Lost and Found Dada Does Two Nights in Asbury
The band dada is living a lesson for all bands: Dropped by MCA, the Los Angeles-based musicians fought the label to gain control of the unreleased tracks they recorded. Then, they put out their own darned album. And, as the San Jose Mercury News pointed out, Wilco did the same thing, after getting dumped by Warner Bros. So, keep at it, dada.
There’s no finer company to be in than Wilco. Not only did dada release one sparkler of an album, “How To Be Found,” the band has embarked on a carefully planned tour that comes through our area for two whole nights: July 15 and 16 at The Saint, 601 Main St., Asbury Park. You won’t hear “How To Be Found” on crummy radio stations (meaning most radio stations…), but you will if you tune in to Brookdale’s 90.5 The Night or other indies. The album presents the same Beatles-by-way-of-The-Smithereens sound that earned dada a modicum of fame in the early ’90s, when the band had a hit in “Dizz Knee Land.” Harmonies are clean, lyrics are smart, melodies ring. You can buy “How To Be Found,” and reissues of the band’s earlier albums, at www.dadatheband.com. Admission to the shows at The Saint are $18 at the door each night, or $30 for both nights. Opening bands for July 15 have not yet been announced, but on July 16, dada will be joined by No Soap Radio and Stereosoul. For more info, call The Saint at (732) 775-9144.
- Kelly-Jane Cotter
Source: Asbury Park Pess