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Watch Dr. Dog Play Yo Gabba Gabba!

My daughter once laughed uproariously for about 10 minutes straight after she heard the words “Dr. Dog” on the car radio; that band name, it turns out, is pretty much the height of three-year-old comedy. And now she’s got another reason to like them: The Philly band recently became the latest in a long line… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Watch Peter Bjorn & John On Yo Gabba Gabba!

This week’s episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! is all about spies (and co-stars Jason Bateman!), so who better to invite on as musical guests then spy anthem-creators Peter Bjorn & John? The trio perform their track “I Wish I Was A Spy” and you can watch it below. Check it out. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 20, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Wayne Coyne, Biz Markie, Yo Gabba Gabba! Team With Volcom

So Volcom is making a clothing line based on the hyperkinetic kids’ TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! That’s vaguely interesting, I guess. Slightly more interesting: The clothing line will feature art from famous people like Wayne Coyne, Biz Markie, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, Jack Black, Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder, and Dave Grohl with his daughter. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Watch Rocket From The Crypt Reunite On Yo Gabba Gabba

Bowling-shirt garage-punk legends Rocket From The Crypt broke up in 2005, but they recently reformed for one very special show: To perform a 90-second song called “He’s A Chef” on the art-damaged kids’ TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! There’s no indication that they’ve got any other reunion plans, which is too bad; I could really… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 10:23 am

Watch Cut Copy On Yo Gabba Gabba!

On a forthcoming episode from season four of the indie-friendly candy-colored kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Aussie synth-rock superstars Cut Copy show up to sing a quick song about exploring the universe. Watch their appearance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 11:26 am

Watch Cults Sing About Hot Chocolate On Yo Gabba Gabba!

As just about any parent of toddlers knows, Yo Gabba Gabba! is a Nick Jr. television program about a group of creatures who frequently get together to dance and/or learn life lessons, and it has the amazing ability to hypnotize your children for minutes at a time, thus granting you priceless opportunities to do thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Flaming Lips Do Yo Gabba Gabba!

Children’s TV program and occasional indie rock stop-through Yo Gabba Gabba! recently offered over its colorful set and cast of characters to Wayne Coyne and company, who in turn performed “I Can Be A Frog” and its references to so many animals. This makes sense for children, visually, though a closer listen to its lyric… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2010 - 4:45 pm

Dean & Britta Revisit Yo Gabba Gabba!, Galaxie 500

No one is happier than I am to hear that the hip Nick Jr. series Yo Gabba Gabba is changing its tunes. The show airs almost daily in my apartment and I am getting pretty sick of that Shins segment. Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips lent a song to YGG! a few years ago, but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 17, 2010 - 12:12 pm

of Montreal Visit Yo Gabba Gabba! With “Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast!”

Yesterday we brought you Weezer’s buggy performance on Nickelodeon’s kooky-cool children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba. of Montreal will be on today’s show (airing 10:30 ET/PT), but it won’t be their first Yo Gabba Gabba moment — the band turned in a song about dental hygiene a season back. It will be the first… More »

By: jessica / March 10, 2010 - 9:40 am

Weezer Are Insects On Yo Gabba Gabba!

Big week for Nickelodeon’s delightful hipster kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!. Yesterday Sarah Silverman debuted the “Time To Mime” dance and Black Kids sang “We Love Clowns.” Tomorrow Anthony Bourdain plays a doctor and of Montreal perform a nutritious original called “Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast!” (Previously Kevin Barnes & Co. taught YGG! viewers the importance… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Weezer Visit Letterman, Yo Gabba Gabba!

While searching for a clip of Weezer’s stop by Letterman last night, I came across a vid of their first ever stop by Dave’s place. They played “Say It Ain’t So” and I sighed. Whatever you think of the band all these years later, this much is undeniable: they are still making music. And doing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 30, 2009 - 1:40 pm

MGMT Teach “Art Is Everywhere” On Yo Gabba Gabba!

Last year we told you MGMT were set to appear on season two of Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba! as space Vikings performing a song called “Art Is Everywhere.” We weren’t lying, but it took some time to track down the footage. Some would argue that MGMT basically always make children’s music. Whatever your stance, they… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2009 - 9:09 am

Chromeo Interested In Lathering Up Your Children

Having already courted baby boomers and college-bounders, the only demo left untapped for Dave 1 and P-Thugg are little children. And thanks to Nickelodeon, Chromeo may now tap your little children. The duo performed a ditty written for them by hip tot program Yo Gabba Gabba! in an effort to convince children of all age… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2009 - 3:51 pm

The Roots Do Yo Gabba Gabba!

As promised, the Roots (aka Jimmy Fallon’s new Late Night house band maybe) hit up kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba! recently to spread “Lovely, Love My Family.” The song’s an upbeat and sunny-day ska thing, and the pastels and dancing creatures make sure the kids at home are thinking about their moms and their po… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2008 - 11:22 am

More Indie Rockers Visit Yo Gabba Gabba!

Yo Gabba Gabba!, the kiddie show that grabbed our attention with original music from Cornelius and the Shins, has booked lots more bands to appear in season two. Ladytron, MGMT, Mates Of State, Datarock, Hot Hot Heat, the Roots, Jimmy Eat World, the Ting Tings, and Mixmaster Mike have all been invited by DJ Lance… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 24, 2008 - 10:17 pm

The Shins Perform New Song On Yo Gabba Gabba!

Hip tot program Yo Gabba Gabba! has already featured some surreal music segments with Cornelius, Biz Markie, and Low. On May 23, the Shins join in the on the fun, performing original song “It’s Okay, Try Again.” You don’t have to set your Tivos because the performance is online. It hit the Web months ago… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2008 - 1:23 pm

Cornelius, Low, Frodo Do Yo Gabba Gabba

In the time since we last mentioned the favorite kids show for indie yuppie parents looking for ways to spend time with their little children, Yo Gabba Gabba’s had some Stereofriendly folks swing by their Nick Jr. studios. People like manic genre-deconstructing genius Cornelius, whose heavy Yo performance (in 6/4!) you can watch over at… More »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2007 - 4:42 pm

Pastor Of Muppets

Nick Jr.’s new indie-oriented kids program Yo Gabba Gabba! premieres on August 20th. The Shins, Smoosh, and Stereofaves Cornelius and the Postmarks frolicking with tiny puppets, Chad VanGaalen animation, Biz Markie, Mark Mothersbaugh, Leto-nemesis Elijah Wood, and host DJ Lance Rock (some excitable dude toting a huge boom box) is a cool way to impart… More »

By: Stereogum / August 1, 2007 - 11:03 am