Redmoon has been a favorite of ours for decades! They're an integral part of the Chicago Theatre scene and never cease to amaze. They're back at it again with a big, FREE finale to their summer series on 9/7. Be there. Highly recommended!
Check out our original video interview with Frank Maugeri and others who collaborated on Chicago Children's Theatre's spring production, The Elephant and The Whale right here. We interviewed Frank as part of our ongoing series on "HOW CREATIVES PARENT AND HOW PARENTS CREATE".
We're so excited to bring you our original video interview with the Co-Directors of The Elephant and The Whale Frank Maugeri (Redmoon) & Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (500 Clown) and with actor, David Catlin (Lookingglass). All 3 are parents and theatre professionals and they graciously took time out of their busy lives for an interview with us about the show. They also shared their on insights on "How Creatives Parent and How Parents Create" for ChiIL Mama's long running series on the theme. (Chicago Children's Theatre's World Premier Collaboration 5/2013)
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
ACT OUT: Redmoon FREE Summer Finale in Humboldt Park & Original Video Interview With Frank Maugeri 9/7 #redmoon
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Chicago’s The Luck of Eden Hall will be opening for the legendary band The Pretty Things at The Borderline in London on August 10!
The band has set up a Kickstarter campaign with some amazing limited edition vinyl premiums to raise money to get across the pond: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1353737515/the-luck-of-eden-hall-london-calling
They've just made what they need for the trip but you have a chance to score sweet collector vinyl till their campaign ends on June 30th.
Here's our interview with Curvey and his young daughter, Seda.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ChiIL Live Shows shots from The Burlington-The Luck of Eden Hall & The Foreign Resort opening for Rocket Miner 10-11-12
The back room at The Burlington isn't stellar for live show shots, as it's somewhat of a dark cave. Still, it lends that intimate "somebody's basement" garage band aesthetic, so we enjoy seeing shows there nonetheless. Here are our shots of both Chicago's own The Luck of Eden Hall and Foreign Resort all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Here are the Dudes from Denmark--Foreign Resort
They were featured in ReverbNation's Breaking Artist's Spotlight in September and we thought their bass player in particular kicked ass. They're a band worth watching and you can say you heard of them first. Check 'em out.
The Luck of Eden Hall will be opening for Exit Ghost at Double Door on Nov. 20:
Double Door Welcomes:
The Violet Lights, Parallels and Lies, The Luck of Eden Hall
Tue, November 20, 2012 (21+)
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$5.00 - $7.00
- Check out ChiIL Mama's video interview with Curvey (The Luck of Eden Hall) and his young daughter, Seda, right here.
In related news, the band will be taping a performance for the local television show Seven on Ridge next Thursday, Nov. 8. Click here for scheduled guests and show details.
(Worlds collide alert: My husband, Dug, did the location sound for a TV show featuring Seven on Ridge host, Michael Essany, back when he was a home schooled high school boy, just getting his start hosting his own interview show. Michael's mom made the crew sandwiches.)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
ChiIL Live Shows Interview With The Luck of Eden Hall frontman, Curvey, and his 7 year old daughter, Seda
The Luck of Eden Hall, Chi-town's on psychedelic/pop/psych rock band is playing TONIGHT 10/11/12 at The Burlington in Logan Square. Check out their new release, Alligators Eat Gumdrops. We'll have stills from the show tonight along with a full album review up soon. For now, check out Curvey and Seda on creativity, parenting, The Luck of Eden Hall, and how kids have influenced their lyrics and even their album names!
Check out our prior coverage including tonight's show specifics right here.
The Luck of Eden Hall at The Burlington
only $5 suggested donation
Click here for The Burlington's main site
The Burlington is at Fullerton and Kimball in Logan Square
A music video by The Luck of Eden Hall from their 2011 album "Butterfly Revolutions Vol 1". Featuring the Children of Eden Hall. Shot and edited by Lofgren.
Friday, May 4, 2012
ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama had a chance to catch Chris (Sandman) Sand and Tony Rogers at their recent Chicago show at Hideout. Here's Ballad of a Salad live and the music video version, shot last summer in Tony's kitchen, below.
*Check out our full video interview with both musicians here.
We'll have a shorter version of just the How Creatives Parents and How Parents Create excerpt here in the near future.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama celebrate Chicago's amazing, world class theatre scene year round, with original video interviews, photo filled features, show reviews and ticket give aways. We cover adult shows and family friendly offerings and a range from elaborate Broadway in Chicago touring productions to free, quirky store front offerings. So check in with ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.
Here's what ChiIL Live Shows has coming soon
Original Video Interviews:
Adventure Stage Theatre--The Giver: Video footage and a photo filled feature on opening day of The Giver with author Lois Lowry.
*Also check out our video interview with Tom Arvetis of Adventure Stage right here.
We have an exclusive interview with Tom Arvetis, Adventure Stage's Producing Artistic Director, and his infant daughter, Vivian. Check out our video above for insights into balancing creative work and parenting, life after birth with 3 girls under 6, Walk Two Moons, and The Giver. Walk Two Moons was adapted by Tom, who also expounds on "adapting" to fatherhood & life in theatre. We continue our series on "How Creatives Parents and How Parents Create".
The House Theatre--Death and Harry Houdini--Original Video Interview with Dennis Watkins, star of Death and Harry Houdini and Magic Parlour.
Also click the links to check out our recent Houdini Box video interviews at Chicago Children's Theatre with:
- Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Midsummer Night's Dream
- Lifeline Theatre-Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (K)
- Collaboraction's Me Tube
- Goodman Theatre's Camino Real
- Step Up Productions-The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
- Adventure Stage-The Giver (K)
- Polarity-Tom Jones
- UrbanTheater Company-F***KING A
For today's World Theatre day events in Chicago, click here.