Showing posts with label ChiIL Live Shows. Show all posts
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Friday, September 28, 2018

INCOMING: MONSTER MAGNET Drops Lyric Video For "When the Hammer Comes Down" Kicks Off North American Tour Tonight

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar

MONSTER MAGNET To Play Chicago's Bottom Lounge 
October 2nd

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece "Mindfucker"(Order and Stream The Album) on Napalm Records. Today the band has released a brand new lyric video for the track "When The Hammer Comes Down". Watch it HERE:

Tonight, MONSTER MAGNET kicks off their North American tour supporting "Mindfucker" in Toronto, ON.  The tour runs through October 28th in Boston, MA.  Electric Citizen and Dark Sky Choir will open the tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Dave Wyndorf's excitement for this upcoming run is summed up perfectly with the following statement:

"And the electrified circus leaves town! Time to ROCK, bitches!"


Monster Magnet:

9/28: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
9/29: Pontiac, MI @ The Emerald Theatre
10/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/3: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
10/5: Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
10/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/9: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/10: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/12: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/16: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/20: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
10/21: Houston, TX @ White Oak (Upstairs)
10/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/24: Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/28: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

*Festival Appearance

Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar)
Garrett Sweeny (guitar)
Phil Caivano (guitar)
Chris Kosnik (bass)
Bob Pantella (drums)

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Thursday, June 9, 2016


Facebook today is launching a new way of sharing those special moments with friends and family: 360 photos. To celebrate the launch, Paul is one of the first to share a 360 photo on Facebook.


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Here at ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows, we're stoked about the possibilities. I have press credentials to shoot CLUTCH, Corrosion of Conformity and Valkyrie tomorrow, so we may have a chance to give this new Facebook view a test run with a few iPhone panorama shots too. Follow along HERE.

From today – Thursday 9th June – people on Facebook can post photos in 360 degrees and share them with their friends; either on your Page or via News Feed. Paul’s inaugural photo – which can be seen on his Facebook Page by clicking HERE – was taken during his recent concert in Córdoba, Argentina.

The new 360 photos allow the user to either pan around and explore the scene by moving their phone, or by click and dragging on a desktop — much as they can with 360 videos like Paul’s ‘Early Days’, published earlier in the week.

From tomorrow - at the Olympic Stadium show in Munich - Paul will also begin posting 360 photos on Facebook from his ‘One On One’ tour using the hashtag #OneOnOne360. If you’re going to see Paul play, we’d love to see your 360 photos too, so remember to use the hashtag and let fans from around the world enjoy the view!

To post photos, just share your panorama or 360-degree photo to Facebook and it will be converted into a fully immersive 360 photo.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Photo Recap: Led Zeppelin 2 at Bogart's in Cincinnati 12/27/15

We've been shooting Chicago's own Led Zeppelin 2 (LZ2) for ChiIL Live Shows for years now. They always put on an incredible, live, old school show. Put the cell phones down, bring a lighter and catch them if you can. It's a time traveling, transcendent experience.

Photo Credit: All shots by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for ChiIL Live Shows

These guys are no ordinary cover band. They are all accomplished musicians in their own right and they don't just cover album versions. They pull out all the stops to do a memorably enjoyable concert and downright respectable tribute to Zeppelin. 

They often take Zep set lists from the archives and recreate actual Led Zeppelin shows. Not only that, they rock the classic instruments, vintage wardrobe, hair styles and jewelry of Zeppelin's heyday for a truly immersive experience. We particularly love to catch them at Bogart's in Cincinnati. This infamous, intimate venue has been around since the mid 70's as a concert venue and before that, since 1905 as a vaudeville showcase. It has decent sound and is a great sized space for LZ2 and other touring bands.

ChiIL Live Shows' Full Slide Show 
LZ2 12/27/15 Bogart's Cincinnati
Click to view our full photo recap. Some of our favorite shots from the night are embedded below, at the bottom of this feature.

We've caught LZ2 in their home town, Chicago, many times over the years at venues ranging from street fests to their sold out annual House of Blues Shows.

We do love to catch them in Cincinnati, though. When many venues say all ages, they really mean 18+. Bogart's "All Ages" shows truly are!

Families come with 2 and even 3 generations of fans, and the crowd ranges from young kids to grey and grizzled fans who caught the actual Led Zeppelin live in concert, back in the day. It's always a fun crowd and a great night out!

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