This was taken from a blog by Kathleen in Helena, MT after a show at \"The 406\":
This is about a killer band I saw last night, Seattle\'s Conservative Dad.
I\'ll admit it, I get surprised when my little town plays host to good music, given that it\'s exactly what Bob and Doug McKenzie would label as the Great White North. So it was a delightful treat when after they went into the first riff, I couldn\'t help but move with the music. Conservative Dad played a relatively short set, but it left everyone wanting more. So much so, in fact, that the crowd started chanting the ever-popular \"one more song\" routine. Now that\'s pretty common in larger venues, but this was in a small venue, where most of the crowd couldn\'t even see the band since the stage was level with the audience. Conservative Dad plays a show, though, where you don\'t have to see them to feel their energy and intensity.
There wasn\'t a person in that room who couldn\'t feel the energy. Not to mention, these guys treat audiences like royalty, thanking us about ever five minutes, and sincerely wanting to meet those who came out to hear them. I half expected to be taken out for a nice steak dinner afterwards. But back to the tunes!
Their music is way fun. I can\'t even label their genre, which is nice. I can say the live show was intense. Whether they were going slow, or inciting head banging, the raw honesty was palpable. This wasn\'t a show, this was an autobiography.
For a reference point, I would have to say there are some Weezer sounds mixed in with Conservative Dad. Nada Surf also travels along the same vein. Matt Batey\'s voice smacks of Ben Gibbard often, which works surprisingly well for their more punk songs.
So here\'s to the Northwest for putting out another honest band to give the people what they need; perspective through the b.s.