You Know, Some Music Festivals Actually Happened Recently

Perhaps forgotten amidst the controversy over Laurie Berkner's hair and the lengthy, ongoing discussion on the near-cancellation of the Disney Music Block Party Tour (yes, Bill, I agree that on the website, it's like Disney is taking the Obi-Wan Kenobi "these aren't the droids we're looking for" approach) and its lessons (consensus: all kids music is local) is the fact that a major kids music festival actually took place last weekend.

Kidzapalooza once again took over a tiny corner of Chicago's Grant Park as part of Lollapalooza, any while pickings are few, there are some details on YouTube.

Most people seem to be most excited about the Jeff Tweedy appearance at the Kidz stage. This video captures Tweedy cussing, catching himself, turning it into a lesson, then finally playing "Hummingbird." No, I'm not entirely sure what this has to do with kids' music, but it's still a sweet little song. Who ever would've thought A Ghost Is Born would be heard on the Kidz stage.

More videos after the jump.
Bill Belzer used to be in Uncle Tupelo; now he plays in the New Amsterdams and the Terrible Twos. Here he joins Tweedy on "New Madrid"; again, not really a kids' song, but it's one of Tupelo's best songs.

It's unfair that the one clip with decent sound from the Tiny Masters of Today is a cover House of Pain's "Jump Around," but that was a canny choice for all the young hipster parents, no?

Mason Jennings hit the stage -- here is doing "Keepin' It Real," which makes me think it's about time for another Jack Johnson kids' album.

And, hey, when I think kids music, I think of "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction. Don't you? Well, Perry Farrell did, and he brought along Slash -- yes, that Slash -- to play along.

And that's about it -- there's some short video of John Butler playing the Kidzapalooza stage, but that's all I could find... c'mon, people! Where's the love for the Terrible Twos? The Jimmies? The Homemade Jamz Blues Band?

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