Indie children’s musician Sukey Molloy has announced that April 24th will see the release of her third CD, I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy.
I'm not sure how accurate the depiction is, but IFC's PORTLANDIA is a great show, and it's become what I (and many others) think of first when hearing of anything coming out of Portland, Oregon. That said, independent musician and Portland resident MO PHILLIPS is gearing up for the release of his third album of family-friendly tunes, with MONSTER SUIT due on on April 10th. As a music and monster aficionado, I'm interested.
Being relatively new to the world of Kindie Rock, I was not familiar with Gustafer Yellowgold until yesterday, and it appears that my daughter and I have some catching up to do. This little guy came to Earth from the Sun and landed in Minnesota. Since 2005, he's been the subject of several multi-media tales, brought to life in hand-drawn music videos from cartoonist/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor. His fifth DVD/CD package, Gustafer Yellowgold's Year in the Day is set for release on April 3, and after checking out a preview of a song and video called Pancake Smackdown, my daughter's first word was ''More?'' Check out the video below.
It's 55 degrees outside right now, and as the snow melts away, we can't wait for spring and summer. Sure, The Rock Father™ is all about the music, but we're also hardcore gardeners, and that's what makes this so intriguing: There's a band called ORANGE SHERBET that ''praise the delights of eating seasonal, locally grown foods!''
The award-winning Maestro Classics series has announced the release of their ninth album, a retelling of Stravinsky's L’Histoire du Soldat, presented for young audiences as THE SOLIDER'S TALE. Conducted by Stephen Simon, and performed by members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, THE SOLDIER'S TALE features narration by Yadu (a.k.a. Dr. Konrad Czynski), and is presented with an illustrated, 24-page booklet. The Rock Father™ has more details on this new title after the break.
This Tuesday, Rockabye Baby! will release their LULLABY RENDITIONS OF DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, and if you'd like a little taste for free, we'll you're in luck! The label is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of Satellite, which you can snag via the TopSpin widget below. Enter your email, and a nursery-style version of the DMB hit will arrive momentarily.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has thrown down a new collection from one of the biggest names in rock this week, with LULLABY VERSIONS of LINKIN PARK now available on iTunes and other digital retailers. The 61st release from TTLRS presents ''lush instrumental versions'' of hits like Crawling, What I've Done, and more. The Rock Father™ has the full tracklisting a Shadow of the Day preview stream below!
THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW! is coming to The Hub for it's premiere this Saturday (March 3, 2012 at 11am ET/8am PT), and that's something I've been excited about for quite some time. Today The Hub not only updated their official site with a homepage takeover and some hidden goodies, but they've released a new clip in the form of a music video for 'Burger Rain.'
My wife is really excited about this. As a big fan of the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND (can't say I am), she's looking forward to the March 6th release of LULLABY RENDITIONS OF DAVE MATTHEWS BAND by ROCKABYE BABY!. Since the new ''new release" we're expecting in June is another girl, I'd suspect she'll be able to swoon in the nursery to the mellow sounds of the DMB, far away from those college boys in backwards baseball caps, Abercrombie & Fitch button-downs, and GAP cargo shorts. That said, The Rock Father has a stream of Crash Into Me from the new Rockabye Baby! record below. Check it out, and pre-order yours from their official site if ya dig.
They won't be Corona bottles you'll be icing while listening to this one, but country-minded parents have something soothing coming their way. The folks over at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have just issued LULLABY VERSIONS OF KENNY CHESNEY, a twelve-track collection of the singer's greatest hits, reworked into lush, instrumental versions perfect for any nursery. The Rock Father™ has the full tracklisting and cover art below.
Since I've never covered Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS before (in any of my past writing gigs), I have to make the somewhat obvious statement that it looks more like the ''Tween Choice Awards.'' We tend to be a Sprout house (though Nickjr. does have a few good shows), and I like to remember Nickelodeon as being the place for shows like PINWHEEL, MR. WIZARD'S WORLD, TODAY'S SPECIAL, and FINDERS KEEPERS. But, that was 30 years ago and Nick is a different game these days. With the announcement of the nominees for their 2012 Kids' Choice Awards last week, let's take a look at a few of the music-centric categories.