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Are You Listening? – CD Release Celebration!

  Today we celebrated the release of our 6th album, Are You Listening?, with a FREE “sold out” show at The Vera Project and FREE cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes. Our good friend Nancy Guppy from the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone was there to introduce us. We couldn’t have wished for a better way to introduce this new album to the world!! 

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Keeping Up With The Not-Its! 

Wow, we have had a busy fall, full of traveling and exciting opportunities…
  After our show in Vegas we went to San Francisco for their annual Tricycle Music Festival. Three of us took the easy route and flew down, but two of us were in charge of driving our equipment down. Trust us, this takes serious packing skills. Two days down and two days back, talk about a serious road trip! We had a great time playing this festival, for the second time, touring the libraries and rocking out with the folks in the Bay Area. 
  

We also had the amazing opportunity to perform from bed (in flannel jammies even!) for #Bedstock to raise awareness for MyMusicRx whose in-hospital and online programs deliver the healing power of music to kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. Show your support too by sharing this video and donating whatever you can at http://www.mymusicrx.org.   Shortly after we got back from SF, we played a show in our neighborhood for the Phinney Ridge Romp — it’s always fun to see familiar faces and hang with the folks from our hood. 

 Then, it was onto the biggest travel experience of our lives… Our trip to India to play the Buddy Daddy Family Bash near Delhi. A couple of our friends shared the story of our trip on their blogs: The National At-Home Dad Network & City Dads Group — check them out!  
Today’s show was at the Seattle Aquarium. We performed alongside a Diving Santa! 
Thanks for keeping up with our busy lives! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows… 

Rock On Not-Its Nation!

Eastside Adventures…

  
We started our day playing at Klahanie Park in Sammamish. This event had a great lineup of bands: our friends Recess Monkey played first, and a super fun oldies band called Wally and the Beavs played after us.
 After that we grabbed a quick lunch and met back up at Springfree Trampoline in Issaquah to rock out for their Family Concert Series. We had a blast jumping on their trampolines and rocking out with these folks. Stay tuned for some cool footage from that concert! For info on other Springfree events check out their website: http://www.springfreetrampoline.com/family-concert-series

We Are The Gnot-Its!

  
 We spent this weekend on the coast in the small, sweet beach town of Seabrook, WA. This weekend was Seabrook’s Gnome Festival and we had a gnome-tastic time helping them celebrate! If you and your family are looking for a great spot to spend quality time and recharge from your busy life, Seabrook is the place to be! Check out their website here: http://www.seabrookwa.com 

It’s Summertime and the Living is… Busy!

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We have had so many FANTASTIC shows and some really cool experiences so far this summer, like taking a ferry over to Port Orchard and Bremerton to play a couple of concerts for the Kitsap Regional Library http://www.krl.org/, going all the way to the east coast to perform – including a live concert at the Rumpus Room for Kid’s Place Live on Sirius XM Radio http://www.siriusxm.com/kidsplacelive/weeklyschedule, and having a very talented friend, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo http://secretagent23skidoo.com/ join us on stage at Rox in Sox http://www.roxinsox.com/ in the Portland, OR area.
Out of all of those great memories, some of the best will be time spent with our families at these awesome shows. We feel so fortunate to be able to include our children in some of these performances, and to give them a true “rock star” experience. From set-up to clean-up, our kiddos are there with us most of the time and help out however they can. Whether it’s being a roadie and helping to unload equipment, teaching kids in the audience some of our dance moves, playing tambourine or cowbell on stage with us (MORE COWBELL PLEASE!), or just entertaining each other, they always make every show a success for us! They are the reason we are doing what we do! We couldn’t (and wouldn’t want to) do it without them!

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Tricycle Music Festival

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Can we just say that LIBRARIES (and their librarians) ROCK!? We just finished a two-day, four-show, EPIC weekend playing for the San Francisco and San Mateo Library Systems. This is the Tricycle Music Festival’s 5th year, and if you live in or around the Bay Area, you’ve got to check out one (or more!) of their super fun events… For the line-up and days, times and locations, check out their website: http://sfpl.org/mobile.xhtml.php?pg=2000628401
This photo was taken with Portola’s Librarian, Nicole… She even dressed up to match us!

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Rockin’ out in Seabrook

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Have you heard of the “Zone of Rock”? Well, if not, maybe you haven’t been to one of our shows lately… Here is a clue: it is the space right in front of a live band, designated for rocking out. This weekend our friend Jen from Seabrook drew the boundaries out loud and clear so there was no mistaking it! We had such a great time spending Labor Day weekend in the gorgeous seaside town of Seabrook, WA. We played two super fun shows and even participated in a bike parade! If you haven’t yet been to Seabrook, we totally recommend it for a fantastic way to spend some quality time with family and friends…. Here is a link for more info on our favorite new town: http://www.seabrookwa.com/