Now in it's seventh year, the annual Fids & Kamily Music Awards have become a traditional celebration of the best in kids & family music. Inspired by the Village Voice's long-running "Pazz & Jop" Music Poll, Fids & Kamily gathers it's data from a variety of rock n' roll gangsters folks that are connected to family music in some fashion or another - bloggers, writers, radio personalities, and more. For the first time, The Rock Father is represented in the poll, as I was recently invited to become one of this year's 26 judges. So who were the best of the best? Find out below...

Friday, November 16 2012 19:59

Watch: Shiprock and Anchordog - "Blueberries"

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This past May, Evan Curran, a children’s singer-songwriter and kindergarten teacher from Western Massachusetts, released SHIPROCK AND ANCHORDOG, a "rock opera" about two buddies that happen to be dogs. The 21-track adventure in music and storytelling follows the dogs as they leave their desert home in search of a quality food supply, learning valuable lessons along the way.  Now, the first music video from the album has arrived with the release of "Blueberries."

The Walt Disney Company and Barneys New York have launched a new Holiday program for 2012 called ELECTRIC HOLIDAY. Combining Disney characters with the world of high-fashion, the multi-tiered event features Electric Holiday windows at Barney's flagship Madison Avenue store in New York, complete with a short film being touted as a "moving art video." Disney reached out to The Rock Father with the full details this evening, including the entire, five-minute short, which can be viewed below, along with footage taken at the unveiling of the windows this week.

With the December 4 release date for their new album, EXTRACTUM VICTORIS fast-approaching, The BOOGERS are back with another new video to showcase their furious brand of family-friendly kindie punk rock. "I Just Wanna Play" is my favorite BOOGERS video thus far, capturing the band in all their RAMONES-inspired glory, throwing down some infectious chords with an underlying message - that Free Play is essential for promoting healthy child development and parent-child bonding, in addition to being FUN. Rock out below!

My daughters love PAJANIMALS. In fact, they're a part of Addie's nightly bedtime ritual, as we wind down by watching an episode, then follow it with their "La-La-Lullaby" song that we have on the DVR courtesy of Sprout. Now, the Jim Henson Company has announced that the cuddly characters are packing their bags and hitting the road for PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE - a new, live musical production set to visit 50 cities in 2013. One of the dates happens to be just 15 minutes from Rock Father HQ, so it looks like we'll be checking this out! Full tour dates and details below...

RENEE AND JEREMY have had a busy year. Their recent covers album, A LITTLE LOVE (read my full review here) continues to spawn new singles and videos, including "Give it Away" (originally by the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) that debuted earlier this month. Today comes word that the acoustic kindie duo have release their SUNNY CHRISTMAS EP, which has arrived on iTunes and CDBaby this week.

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