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When I was interviewing fellow "Rock Fathers" for my Father's Day series this year, I discovered that LEGO is a major hobby for these musically-inclined Dads and their kids. One band, RECESS MONKEY (read their feature here) is so into LEGO that they've recorded an entire ode to the famous bricks, and the music video for "Brick by Brick" has been released today - conveniently-timed to the Blu-ray and DVD release of THE LEGO MOVIE (out now from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment). Or was it conveniently-timed with the release of the excellent new RECESS MONKEY album, WIRED, which also hit stores today? It's a brick-based conspiracy! Watch the new video below... and answer this question: What would happen if Drew Holloway borrowed an X-Wing Fighter from LEGO Luke Skywalker and flew into a galaxy far, far away? Yep, there's STAR WARS in here...

Published in Family Music
Saturday, June 07 2014 16:05

Watch: DANI - "Ocean" Music Video

Life moves too fast sometimes. I have this unavoidable habit that I check something out, plan on posting it, and then completely move beyond it since there's not enough hours in the day, and more stuff rolls in - sometimes hundreds of emails a day, all vying for coverage. One item I'm circling back to is the April video "Ocean," by DANI. The song comes from her fairy tail-themed album, BEAUTY LAND. Check it out...

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Saturday, May 24 2014 23:45

Watch: THE CRAZY CARLS - "Let Me"

A friend of mine sent me a link to this video yesterday, and without even reading the whole message, I just clicked the link and let YouTube roll in another tab without really watching. Call it "multi-tasking," but I was really just getting a feel for THE CRAZY CARLS while trying to get through the endless stream of emails in my inbox. For a moment, I forgot what I was listening to and thought I had some FALL OUT BOY going somewhere... a vibe that forced me to pay attention and go back to the start on "Let Me" (Amazon | iTunes), a track that does have some of the FoB groove, but almost with a bit of that "Get Lucky" thing happening. Check THE CRAZY CARLS' latest single for yourself below...

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For STAR WARS DAY 2014, I'm featuring a handful of STAR WARS-inspired music here on THE ROCK FATHER for your enjoyment and consumption. After all, what other Pop Culture franchise has inspired so many musical homages and parodies? Sure, HARRY POTTER and THE LORD OF THE RINGS are up there, but nothing trumps STAR WARS in the musical inspiration department. Here's seven STAR WARS-themed pieces of music worth checking out as you celebrate May 4th. May the Fourth Be With You!

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She's one of India's biggest stars, a model for Guess, an actress and a growing pop artist. Today, Priyanka Chopra has released the music video for her cover of Bonnie Raitt's 1991 hit, "I Can't Make You Love Me," and her co-star for the clip is a familiar face to television fans. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (MOB CITY, HEROES, CHOSEN) appears as her would-be lover. Check it out below...

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This week, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS bassist DANNY WEINKAUF released NO SCHOOL TODAY, his first solo-album of Kindie rock goodness. While you've still got a few more days left in which you could win one right here on THE ROCK FATHER, the album hit Amazon and iTunes, and with it came a new music video for "Marsupial." Check it out below, and crank it up!

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