Showing posts with label Mutts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mutts. Show all posts

Friday, September 12, 2014

INCOMING: Mutts Play Riot Fest Sunday at 12:30 on Radical Stage #Riotfest #ChiILPicksLIst

Here at ChiIL Live Shows we've been tracking the rise of Chicago favorites, Mutts, for years now. Click here for loads of our photo filled Mutts coverage. They're a staple of summer fests and put on a rockin' live show. If you can drag your butts outta bed by noon Sunday, come on out and make the most of the final day of Riot Fest with an early start. They're one band worth waking up for.  If not, their 4th studio release is about to drop and they'll be touring.  Ones to watch.

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Via Mutts:
We're playing RIOT FEST 2014!  

If you're headed there this weekend, come see us Sunday 9/14 at 12:30pm on the Radical Stage.  We're proud to be one of a few Chicago-based bands representing at Riot Fest this year, including our good friends Archie Powell and the Exports.  

And speaking of them, here's an early warning for our LP Release Show:
Fuel Yer Delusion, vol. 4 

Our fourth full-length studio album, Fuel Yer Delusion vol. 4, will be available on CD, digital and vinyl on Tuesday, December 9th.

But you, my friend, can pick it up early at our LP Release show! 

We're still deciding between two venues and dates, but the lineup is all set, and it's definitely going down the first weekend in December:

Fuel Yer Delusion vol. 4 Release Party
Either ???????????? or ?????
Chicago, IL
December 5 or 6
1. ?????? ?????? ? ??? ??????? (Chicago)
2. ??? ???????? (Chicago)
3. ??? ???? ??? ???? (??????????)

I know that's a wickedly nebulous announcement.  We're just excited to get our 4th LP to you.  Blues Traveler 4, Led Zeppelin 4, Connect Four, Tetris, the word "Friend," according to Cake - these are other legendary quad-related things, an echelon we hope to join with this record.  
There we go again, with the delusion.  

Whether it's at ???-? or ?????, we're headlining, with three of our favorite bands on the bill, and it'll be time to kick off the holiday season.  With so many reasons to celebrate, please pencil Mutts in on your calendar, and stay tuned for the details - plus our first single and video - coming in the next week or two.

Chicago!  Our home, our family and friends, the place we became a band, the place our sound comes from, and the place we often get silly drunk and play punk-ass shows with kick-ass bands.  We've blazed past 100 tour dates already this year, representing our home town in 20 or so states, as best we can.  And we're excited to bring it back to you with these two uproarious shows.  Hope to see you at one, or both!  Until then, take care of yerselves.

Mike, Bob and Chris
"Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." 

Mutts CD Release Party at Fireside Bowl, 2012

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Win Riot Fest Passes, RED BULL SOUND SELECT ARTISTS AT RIOT FEST, Free After Party #riotfest



**Red Bull is hosting a contest for free 3-day or VIP passes to this year’s event.  To enter, RSVP to Riot Fest on and winners will be chosen at random. The entry deadline is Wednesday, September 10, 2014.** 

It's the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest and Red Bull presents the best of punk, rock and a little hip/hop on the Radical Stage in Humboldt Park. 

Many of ChiIL Live Shows' favorites are among their picks including MuttsArchie PowellMy Gold Mask. Click the highlighted links above for our past coverage and original photo and video filled features on the bands.

Twelve Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS) artists will be performing throughout the weekend, including eight local artists. The festival runs Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14, full schedule and tickets are available at

The Radical Stage will host 29 different acts with the first performance kicking off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Featured RBSS artists are Baby Baby, Lucki Eck$, Mutts, My Gold Mask, Netherfriends, Show You Suck, Buffalo Rodeo, Dan Wade, Radkey, The Grizzled Mighty, Vamos and Archie Powell, who will be performing on Red Bull’s stage. Other artists include: Broncho, Dads, Ex Friends, From Indian Lakes, In The Valley Below, Laura Stevenson, Lemuria, Pity Sex, Red City Radio, Team Spirit, The American Scene, The Bots, The Unlikely Candidates, Wounds, Restorations and The Crombies. 

Red Bull Sound Select is an artist and fan development program launched in 2013 along with a digital platform, content formats, and a national live event series.

Local Red Bull Sound Select artist Archie Powell and the Exports were thrilled with the opportunity, saying,”What Red Bull is doing for the little guy with their Sound Select program is really amazing. It comes from such a genuine place, a real desire to support art and culture for its own sake. Being involved with them in conjunction with Riot Fest couldn't feel better for us - it's a thick vibe of honest, enthusiastic support for what is clearly Chicago's best festival environment. It's an honor to participate.”

Red Bull Sound Select will be putting on an official after party, Saturday, September 13, at Cobra Lounge featuring Netherfriends, Vamos, Archie Powell and the Exports and Show You Suck. Doors are at 10pm, and is FREE with RSVP here:

About Riot Fest
From its beginnings as a multi-venue festival thriving in a variety of Chicago's clubs, to the full scale, multi-city outdoor event that it is now. Riot Fest has become a premiere festival series that attracts music lovers of all ages from all over the world.  For more information visit

Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program and music discovery platform to help break emerging artists. Each month Red Bull Sound Select Presents hosts shows in cities throughout the country including LA, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville and Dallas. These nights are curated by each town’s most notable music influencers and feature two hand-selected Red Bull Sound Select artists opening for a headlining act. In 2013, Red Bull Sound Select executed 60+ local shows in 11 markets putting 150+ artists alongside major headliners curated by top tastemakers like Brooklyn Vegan, Filter Magazine, and Sub Pop Records. Red Bull Sound Select has over 144 shows planned for 2014 in the US alone, with more to come. 2014 curators include KCRW, Capitol Hill Block Party, Transmission Events, Amoeba Records, Empty Bottle among others.

Monday, January 27, 2014

WIN 4 Tickets to Monster Jam at Allstate Arena #OriginalVideo #Giveaway

Chicago Fans Revved Up for Annual 
Monster Jam® Event!
FIVE World Champions to Appear at Allstate Arena, Feb. 7- 9!!

ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows at Monster Jam.   We've got our tickets... do YOU?!  The world’s premier monster truck series, Monster Jam®, is weighing in with more than 100,000 pounds of super-charged star power for its annual hometown appearance, Feb. 7 - 9, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.  Be there.

Check out our original video footage from Monster Jam 2013-opening night at Allstate Arena right here:

**Click here for your chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets from ChiIL Mama for opening night, February 7th at 7:30pm at Allstate Arena.  Entries accepted through midnight February 4th.**

**All our readers are winners.  We've got a rockin' 30% discount on Monster Jam adult tickets for you with the code MOM1!  Click here to purchase yours.**

Discount does not apply to Front Row VIP or Gold Circle seats.  No double discounts.  Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.   All tickets $2 more day of show.

Five World Champions:
Among the field of 10 Monster Jam trucks competing at this year’s event will be a record-setting five World Champions, including the sport’s marquee machine, the best known monster truck of all time, Grave Digger®, driven by versatile veteran Carl Van Horn, and the Monster Jam truck many have called the fastest machine in the sport, six-time World Racing Champion Max-DSM, driven by Neil Elliot. 

In a nod to her celebrity appeal, the “Queen of Carnage,” former WCW and WWF star Madusa, returns to Rosemont after a multi-year absence in the only truck in the history of Monster Jam to be named after its driver. Madusa, also known as the “First Lady of Monster Jam,” was the first woman ever to win a Monster Jam World Finals, claiming the World Freestyle title in 2004 and, in a rarely duplicated feat, the World Racing championship the very next year.

The two remaining World Champions on the roster are the wildly popular “crazy bull,” El Toro Loco® with driver Chuck Werner of Paxton, Ill., and 2011 World Freestyle champion Avenger, driven by “Mr. Excitement” Jim Koehler. 

Making their Chicago-area debuts are the Spark Industries-inspired Iron ManTM, driven by Lee O’Donnell, cult favorite Metal Mulisha, driven by former off-road star and rising Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc, and arguably the most futuristic machine ever to hit the Monster Jam circuit, New Earth AuthoritySM, a.k.a. N.E.A. Police. Unveiled just a few weeks prior to its arrival here, the chrome-plated New Earth Authority, driven by police officer Norm Miller, commands order, seeking out and destroying those who stand in the way of peace. 

Rounding out the elite line-up are Monster Jam’s 2013 “Fans Choice,” the unmistakable and hauntingly hard-core Zombie, driven by Sean Duhon, and the aptly named Wrecking Crew, driven by Steve Koehler.

Produced by Aurora, Ill.-based Feld Motor Sports®, Monster Jam events attract more than 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that average 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide, sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. They can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Allstate Arena Monster Jam shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. Tickets are available at the Allstate Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. There are a limited number of premium-priced Gold Circle and VIP seats available for every show. All opening night tickets, with the exception of Gold Circle and VIP, are $12.
Two pre-show pit parties – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9 –afford fans (with a pit pass and 2 p.m. show ticket) the chance to see their favorite Monster Jam trucks up close, meet drivers, take pictures and get autographs. Pit passes are available for $10 at all Ticketmaster locations, while supplies last.
For additional information, visit Fans can also follow Monster Jam on Facebook, Twitter, and, or subscribe to the Monster Jam YouTube channel

Thursday, April 4, 2013

INCOMING: Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar Thurs-Sunday 4/4-7 #originalphotos #originalbandinterview

March Fourth This Friday at Martyr's (21+) 
Portland's circus punk marching band


Spring means music in Chi-town and the excellent shows are pouring into town.   Here's a short list of our top picks.

*We've been giving you the heads up about most of these over at our FB page and Twitter feed for weeks if not months in some cases.   If you still haven't gotten tickets, get outta the house and go already.  

As always, check out ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We have loads of original content band interviews, live show shots, tour news, and giveaways.

Thursday 4/4

Mutts Object Permanance album release @ Hideout (21+)

Paper Thick Walls open

Mutts CD Release Party!


Paper Thick Walls

Thu, April 4, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


When Flying Feels Like Falling (all ages) These Chi-town punk kin have a string of upcoming gigs here.   They may still be in high school, but these alums of Girls Rock! Chicago already have some major fest cred & battle of the bands wins under their belts.

THU APR 4, 2013 - 7:00 PM

When Flying Feels Like Falling

Stop The Silence!
with Cellar Rats, Seraphina Mushroom Jello Nelson, Tocsin, The Hanging Garden, Flagass
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Chicago (near the Fullerton Brownline stop)
Chicago, IL
Local bands include... 

Seraphina Mushroom Jello Nelson 
The Hanging Garden 
Cellar Rats- 
When Flying Feels Like Falling- 

Please bring donations, anything is appreciated, all of the money will be going to RVA. 

*Greenhouse Theater has a cash bar for this event: food, drinks, whatever.* 

All ages! 

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics: 

-Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. 
-54% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police 
-Out of every 100 rapes, 46 get reported to the police, 
12 lead to an arrest, 9 get prosecuted, 5 lead to a felony conviction, and only 3 rapists will ever spend a single day in jail. 
-97% of rapists walk free. 
Speak up against Rape Culture! 

Friday 4/5

March Fourth Punk Rock Marching Band at Martyr's
Click the link to check out full details on the show along with ChiIL Live Shows' original content--March Fourth HD videos and live show shots.

Bright White at Reggies (support for Makeshift Prodigy)

Chicago post-punk group The Bright White (confirmed for Lollapalooza) will open for Makeshift Prodigy at Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State St, on Friday, April 5. Show is 7PM, ages 17+ and $12-$15.  Click here for tickets.

Anthrax at House of Blues

Also recommended Friday:
Bailiff at Subterranean
The Lauren Wolf Band at The Metro

Saturday 4/6

Wovenhand / Wrekmeister Harmonies / Bruce

Lamont & Eric Chaleff
Empty Bottle

Todd Kessler and Alexis Marceaux, both alums of NBC's The Voice, will be playing a show together at Tonic Room on Saturday, April 6.

Todd Kessler and his band the New Folk headline with Alexis Marceaux (also featured on HBO's Treme) and her band, Alexis & the Samurai, as direct support. Mike Mangione & the Union will open the show.

Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band with Jimbo Mathus and Alvin Youngblood Hart
Sat. 04/06 | 8:00PM @ Cubby Bear

Sunday 4/7

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mutts Video Preview Party & Performance at L & L Tavern This Tuesday #liveshowshots

ChiIL Live Shows shots--Mutts Album Release at Fireside Bowl 8/2/12

ChiIL Live Shows    Fireside Bowl--Mutts Album Release

Acclaimed underground filmmaker Jim Sikora has directed the video for “God, Country Grave” for the Chicago band Mutts; the track appears on the group’s most recent LP, Separation Anxiety.

Check out a bunch of our original past LIVE Mutts shots here.

The band will be celebrating with a viewing party and performance at the video’s primary location, the L&L Tavern, 3207 N Clark, at 7:30PM on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The clip will make its online debut the following morning.

ChiIL Live Shows    Fireside Bowl--Mutts Album Release

Click here for more info on The Mutts and Jim Sikora's work:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

TONIGHT: Mutts Album Release Party at Fireside Bowl 8/2/12 #HD Video #Live Show Shots #free album download

Mutts at Do Division 2012 by ChiIL Live Shows.    Tweak settings for HD.

We've got years of great memories of sweaty summer shows at Fireside Bowl from back in the day.   We're ready to make some new ones with Chi-Town's Mutts.    

They just ran a successful kickstarter campaign and are celebrating their new release tonight, Thursday 8/2.    Check it out.

Click here for show details

Mutts Separation Anxiety record release show at Fireside Bowl, 8/2

Mutts at Do Division 2012 by ChiIL Live Shows  

Here's what the Mutts have to say, including a link to download their album for FREE!!

It's been an unbelievable year for Mutts so far - including the college radio and press success of Pray for Rain, playing over 50 shows in 11 states, making new friends and getting inspired by cool bands in each city, recording two new LPs and funding a Kickstarter campaign to put them out (THANK YOU!), playing fun outdoor shows likeDo Division Fest and a 3-Gigs-in-1-Day Marathon, signing with TR Agency for booking, and most recently having tracks from Separation Anxiety previewed on TheChicago Mixtape and the CMJ Mixtape.

All of our this culminates in the new record, and we're excited to unleash it into the wild.  It's free to download, and we hope you dig it:

Mutts on the road:

8.02 Chicago, IL - Fireside Bowl - LP RELEASE PARTY!
8.09 Live Stream on WJOB Flying Around the Sun (9CST)
8.11 Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail 
8.18 Wausau, WI - The Polack Inn
8.24 Madison, WI - Dragonfly Lounge 
8.25 Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar
8.31 Oshkosh, WI - Glass Nickel Pizza Co. 
9.01 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
9.07 Live on WLUW Razor & Die Show (2CST)
9.08 Youngstown, OH - PABSTolutely Fest
9.20 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway 

9.21 Ames, IA - Maximum Ames Fest 
9.27 Muncie, IN - Be Here Now

9.28 Columbus, OH - Kobo 
9.29 Youngstown, OH - The Oaks

10.03 Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop 
10.05 Davenport, IA - RME Community Stage
10.06 Dubuque, IA - The Bank 
10.10 Champaign, IL - The Highdive
10.11 St. Louis, MO - El Lenador 
10.12 Columbia, MO - The Bridge
11.07 Ypsilanti, MI - Woodruff's

We're still filling in some dates and adding more shows, so visit or track us on SongKickfor alerts when we're coming to town. 
Thanks for reading and listening!

Once again, here's your link to download our new album:

Mike, Bob and Chris

"Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." 
Eight new releases to check out:
Archie Powell & the Exports - Great Ideas in Action
Big Science - Difficulty
Common Shiner - Before They Sold Out Pt 2 (Coming Soon)
Empires - Garage Hymns
Field Auxiliary - Nomenclature Fever
Lying Delilah - Return the Love
Santiago x The Natural - Something's Got a Hold of Me
Suns - When We Were Us

And there are so many more... next time, we'll say more.

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