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Wouldn’t it have been nice to have had Mom on the sidelines ready to rush to your aid the last time you found yourself at the bottom of a pit sucking on someone’s steel-toes? The moms of Candy Band, a Detroit-based group that plays kiddie songs with a punk edge, are constantly monitoring their dance floors to make sure their young fans are partying safely. “Sometimes we play concerts and the kids get a mosh pit going, and some kid will fall, and we’ll stop and say, ‘Let little Joey up!’” says guitarist Paula Messner, aka Almond Joy. Messner, along with bandmates Daniela “Skittles” Burckhardt, Anita “Kit Kat” Kelly, and Tammy “Starburst” Ristau, will perform such kid-tested, mother-approved songs as “Rock, Paper, Scissors” at a dance party for the locally produced children’s show Pancake Mountain. Overprotective parents can rest assured that the only things their young’uns will come home with is a heightened sense of concert etiquette and, possibly, a sugar high. Candy Band plays nice 1 p.m. at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. Free. Space is extremely limited; to register, call (202) 342-5400. (Sarah Godfrey)