Here's a playlist of all the songs VP candidate Timmy Kaine loves (UPDATE: He's also bringing Bon Jovi to St. Pete on Saturday)

Dad-rock ain't so bad after all.

UPDATE: Tim Kaine is going to appear alongside Bon Jovi for a free concert at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on Saturday November 5. Doors are at 6 p.m., but you're probably going to line up early since admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must RSVP for, and have a ticket, to attend. That option is available online right now. They'll also be doled out in real life at these locations from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at these places:

  • St. Petersburg Organizing Office (1638 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg)
  • South St. Petersburg Staging Location (833 22nd Ave. S. S, St. Petersburg)
  • Tequila's Mexican Grille and Cantina (401 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater)

You may return to your regular dad-rock programming below.

The 2016 election is pretty-damn absurd, and as Creative Loafing Tampa readies it's Election Issue (on stands tomorrow!) we're delighted to see that our favorite VP hopeful/dad rock ambassador, Tim Kaine, shared a Spotify playlist featuring his favorite songs yesterday.

We repeat: it's 2016 and a VP candidate has released a 17-track Spotify playlist of his favorite songs. Welcome to the future.

Billboard points out that Kaine, 58, is a little musical himself (the harmonica counts, people), and that he's got some surprising picks (Alabama Shakes, Lucy Dacus) to go along with stuff we were kind of expecting (Dylan, Springsteen). What's really cool is how much daddy-o likes The Replacements.

Listen to the playlist below and subscribe to it here. Read our full election coverage here (link to go live when issue drops). Watch Kaine talk about police reform, systematic racism and education with Pusha T here.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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