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Your childhood musician is coming back to town – Raffi #BelugaGrads family concert

unnamedThe music that shaped your childhood is back for you to share with a new generation! Raffi is back and singing to our children…

Sing along to your favorites like Baby BelugaDown By The Bay, and Bananaphone, as well as songs from his new CD, Owl Singalong!

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
1:00 PM

Now because we all grew up singing Baby Beluga tickets will go fast click here for tickets! And if they’re sold out I’d check some place like stubhub.

Find Raffi on iTunes & Amazon.

Altec Lansing IMT320 inMotion Compact iPod Speaker System Review and Giveaway

Music is always a big thing in many peoples life and finding ways to listen to it has become a business on to its own. With the items like iPods that can carry around entire libraries of music hundreds of hours of mp3s can be loaded up and easily moved around.  So products that travel and produce amazing sound quality have been coming out for years but at prices that cost almost as much as the iPod itself. In recent times that quality versus price issue has all but gone the way of the dodo bird and with items like Altec Lansing’s IMT320 inMotion Compact speaker system you have a very reasonable priced product with great sound clarity and volume.

Its charges the iPod/iPhones too which always helps… and best of all since this is a travel set there is an aux plug to jack in that DVD player or laptop to really kick up the sound playing those movies.

When I say you can take it and go – it runs on both AC and on Battery power. Works great for in home and on the road, also works with the idea of taking it outside to the deck or near by park during those upcoming spring days.  For those with kids you can pack up your kids favorite music and go (which really helps with traveling too).

I say for the money its a buy – check it out on Amazon.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. January 11th, 2011.

You must comment telling us which songs you would rock out too? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following @alteclansing on twitter – twitter.com/alteclansing

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

@alteclansing #inMotionCompact @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/dKh2N1 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @alteclansing #inMotionCompact  Thanks to @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/dKh2N1

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Altec Lansing for the prize for this raffle. It’s also limited to the USA.

My kid rocks out to a guitar with no strings – Paper Jamz Giveaway

I’ve always loved the simple fact that my sons loves music.  Its something about a toddler and music that just go together like peanut butter and jelly. For the last few months its been all about pianos because the keys are way safer then string guitars.

Enter the modern age guitar by paper jam – this thing rocks! With a great senors that play cords and songs.  It really is paper thin and I must admit although its marketed as a kids toy – I’ve totally found myself playing it again and again. The sound volume is great and clear, which isnt always the case with kids toys.  The art on the guitar is awesome and the response from the senors is magical.

Really one of the biggest concerns with little kids and guitars is that’ll they slice their finger if they hit the string in a certain way, but there is no strings here.  This would make an amazing gift for any kid that is even the slightest musically inclined. While I was demoing the guitar they also make a drum and a amp. I’m sure the quality that is in the guitar is also in the drums and amp.

Each instrument comes with a set list of songs and they’re coming out in series so they’ll be a factor of collectible on top of the fact you’ll want some different songs. I’m totally down with my kid learning to love classic rock, as I’m sure my wife would love him to learn country music (dont forget she’s from Texas). My set list was Born to be wild, Mississippi Queen, and Smoke on the water all songs that I truly love!

Here is the commercial that will be airing on TV (if you haven’t already seen it!) but then again it just came out, so maybe you haven’t!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. July 29, 2010.

You must comment telling us what your favorite guitar song is, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following PaperJamz on twitter – twitter.com/PaperJamz

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

@PaperJamz @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/9dV3tZ and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the awesome guitar from @PaperJamz & @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/9dV3tZ

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan of Paper Jamz on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Jamz/104699312897287?ref=ts you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 48 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: WowWee/Paper Jamz is providing the stroller as the prize for the raffle.

Putumayo Kids Celebrates Rock & Roll Playground CD release with Free Concert – June 19th

PUTUMAYO KIDS CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF ROCK & ROLL PLAYGROUND WITH CONCERT BY FEATURED ARTIST STARFISH ON JUNE 19th

Rock & Roll Playground CD Due Out June 29th [Amazon]

Award-winning children’s music label Putumayo Kids will celebrate the June 29th release of its newest CD, Rock & Roll Playground [More Information], with a concert by featured artist StarFish June 19 at the Scholastic Auditorium.

The five life-long musicians from New Jersey known as StarFish are featured on Rock & Roll Playground in “The StarFish Stomp.“ Inspired by good old-fashioned classic rock, the band gives parents the opportunity to share a real rock concert experience with their children. According to Cookie Magazine, they “continue Jersey’s tradition of“totally boss rock acts. Nothing about any of it screams ‘kids’ music.’ Yet the same fans who dance to Dora the Explorer somehow rock out to StarFish too.”

Putumayo Kids will also host an online “Air Guitar Video Contest,” beginning June 15th and running through August 1st. Parents can visit www.putumayokids.com to submit videos of their children playing air guitar to “The Starfish Stomp” for the chance to win an in-home concert with Ray Leone, the founder and lead guitarist of StarFish. A free mp3 download of the song will be available on the website. Second and third place winners will receive a prize package of five Putumayo Kids CDs.

Rock & Roll Playground is a tribute to the early history of rock ‘n’ roll and features music by a stellar group of established and up-and-coming artists, from Grammyâ Award winners Dan Zanes and Friends to rockabilly royalty Rosie Flores. Widely recognized as one of the most innovative children’s music labels in the United States, the award-winning Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to different cultures through fun, upbeat collections of music from around the world. For more information visit www.putumayokids.com.

WHO: StarFish

WHEN: June 19, 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, NYC

COST: Admission is free, reservations required. Email them at [email protected] to reserve your spot today! Include your name, telephone number and tickets needed.

SING ME TO SLEEP CD Release at Joe’s Pub Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets!

SING ME TO SLEEP CD RELEASE FEAT. TANYA DONELLY, JENNY OWEN YOUNGS, & JULIE PEEL

Sunday, June 13 at 12 NOON

American Laundromat Records proudly presents Tanya Donelly (Belly, Breeders, Throwing Muses), Jenny Owen Youngs, and Julie Peel celebrating the release of “Sing Me To Sleep – Indie Lullabies,” a whimsical collection of lullabies and popular songs re-imagined as lullabies by some of today’s best indie artists. This is an all-ages kids-friendly event with live performances, face-painting, balloons, crafts and lots of fun for all ages. All proceeds from this wonderful project are donated to The Valerie Fund, a non-profit organization that provides for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. $20 adults / $12 children under 12

For more information: http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,5162

Listen to some of their music…

Julie Peel – Living In A Movie [Download MP3]
Jenny Owen Youngs – Voice On Tape [Download MP3]
Tanya Donelly – Feed The Tree [Download MP3]

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 10, 2010.

You get 1 entry for placing a comment your favorite lullabies song is and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment
(twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@joespubnyc @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/bVXPxm  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @joespubnyc tickets from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/bVXPxm

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook of Joe’s Pub – facebook.com/joespub you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Joe’s Pub is providing these tickets for the raffle.

Dirty Sock Funtime Band DVD release party and DVD Giveaway!

Fundraiser for Kids Creative

Join The Dirty Sock Funtime Band on Sunday, June 6, 2010 for a DVD release party to benefit Kids Creative!

This awesome event for the whole family (and a great cause!) will include a rockin’ concert by the Dirty Sock Funtime Band and help celebrate the release of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band all new DVD!

10:00AM: The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street, NY NY 10002. To purchase tickets click on this Link

Sunday, June 6th

Tickets starting at $20 ($25 at the door)

Children 2 and under are free

Get your ticket today–Space is limited.

*Rock out with the band*

*Watch the NY Premiere of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band Show*

*Eat a delicious lunch from Grandaisy Bakery*

*Win raffle prizes, including an American Girl Doll, MLB Merchandise and props from the Dirty Sock Funtime Band Show*

and…

Support Kids Creative

Schedule:

10:00 AM Doors Open
10:30 AM Screening, “The Treasure Hunt”
11:00 AM The Dirty Sock Funtime Band Live!!!
12:00 PM Pizza Lunch, Raffle Prize Winners and Screening, “Mike’s Birthday”

Hope to see you there!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 11th, 2010.
Win the new Dirty Sock Fun Time Band DVD! Tell us your favorite song and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @dada_rocks @TheDirtySocks – http://bit.ly/caMc3R and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @TheDirtySocks DVD from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/caMc3R

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following TheDirtySocks on twitter – twitter.com/TheDirtySocks

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN of Dirty Sock Funtime Band on facebook –http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-Sock-Funtime-Band/74732014566 you must comment that you’re a fan because of DaDa Rocks


You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: The Dirty Sock Funtime Band provided the DVD for this giveaway

The Laurie Berkner Band’s Birthday Party Concerts! [Presale] and CD Giveaway!

It’s Everyone’s Birthday at The Laurie Berkner Band’s Birthday Party Concert!

What do you bring to a Birthday Party Concert?
1. Wear your favorite party hat (Any kind will do!)
2. Picture of a birthday cake (go to our website to download the picture and color it in. Turn it in at the merchandise table area for a chance to win a prize!)
3. An animal for your head because animals have birthdays too.
OPTIONAL: Bring a gift for a child in need by participating in our shoe drive sponsored by UMI shoes. We will be collecting pairs of new or gently used children’s shoes (check your closets!) to be donated to Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 8 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.

UMI is a children’s shoe company specializing in making quality shoes for growing feet that are not only healthy for kids, but healthy for the planet also. From first step to last, they have a commitment to quality and safety.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS GO TO OUR WEBSITE!
www.laurieberkner.com

Shows already on sale…

June 27 Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts Morristown, NJ – A Birthday Party Concert!* 100 South St.

    1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.  Tickets $35, available online at www.mayoarts.org or by calling 973.539.8008.

July 18 Tilles Center – A Birthday Party Concert! *  Greenvale, NY

1:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M..  Tickets $25; $35, available online  C.W. Post Campus at www.tillescenter.org or 516.299.3100 .

READ BELOW FOR ALL INFORMATION ON THE NEW YORK CITY & STATEN ISLAND CONCERTS!

1. Staten Island, NY
WHERE: St. George Theater
WHEN: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 1:00pm
WHAT: A live (Birthday Party concert) performance by The Laurie Berkner Band
(Show runs approx. 1 hour 25min.)
INFO & DIRECTIONS: www.stgeorgetheatre.com
TICKETS: Read below for all information.

2. New York City
WHERE: The Town Hall
WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:00am
WHAT: A live (Birthday Party concert) performance by The Laurie Berkner Band
(Show runs approx. 1 hour 25min.)
INFO & DIRECTIONS: www.the-townhall-nyc.org
TICKETS: Read below for all information.

TICKET INFORMATION!!!
If you are receiving this email then you are eligible for the PRE-SALE!
READ ALL INFO BELOW!
Tickets: $25, $35
(Plus applicable fees.)
Babies under age one seated in laps are free.

For all the information regarding this pre-sale and general on sale CLICK HERE! Or enter the following into your browser: http://www.laurieberkner.com/site/live.php

***On the day of the pre-sale you’ll be asked for a password. The password is: rocketship

TICKET PRE-SALE DATE: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:00am – Friday, June 4th at 10:00pm
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:00am


How to win The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band… Contest ends June 9th.

You get 1 entry for placing a comment with you’re favorite song that Laurie Sings [Visit her site for titles] and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1  extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily).  Must contain the following information: @LaurieBerkner CD @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/ctzPTk  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example:  I want the @LaurieBerkner CD from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/ctzPTk

You get 1 extra entry for following me on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Laurie Berkner on twitter – twitter.com/LaurieBerkner

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN of Laurie’s facebook – facebook.com/LaurieBerknerBand you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

Suzi Shelton Live at Housingworks Bookstore Cafe – CD Giveaway

Sunday, May 16th 11am
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, NYC
tickets: $10
(212) 334-3324
www.housingworks.org

Suzi Shelton is riding the crest of the “kindie rock” phenomenon with catchy tunes and hip pop-rock style. This rising star in the kids’ music scene has released two critically acclaimed CDs, “No Ordinary Day” and “Simply Suzi,” as well as a popular concert DVD, “Suzi Shelton: Live at Southpaw.”  Suzi has also won numerous awards and accolades for her work, including a Parents’ Choice Award.

For the last 10 years singer-songwriter Suzi Shelton has been rocking parents and kids alike! Whether it’s thousands at The White House Easter Egg Roll or the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting, to swarms of fans at the Tribeca Film Festival or local Brooklyn hot spot – Southpaw Bar.  With a background in Early Childhood Education and Dance, this Brooklyn-based mother of two teaches music to her adoring fans in local preschool and elementary schools and has been a standout among the current crop of kid-friendly musical performers since her days performing with the Imagination Workshop Band. Kids and parents alike respond to Suzi’s warmth, her angelic voice and no-sugar-added lyrics.  Her music is all about combining music with movement to encourage kids to participate by using their imagination. Suzi’s two solo CD’s Simply Suzi and No Ordinary Day as well as her live DVD, have won her the prestigious NAPPA Gold Award, Kids First, Children’s Music Web, and Parent’s Choice Awards.

See and hear it all at www.suzishelton.com

Suzi will be joined by son and daughter, Sebastian and Emma Rose, special guests Rich Hinman (guitar), Albert Elias (bass/trombone), and drummers Kyle McGee and Vin Scialla from Off Beat drumming collective (a rhythm collective dedicated to help people access the healing benefits of the drum) to help raise money for Housing Works, which fights AIDS and homelessness.

A portion of the CD sales proceeds for this event will benefit GALLOP, NYC – an organization that provides therapeutic horsback riding for individuals in NYC.
www.gallopnyc.org


How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 26, 2010.

You must comment telling us why you like Suzi’s music please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Suzi Shelton on twitter – twitter.com/suzishelton

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @suzishelton & @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/dup0Ju and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example 1: I want to win a @suzishelton CD from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/dup0Ju

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/suzisheltonmusic you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: CD for this raffle is provided by Suzi Shelton (we’re going to have 2 winner to this contest)