Schoolhouse Rock!

The School of Rock kids aren’t just another brick in the wall.

You grew up on the Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Dead. Your kids are growing up on Fall Out Boy, Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Seether. And in the back of your mind, you’re probably thinking, Dude, rock music ain’t what it used to be. You’re right — in the Seventies, your favorite jams went far beyond the basic four-chord structure. Back then, rock had ambition; it could be cinematic, operatic, thematic, or just erratic. Thankfully, the students at the Paul Green School of Rock are well versed in the fundamentals. “Seventies rock is a very intricate music, a great foundation. Once you embrace it, you can play anything. And the kids actually really like it. I’ve got a 14-year-old whose favorite band is The Grateful Dead,” laughs general manager Joe Alonso. On Friday and Saturday, the kids will kick out the jams at their first official performance, and it’s gonna be a doozy. They’re performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall at the Miami Science Museum, complete with a laser-light spectacular.

“The kids are absolutely going bonkers about it, and so is the venue! They’ve been doing that Pink Floyd laser-light show since I was in the womb,” says Alonso. Every new chapter of the Paul Green School of Rock (there are 43 across the nation) performs The Wall as its inaugural show. Our local school just opened in February, so come out and support the 305’s next generation of talented punks, rockers, jam banders, and emo kids before you find them passed out behind Churchill’s. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:45). Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Sat., June 14, 8:30 p.m., 2008

 
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