By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 6:27 am in children's music.
The Sippy Cups: To know the Sippy Cups is to love the Sippy Cups. For a while now, folks have raved about this Bay Area kids’ band, and for good reason. Although the music is aimed at small fries, the six-member group doles out songs that groove even for grown-ups. Its aptly title “The Time Machine” is full of grand ditties that meld San Francisco’s Summer of Love with Berkeley hippie cool. But enough about what this mom thinks … my 7-year-old Sofia was hooked on this CD from the get-go, instantly loving “Seven Is the New 14″ and “My Angry Voice.” She thought “Daddy’s Lucky Charm” was charming and “so pretty.” But our family favorite is “Don’t Remove the Groove.” This is THE best freeze-dance song. It’s not only a great little dance number, but a song with a message close to our hearts – decreasing global warming. We just saw the Cups at the Chevron Family Theatre Festival in Walnut Creek, and I have three words for you: So. Much. Fun. Again, great for the kids and entertaining for the parents. My recommendation: Buy the CD, learn the tunes and then go catch this infectious band live. The band plays Mountain View on Sept. 27, and on Oct. 10, it’ll be in Pittsburg. Check www.thesippycups.com for more details.