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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.

The Oakland California-based Acid-Crunk deep bass technicians known as LowRIDERz have just released their new EP, UNPLUG FROM THE MACHINE. To kick-off the new release action, bass experts An-Ten-Nae, DJ Laura Low and fusion dance artist Auberon, as well as special guest Lemurr have issued a FREE DOWNLOAD of their remix of "Thrift Shop." Grab Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop (LowRIDERz Remix) below (or hit soundcloud for it), then snag the new LowRIDERz EP on iTunes.

Straight out of the American International Toy Fair in New York City comes news that MGA Entertainment, Inc. and Nickelodeon have partnered to launch 52 episodes of the animated preschool series LALALOOPSY.  Set to debut this Spring on Nickelodeon, this new series is based on the popular Lalaloopsy line of toys. 

MUMFORD & SONS have provided The Rock Father with full details on their forthcoming "Gentlemen of the Road" Stopover tour, on which they will play mini-festivals in select cities with some killer guests. With the band becoming increasingly popular (even babies can get into the act with LULLABY VERSIONS OF MUMFORD & SONS from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star), these shows are a great opportunity for fans to get up-close and personal. Check out the details below...

This coming Tuesday, Comedy Central will release CHRIS HARDWICK: MANDROID, as an uncensored and extended CD/DVD/Digital Download. To prep for the release, the network has sent over a trio of preview clips, all of which can be viewed below. Look for James' review of MANDROID to be posted on The Rock Father next week. Until then, check out the preview clips along with the official press release below.

Those of you in beautiful Southern California can look forward to a tremendous lineup of bands and artists at the 6th Annual MusInk Festival. MusInk 2013 will take place on March 8-10 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA, with performances by Bad Religion, Pennywise, Reverend Horton Heat, TSOL, Lagwagon, The Vandals and Lucero among others and appearances by over 300 tattoo artists including Jack Rudy, Robert Atkinson, Small Paul and Tomas Garcia. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, January 11 at 10:00 AM PT at Ticketmaster.com.

If you're visiting The Rock Father, there's a solid chance that you're a rocker... but are you an EARTH ROCKER? That's the title of the new album from CLUTCH (due out March 2013 via Weathermaker Music), and the title track has now been unleashed via Brooklyn Vegan. The track hit the web today alongside a new interview with guitarist Tim Sult. 

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