School of Rock is more than a great film, it's now also a company which offers music lessons to kids of all ages. In e-mails to HuffPost Arts, Show Director Armand Aviram from School of Rock waxed nostalgic about the upcoming concert at Joe's Pub in New York. For the first time in front of an audience, kids will perform alt-rock hits from the heyday of MTV Unplugged and hopefully show off their skills to an adoring crowd on January 15th.
HuffPost Arts: What is your relationship to MTV Unplugged?
Armand: As we were brainstorming different show ideas for our Winter season here at School of Rock Roslyn I came up with the idea to do a tribute to MTV Unplugged. Growing up in the 90s MTV Unplugged had a big impact on me as a kid and I remember discovering some of my favorite artists through the show. I wanted to give our students an opportunity to discover a time period where music had a real place on TV. These days most young kids know MTV only as the channel that has Jersey Shore on it, but when I was a teenager MTV was a source of inspiration, as it was for many young kids who watched a movement of great bands take over the world.