Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Indie Rock For the Tot Set

Kidrockers returns to The Echo on Sunday, Oct. 4 with performances by The Damselles, as well as Quazar & the Bamboozled.

"Kidrockers"? Yep, it's exactly what it sounds like: An afternoon show geared toward young music fans -- age 3 to 13 -- and their parents.

OK, go ahead and roll your eyes at the hipster parents forcing their kids to a rock show. But I personally think it's a pretty cool idea. First of all, exposing your kids to live music is never a bad thing (well, unless it's Miley Cyrus). And getting your kids excited about good music is never a bad thing either. Obviously you can't take your kids to a late night 21-and-over show, so this represents a rare opportunity to head to The Echo, during the day, with your young kid in tow. (Those of you without kids have no idea how liberating this sounds.)

Matt Dwyer is hosting the Oct. 4 show, which takes place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Echo (1822 Sunset). Tix are $9 in advance (here) or $12 at the door.

More backstory on "Kidrockers":
These All Ages shows are designed to bring families together to experience some of the most engaging and vital artists in indie music and comedy. Artists perform original (not specifically made for children) songs in a manner that is both authentic and kid-friendly. Past artists include Rogue Wave, Ra Ra Riot, Tad Kubler (and members of the Hold Steady), Matthew and Ira of Nada Surf, Vivian Girls, Langhorne Slim & The War Eagles, The Jealous Girlfriends, Harlem Shakes, Chairlift, Jeffrey Lewis, Le Switch, The Radar Brothers, The Subjects, Looker, Bishop Allen, The Spinto Band, The Deadly Syndrome, Afternoons, The Broken West, Henry Clay People, Local Natives, Locksley, Phonograph, Palomar, Pela, Los Campesinos!, Chris Baron and LEVY. Kidrockers hosts include Seth Herzog, Craig Baldo, Matt Dwyer, Greg Behrendt, Bobby Tisdale and Patton Oswalt.

“We love to hear great new music -- and so do our kids.” says KiDROCKERS founder Beth Lorge. “We want to create an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment.”

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