

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