Kindiefest 2010: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

RaniArbo_Kindiefest2010.jpgI'll be posting a bunch of stuff -- photos, videos, rambling thoughts -- from my weekend at the 2010 edition of Kindiefest over the next week or so. That's probably a dozen posts, so without any further ado...

I liked Ranky Tanky, the first kids' album from Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, a lot, but didn't totally love the disk.

I loved them in concert. It doesn't entirely surprise me, as I get the sense that their strength is their live show, four talented musicians making music together. But in Brooklyn they got the audience involved for each and every song until ending with a stunning a cappella version of "Wildflowers" that transfixed the crowd.

If they can bottle just a little more of that live energy into their albums, they are going to become big, big stars on the kids music circuit if that's what they want.

Here's their take on the title track from Ranky Tanky...

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - "Ranky Tanky" (Live at Kindiefest 2010) [YouTube]

One more after the jump...
And here they are playing "Zudio" from the forthcoming Many Hands for Haiti disk.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - "Zudio" (Live at Kindiefest 2010) [YouTube]