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Arts and Entertainment

Kidrockers w/ The Henry Clay People & The Parson Red Heads @ The Echo, 11/30/08

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Last Sunday was the second edition of Kidrockers, hosted by comedians Seth Herzog (MySpace) and Greg Behrendt (MySpace), with performances by local indie bands The Henry Clay People (MySpace) and The Parson Red Heads (MySpace).

As blogged by Red Heads' frontman Evan Way:

The next morning we had to be at The Echo at 11am for a really exciting event -- a Kidrockers show with our pals Henry Clay People. What is Kidrockers, you may ask? Well, let me tell you. Two bands play 4 or 5 song sets, followed by question and answer sessions. People can only attend if they bring at least one child with them (thus the name... duh). So we got to play a great afternoon rock show to a great crowd of eager kids. They were a great audience. We handed out a bunch of tambourines and shakers, and invited a good 10 to 15 kids on stage, and had a real party. Those kids can really play! They put us to shame!
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There was also an impromptu music clinic after their performance, with several children unleashing their inner guitar heroes on Brette Way's drumkit and Charlie Hester's guitar, and Hester offering the following advice to one student, "Never quit playing guitar. It's the best thing ever."

The next edition of Kidrockers is scheduled for January or February at The Echo with artists TBA. Meanwhile, The Henry Clay People's upcoming shows are on December 18th at The Prospector (MySpace) in Long Beach and December 31st at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake.

Special thanks to The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads, The Echo, and Kidrockers.