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Music

May 15, 2015

Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Bandits on the Run

Bandits on the Run is a group of whimsical criminals that sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new: strummed, plucked, and bowed away on cello and nylon string guitar, and propped up on an old timey spine of three part harmony. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: The Family Crest & Arc Iris

The brainchild of Liam McCormick, The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass) to reinvent how music could be created.  Now a seven-piece core band, boasting over 400 “Extended Family” members, The Family Crest infuses pop into complex arrangements from dark, classical romanticism to horn-laden sounds akin to the… Read more

Kids

April 30, 2015

Kids Concerts: Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: WeBop Family Jazz Party

Join Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop Family Band in this interactive family performance. The all-star band will swing and sway through a variety of jazz classics, offering fun and engaging opportunities for kids and families to participate. Get ready to sing, dance, and play along, all the while learning about the incredible history, instruments, and… Read more

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April 29, 2015

Kids Concerts: JazzReach presents Yes Indeed!

Yes Indeed! is an engaging, interactive program designed to instill a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of the great American BLUES tradition. With its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers and chants of 19th century American south, the blues are the DNA of all indigenous American music. From R&B to Funk to… Read more

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April 28, 2015

Kids Concerts: The Suzi Shelton Band

Suzi Shelton is an award-winning NYC singer/songwriter and performer who has been making catchy and meaningful music for families for more than a decade. She and her band have performed at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and The White House, and is happy to return to her favorite outdoor summer concert venue, Mad. Sq. Kids!… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Songs for Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds

Named “best music class” by New York Magazine, Songs for Seeds is a rockin’ music program that encourages children newborn to 5 years to sing, dance, and play along with a live 3-piece band.  The band sings songs written for the program, well known nursery rhymes, and top 40′s hits. Kids will go home singing… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Danny Weinkauf & his Red Pants Band

Grammy-winning artist and longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants, Danny Weinkauf is the man behind the wildly successful TMBG mega-hit “I am a Paleontologist.” The “shimmery, shiny pop” tunes on his first solo album for kids, No School Today, include catchy gems about marsupials, archaeology, voting rights, and even a song about Ben Folds!… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey is the nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to fly high with their latest release, Hot Air. Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows,… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Alastair Moock and Friends

Come hear 2014 GRAMMY Nominee and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Winner, Alastair Moock play original and traditional American roots music for the whole family.  The Boston Globe calls him one of “Boston’s best and most adventurous songwriters.” Moock’s zany sense of humor, his gravely voice, his original style and irresistible warmth and energy make this a must see… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Audra Rox

Audra Rox, crowned by Time Out NY Kids as the “Queen of the NY Kids Rock Scene,” has been crafting catchy, smart rock music for cool kids since 1999.  She has played the Mad. Sq. Kids series every year since its inception and is SUPER excited to be invited back this year.  A favorite among… Read more