Music is a part of our family culture. At our house, when in doubt, turn up the tunes. Music changes moods, and sets the tone for the house.
These days, it’s rare to find music for kids that is both age-appropriate and not annoying. The “Kidz Only” music channel plays some pretty adult songs, and most music made for kids can make you want to rip your ears off. So, whenever a cd comes along that pleases both kids and parents alike, you hang onto it…it’s a keeper!
I was lucky enough to discover The Not-Its! and their new cd, set to release February 5th, Kidquake! Described by the Seattle Metropolitan as “high-energy bubblegum pop”, this Seattle based band brings FUN into your house straight through your speakers. Their music is slightly reminiscent of the happy punk music I used to listen to in college and designed to get your whole family moving and grooving.
These real-life parent rockers bring their own collective experiences to the table as they write their lyrics. Songs like “Tarantula Funeral” will have your kids in stitches, while you’ll find yourself turning your kitchen into a mini mosh-pit with hits like “Let’s Skateboard” and their rocking title track, “Kidquake!”
I recently mentioned The Not-Its! in my Family Fun Night post. Kidquake! was the soundtrack for our family night. I put the cd on while I was busy getting dinner ready. A few minutes in, I glanced into the family room, and saw my three older kids, who had started an impromptu dance party.
As you can see, the picture is blurtastic, because my kids couldn’t stop moving! They were happily dancing, running, jumping, and enjoying life together to the rhythm of The Not-Its!
I know you are all going to LOVE Kidquake! from The Not-Its! The title song is a fun, anthemic tune that celebrates the power of kids to do good in the world. The idea is: KidQuake! is a movement fueled by music. The Not-Its! believe that kid energy is an untapped natural resource and we want to inspire kids to use their power. We’ve seen music move kids to action and know this energy can be used for good!
Please check out the Kidquake! Facebook page to learn more about using kid power for good, or to share the story of YOUR child doing good in their home, community, or around the world! Inspire your kid to help!
And…The Not-Its! are going on tour!
Shake, Rattle and Roll with The Not-Its!
KidQuake! Family Concert Tour Dates
- February 9 – FREE KidQuake! release party at The Vera Project, Seattle
- February 16 – Symphony Space “Just Kidding” performance
- February 17 – WXPN Music Festival, Philadelphia
- February 18 – Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA, PLUS SiriusXM Kids Place Live Rumpus Room, Washington DC
- March 9 – Mount Baker Community Center Kindiependent show
Visit The Not-Its! Tour page for updates.
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2 lucky Chasing Supermom readers can win a copy of Kidquake!
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