Time Magazine called them the “new bastion of kindie rock.” USA Today says their kids’ songs are “awesome!” AOL Parentdish notes comparisons to The Beatles. They are all referring to Recess Monkey, Seattle’s celebrated band of teacher-rockers. And I couldn’t agree with them more.
You can check out Recess Monkey for yourself on their website AND when they come to DC this weekend to perform three shows at two different venues. First, they are playing on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Saturday, November 5, at 6pm. For shows that might work better with little ones’ schedules, see them on Sunday, November 6, at Jammin’ Java at 11am or 2pm. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online.
In high-energy, dance-driven sets, Recess Monkey will offer a bevy of songs from their new superhero-themed CD, FLYING!, along with an array of “greatest hits” from the band’s previous albums. Kids and their parental units will zoom around the room with Drew, Daron, and Jack on “Flying,” join the Monkey Bar conga line (located everywhere), take a soapy ride at the Bubble Factory, and give that loose tooth an extra jiggle with Dr. Wiggle. From flapjacks to jetpacks and everything in-between, families should be ready for more disco dancing, knock-knock jokes and catchy sing-alongs than you can shake a stick at!
Finally, to celebrate their DC appearances, we’re doing a giveaway — one lucky KFDC reader can win a copy of Recess Monkey’s latest CD, FLYING! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I’ll take entries through tomorrow, then a winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday morning.
21 Responses to Rock out with Recess Monkey and Enter to Win Their Latest CD!
Would love their cd! Thanks!
just found out you’re coming to Jammin’ Java this weekend and couldn’t be more excited!!
Would be cool to have them to Boogie Babes!!
We would love to rock out to that cd here! Great giveaway!
Thanks for all of the great activity suggestions. Recess Monkey sounds like a great group to add to our repertoire!
I have heard so many great things about Recess Monkey! I can’t wait to hear them.
Not so sure what a “CD” is, but I’m open-minded.
They get an A+ with our kids!
My daughter loves music and loves to dance!!
We love the Recess Monkeys in my kindergarten classroom. Keep it up !:)
My kids would love this addition to their collection
Perfect for our late afternoon dance parties!
I’m always looking for new kid music that we all will enjoy. Thanks!
Awesome. Can’t wait to see these guys in concert!
just love your website b/c you’re always introducing me to knew places and people for the kids to enjoy! It’s a gem!
Can’t wait to give this to my boys! They have been rocking to Recess Monkey tunes since they first heard them at their pre-school!
I always love to have new music for the car that the kids like and that I can handle listening to.
What a fun band! I had never heard of them before. Thank you for putting them on my radar.
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Recess Monkey trumps Rocknocerus (but they’re good too). Very personable fellas leave you with the feelin that you just rocked your face off with some genuinely good folks!
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