Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shake Up the Dance Floor with Milkshake

Put on your tutu and dancing shoes and boogie down. Milkshake, the kids pop-rock band from Baltimore, has announced a dance video contest on the kids website To enter the contest, Milkshake fans need to make a video of themselves dancing to the Milkshake song, "Milkshake Rock 'N Roll." A download of the song and directions for the contest are available on the website on the "Win Stuff" page. What's up for grabs? - Lots of fun Milkshake prizes, so get moving!

Milkshake has appeared on PBS, Discovery Kids, and Noggin. Previously performing as indie-rock band Love Riot, the tutu wearing lead singer Lisa Mathews and acoustic guitar player Mikel Gehl reformulated their band in 2000 to cater to the kid crowd after entering the into the parent stage of their lives. The band has won several awards for its albums. Milkshake recently released their first DVD titled Screen Play earlier last month.

My daughter especially loves their CD, PLAY! If I ask her what she wants to dance to, envitably she'll say, "some Rock and Roll," which is code for Milkshake. Then she whips out her tutu and her pretend electric guitar and hops and dances around! What are her favorite songs you ask? Her answer: "We Got a Band" and "Imagination Nation." It's hard to sit still listening to this energetic CD full of catchy tunes even adults can love.