Tiny Masters of Today took their name from a band in the Blake Nelson book Rockstar Superstar, a young adult novel about the trials and tribulations of being in a rock band. The Tiny Masters -- Ivan, 13, guitar and vocals, and his sister Ada, 11, bass and vocals -- have had far fewer troubles than Nelson did in his fictional band. The duo began writing songs before they had any idea of starting a band. Ivan (no last names, a wise parental decision, one thinks) was jamming with some friends when Ada started singing about how much she disliked George W. Bush. The result was "Bushy," which appears on their debut album Bang Bang Boom Cake. They're not expert musicians, but not being competent musically has never been an issue in rock & roll. They make up for their lack of chops with an exhilarating power and their innocent impudence. Singing may be beyond them yet, but again, it never stopped Johnny Rotten or Handsome Dick Manitoba. Ivan and Ada are fairly normal kids. You don't get the feeling that they have overbearing parents egging them on, and their music isn't cutesy, it's real punk rock, if a bit derivative.