KIDROCKERS produces All Ages shows that 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.
It’s hard to imagine mature, self-respecting childless adults wanting — much less needing — to sneak into a kids’ show. But Beth Lorge has met such desperate grown-ups. New York Times January 2013
Hooray For Earth
Hooray For Earth formed in Boston, MA in late 2005 and soon after self-released their rock-leaning eponymous debut album in 2006. Band leader Noel Heroux moved to New York City after the release of their Cellphone EP (Dopamine) in 2007 and the band took an indefinite hiatus (a few informal break-ups occured), after which Heroux remerged with a new set of songs. The result is Momo (Dovecote Records / June 1st, 2010), an EP that expertly blends crunchy rock with layered electronic pop and countless influences in between. A wash of warm synths coasting under Heroux's languid delivery opens Momo on single "Surrounded By Your Friends," a combination so inviting it was picked for play on Good Morning America. "Comfortable, Comparable" follows with rollicking keyboards and perky drums, while distorted guitars buzz over heavy-hitting rhythm and 60s-style vocal harmonies on "Form."
Hooray For Earth is Noel Heroux (vocals, guitar, synth), Christopher Principe (bass), Gary Benacquista (guitar, live synth) and Joseph Ciampini (drums) with MOMO co-producer Josh Ascalon as part-time live-percussionist. The band has played with Mission Of Burma, Deer Tick, Holy Fuck, Oh No Ono, and Depreciation Guild in the past and just completed a US tour in support of Momo's release with Surfer Blood and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The band calls New York City home, along with two members currently residing in Cambridge, MA.