Kidrocker's Bowl Featuring:
Kidrockers is a concert series that began in January 2007 in NYC and produces shows in NYC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia (World Café Live) and Chicago (Schubas). 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 Silversun Pickups, Rogue Wave, Ra Ra Riot, Tad Kubler (of the Hold Steady) and friends, Matthew and Ira of Nada Surf, Rhett Miller, Real Estate, Neon Indian, Local Natives, Vivian Girls, Twin Shadow, Los Campesinos!, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Drink Up Buttercup, Jukebox the Ghost, Chris Barron (of Spin Doctors), Langhorne Slim & The War Eagles, Dengue Fever, The Watson Twins, The Henry Clay People, Army Navy, Reggie Watts, Eternal Summers, Big Troubles, Pretty Good Dance Moves, LEVY, The Jealous Girlfriends, Chairlift, Jeffrey Lewis, Jamaica, Dinowalrus, The Radar Brothers, The Subjects, Looker, Bishop Allen, The Spinto Band, Afternoons, Locksley, Phonograph, Palomar, Los Campesinos! and Chris Barron. Kidrockers hosts include Seth Herzog, Craig Baldo, Matt Dwyer, Greg Behrendt, Matt Braunger, Bobby Tisdale, Patton Oswalt, Jordan Carlos and Greg Johnson. “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.
Brothers Alan and Neal Evans, on drums and Hammond B-3 organ, respectively, form two-thirds of the soul/groove trio Soulive. Rounding out the group is Eric Krasno on guitar. The band was formed in the late '90s when all three members were under 25 years old. However, each already had a substantial background in the "jam band" scene. Alan and Neal are former members of Moon Boot Lover, and Alan also played with the Greyboy Allstars. Krasno founded the super-funky Lettuce, a wildly popular Boston-based band.
Soulive is all about danceable, organ-driven instrumental groove-jazz. Their success is a result of fusing the soul-jazz of the past with a modern hip-hop feel. Krasno's spidery yet very direct guitar lines recall Grant Green. The rhythmic concepts employed date back to those learned from artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Sly Stone.