And the Kids Bring Indie-Rock to Colonial

And The Kids

And The Kids

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Indie rock band And The Kids, the Pioneer Valley’s answer to Arcade Fire, perform at the Garage at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, December 1, at 8pm. And The Kids channel existential crises into pop euphoria. With this sleight of hand, the quartet manages to conjure chunky indie rock, blissful new wave, chamber folk, jarring avant-garde, and brawny classic rock. Ukulele-wielding singer-songwriter Francesca Shanks of North Adams warms up the crowd for And The Kids.

The group has been featured on NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” program; in Stereogum magazine; in WBUR’s online magazine, The ARTery; and was featured in an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.

And The Kids are guitarist and vocalist Hannah Mohan, Rebecca Lasaponaro on drums, Megan Miller on synthesizers and percussion, and bassist Taliana Katz. The quartet’s beginnings couldn’t be better scripted: Mohan and Lasaponaro met in band class in seventh grade. A few years later, the duo dropped out of school and found themselves at a learning center that provided them with a free rehearsal space. There they practiced every day, inspired by such diverse artists as Modest Mouse, Rilo Kiley, the Doors, and the Police, among others.

And The Kids

And The Kids

Those formative moments in friendship and music have been everlasting. In 2012, the fledging duo met Meghan Miller when the three were interns at the Institute for the Musical Arts in Goshen, Mass., and soon after welcomed her into the band. Recently, Miller has battled visa problems as a Canadian citizen and has been forced out of the United States for five years. To show the strength of their bonds as friends and artists, And The Kids chose to record their most recent album, “Friends Share Lovers,” in Montreal so that Miller could participate. Recently, the trio added bassist Taliana Katz, a close and trusted friend who also attended IMA, to maintain a full sound live in Miller’s forced absence from American touring.

Tickets to And The Kids are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at Colonial Theatre. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.



Event Summary:

And The Kids

at The Garage

111 South Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Thursday, December 1 at 8pm

Tickets: $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show







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