Last weekend, soon-to-be White House Press Secretary and former TIME Magazine Washington bureau chief Jay Carney was at the 9:30 Club for a battle of the bands put on by Bach to Rock. His son Hugo plays in a band called Twenty20, which finished in third place in the elementary school division. Which begs the question: elementary school kids have bands?
The kids participating in the battle all must go to the D.C. School For Children Of Journalists.
Valerie Strauss, education reporter at WaPo, was also at the battle. Her daughter Becca Levy sings for R.A.T.E.D., a high school-aged band which also came in third place in its division.
Former CBS correspondent and CNN anchor Joie Chen showed up as well. Her son Evan Goldberg plays bass for another band in the elementary school division, the F-35s.
Mark Judge “the guy who writes for the Daily Caller a lot,” has posted what is essentially a mini-documentary on his YouTube account. Chen’s son appears around the 5:35 mark wearing a camouflage shirt and Strauss’ daughter sings a song called “Heartbreaker” near the end of the video.