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On November 2, Danny Weinkauf is back with his Red Pants Band to deliver a fourth album of family-friendly jams when Inside I Shine hits the streets. The familiar bassist of They Might Be Giants recently issued a new single off the record, and it's one I agree with wholeheartedly. "Pumpkins (Are My Favorite Fruit)" holds a lot of appeal for yours truly (pictured top), an October baby that was born into the crisp autumn air of America's #1 pumpkin-growing state, The Land of absurd property taxes, massive corruption and other baffling facts  Lincoln, Illinois. Featuring Tina Kenny Jones on vocals and horns with Steve Plesnarski on drums, check out this new ode to the greatness of the gourd below!

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the season of love and friendship will soon be here, and this year it's got a brand-new soundtrack. Heart Beats: Feel Good Songs for Families is the second compilation album from Mighty Mo Productions, bringing together an impressive lineup of artists from the family-friendly kindie world - with styles ranging from indie folk and pop to surf rock and swingin' jazz. Check out the tracklisting below...

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"I would guess it was about nine months before my son was born (haha)!," quips the multi-talented DANNY WEINKAUF, recalling the moment he realized that he'd soon be entering the world of Fatherhood. "I was both excited and nervous - all the usual reasons and we knew we wanted a child so it was not a total surprise." Now, ahead of Rock Father's Day 2014, the THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS bassist has a new solo record out with NO SCHOOL TODAY, and is throwing down some words about Fatherhood and Music...

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Each Mother's Day, I post a similar message on THE ROCK FATHER and all of my social networks: "For All the Moms Who Rock, I Salute You." Yes, that play on the old AC/DC classic "For Those About to Rock" is something I stand behind, but this year, I have something very special for all of you to go with it - a Kindie Rock playlist from a group of true All-Stars, all of whom are allowing me to share their music with you as a FREE DOWNLOAD for the next week. Below the break, you'll find ten songs for Moms to share and enjoy with their kids - tracks from folks like Seattle's THE NOT-ITS!, the wonderful LUCKY DIAZ and THE FAMILY JAM BAND, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS bassist DANNY WEINKAUF, and more...

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This week, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS bassist DANNY WEINKAUF released NO SCHOOL TODAY, his first solo-album of Kindie rock goodness. While you've still got a few more days left in which you could win one right here on THE ROCK FATHER, the album hit Amazon and iTunes, and with it came a new music video for "Marsupial." Check it out below, and crank it up!

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On April 29, DANNY WEINKAUF - known for his work as the bassist for THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS - will release his debut Kindie (that's family music in the indie rock realm, in case you didn't know) album, NO SCHOOL TODAY. To celebrate the release, Danny and THE ROCK FATHER are getting two (2) lucky readers hooked up with copies of the album on Compact Disc, the format that comes to you as a silver, spinning disc, encased in a cardboard digipack. The cover featured a Kangaroo and a Koala Bear rockin' out, but if you'd like to score a copy, you'll need to make a really good excuse. Yep, I want to hear your best excuses for skipping school!

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