Lard Dog & The Band of Shy's new sophomore album, the timely titled Dreamers released September 29, 2017. With this new collection of spirited music, Lard Dog continues his noble mission of promoting creativity, acceptance, and frivolity through his unique style of nerd rock blended with absurdist humor.
Lard Dog & The Band of Shy burst onto the New York entertainment scene in 2015 with their off-Broadway theatre run called, "Life's A Real Dream". With their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes the band became a New York City favorite and earned a spot at Lollapalooza this past summer. Their unconventional style has drawn comparisons to Devo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pee Wee Herman, and the B52’s.
The uplifting 11 new songs on Dreamers are sure to fill the hearts and souls of listeners with an abundance of empowering messages, silliness, happiness, and both Belopian and New York City pride. Thoughtful songwriting and lyrical wordplay are skillfully paired with the impressive musicianship of the Band of Shy resulting in a uniquely original production.
Catch That Pretzel by Lard Dog & The Band of Shy (Official Video)
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
Brooklyn based Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats celebrate the holidays between Halloween and New Years altogether on their newest release, It’s the
Holidays! This lively, interactive EP is filled with new original songs commemorating
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. Kids and adults alike will find themselves carried away in Lucy’s jazz and scat sound with a joy that will lift the spirits for the festive season.
This Fall brings Brighter Side, the eighth full-length Gustafer Yellowgold release from Grammy™ nominated songwriter/cartoonist Morgan Taylor. The new album thematically expands on the two stories of the series’ protagonist, friendly alien Gustafer Yellowgold, from his current life in Minnesota back to his years spent growing up on the Sun.
Billy Kelly has been on the scene as a family musician for many years which has earned him a Grammy nomination and many rave reviews. For his latest endeavor, Billy has been performing stand-up comedy shows for families in hope of starting a new way for kids and parents to get out and share some laughs together. Billy's new release, My First Comedy Album is a live stand-up comedy album and is meant for the 8 and up crowd.
Billy likes to think of this as comedy toast with the crust cut off; if that crust was made of swear words and jokes about dating. So basically there is none of that stuff — just good clean laughs and absurd fun that people of all ages can enjoy together. Because the world needs more of that sort of thing!
Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie
Spare the Rock Records, formed in 2010, has released three albums, all benefit albums. As of the end of 2013, the label has donated over $115,000 in proceeds.
In November 2017 Spare The Rock Records released Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie,an all-ages album dedicated to the music and artistry of David Bowie. The album features new interpretations of his work from a diverse group of artists with the mission of sharing his legacy and messages with a new generation.
Proceeds from the record benefit the It Gets Better Project and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. In short, It Gets Better works towards a world where all the children can boogie freely.
Artists who recorded for the project include Ted Leo, Sally Timms and Jon Langford (The Mekons, Wee Hairy Beasties), Rhett Miller (Old 97’s), Antibalas, The Honeydogs and Chasity Brown, Gina Chavez, Walter Martin (The Walkmen), Tracy Bonham and Uncle Rock, Wunmi, Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower featuring Simi Stone, Storey Littleton with Marco Benevento, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready For Naptime Players, Gustier Yellowgold and The Pop Ups, Red Yarn, Colin Brooks (Dan Zanes and Friends), Rachel Loshak with the New Standards,Nakia with the Barton Hills Choir, Molly Ledford, Lloyd H. Miller and Dean Jones, and Sonia De Los Santos and Elena Moon Park (Dan Zanes and Friends).
Producers on the album include multi-Grammy nominee and winner Dean Jones, author and musician “Uncle Rock” Robert Burke Warren, Stephanie Mayers, publicist and marketing consultant of Mayers Consulting, and Bill Childs, owner of Spare The Rock Records and producer of nationally syndicated radio show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. Cover art will be created by popular children’s book illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady, Punk Farm).
"Heroes" Let All The Children Boogie Album Release- Album is out 11.18.16!
KB Whirly is a magical, groovy, get up and dance performer who sings with passion, charm, and humor. KB’s throwback vibe could be compared to Dick Van Dyke’s character from Mary Poppins. He’s a folksy, hand clappin’ toe tapping’ troubadour with great lyrics – serving up comedy, poignancy, and irrepressible fun for all.
This summer not only welcomes a new EP from KB Whirly, Songs from the Whirly House but also brings the introduction of KB Whirly’s Musical Moveable Miniature Theater, a house, home, stage and an instrument all in one. The Musical Moveable Miniature Theater is a one of a kind tiny house; It’s a pop-up theater for the future, an interactive multi-media show but with a retro vibe. It’s a musical sculpture created to delight, amaze and light a creative spark. It’s a world of possibility.
Falu’s Bazaar is a vibrant and diverse album of Indian children’s music from Falu, an international artist known for her unique blending of modern and classical stylings. This playful yet educational collection is the first of its kind, teaching South Asian culture through a spirited presentation to today’s youth. Join Falu and her incredible band on a musical journey celebrating the instruments, languages, sights, and humanity of a diverse world.
Falu's debut family album comes out in October 2017.
THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERY KID AT LINCOLN CENTER.
A New Season of World-Class Performances.Explore the 2016-2017 LC Kids season and fill your family's year with the arts.
To develop talent and foster a new cohort of artists creating high-quality music for kids and families, Lincoln Center Education/LC Kids is piloting a Family Music Residency program to provide support to musicians interested in expanding their practice to include family music. In addition to rehearsal space, mentorship, and collaboration, participating artists will have the opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center and in the community through Lincoln Center Education and the LC Kids Artists at the Atrium Series. Mayers Consulting will be providing services to two resident artists in the upcoming season: Jojo and the Pinecones and Falu’s Bazaar. Read more about the LC Kids Season here.
About Lincoln Center Education
Entering its 40th year, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world. LincolnCenterEducation.org.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
2017 Grammy award winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s new EP, Mozartistic, breaks new ground in blending symphonic music with hip hop technique. The unusual recipe of orchestra matched with drum machines, drum set, record scratching and sophisticated rhyming create flavors irrestable to youth more used to the radio than the theater. By recontextualizing the sounds, stories and compositions of the classical tradition with a modern feel, 23 Skidoo builds a bridge for new listeners to enter.