As your fam drives around with your credit card outstretched, piling new shoes, uniforms, and supplies into your trunk, play these 15 kindie rock songs from start to finish. From songs that’ll soothe first day butterflies to tunes that’ll get your kid amped up to strut into the classroom, this ultimate back to school playlist (pssst…check out the spotify playlist while you scroll through the slideshow) has it all.

Recess Monkey

When: Sat, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.

Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side

Cost: $20 adults / $13 kids, cheaper for members

Celebrating two amazing 2013 releases, kindie's poppiest and funniest rock-n-roll trio returns to the city for an energetic concert filled with many laughs and ridiculous dance moves as you hear songs about "Fish Sticks," "Marshmallow Farms" and, with any luck, at least one track from the best album released last year, "Desert Island Disc."

Get Recess Monkey concert details here.

What song do you think signifies back to school time?

— Jeff Bogle