We haven't seen The Mutt's live but we've been loving their tunes on line! Check out their main site here and give them a listen. Some of the best things in life are free........and you can use all that cash you saved for beer and generous tips.
MON. 1/23/12 (9:00pm, Free)
Pinto & The Bean
Here's our prior coverage of Wally Dogger's CD release party last year at Beat Kitchen. In that signature synchronicity way things have of cropping up, they played out with The Noses, renowned LA play write, Brett Neveu's band. That week we had just reviewed opening night of Bretts amazing show, Odradeck, at The House Theatre. And we were just about to check out another of Brett's works, The Earl, at A Red Orchid Theatre. A year has past and guess what we just saw at A Red Orchid Theatre Friday?! You guessed it, another Brett Neveu play, Megacosm.
Pinto & The Bean were part of our Ginormous Holiday Gift Guide & Give Aways. One of our lucky readers won their CD along with 5 more. We still have a couple more to give away so check back in like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.
6 CDs: Soul-R&B-Blues-Rock including, Fitz and The Tantrums, How Far To Austin, The Shams Band, Zach Heckendorf, Pinto & The Bean & The Future Laureates (over $70)
*We have loads of live videos, pit photos, band video interviews and CD reviews. Check out the archives at the bottom of the page or use the search bar to the right. We post upcoming shows, introduce new music, and give you breaking music news for alt-rock-metal-punk-funk-blues/bluegrass-and more, including bands for adults & kids. All are posted at ChiIL Mama.com and archived at our sister site, ChiIL Live Shows.com.
- Fitz and The Tantrums--2 video interviews/live footage)
- How Far to Austin-video interview & live show stills from HOB & Mayne Stage
- The Shams Band-live show stills from Lincoln Hall, The Whistler & Do Division Fest.
This one'll cost ya, but only $15, and they're world renowned musicians and well worth it. We're hoping to set up a video interview soon with Jeff Parker and his partner who have a baby boy. She's a filmmaker and college professor out in California. Jeff also has an older, elementary age daughter we've known since Sagezilla was in a playgroup with her at age 2!
The son of the drummer for Tortoise was also in playgroup with our girls, along with a virtual whose who of chicago theatre and music peeps progeny. We'd love to interview Jeff and Johnny Herndon and their partners, for our ongoing series on how creatives parent and how parents create. Check out our Pinterest Board of that name, How Do Creatives Parent and How Do Parents Create, to find most of the interviews together. We have the rest of the interviews in our Vimeo links in the sidebar at ChiIL Mama. Pinterest doesn't see Vimeo for some odd reason. The interviews include Brett Neveu and various Noses, mentioned above, as well as touring musicians from metal band Red Fang, Fitz & The Tantrums, Keller Williams, Danbert Nobacon (Chumbawamba), various CEOs, and a number of theatre personalities.
TUE. 1/24/12 (9:30pm, $15 buy)
DJ Ryan Weinstein
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