Kidrockers to Welcome Macaulay Culkin's The Pizza Underground and Caveman, 2/8
NYU Skirball Center is proud to partner with Kidrockers to present a series of authentic rock shows for families as part of the Big Red Chair series. One of New York's fastest rising bands, Caveman, with recently formed pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, The Pizza Underground (Macaulay Culkin + friends) will begin the series on Saturday, February 8. Comedians Seth Herzog ("Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") and Craig Baldo ("Last Comic Standing") host the event at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, corner of LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South at the base of NYU's KimMel Center for University Life).
The performance begins at 11:30AM and there will be educational music activity in the lobby of the venue beginning at 10:30AM. The event is welcome to all ages and recommended for ages 3-13. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Tickets are available for $28 at www.NYUSkirball.org.
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 like Webster Hall and the Bowery Ballroom 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". He's been on Comedy Central's Chapelle's Show and Stella, CBS' Love Monkey, E!s #1 Single. Seth has also been in the films "Role Models," "Prime," "The Ten," "The Baxter," and "Safe Men."
Craig Baldo performs at colleges and clubs throughout North America 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.
ABOUT NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS' BIG RED CHAIR SERIES: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and executive director Michael Harrington, the programs of NYU Skirball reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more information, visit www.nyuskirball.org.
Through the acclaimed Big Red Chair Family series, the Skirball Center is open to New York City children, families, students, and teachers; allowing them to experience the wonder and excitement of live performance. Programming focuses on multi-disciplinary work from around the world with a particular interest in engaging young people through innovation, unique perspectives, and introduction to a variety of cultures. The series provides quality enriching exposure to live theater and meaningful opportunities for families to bond across generations. Since the series was inaugurated during out 2008-2009 season, the Big Red Chair Family Series has presented more than 34 productions from 10 different countries.
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.
ABOUT KIDROCKERS: 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. More than 100 bands have played Kidrockers shows in NY, LA, Philadelphia and Chicago. Past artists include Silversun Pickups, Rogue Wave, Ra Ra Riot, Hold Steady guitarist Tad Kubler and friends, Nada Surf, Au Revoir Simone, Real Estate, Neon Indian, Caveman, Twin Shadow, DIIV, Small Black, Hospitality, Ex-Cops, , Reputante, Vivian Girls, Langhorne Slim, Local Natives, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Reggie Watts, Chairlift, Jeffrey Lewis, and Los Campesinos!. Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon) and Craig Baldo host most shows. Other hosts include Roger Hailes, Jordan Carlos, Bobby Tisdale, Matt Dwyer, Matt Braunger, Patton Oswalt and Greg Behrendt. Kidrockers is a family business run by Beth and Morton Lorge and their two boys Jacob, 14 (Head of Merchandise Sales) and Leo, 10 (Vice Vice Vice President responsible for video interviews and post-show content). Kidrockers is a registered trademark of Tubbys Enterprises LLC.