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Acid Dad @ DC9 - 1/9/17

 Acid Dad @ DC9 - 1/9/17

It’s every band’s dream to go on tour from city to city, and NYC-based band Acid Dad is finally doing just that. While they have just one EP under their belt, 2016’s Let’s Plan a Robbery, they played an energetic hour-long set of self-described ‘psych-punk’ music that took some pages from the both genres to make some great rock music.

Given the differing paces of punk rock and psych rock, the idea of psych-punk music seems odd. Their set brought both worlds together in one strong set, but their execution in combining both genres isn’t quite there yet. Songs like “Digger (Gotta Get That Money)” could be the soundtrack to a skater montage that you dug up in a box of old VHS tapes. Its frenetic pace and crunchy power chords were relentless and singer/guitarist Vaughn Hunt did his best Ramones impression.