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Rad Dad Feature: Todd Carmichael

By On May 11, 2017

I found Todd when I was looking for the person to thank for making some of the best coffee I have had in my life.  When I found his page I found… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Vinnie Value

By On May 9, 2017

Vinnie and his drumming have been the backbone to so many bands that have helped shape and mold my musical tastes.  From the infamous Warzone…to the…well, to be honest, every single band… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: JP “Pub” Melisz

By On April 20, 2017

“Pub” has been a big supporter of the site from day one. He is an absolutely dedicated father and they type of guy that deserves all the recognition he can get. Deeply… Read More


Rad Dad Feature Revisited: Matt Henson of Noi!se

By On April 20, 2017

Matt Henson is an all around stand up guy. With his Rad Dad Feature ( as one of our most read articles, he’s maintained a great friendship with me and also has… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Jeff Chilton

By On March 11, 2017

I first had heard of Jeff Chilton when reading his book The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home. This book is considered by many to be the absolute… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Matt Horton aka Cannibal Matt

By On March 9, 2017

I feel lucky to be able to feature so many amazing fathers. Matt is a guy whom I have followed for quite some time and noted on many occasions what a dedicated… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Harley Flanagan

By On February 22, 2017

Growing up I was immediately drawn to punk and hardcore. Living in a smaller southern town, I didn’t have access to the venues, bands or even much of the lifestyle of the… Read More


Rad Dad Feature: Freddy Cricien of Madball

By On February 20, 2017

Freddy Madball has carried the New York Hardcore torch for quite some time now. As the frontman for Madball, he has furiously barked out some of the hardest hitting lyrics that the… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Derrick Grace

By On February 19, 2017

When I first heard Derrick Grace speak, I realized he had a talent for motivating and inspiring all people. His unconventional style and powerful self-sufficient message made him the perfect candidate for… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Keith Franco

By On February 17, 2017

Often times I follow other fathers that I come in contact with via our site somehow. Friends of friends, or folks that have commented on the page, and so on. Occasionally I… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Iván Murillo

By On February 8, 2017

Iván Murillo is the frontman for some of New York Hardcore’s most punishing bands. As a father to a two year old, he works hard to be able to find the balance… Read More


Rad Dad Feature: Gabey Schiavone

By On January 12, 2017

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I reached out to Gabey Schiavone. As part of some pretty notorious punk bands (U.S. Bombs, The Duane Peters Gunfight, The Spent Idols, and New… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: CJ Ramone

By On January 9, 2017

If you are a fan of punk rock or rock-n-roll music in any capacity, the name Cj Ramone should ring a bell. Known for playing bass with The Ramones, one of punk’s… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Larry Venturino

By On December 14, 2016

I’ve known of Larry Venturino for many years. I first met him as the frontman for a straight edge hardcore band, where he belted out positive and motivating lyrics from the stage.… Read More

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Rad Dad Feature: Jeremy Smith

By On September 6, 2016

Jeremy Smith has been a long time friend, fan and supporter of the Modern Day Dads pages. He is a dedicated father, avid skateboarder and he works with adults with special needs… Read More