Kids Afternoon Rock Show at Pearl Street in Northampton
Kids afternoon rock show with
THE SIPPY CUPS
and special guest
Ulysses S. Dee of The Deedle Deedle Dees
on Saturday, July 12th at 3PM
at the IRON HORSE (new location)
in Northampton, MA!
The Sippy Cups return to the national stage this spring and summer with a musically fresh, theatrically ambitious whirlwind of a show for kids and families. The Sippy Cups’ engaging live shows feature a beloved cast of juggling unicyclists, oversized puppets, sensitive super-heroes and other comedic characters. Acrobats and aerialists add to the spectacle on some dates. A new repertoire expands the unique combination of recast cult classics and winning pop-rock originals that originally garnered the band its loyal, multi-generational following.
Less than three years after the band began, The Sippy Cups have grown from their San Francisco roots into a nationwide phenomenon. Their first full-length original CD, Electric Storyland, garnered widespread critical acclaim and was ranked #6 for the year in the 2006 Fids & Kamily Music Awards. This was followed by the 2007 release of a live concert DVD, Electric Storyland, Live at The Great American Music Hall, recent winner of a 2008 Parents Choice award. The band has toured to major concert halls and festivals across the country including Symphony Space in New York City, Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza.
An exclusive Sippy Cups live video feature recently launched at Rhapsody, showcasing the band in action at a recent San Francisco club show. Click here to view the performance.
Ulysses S. Dee (Lloyd Miller), leader of the Brooklyn-based educational band, the Deedle Deedle Dees, will make a special solo appearance opening the show. Ulysses most recently made a trip to the Pioneer Valley last fall when the full band played a packed Saturday morning show at the First Churches (click here to see photos). Over the past three years, the Dees have also performed at Flywheel in Easthampton, MA, Artifacts 21st Century in Florence, MA, and live on air in the studio on Bill Childs’ acclaimed radio show, Spare the Rock Spoil the Child.
Ulysses will be performing songs from the Deedle Deedle Dees’ two upcoming albums, one a new collection of American history songs he has created as part of his school programs in New York City, the other a long-awaited compilation of nature songs he has developed in his toddler class in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Nature Babies. He’ll also include some favorites from the Dees’ last release, 2007’s Freedom in a Box, an album that received glowing reviews all over the country in publications including School Library Journal, Time Out New York Kids, and Cookie.
To read more about Ulysses (Lloyd) and the Deedle Deedle Dees, check out some of these links:
- A review of the Dees recent concert to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge
- A tongue-in-cheek piece in Esquire
- A review of Freedom in a Box on the popular kids music blog, Zooglobble
Presented by Spare the Rock Radio! / 93.9 The River (WRSI). ($)