Blitzkid Bop: Austin Kiddie Limits



Fri., 11:30am; Sat., 2:30pm

San Diegans Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer met in elementary school, and fittingly that's where the duo cull most of their fans as Hullabaloo, an acoustic project that aims to bridge kids rock with its parental equivalent.


Fri., 12:30pm; Sat., 11:30am

These D.C. kids-music mainstays bring their folk tunes to Austin, a city they're well familiar with via 2009 single "Texas" ("Their barbecue will hit you in the solar plexus").

Orange Sherbert

Fri., 2:30pm; Sat., 1:30pm

Likely the jazziest of Austin Kiddie Limits performers, husband and wife duo Jill and Steve Pierce make swinging odes to the seasons and, like their namesake, all things delicious and (mostly) nutritious.

Big Don

Fri., 1:30pm; Sun., 11:30am

Local Don Robinson schools us with instructional, feel-good tracks like "At the Zoo" and "Run, Walk, Play" from this year's Big Don's Brand New Beat.

Ralph Covert

Fri., 3:30pm; Sun., 4:05pm

When not ripping it in the Bad Examples, Chicago's Ralph Covert has led his group Ralph's World into Grammy-nominated territory over the course of eight albums and a nation-spanning House of Blues tour.


Sat., 12:30pm; Sun., 12:30pm

Roots music for kids isn't so far-fetched, especially if it's made with a healthy dollop of kazoo and songs about dogs and feet.

The School of Rock

Sun., 2:30pm

Austin's School of Rock franchise educates students on the finer points of rocking faces off, and its AllStars are the students most likely to kick (gr)ass and take names five years from now.

The Q-Brothers

Sun., 1:30pm

This clean-mouthed hip-hop group aims at getting you to shake it to Shakespeare, infusing beats with the best of the Bard.

Peter DiStefano & Tor

Sun., 3:15pm

Former Porno For Pyros guitarist DiStefano takes an unlatched approach to performing with producer/songwriter Tor Hyams by avoiding practices and embracing spontaneity, all to freewheeling but decidedly stage-ready results.

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