Posted in music | tour dates | video on May 25, 2009

Brooklyn Central Library (wallyg)
Brooklyn Central Library

"Finally, the Care Bears on Fire are not just for kids anymore.

The Park Slope-based trio -- newly reconfigured as an all-girl band -- [played] its highest-profile gig ever: a Saturday night, all-ages, leave-the-stuffed-animals-at-home show at the Bell House [happened in January].

But first, a little unfinished business.

Guitarist Lucio (no last names, please -- they're all barely teenagers!) left the band last year and has been replaced by Jena, a Manhattanite who, at 14, is the oldest Bear ever. She'll play bass.

What happened to Lucio?

"We had creative differences and he went in a different direction," said Izzy, 13, in an exclusive sit-down with GO Brooklyn over lattes and muffins at the Cocoa Bar in Park Slope." [The Brooklyn Paper]

Care Bears on Fire, who were also recently interviewed by Amy Poehler for On Networks show "Smart Girls at the Party", will play a free show to kick-off the Brooklyn Public Library's summer reading series on Thursday, June 4th. The gig will be held outdoors at the Brooklyn Library's Central Branch (1 Grand Army Plaza). Two days later, the same space will host singer Katia Cadet.

The Amy Poehler video and more info on both shows, below...

Brooklyn Public Library Culture & The Arts calendar

Thursday, June 4, 3:30PM
Central Library

Outdoor Concert: Care Bears on Fire

SUMMER READING KICKOFF Sophie, Izzy and Jena of Care Bears on Fire are punk meets garage, straight out of a Brooklyn basement. The young band has become a favorite on the New York City club scene, winning over audiences with their authentic punk spirit and songs that capture the experience of being a kid with attitude and humor. As the song chorus goes: "nanananananana, I don't want to be like everybody else!," it's become quite clear, Care Bears on Fire aren't like everybody else. They're the real deal!

Saturday, June 6, 2:00PM
Central Library

Outdoor Concert: Katia Cadet

Katia Cadet, also known as Baby Kat, is a singer and aprolific songwriter and a vocal producer. haitian-born Cadet delivers Zouk Soul and R&B in French, English and creole. She earned a Grammy nomination for her song 911, which Mary J. Blige recorded. She has also written songs for Wyclef Jean. Her jazz tune "L'amour Une Aventure" was featured in Rush Hour 3.

Directions
Central Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Subway: Take 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza Station. Then head southeast on Flatbush Ave toward Vanderbilt Ave. Turn right at Vanderbilt Ave. Slight left at Grand Army Plaza.

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Comments (35)

i dont find this music appealing...

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 8:34 PM

"Finally, the Care Bears on Fire are not just for kids anymore."

or at least that's what the press release says, bro

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 8:54 PM

I was always curious how they were going to spin this once they got older, lost their novelty, and sounded like every other bad pop punk band in brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 8:57 PM

"or at least that's what the press release says, bro"

That's not a press release bro, it's a Brooklyn paper news article.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 9:08 PM

it was obviously a reference to the fact that this journalist is merely repeating whatever their handlers/parents/pr reps want to say about them now so that they still make money, as 8:57 has studiously noted. i am sorry this is complicated.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 9:17 PM

this is gross and so very park slope/upper west side. Why can't rich people stop pushing their progeny on the rest of us?

Posted by pete | May 25, 2009 10:09 PM

yeah i don't care. where's that other children's band when you need them? fiasco? fiasco??!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 10:41 PM

they are awesome. I want to hear your band when you were twelve. you probably sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 12:29 AM

Really liking this new Vivian Girls material.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 12:48 AM

ugh. kid rock instituted by aging over-eager hipster parents is so depressing. It's a thousand times more embarrassing and shameful than the over-eager soccer dad yelling at his kid to play better.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 1:01 AM

I don't get it. The departed guitarist's replacement plays bass and not guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 2:37 AM

Screw the law, I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 2:38 AM

^^Not funny

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 2:49 AM

They're already better than Telepathe and the Vivian Girls...so I guess they'll be at Coachella next year?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 5:19 AM

"They're already better than Telepathe"

that's outstanding.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 9:55 AM

best part of this video is uncle gob dancing with little girls at the end of part 2.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 11:29 AM

I forsee a future of VH1 throwback specials for these girls.

Posted by This Music Sucks | May 26, 2009 11:52 AM

"They're already better than Telepathe"

My farts are better than Telepathe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 12:32 PM

"I forsee a future of VH1 throwback specials for these girls."

OH NO YOU DI-I'N'T!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 12:55 PM

i had no idea there was a band dedicated to care bears. wow life is grim

Posted by chrisisdebtfree | May 26, 2009 3:56 PM

cant wait to see CBoF at Market Hotel!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:18 PM

why can't amy poehler fix her hair ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 9:15 PM

I like the lyrics and riff on Violot wants
The music has a melancholy sound to it that sets it apart and makes it a unique riff

Posted by Michael Lambert | May 29, 2009 4:39 PM

this band sux... wow i cant believe they are actually somewut famous for their suckish band...

wut has the world of entertainment come to???

i cant sing or play and my band wuld be totally better than this. and thats saying sumthing

Posted by Shelby | May 31, 2009 4:17 PM

These kids catch a lot of flack just because of their age. Sure, they're not the best band in the world, but they're pretty good for 8th graders. As they grow, I'm sure their music will grow as well. It's really a shame that people feel the need to talk so much trash about 13 and 14 year old girls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 4:41 PM

Still need to work out a few kinks in there music but I see great potential. Keep rockin girls.
Hope to see you at Warped Tour in 5-6 years.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:28 AM

well lets just say The CareBears On Fire are young...one year younger than me but for where their at right now, they obiviously are good or they wouldnt be here right now! DUH! So I think the girls are good and i no they will be a lot better as they get older!!! You GO Girls!!!! Whoo Hoo!! CAREBEARS ON FIRE are on FIRE!!!!!! :)

Posted by taylor | July 6, 2009 8:46 PM

THEY SUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 8:40 PM

How much you want to bet they kicked the guy out because the record company knows that sex sells, sales, sails? One of those. I mean sure the 14 now, but they'll be 18 soon enough. Disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 3:21 PM

the care bears on fire are awesome because they have that punk kind of style and sure they are like 3 and 4 years older but they are so good besides me and my are starting a band because the inspired us to start and i think they rock


KEEP ON ROCKING CARE BEARS ON FIRE Whoo Hoo!!

Posted by amethystbammel | November 25, 2009 8:56 PM

i don't get it, why are they smart girls?

they sound like normal preteens (notice the like like like like like uhh i dont know like like like)
except they don't dress in hollister and ambercrombie.
oh wait.
they dress in hot topic, the "PUNK" EQUIVELENT OF HOLLISTER. (i hate that i had to take this to clothes, but thats really all their personality comes down to)

how is that breaking the mold? it's not,

oh and the name care bears on fire...original. *rolls eyes*

Posted by Erin | January 27, 2010 4:55 PM

if i hear "barbie eat a sandwich" one more time i'm going to rip my hair out.

Posted by Lisa | January 27, 2010 4:58 PM

oh and i love how there's an ad for suicide-girls (the softcore punk porn site) right under this.

classy. lol.

Posted by Lisa | January 27, 2010 5:00 PM

they rock the world

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 11:27 PM

they're okay i guess, but when i was in 8th grade the songs i wrote sounded similar to that. now my lyrics are much better (hah im in grade 9 now). Just give them some time to grow up, they'll get better.

Posted by xxisrael_razorbladexx | February 12, 2010 8:07 PM

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