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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

NoVa’s Rocknoceros ready to rock your kids again

Northern Virginia's beloved children's band Rocknoceros: David “Coach Cotton” Cotton, Marc “Boogie Woogie Bennie” Capponi and Patrick “Williebob” Williams. (Rocknoceros)
Anyone with a kid under 12 in Northern Virginia knows Rocknoceros, and they’re hard not to love. The three-piece band has musical chops and a good sense of humor, with CDs and song titles like “Dark Side of the Moon Bounce” and “(I Wish We Used the) Metric System.” Their last album, PINK!, was one of NPR’s best children’s albums of 2009, and they’ve won a bunch of Wammys, the Washington area’s Grammys.

The Post’s Janice D’Arcy, author of the hot new On Parenting blog who caught up with the three native Northern Virginians, reveals their designs on world domination, and has a sneak preview song from their new album, “Colonel Purple Turtle.” (Sounds like they’re really working the psychedelic angle these days.) The album isn’t coming out nationally until October, but they’ll play it at Jammin Java in Vienna this Saturday, with morning and evening shows. Line up now.

And here’s a video look at Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Woogie Bennie in action:

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Categories:  Music, NoVa | Tags:  Rocknoceros, Virginia

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