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It's 2am on Valentine's Day and I stayed up so I could share the Midnight (West Coast) premiere of "Lover Not a Fighter," the fourth video from MISTA COOKIE JAR & THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS' second album, ULTRAMAGNETIC UNIVERSAL LOVE REVOLUTION. This 1970s-style throwback to the SOUL TRAIN-era features AVA FLAVA and is a Valentine's jam for the whole family. Check out the groovalistic funkiness on The Rock Father below...

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I FOUND YOU! is the sixth album to be released by CHRIS BALLEW of THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (PUSA) under his kindie-rock alter-ego, CASPAR BABYPANTS. Part of Seattle's "The Kindiependent Collective" (alongside Recess Monkey, The Not-Its!, Johnny Bregar, The Board of Education and The Harmonica Pocket), Babypants is known for consistently putting forth high-energy tot rock, and I FOUND YOU! is no exception.

Funded by 86 backers on Kickstarter and released independently last Fall, ME LIKE ME YOU LIKE YOU is the debut album from Pasadena, California-based Illinois native NICKELLA DEE. The stay-at-home mother of two and "piano teacher to twelve" presents a delightfully surprising collection of thirteen tracks bound to entertain families everywhere.

J.J. Abrams might be coming over to The Dark Side (my side) to do STAR WARS, but with STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS making the voyage to theaters this May, there's still a lot of 'Trek action in the pipeline. For those looking for an immediate fix, Portland-based singer-songwriter MATT CLARK has released a new family-friendly tune called "Vulcan Haircut" that chronicles a young boy that finds himself sporting a 'do that recalls Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. The Rock Father has it streaming for you below...

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Thursday, February 07 2013 22:20

THE NOT-ITS! - "KidQuake!" (Album Review)

Kindie Rock has it's first major hit of 2013. Seattle's THE NOT-ITS! (part of "The Kindiependent Collective" alongside Recess Monkey, Caspar Babypants, Johnny Bregar, The Board of Education and The Harmonica Pocket) have just released KIDQUAKE!, their fourth full-length album... a foot-stompin', pogo-inducing, guitar-driven rock fest for all.

Seattle Kindie Rockers THE NOT-ITS! have a new record called KIDQUAKE! hitting retail on February 5th, and to get the buzz moving, my friend Jeff over at Out With the Kids launched their new video yesterday. "Busy" is a song "about the chaos of our daily lives," and a rockin' jam at that. I've got a copy of the new record here at HQ, so look for a proper review on The Rock Father shortly. In the meantime, check out the new video from THE NOT-ITS! below...

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