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As far as I can tell, the official announcement hasn't even been made yet, but information regarding a new collection of lullabies from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has hit the net via a product listing at Amazon (who I won't link to until they begin working with Illinois-based affiliates again). LULLABY VERSIONS OF CHEVELLE is set for a...
This Tuesday, August 19, Brooklyn kindie stars THE POP UPS will release APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION (pre-order: Amazon | iTunes), their third full-length effort, and the follow-up to 2012's excellent, GRAMMY-nominated RADIO JUNGLE (reviewed here). To mark the impending release, THE POP UPS have partnered with THE ROCK FATHER to debut "Block House" as part of their #10Songs10Days promotion. With...
For the past eight years, Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. has been providing family-friendly matinees to movie theaters Nationwide through it's Kidtoon Films program. For 2012 they've added music videos to the mix, powered by myKaZootv. The videos begin running the month, starting with FARMER JASON. Speaking of Jason... there's still a few days left to enter for a chance to...
Three years ago, PBS KIDS ROCKS! was released as a 15-track collection of tunes for the whole family. Now, PBS KIDS ROCKS! has been reissued as an expanded, 28-track collection featuring songs from Grammy Award-winners Old Crow Medicine Show, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, They Might Be Giants, The Weepies, Best Coast and two-time Parent’s Choice Gold Award-winner SteveSongs, known as Mr. Steve on PBS KIDS. Available now on Amazon...
The guys from HULLABALOO have released a video for their country-flavored track, 'Dad Upside Down,' which comes from their upcoming album, RAISE A RUCKUS (out Sept. 4). The colorful video features artwork by Tonia Senoo, and can be viewed below. Dig the vid? Then check out their official site for even more goodness. {source}{/source}
The folks over at PBS Digital Studios just hit The Rock Father with the news that due to the recent sucess of their highly-viral Mister Rogers video ''Garden of Your Mind,'' they've made the audio track available as a FREE MP3! You can snag the download directly from http://pbs.org/digitalstudios, where you'll find it available on the "orange square" at...
When FANTOMAS first hit the scene with 1999's self-titled entry into the world of the avant-garde, many questioned the longevity of the supergroup comprised of MIKE PATTON (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE), BUZZ OSBORNE (MELVINS), TREVOR DUNN (MR.BUNGLE, SECRET CHIEFS 3), and DAVE LOMBARDO (SLAYER). When the band returned in 2001 with THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, it became clear...
It's an interesting coincidence that just last week I spent a few days at Smucker's company headquarters (more on that soon), and tonight I got an email from the JELLY OF THE MONTH CLUB. But the latter isn't delicious jelly at all - it's rock of the Kindie variety, a new group that features some familiar faces. Their debut...
“I always knew I wanted to make a record for kids,” says Josh Lovelace (best-known as a member of the GRAMMY-nominated NEEDTOBREATHE), who on November 17 will release his first-ever family music album, Young Folk. With a goal of making the music "folky and accessible, rather than annoying or watered down," Lovelace, a married fellow "Rock Father" of two, has crafted a...
While the weather has been slow to change here in Northern Illinois, reality (and the calendar) tells us that summer is almost here. With the arrival of summer comes planning for those wonderful road trips - whether short weekend runs, or The Great American Road Trip to far-off locales. As always, you're gonna need a soundtrack, and following tradition,...