Wednesday, May 13 2015 09:00

Debut: THE POP UPS Launch All-New Webseries with "Robot Dance"

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When it comes to Kindie (that's legit indie rock for family-friendly audiences), Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, collectively known as THE POP UPS, are one of the best acts anywhere. This Brooklyn duo has been covered extensively here on THE ROCK FATHER, prolific producers of quality jams that have been the basis of two GRAMMY-nominated albums, and have secured them slots on the YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE Tour. Today comes the launch of THE POP UPS' new webseries on YouTube, making it's debut with five videos. New content will begin rolling out weekly on June 10th, but in the meantime, check out "Robot Dance" below, along with all the details on what you'll find in their new series...

Available Today on THE POP UPS' YouTube Channel:
  • Box of Crayons - This animated series teaches kids how to write different letters.  The first video focuses on O's, with Ollie the Owl.
  • Make it a Puppet  – Kids learn about their world through objects around them.The Pop Ups turn everyday objects into puppets to answer questions about the world.The first episode is focused on a houseplant and the process of photosynthesis.
  • What's That Smell?  - A cooking show with Chef and her sidekick DJ, Glen where viewers learn about the world through the lens of FOOD. The first one is about the color yellow. 
  • Music video --  Animated videos based on Pop Ups hit songs. The first one is "Robot Dance."
  • Sock Puppet Orchestra -- Jason and Jacob sing and play along with their puppet friends and learn something new every day. The debut video explores "Body Parts."
 Check out THE POP UPS live On Tour!
  • May 17 Washington, DC – WJMF Day in the Park
  • June 13 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCa
  • June 23-24 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
  • June 29 Steamboat Springs, CO – Puppet Making Workshop
  • June 30 Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Festival
  • July 11 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • July 31 and August 2 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza/Kidzapalooza
  • August 1 Portland, OR – Rox in Sox
  • August 3 Hudson, NY – Hudson Music Fest
  • September 5 to 7 – New York, NY – Bronx Zoo
  • October 10 and 11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

Would You Like to Know More? Check out http://thepopups.com/

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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