By Jeff Bogle, Philly Dads GroupAfter more than six years covering the burgeoning independent kids (kindie) music scene in New York City and beyond, I’ve seen and heard just about everything the genre has to offer. Naturally, it now takes a lot for any CD, waiting quietly inside my mailbox in a generic padded yellow envelope, to reach out, grab me by the scruff of the neck and hold me in rapt attention.
This is EXACTLY what Lucy Kalantari’s six-song album Pockets Full of Joy did to me. From the Gilded Age cover art to the authentic Roaring Twenties musical vibe, Kalantari swiftly transported me to a radically different time and place, a sepia-toned dream filled with elegant pearl necklaces, lace dresses and carefree dancing … all while I stood in my office, in sweatpants and bedhead, in the 21st century – an outstanding feat thanks to an astounding album.
On Sunday, Feb. 15, Lucy Kalantari, together with a full band of drums, upright bass and clarinet, will bring her 1920s flair and ukulele jazz ditties to life on stage in Brooklyn at ShapeShifter Lab in a special Valentine’s Day concert with fellow NYC kindie artist Jon Samson.
WHAT: Lucy Kalantari + Jon Samson Perform Love + Joy: A Family Valentine Concert
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 11 a.m., show starts 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn
HOW MUCH: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (kids under 2 are free)+ + +
Jeff Bogle, co-founder of our Philly Dads Group, is an at-home dad who writes humorously about parenting and all things Childhood on his site Out With The Kids.