This coming Tuesday, the nearly-unclassifiable Ozomatli will bring their sound to the kindie world with the release of Ozomatli presents OzoKids. Those with a participating independent record store nearby (sadly, not us) will want to pick up the album along with a special box of sidewalk chalk that contains a download code for a bonus track, "Vamos A Cantar." But that's not all... there's a special contest, too.
Baby Loves Disco is becoming quite the sensation Nationwide as parents and kids gather at a variety of of nightspots to get down with the disco hits of the 70s and 80s. While there's a ton of Fall events currently on the calendar for families across the country (click here to find one near you), those in The Rock Father's hometown of Chicago can look forward to a residency at Beauty Bar, with events taking place from noon-2:30pm on 10/13, 11/10, and 12/03.
This was a real toss up: File under "Music for Kids" or "Music for Grownups?" Well, since FRAGGLE ROCK is involved, I'm going with "kids" even though the BEN FOLDS FIVE is the responsible artist. In the footsteps of OK GO and WEEZER, BEN FOLDS FIVE have some Muppet counterparts in their new video for "Do It Anyway," a song taken from their long-awaited comeback album, THE SOUND OF LIFE OF THE MIND (out this week on ImaVeePee/Sony).
It's a big week for Pirates and their supporters with the tenth annual "Talk Like A Pirate Day" taking place this Wednesday, but just a day before comes an appropriate soundtrack courtesy of CLINT PERRY & THE BOO HOO CREW. A family-friendly band of merry music makers from San Diego, Perry and Co. have been known for some Pirate-centric tunes on occasion, and with the release of SHAKE YOUR PIRATE BOOTY, they're all presented together as a complete collection.
The folks over at Silva Screen Records just hit The Rock Father with details on a pair of albums that they've issued digitally this week, both of which present new versions of some classic Disney themes. THE ESSENTIAL DISNEY COLLECTION features 27 timeless Disney classics, recorded by London Music Works and an array of current vocal artists including Helena Blackman (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?), Helen Hobson (Mamma Mia, Aspects of Love and many more) and Keith Ferreira (The Singing Accountant).
Last night, NBC got their Fall Season started a little early with sneak-peeks at the pilot episodes of two new comedies, THE NEW NORMAL (not about being a Dad, but using an oft-used term for "Stay at home Dads" as it's title) and the Dad-centric, GUYS WITH KIDS. I'm not a big sitcom guy, and while I skipped 'Normal, I had GUYS WITH KIDS set to record on the DVR for later viewing, lured by it's subject matter and Jimmy Fallon's involvement in the series. After viewing it this afternoon, I can confidently say that GUYS WITH KIDS will be a big hit... but not with guys with kids.