Bring Your Kids to Music Millennium Day featuring free live performances by ZZ Ward and Cat Doorman
Saturday, February 16th 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 16th will be “Bring Your Kids to Music Millennium Day”. Record stores have always been a place where community in the love of music brought people together. Most kids don’t get into record stores these days, as many prefer downloading to CDs. The kids who do make it into our store are totally fascinated with Music Millennium. In an effort to expose more kids to the kind of music community only found in record stores, we have created this special day. All kids under 18 will get a free gift bag containing music and other gifts from businesses in the community.
1:00 PM: With praise from Esquire and Marie Claire, not to mention buzz-building appearances at South by Southwest and on Last Call with Carson Daly, ZZ Ward’s bold new voice may have captured your attention already. Ward forged her one-of-a-kind sound growing up in small-town Oregon. Her debut full-length, Til the Casket Drops, features old-fashioned blues crossed with cutting-edge hip-hop, and collaborations with Grammy Award winner Ryan Tedder and Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz & The Tantrums), Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest) and Pete Rock.
3:00 PM: Cat Doorman is the new children’s music and media alias for acclaimed illustrator and Portland indie music scene veteran, Julianna Bright. Cat Doorman Songbook is her first album. The CD features 14 songs – 12 original – whose lush compositions celebrate the uniqueness, potential and power of every child. Cat Doorman songs have an immediate, authentic sound with a musical complexity not often heard in music for kids. These songs would feel at home on any alternative radio playlist, with a well-crafted mix of soaring vocals and beautiful arrangements for strings, horn, guitar and piano. Amidst the catchy melodies are tracks that reach around the world to encompass the joys, loneliness and mysteries of childhood and life itself.