Real Dad

Real Dad

Moon/Ruin, Case Sensitive

Fri, August 3, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$8.00

This event is all ages

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Real Dad
Real Dad
"Dark", "Dusky", "Danceable", "Disorienting", "Dystopian", "Durham", "Dad" - IndyWeek


After the breakup of The Charming Youngsters, Nolan Smock started Real Dad as a disassociated Twitter account and instrumental music for a movie that didn't exist. It was a chance to get away from the rock band process built over the last ten years, to re-focus on the electronic roots of earlier home-recordings and -- because a small apartment means the "studio" is just a desk in the living room -- play with new sounds while their partner re-watched the entire series of 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer'.

After months of rehearsals and a handful of shows in 2016, including performances and residences at The Carrack and Arcana in Durham, NC, Real Dad eventually transformed from horror scores to warped pop music inspired by equal parts Batman Forever and Twin Peaks soundtracks, Scott Walker and Sia. Real Dad performed frequently over the next two years, usually with violin accompaniment from Erica Schinasi, including sold out shows with TV Girl and The Love Language, WKNC's Fridays on the Lawn, Dave Rodriguez's (Merge Records / Bull City Records) DIY show series 'Why Wait', a musical guest on Mettlesome Comedy's improv show The Golden Age, and featured Hopscotch day party, Spazzscotch.

In 2018, Real Dad, currently a solo act, continues to perform and records and releases singles regularly. These digital releases range from self-recorded tracks to collaborations with Durham producers and musicians including Brian Haran (Ama Divers, Filthybird), James Phillips (Bombadil), PlayPlay, Treee City, CALAPSE, Big Spider's Back.
Moon/Ruin
Moon/Ruin
Moon Ruin is the new music project of Jared Bartman. For the years in which the new album 'Slow Down Ego' was made, Bartman held down the night shift as a US postal worker; sleeping for a few hours after work, and spending the remaining waking hours with his family and working on music. Having released music under his namesake for ten years, the move to Moon Ruin is a throwing off of preconceived notions and the pressure of expectation.



Performed and recorded with Mike Noyce (Bon Iver, Tallest Man On Earth) and Liam O'Brien (Holy Sheboygan) and mixed at Justin Vernon's April Base recording studio in Eau Claire, WI, 'Slow Down Ego' and Moon Ruin inhabit a world where gauzy vocal washes glide across sinewy melody, soulful horn charts rise from the sonic mist only to fall away as a twinkling piano runs joust playfully with syncopated electronic percussion.



'Slow Down Ego' is the sound of persistence and sacrifice, born in that flash of a creative gap flitting between real-life obligation.
Case Sensitive
Case Sensitive
Music for your pet skeleton. Heavy weight and spooky vibes with pop tendencies. Eerie and ethereal, spider webs and sparkle.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/