In the annals of musical genres and styles that compel a desire to do violence to one's ears and eyes and other orifices, the stuff proffered by the likes of the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon -- "family music" to use a misnomer in this case -- has few equals. Kids may love it and consume it in Cost ... More >>
The Del Fuegos
Old Rock House | March 1, 2012
It's tempting to lament the Del Fuegos as one of the Bands That Never Made It. Indeed, after an compelling start, it was this Boston band's fate to become sucked into the 1980s record-biz machinery. Pre-Nevermind, a major label contract was often a kiss ... More >>
Elizabeth Mitchell didn't set out to sing children's songs -- or, more specifically, "all ages folk music." Along with husband Daniel Littleton, she was best known as the main voice of Ida, a NYC-based acoustic band with several hushed, emotionally driven albums to its credit. During the day, howeve ... More >>
Amidst the flash, bang, and noise of summer movies, there's "Winnie the Pooh", a quiet and relatively bombast-free film that picks up where the 1966 classic left off.
The one difference: hipster queen Zooey Deschanel lends her delightful vocals to the soundtrack, including the beloved theme ... More >>
Dan ZanesChildren's music isn't just about Raffi, Disney and Kidz Bop anymore, and thank goodness for that. From They Might Be Giants to Elizabeth Mitchell, more and more respected artists are trying their hands at a different kind of children's music, one with an emphasis on inclusive, famil ... More >>