Share the Music Festival

Parents, is your child too refined for the Disney Channel? Do your grade-schoolers want to rock harder than the Wiggles? Local music collective Kindiependent has heard those pleas, and its inaugural outdoor Share the Music Festival features the biggest names in the Seattle pop-rock scene (well, if you’re 12). Recess Monkey, a trio of former elementary school teachers, was recently named one of Time magazine’s “Stars of Kindie Rock.” Their sixth record, The Final Funktier is a space-themed collection with tunes like “Ukulalien” (about a UFO that crashes into Hawaii) and “Moon Boots” (“Mama got me moon boots and I’m taking flight”). Indie rock will be represented, too: Casper Babypants is the alter ego of Chris Ballew, founder of The Presidents of the United States of America. As Babypants, he performs sweet acoustic sing-alongs (“Baby baby baby/ Make a little coo coo/ Baby baby baby/ Kiss your little boo boo”). And the Not-Its! are a quintet of moms and dads fronted by Sarah Shannon, who in the ’90s fronted Sub Pop’s Velocity Girl. Eat your heart out, Hannah Montana. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sun., June 13, 12-2 p.m., 2010

 
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