Monday, November 30, 2009

LA Kidrockers presents The 88 and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra SATURDAY Dec 5

Bring your kids and join me at a GREAT event in LA this weekend...LA Kidrockers presents The 88 and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra SATURDAY Dec 5. Kidrockers continues its celebration of LA's vibrant music scene with local bands The 88 and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. With a special appearance by Beth Feldman, founder of and author of the new book "See Mom Run." Matt Dwyer hosts.
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30
LOCATION: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA All ages. Ages 3-13 recommended. Adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice versa.

TICKETS: $9 in advance $12 at the door. Tickets available here

DAISY ROCK GUITARS: One audience member will win a Daisy Rock Guitar

Yo Gabba Gabba Music is Awesome CD (featuring The Shins, Of Montreal, and The Roots) and other Yo Gabba Gabba! prizes
LUNCH: Two Boots next door is open at 12 for pizza before and after the show.

The 88 is a four-piece rock/pop band from LA that blends British Invasion melodies with an instrumental approach that recalls David Bowie and other '70s rock icons. The band has appeared in numerous ads and TV shows, including performances on The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and "How I Met Your Mother." "It's a fairly safe bet to assume that the band will realize a respectable level of notoriety, the very kind of notoriety that L.A. is built on. For good reason, too - the 88 makes the sort of effortless, embraceable pop that can easily flatter whatever tainted image its hometown harbors." Pop Matters. "On their superslick major-label debut (which features a few tunes produced by R&B maestro Babyface), it's easy to hear what attracted Hollywood and Madison Avenue: These glammy rave-ups -- imagine Mika fronting Maroon 5 -- conjure big emotions without getting mired in tawdry realities." SPIN online.

The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra
(known to some as FTO) makes idiosyncratic pop songs with intricate instrumentation and lush male/female vocal harmonies. "FTO's undeniably strong pop sensibilities [force] them apart from the rest of the trendy herd. Unexpected quirks, richly textured layers and obviously keen musicianship keep this band grounded while others drift into musical oblivion. OC Weekly. "Filled with dreamy pop anthems, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra's Escapements is delightfully eclectic as their name sounds. Strings, chimes, Camera Obscura-esque guitar riffs, and driving drums come together in enticing staccato rhythms and are then balanced with just enough delicateness to spell out a genuine pop feeling throughout the entire EP.

Beth Feldman is a former network television executive and the founder of, an online community and events company dedicated to inspiring, empowering and enabling today's busy mothers to pursue their passion while raising a family. Beth's new book, See Mom Run, is an anthology that captures all the harried moments of moms lives with candor, wit and a little wisdom thrown in for good measure.

Matt Dwyer hosts.
HOST MATT DWYER is a comedian, actor and writer who co-hosts "Sinking Radio" every Friday from Noon to 2:00 PM on Matt was part of Second City, has performed one man shows at the UCB Theater in NYC and has appeared in a number of independent movies and television shows, including "Surviving the Holidays w/Lewis Black."

We hope to see you and your rockers this SATURDAY December 5th at 1PM at The Echo.

Beth Marx Lorge
Kidrockers. Rock Shows. All Ages.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tosca Reno best selling author of the Eat-Clean Diet Series

Tosca Reno - best selling author of the Eat-Clean Diet Series joined me on the Momz Rock the House Show to talk about her incredibly inspiring story, and her life as a writer, inspirational speaker and fitness expert. One of her latest books, The Eat-Clean Diet For Family & Kids, shows Moms how to wean kids off junk food and processed foods with delicious recipes for Kid's fav dishes - from Mac N Cheese, Sloppy Joe's, to Sweet Potato Fries. My kids are already bookmarking what they want to make!

Tosca Reno who just turned 50 in May, once topped the scale at over 200 lbs. At 41 years
of age (after losing over 75 pounds and disciplined weight training), she graced her first cover of the widely popular women's fitness magazine, Oxygen (she has since landed 10 covers including Woman's World's). Learn more about the Eat Clean Diet books and Tosca Reno by visiting these links: and I am off to cook up some delicious treats from her latest book, Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook!

Janeane Bernstein

Janeane Bernstein
Photo by Ralph Palumbo