NYU Skirball is proud to partner with Kidrockers to present the first of a series of authentic rock shows for families as part of the Big Red Chair series.
“Consider this a chance to see rising indie groups in a relaxed setting—and all under the guise of entertaining your toddlers.”New York Magazine Critics Pick
One of New York’s fastest rising bands, Caveman, with the recently formed pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, The Pizza Underground (Macaulay Culkin + friends) will kick off the series. Comedians Seth Herzog (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Craig Baldo (Last Comic Standing) host the event.
SAVE BIG WITH OUR FAMILY FOUR PACK AND SIX PACK
As an introductory offer to this new music series, use code 4PACK for four advance tickets for $60 ($15 each).
LIMIT TWO PACKAGES PER FAMILY, PER SEASON, AND 4 TICKETS PER PERFORMANCE. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH MARCH 23; OTHER LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
Kids and their parents will be given the unique opportunity to experience an authentic, awesome and “of the moment” rock show in the comfort of a world class performing arts center in the heart of Greenwich Village. “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.”
Caveman has become synonymous with New York. The band's song "My Time" has been a long-running theme of New York State's "I Love New York" TV and taxi campaign. Guitarist Jimmy "Cobra" Carbonetti custom makes the band's (and lots of other bands’) guitars at his shop on East 3rd Street. Raised in NYC, the band has been selling out local venues for the last few years.
The Pizza Underground finally gets around to doing what we've all been thinking about for years: rewriting Velvet Underground songs to be about pizza. Band-members Matt Colbourn, Deenah Vollmer, Austin Kilham, Phoebe Kreutz and Macaulay Culkin will burn your mouth with low-fi hits like "All the “All the Pizza Parties” (All Tomorrow’s Parties), “Pizza, It Hurts" (Venus in Furs), and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice” (Walk on the Wild Side”). The band’s "Fresh to Your Door Tour" starts making deliveries to the U.S. in March.
Seth Herzog is currently the warm-up comic for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and also appears in sketches on the show. His long running weekly show Sweet is a staple of the downtown alternative comedy scene. Seth appears regularly on VH1's Best Week Ever and All Access.
Craig Baldo is the warm up comic for the The Colbert Report and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing (finalist season 1), Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Late Friday, VH1 and Showtime.
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.
PRE-SHOW: Join us in the lobby one hour prior to the concert for an educational music activity.
WELCOME TO ALL AGES AND RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3-13. ADULTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHILD.
THE SPRING 2014 BIG RED CHAIR SERIES:
March 23 | SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES
NYU SKIRBALL CENTER'S BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM JOAN GANZ COONEY AND L. JAY AND MARY ELLEN OLIVA WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM CON EDISON FOR FAMILY EDUCATIONAL AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING.