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Music Notes: Milkshake, Berkner and Imagination Movers

CD: Got a Minute? by Milkshake

Milkshake’s Got a Minute? grew from the band’s short video pieces for PBS Kids, funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Inspired by the challenge of saying a lot in very little time, the duo created an energetic CD where no song overstays its welcome. Milkshake’s music seems simple, but layers of meaning come through in singer Lisa Mathew’s fizzy vocals. The album is a joy, especially for kids under 10. The songs are short yet pack a wallop, as in the bluesy lament “Fish,” where Lisa ponders setting her pet free. “Sally Had a Green Thumb” is infectious musically and environmentally. The gritty yet positive “Baltimore” should be that city’s official song. “Lookin’ Out the Window” refreshes the standard road-trip tune with a country twang. And the cover of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” reclaims the song while honoring Tiny Tim’s classic.

"Sally Had a Green Thumb" by Milkshake

Milkshake's Kickstarter video

Concerts: Sesame Place welcomes a pair of kid TV superstars.
• May 11-12 serves up the bright colors and energy of Disney Junior’s Imagination Movers.
• June 1-2 features Sprout’s lower-key but just as lovable Laurie Berkner in The You and Me Tour. Both acts will mesmerize the Place’s young audiences.

"Boom Boom" by the Imagination Movers

"Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)" by Laurie Berkner

Song: “Give It Away” by Renee & Jeremy

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ funk rocker reimagined as a parental love song from Renee & Jeremy’s brilliant A Little Love CD of covers.  

"Give It Away" by Renee & Jeremy

Kathy O’Connell is a contributing writer to MetroKids and host of Kids Corner, weekdays 7-8pm on WXPN 88.5 FM.

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