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Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child is a weekly radio show for kids and grownups, syndicated from it’s homebase in Austin, Texas. Featuring a great selection of Indie Music for the whole family, the show is broadcast weekly on Saturday mornings via several terrestrial stations (click here for listings) and then becomes available online for future enjoyment. This week’s show is embedded below, and features music from JUSTIN ROBERTS, the BOOGERS, HARMONICA POCKET, and more. Crank it up!


Segment 1
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (TMBG) – It’s Spare the Rock
Ella ID
TMBG – One Dozen Monkeys
Harmonica Pocket (with Caspar Babypants) – Monkey Love (new)
Ray Charles – You Are My Sunshine
Justin Roberts – Nothing On You (new)
Primate Fiasco – Sunny Side of the Street
Lunch Money – It Only Takes One Night To Make a Balloon Your Friend
Segment 2
Deedle Deedle Dees – Major Deegan
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Superchunk – Hyper Enough
Boogers – I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
MGMT – Kids
Segment 3
Medeski, Martin & Wood – Where’s the Music?
Joe McDermott – Roller Coaster
Baby Loves Jazz Band – I Like Blue Lemurs
Bazillions – Super Sonic Rocket Bike
Dick Dale – Miserlou
Bramble Jam – Pancakes
TMBG – Heart of the Band

TMBG – Spare the Rock

Spare the Rock’s Bill Childs is also one of the driving forces behind KindieFest and the Fids & Kamily Music Awards, a yearly celebration of the best in Kids & Family Music. Speaking of that, this is the first year that The Rock Father has been invited to take part as a judge, and I turned in my ballot last week. The winners will be announced on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on November 17, 2012. Stay tuned!

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