Family Fun Films with Pop Stars

It's a scene that plays out over and over - formerly hip fathers coming home from a hard day at the office, pulling off their ties and being confronted by their confused children, brandishing decades-old photos of vaguely familiar musicians holding instruments. "Dad, you used to rock?" Thankfully, Dads Who Rock, four Austin-area musician dads (Beaver Nelson, Nathan Hamilton, Matt the Electrician and Michael Fracasso), never gave up rocking for the straight life. They're performing at Family Fun Films with Pop Stars, a special pre-Father's Day film fest and concert at Discovery Green. But don't expect any kiddie tunes here, this is pure Texas singer/songwriter folk and country music that both parents and kids can groove to. Immediately following the concert, there will be a screening of shorts from The Best of Children's Film Festival Seattle 2009. Included are Crank Balls by Devin Bell and What To Eat, Oscar? by Mig Jou. 7 p.m. 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit Free.
Sat., June 20, 7 p.m., 2009
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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