The Sippy Cups Live in Electric Storyland - Rock & Roll for Families
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The last date listed for The Sippy Cups Live in Electric Storyland was Saturday December 1, 2007 / 11:00am.
Currently at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space
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“The Flaming Lips of the toddler set.” —Los Angeles Times
In this fully original “Rock & Roll Circus” based on the band’s new CD Electric Storyland, The Sippy Cups throw a magical party for children of all ages with their trademark blend of impeccably cool rock music, juggling virtuosity, comical stunts and characters, giant puppets, and plenty of audience participation. Mixing their own imaginative tunes with cult rock favorites from the likes of Pink Floyd, Bowie and The Ramones, The Sippy Cups’ repertoire evokes a magical world of whimsy, yet has the essential cool factor for discerning listeners. Think pre-school mosh pit, three-year-olds on air-guitar, and how the Pogo would come naturally to any five year-old you’ve known.
Mixing their own imaginative tunes with cult rock favorites from the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bowie and The Ramones, The Sippy Cups’ repertoire evokes a magical world of whimsy, yet has the essential cool factor for discerning listeners. This rare quality of appealing equally to young children and their parents has proven a potent formula for fast success. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “every parents favorite kid rock band and quite possibly the illegitimate offspring of The Cat in the Hat and Joey Ramone”, The Cups have taken the family music scene by storm during the past year and a half, selling out hip clubs and concert halls during weekend matinee hours when many of these venues would normally remain dark. Juice boxes and bottles of beer fly off the shelves with equal abandon as everyone, from tot to parent to club owner, seems equally pleased.
Created by three dads living in a coastal town just south of San Francisco, The Sippy Cups’ first gig was a fundraiser for a community-built playground in their own neighborhood. Two years later, most shows sell out in advance, while two CDs fly off the virtual shelves at iTunes and CDBaby. The band has also garnered national press and acclaim from the likes of ABC TV, Time Magazine, and The New York Post, while their original track “Magic Toast” recently hit the top ten charts on XM Kids Radio.