A toddler with guitar.
ROCK THE CRADLE at Tranzac. Sunday, January 25 Rating: NNNN
The latter, a new afternoon music series for parents and their offspring, saw kids as young as four months grooving to indie rockers the Leonids. (Woolly Leaves, sadly, were a no-show). Picture 20 toddlers tottering in front of a Telecaster-toting band, wiggling their Pampered rumps and grabbing each other's heads and gleefully shaking tambourines. Can you say "adorable?"
Organizer (and new mom) Sarah McGaughey made the event as easy on parents as possible, with a change table in the back room, a box of glittery scarves and percussive toys near the stage and a make-your-own-shaker table. The Leonids, too, considered their audience by using brushes instead of sticks and keeping their amps low. A cover of the Velvet Underground's Beginning To See The Light went over best, though the band was upstaged by a small boy who escaped from the changing room without any pants on.