Tour Diary: Acid Dad On Spotting Anthony Bourdain, Sharing The Stage With Pylon

When in Marfa, do as the Marfans do.

By Taylor Irwin - Mar 29, 2018
Alt-rock four piece Acid Dad tour diary, in support of their current North American tour. When in Marfa, do as the Marfans do.

Ever since the first single off Acid Dad's debut LP landed in my inbox, I've gradually found myself becoming a superfan of the Brooklyn four-piece. Their self-titled album, which hit shelves March 9, showcases their ability to craft psych-rock ear candy, as evidenced by tracks like "Mr. Major", "Mistress", and my personal favorite, "Die Hard". Ideal listening scenarios for this record include: whilst pushing your way through the subway platform at rush hour, house parties, and whenever you've been passed the AUX cord in a crowded Lyft.

In support of its release, the band—JP Basileo, Sean Fahey, Vaughn Hunt, Kevin Walker—have been hitting venues across the country, including their native Williamsburg where I caught their show at Baby's All Right. Singer and guitarist Hunt walked onto the stage holding a glass of red wine, looking as zenned out as the rest of the band. Thirty seconds later they were blowing the lid off the place, putting on one of the best shows I've seen all year.

There are still several dates remaining on the tour, so if you live in cities like Cleveland, Memphis, Nashville, Philly, or NYC—make it a point to check these guys out when they're in town.

We caught up with Acid Dad to find out what they've been up to thus far on the run, and it turns out they have just as much fun off the stage. From spotting Anthony Bourdain in Marfa to seeing the sights to see in El Paso, we're inclined to say they're having a hell of a time. Check out their Tour Diary below, then make sure to Track them on Bandsintown to stay in-the-know with all their touring news!

Acid Dad Tour Dairy

Leaving the city in a snowstorm and making certain we know where the heck we’re going. Two phones are better than one; and three phones are better than two.


Made ya look!


Professional packer.


When you sip on Moonshine and things get weird.


Safety first whilst on the road. We go fast.


When you stumble into the only bar in Marfa, Texas and run into none other than Anthony Bourdain.


Merch game strong. This was at our first show of tour in Providence, Rhode Island at AS220.


One of favorite bands—a band we’ve covered—inviting us on stage at Savannah Stopover. Pylon, we love y’all.


Hygiene is key.


Fixin’ for some stilettos.


Kevin rockin’ the Blue Steel in a bubble bath.


The rhythm section on top of the world. Looking over El Paso into Juarez, Mexico.


THE Matt Walsh. Nuff’ said. He responded to our tweet and hoped that our show “kicked ass.” It did not.

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Upcoming Acid Dad Shows:

Date Venue Location
Aug 24, 2018 Industry City Courtyard 1/2 Brooklyn Tickets & More
Oct 23, 2018 Philamoca Philadelphia Tickets & More
Oct 26, 2018 Mill Hill Basement Trenton Tickets & More
Nov 1, 2018 Adelaide Hall Toronto Tickets & More
Nov 2, 2018 The Empty Bottle Chicago Tickets & More
Nov 3, 2018 Iowa City Yacht Club Iowa City Tickets & More
Nov 4, 2018 7th St Entry Minneapolis Tickets & More
Nov 6, 2018 Lost Lake Denver Tickets & More
Nov 7, 2018 Kilby Court Salt Lake City Tickets & More
Nov 11, 2018 Barboza Seattle Tickets & More

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Taylor Irwin

I spent my first allowance on a TLC 'Waterfalls' cassette and have been a different version of David Bowie for Halloween the past five years. Golden rule: You can never have too many tacos in a single 24-hour period.

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