ON THE RIDE is an exquisite combination of Aly & AJ's first ever concert performance captured in Los Angeles in 2005 and additional footage that shows the path on how these sisters became musical stars with the debut of their GOLD album INTO THE RUSH.
Sisters, Songwriters, Musicians, Actress, STARS!
Music Performances Include:
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
ON THE RIDE
STICKS & STONES
and much more...
Popular young pop singers Aly and AJ make their concert debut in On The Ride
with live performances of seven songs from their first album Into the Rush
. Set in a relatively intimate venue with an audience brimming with pre-teens and young teens, Aly and AJ deliver a solid, if somewhat short, concert performance. The pair seems genuinely exuberant and comfortable on stage, and their performance both vocally and instrumentally is polished and effective. Critics might criticize their decision to intersperse interview footage and "making of" discussion between the musical numbers rather than presenting them as a cohesive bonus feature following the concert footage, labeling it a not-so-subtle effort to extend the running time of the DVD. In truth, the juxtaposition functions effectively as a means of giving their young target audience insight into the meaning and mood of each musical number. Themes like bullying, first boyfriends, and sibling relationships pervade Aly's and AJ's primarily original songs and are entirely relevant to young audiences. Likewise, the footage of Aly and AJ acting like typical teenagers when faced with a room full of wardrobe choices furthers the sense that Aly and AJ are real kids who just happen to be making it big in the musical world. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi