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Robert Kinsler who writes for the Orange County Register and also has an excellent blog over at Rock ‘n’ Roll Truth has penned a couple of articles on dada’s upcoming show at The Coach House. Be sure to check them both out and if you haven’t got any plans on Friday night, get yourself out to San Juan Capistrano for an excellent show. Or make it a twofer and follow the guys to L.A. on Saturday for an outdoor show at Pershing Square.
Rock’s dada back on road after break
In sports, taking a timeout is a strategic move to rethink the way things are going and formulate a game plan in order to proceed.
It can work the same way in life: Sometimes a pause from a job or a relationship is the only way to improve things.
But in the pop music business, taking a time out can prove to be deadly.
If you’re not making a record, touring, somehow staying in the news and trying to keep ahead of the game, people forget you quickly and move on to the next band with the buzz. Here today, gone tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
dada brings its eclectic approach to Rockin’ on the Landing
As you may know, Fair St. Louis is making an effort to attract contemporary rock fans on July 4, with Saliva and the Wallflowers playing on the main stage. But that approach is nothing new at Laclede’s Landing. This year, the Bud Light Rockin’ on the Landing lineup features an array of local and national acts performing on four stages. Local acts will be featured at the President Casino, Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn-Gateway Arch Stages, and national acts will headline at the Bud Light Main Stage at Second Street and Lucas Avenue. Read the rest of this entry »
The band dada loves to perform at San Juan Capistrano’s Coach House
When Joie Calio and Michael Gurley took the stage for the first time together, opening for Mary’s Danish at the Coach House in 1991, little did they know what the future held for dada.
The band – completed several months later with the addition of drummer Phil Leavitt, and which has never boasted any other lineup – has developed one of rock’s most passionate followings. Read the rest of this entry »
Although Dada never hit the heights that many critics and fans had hoped when it stormed into the alt-rock consciousness in 1992 the trio has remained active on the alt-rock scene long after many of its contemporaries faded from the limelight. It’s even made a lasting impact on the alternative pantheon with its 1994 ‘Dizz Knee Land.’ Dada was one of the most pop-based (and therefore radio friendly) acts to come out of the alternative boom of the early ’90s. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday – The Mad Frog
There’s a fine line between a band “on hiatus” and an “ex-band,” and guitar Pop trio dada has successfully blurred that line beyond definition with new bands, solo projects and an unexpected comeback after a nearly five-year absence. The band became a sensation after the 1992 release of Puzzle and its infectious debut single “Dizz Knee Land,” which drew natural comparisons to The Police and led to opening gigs for Sting, Crowded House and Depeche Mode. Dada was poised to capitalize on their debut’s three hit singles and half million in sales, but their label, Miles Copeland’s I.R.S. Records, was woefully ill-equipped to do the same. Read the rest of this entry »