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Music for, by and about (please help) kids ++ Dan Zanes & Kooks & View tour dates

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PlayI just got this email from a reader:

I was hoping you might be able to help me with something. I’m looking for music for a video I’m making for my daughter’s pending adoption. Hate to use same old tired songs that come to mind. Could you recommend some better, perhaps more obscure songs about children, parenting, love, etc? I came across a Dar Williams song called “The One Who Knows” that was pretty good, but can’t find too much else.

I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head, but leave it to Wikipedia to have a page entitled “List of songs about children“. I’d like to see this guy use “Mommy’s Little Monster” by Social Distortion, “Throw Away Children” by Dio, or even “Youth Gone Wild” by Skid Row, but maybe Pink Floyd‘s “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and/or Lou Reed‘s “Beginning of a Great Adventure” might be more appropriate. Any other suggestions? Help him out in the comments.

Dan Zanes

And Speaking of kids…
* Dan Zanes is touring
* Justin Timberlake to host Kid’s Choice Awards
* Britain’s indie bands making children’s albums
* Alec Ounsworth working on a children’s album
* Tiny Masters of Today playing NYC, London, SXSW
* 14 year-old Hayes Peebles playing Movable Hype
* Mirah, Mudhoney, Mary Timony & others “play” on new kids CD

NME The ViewNME The Kooks

We’ve also established that UK band The View are young, and right before them, but after Arctic Monkeys, we had the young UK band The Kooks. It’s all very confusing, and even more confusing because both of the NME-approved bands with four letters in their name just announced tour dates. Tickets are on sale for:

I didn’t much like The Kooks when they played Bowery Ballroom, but to each his own. The Kooks are also doing Coachella. The View are doing SXSW.

All Dan Zanes, Kooks & View tour dates below….

The Kooks | 2007 Tour Dates
April 29th – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 30th – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 2nd – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 3rd – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
May 5th – Chicago, IL – Metro
May 7th – Columbus, OH – The Basement
May 8th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 10th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 12th – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
May 13th – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

The View | 2007 Tour Dates
March 3 – Brooklyn NY – Luna Lounge w/ Young Knives & Foreign Islands
March 5 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
March 7 – Chicago IL – Schuba’s
March 9 – Seattle WA – Crocodile Cafe
March 11 – San Francisco CA – Slim’s
March 13 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour
insert SXSW here
March 20 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 22- Cambridge MA – T.T. The Bears

Dan Zanes | 2007 Tour Dates
saturday, february 3 hartford, ct belding theater
sunday, february 4 morristown, nj the community theatre
saturday, february 24 princeton, nj mccarter theatre
sunday, february 25 camden, nj camden center for the arts, gordon theater
friday, march 2 new york, ny the new victory theater
saturday, march 3 new york, ny the new victory theater
sunday, march 4 new york, ny the new victory theater
friday, march 9 new york, ny the new victory theater
saturday, march 10 new york, ny the new victory theater
sunday, march 11 new york, ny the new victory theater
saturday, march 24 somerville, ma somerville theatre
sunday, march 25 somerville, ma somerville theatre
friday, march 30 frankenmuth, mi bavarian inn
saturday, april 14 seattle, wa moore theater
saturday, april 21 los angeles, ca ucla
sunday, april 22 tuscon, az rialto theatre
saturday, may 5 portsmouth, nh the music hall
sunday, may 6 purchase, ny the performing arts center at purchase college
thursday, may 17 south orange, nj south orange performing arts center
saturday, may 19 boston, ma berklee college of music

Previously
Kidz Bop rules the charts
Arctic Monkeys not as hot in USA, not as hot as kids music

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