** POSTPONED **  Peanut Butter and Jams - Kidrockers presents Free Energy and Ape School

** POSTPONED ** Peanut Butter and Jams - Kidrockers presents Free Energy and Ape School

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 11:30 am

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

** Please Note - Sadly this show will be postponed due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Ape School will now be performing with Kidrockers on Saturday, March 9th. All tickets will be valid for the new date or guests may choose to have a full refund by contacting our box office @ 215-222-1400 **

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

A kid-friendly lunch buffet is available for purchase. Kids $7; Adults $10 per person, all you can eat! PBJ Birthday Party bookings are also available at World Cafe Live.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at ticketingstaff@worldcafelive.com or call 215-222-1400.

Ape School is the moniker of Philadephia multi-instrumentalist Michael Johnson who has become a central figure in the local music scene contributing to records by The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, Nightlands, Daedelus, Pattern Is Movement and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Ape School has been busy with recent release of their sophmore album Junion Violence (Hometapes) and a series of live, full band shows, including an upcoming headline slot the night of the Kidrockers show at Johnny Brendas.

"With the soaring choruses, and Johnson’s irrepressible charm, Junior Violence is a bracing listen. It’s an unabashedly huge pop record, and its winking lyrics combined with a sense of real emotion lurking just under them makes for songs that will stick." Pop Matters. "Ape School appropriates the dramatic iciness of ’80s synth-pop with a muscular yowl reminiscent of Davids Byrne and Bowie." Filter.

KIDROCKERS® is a concert series that began in January 2007 in NYC and produces shows in NYC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia (World Café) and Chicago. These all ages shows are designed to bring families together to experience some of the most engaging and vital artists in indie music and comedy. Artists perform original (not specifically made for children) songs in a way that is both authentic and kid-friendly. Past artists include Silversun Pickups, Twin Shadow, Rogue Wave, Ra Ra Riot, Tad Kubler (of the Hold Steady) and friends, Nada Surf, Real Estate, Neon Indian, Caveman, Vivian Girls, Los Campesinos, Langhorne Slim, Local Natives, Dengue Fever, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Rhett Miller (Old 97s), The So So Glos, Oberhofer, Eternal Summers, Big Troubles, The Watson Twins, The Henry Clay People, Reggie Watts, The Shackletons, Jesse Malin, Datarock, James Levy, Chairlift, Jeffrey Lewis, Bleeding Rainbow, Alberta Cross, The Spinto Band, Pearl and The Beard, Wakey Wakey!, Locksley, Palomar and Apollo Sunshine. Kidrockers hosts include Seth Herzog, Craig Baldo, and Roger Hailes.

“We love to hear great new music -- and so do our kids.” says Kidrockers founder Beth Lorge. “We want to create an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment.”
Seth Herzog
SETH is the warm-up comic for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and also appears in sketches on the show. His long running weekly show “Sweet” is a staple of the downtown alternative comedy scene. Seth appears regularly on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and "All Access". He's been on Comedy Central's Chapelle's Show and Stella, CBS' Love Monkey and E!s #1 Single. Seth has also been in the films “Role Models,” "Prime," "The Ten," "The Baxter," and "Safe Men."

Kid Rockers | Free Energy
Free Energy
Free Energy
Cult Minneapolis rockers Hockey Night split up a couple of years back, and for a time mainmen Scott Wells and Paul Sprangers continued to operate under that moniker. They altered their musical orientation, got signed to DFA, and recorded an album with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy playing bass and manning the mixing desk, and Pat Mahoney on drums. FACT was fortunate enough to hear a few tracks at DFA HQ last year and can tell you that they sound great – very un-DFA in a way, with a real high-fidelity, guitar-heavy and totally unironic AM-rock sound reminds us of Tom Petty and great summers.

And now…

The band is a quintet – Sprangers and Wells are joined by Geoff Bucknam, Nicholas Shuminsky and Evan Wells – and they've changed their name to Free Energy. DFA are currently giving away a free track by the band, 'Dream City', taken from the forthcoming album. It's the first publicly available material by Free Energy and it's brilliant, obviously."

The band is currently working on new material for their next record.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104