For no particularly good reason other than “I’ve been meaning to do that for a while,” I’ve relaunched this site on a WordPress install. It’s a lot prettier (yes?) and a lot more flexible. It’s still definitely under construction, so let me know your feedback!
I attempted to export all of the old content with no success. Maybe I’ll try more — and if anyone has had success importing a massive RSS file into a WordPress blog, holler! — but for now, if you want old content, just go here to access the Blogger-based site as of the past post.
This week, Ella talked about Ella Enchanted. If you don’t already have it, follow the link below to find it at an independent bookstore (and to support independent radio for families!):
12/6 Bill Harley – Grammy winner Bill Harley played to a packed house with the Greenfield Symphony earlier this year; here’s your chance to see this great musician and storyteller in a more intimate venue. Bill will also be doing a guest DJ set on Saturday, December 5.
12/31 They Might Be Giants – It’s not part of the No Nap series, but we’re very happy to be part of bringing They Might Be Giants to the Calvin Theatre on New Year’s Eve, with a 3:00 family show and an 8:00 14+ show. Tickets are on sale now, with a special family four-pack for $60.
2/21 AudraRox – AudraRox makes their first full band appearance in the Valley, supporting a great new record! You’ve seen Audra on Noggin, Sesame Street, and elsewhere, and her band tears up the stage with a raucous show for the whole family.
3/14 Gustafer Yellowgold – The New York Times called Gustafer Yellowgold a cross between Sgt. Pepper’s and Dr. Seuss, and they’ve opened for the likes of Wilco and the Polyphonic Spree. Creator Morgan Taylor’s melodic songs tell the story, along with the “moving storybook,” of Gustafer Yellowgold, who is a creature from the sun trying to make his way on Earth.
4/11 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – The first great hip hop for kids from a member of GFE. SA23′s live show is certain to make you laugh and dance.
TBA Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could – Grammy nominee Brady played the Taste of Amherst over the summer and has played here one or two other times too. Great roots rock from one of the best bands in kids’ music. Brady will be doing a guest DJ set prior to his show.
Listen online on demand any time at WRSI.com.
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
TMBG – No! (No!)
Dean Jones w/ Felice Brothers – Mama Said No (Rock Paper Scissors)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – People Get Ready (Cover the World)
Brian Wilson – Vega-Tables (Smile)
Alan Sparhawk – Be Nice to People With Lice (See You on the Moon!)
Caspar Babypants – Take the Sun (More Please!)
Gustafer Yellowgold – I’m From the Sun (live at Spare the Rock)
Bing Crosby – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
ID/prep to rock
Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now
Songeez – Love’s Enough (Songeez)
Bunny Clogs – Three Dogs and a Pancake (More! More! More!)
Replacements – Jungle Rock (All For Nothing)
ElEmEnOs – The Planets
Mama Doni – Channukah Fever (Channuka Fever)
Danny Adlerman & Friends – I’m Spending Hannukkah in Santa Monica (…and a Happy New Year)
ID (Danny & Yosi at Cup & Top on 12/15 at 4:00)
Mr. T Experience – Spider-Man (Greasy Kid Stuff 3)
Deedle Deedle Dees – Bring ‘Em In (History + Rock ‘n’ Roll = Deedle Deedle Dees)
Billy Kelly – People Really Like Milk (Thank You For Joining the Happy Club)
ID/book time with Ella
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Guest DJ set from Max Germer:
Medeski Martin & Wood – Where’s the Music
Lunch Money – Tricycle
Fountains of Wayne – Hey Julie
Lisa Loeb – Disappointing Pancake
School for the Dead – Ayla
Rosie Flores – Red Red Robin
Guest Dj set, continued:
Justin Roberts – Yellow Reflector
TMBG – C is for Conifers
Jack Johnson – Jungle Gym
K. McKarty – Like a Monkey in the Zoo
Fawns – Snow Day
Ralph’s World – We Are Ants
Primate Fiasco – Bourbon St. Parade (later today at First Churches!)
Asylum Street Spankers – Everybody Loves My Baby (live at Spare the Rock)
Daisy Mayhem – They All Ask’d For You (Ranky Danky)
TMBG – Put It To the Test (Here Comes Science)
TMBG – Spare the Rock