Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton

'The Final Revival of Opal and Nev' by Dawnie Walton is the oral history of a fictional rock 'n' roll…

May 11, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: And All That Jazz!

Jazz up your day with our swinging Make / Play / Watch / Read. From music to movies, poetry to…

April 29, 2021

Discover Synthwave in ‘The Rise of the Synths’ Documentary Film

'The Rise of the Synths' is a documentary feature film that explores the roots and the rising popularity of synthwave…

October 28, 2020

LyricPop Returns With Four New Picture Books Based on Classic Songs

LyricPop use the lyrics from classic songs and adapt them into picture book format and now the series is back…

October 6, 2020

‘Come Together’ to Play This Rock Music-Inspired Card Game

'Come Together' is a card game for two to five players based on Happy Families/Go Fish but featuring classic rock…

July 14, 2020

LyricPop: A Picture Book Series Based on Classic Pop Songs

LyricPop is a series of picture books with stories based on well-known pop songs and the first wave of four…

June 2, 2020

Review: Yamaha’s Newest Instrument, the Alto Venova

Light-weight and sturdy, the alto venova is perfect for those who want to learn a new reed instrument or teach…

May 28, 2020

Yamaha’s Pianica is a Perfect Starter Instrument

The pianica is Yamaha's latest addition to their music family. It is easy to use and inexpensive.

May 21, 2020

Barley Lightfoot’s Bodacious Quest Mix (Hypothetically)

Suburban elf Barley Lightfoot may live in a fantasy world, but there are a few "real world" bands he would…

March 15, 2020

4 Reasons Tweens and Teens Should See ‘Jagged Little Pill: The Musical’

If you're a huge Alanis fan, then you're probably one of those people questioning whether or not a musical based…

March 14, 2020

Time Traveling With Tribute Bands

I used to not think tribute or cover bands were legit performers... until I took my family back in time…

March 7, 2020

‘Mix Tape’: A Love Story Powered by Music and Memories

Romance isn't a genre I often gravitate toward but I liked the idea of a story driven by music, so…

February 14, 2020

On Video Game Earworms and the Compulsive Singer

Amy has an annoying (to her kids) habit of bursting into song at the slightest provocation, and video games provide…

January 10, 2020

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Bringing The Christmas Spirit

Last year Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas program brought down the house with all the pyro and stage tricks. This year was…

December 19, 2019

The Original Pirate Carols

While Rebecca Angel appreciates the pillaging, she wants some credit for all the Pirate Carols she created with friends over…

December 17, 2019

An Evolution in Building From LeapFrog

We recently got to check out the Leap Builders Food Fun Family Farm set, and had lots of family fun…

December 12, 2019

Carols for a Cure

There are two genres of music that I love beyond all others: Broadway show tunes, and Christmas music.

December 10, 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has an all-new show this year featuring one of their older but much loved albums, 'Christmas Eve and…

December 6, 2019

The Thorough and Pointless Results of My Radio Station Presets Study

In which Amy shares the results of her obsessive annotation and analysis of radio station playlists (see previous article about…

November 21, 2019

Rebel Wilson’s Kpop Movie is Already Missing One Thing: ‘Han’

As a biracial Korean American Kpop lover, I'll just say this to Rebel Wilson: if you want to help us,…

November 20, 2019