I don’t have any kids of my own but, from what I’ve heard from those that do, there’s a certain irony to the title of Matthew Logan Vasquez’s new album entitled Does What He Wants. The idea that a new-ish parent, rock musician or not, can do what he or she wants when there is a young child at home is apparently laughable.
The latest video from said album, the songwriter’s ode to “Fatherhood,” drives the point home. Vasquez gathered some of his own home footage, along with that of lots of musical friends, to celebrate the joys and occasional mishaps of being a father (see the 2:42 mark in particular). While the group may live a rock and roll lifestyle on the road, the video documents a far different experience at home.
It’s only appropriate that we premiere this video to kick off Father’s Day weekend. Happy Father’s Day to the Dad’s in my family – my father and brother – as well as all the Dads among us.
If you watch one video this year, make it this one. It’s as joyous as it is entertaining… and a damn fine song as well. See below for a list of some of those who join Vasquez in some fatherly fun as well as Vasquez’s upcoming tour dates.
6/16/2017 Austin, TX, the Continental club
6/17/2017 New Braunfels, TX, Phoenix saloon
MLV EUROPE TOUR
24/6 NL, Raalte, Pedro Pico Pop
27/6 NL, Bloemendaal, Open Air Theatre Bloemendaal-Caprera *
28/6 NL, Groningen, De Oosterpoort *
30/6 NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso
1/7 NL, Rossum, Rosrock
3/7 UK, Brighton, The Prince Albert
4/7 UK, Manchester, The Deaf Institute
6/7 UK, Glasgow, Stereo Cafe Bar
7/7 UK, Newcastle, Underground
8/7 UK, Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
9/7 UK, Nottingham, The Bodega
11/7 UK, St Albans, The Horn
12/7 UK, London, Old Blue Last
Fall tour with Lucero
09/10 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
09/11 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs
09/13 Dallas, TX The Rustic
09/14 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
09/16 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Folk Revival Festival
09/17 Reno, NV Whitney Peak Hotel
09/19 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
09/20 Lincoln, NE The Bourbon
09/21 Maquoketa, IA Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
9/23 utopia fest
Among those joining Vasquez in celebrating fatherhood are:
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