Showing posts with label kidzapalooza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kidzapalooza. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bad Things Self-Titled Debut Album Now To Be Released October 29th On Warner Bros. Records #streamingsingle

LA rock band Bad Things - that consists of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White, well known for snowboarding and skateboarding - will release their debut, self-titled album October 29th on Warner Bros. Records (iTunes Pre-Order Link). The record was produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith, The Vines).
Did you catch Bad Things on stage at Lollapalooza 2013?!   Check 'em out.

Bad Things covering Iggy And The Stooges' "Search And Destroy" Live Video From Lollapalooza

They also rocked the Kidzapalooza with Perry Farrell. 

The lead single "Anybody, " a "chugging rock anthem heavy with choirboy backing harmonies" according to Rolling Stone, is now for sale at iTunes and streaming on YouTube and Soundcloud

iTunes Pre-Order Link

Bad Things recently wrapped a North American tour of the country that included festival stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Rembert Browne of Grantland wrote a compelling, in depth feature on the band after being blown away by what he'd seen at Lolla. "I watched a band put on a surprisingly great show, causing a crowd to go from embarrassingly sparse to filled but skeptical to convinced by the end" remarked Browne about the band's headlining performance Saturday night, filling in the spot vacated by Death Grips. "I truly didn't know what to do with what I'd just seen, because I'd yet to accept the reality that a band featuring White pulled a substitute teacher move for Death Grips and did not fall on its face. But I wanted to know more. So I chatted with the band."

Reports from Osheaga were equally as impressive. Canadian media outlet awarded Bad Things with the #1 Most Surprising Moment of the festival, raving about their performance. "Google 'Bad Things' and you'll be inundated with articles that start with the words 'Shaun White's band...,' which is totally misleading, considering how much more there is to these guys" says Dose. "They have great original material and the kind of solid musicianship and stage presence you'd expect from a group that's been playing together for years."
Bad Things are confirmed for a November 2nd performance at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. More tour news to be announced in the near future.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Official Lolla Tip Sheet #lolla #kidzapalooza

Lollapalooza 2013 Tip Sheet
Important Facts & Features of Lollapalooza 2013

Lollapalooza returns for its ninth installment in Grant Park August 2-4, 2013. This three-day extravaganza will transform the jewel of Chicago into a mecca of music, food, art, and fashion featuring over 130 bands on eight stages, including The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, and New Order.
Lollapalooza will host 100,000 fans each day, and with so much activity, we wanted to provide some top highlights:

*SAFETY FIRST: In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources:
  • Push notifications through the Official Lollapalooza Mobile App
  • Video screens at the main entrance / exit on Michigan Avenue and Congress Plaza
  • Video screens at 3 stages
  • Audio announcements broadcast from all stages
  • Lollapalooza Twitter & Facebook
In the event of a weather evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials. Festival patrons can exit the park to the lower level of one of the following shelters:

25 N. Michigan Avenue
(Between Washington and Madison - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)

325 S. Michigan Avenue
(Between Jackson and Van Buren - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)

5 S. Columbus Drive
(Michigan between Jackson and East Adams - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)

For a map of shelter locations, visit

NOTE: Shelter locations will be opened by the Festival organizers in coordination with the City only in cases of extreme weather to ensure the safety of event patrons.

*BAG SEARCH AND NEW EXPRESS LANES: The safety and security of our fans is our top priority.  Please be aware that ALL bags will be searched each time attendees enter the festival grounds.  This will require more time during the entry process. We ask all attendees to plan ahead to allow extra time entering the festival.  For faster entry, Express Lanes at both the North and Main entrances are available for those not carrying a bag.  A full list of prohibited items can be found at

*TICKETS: All Three-day, Single day, and VIP passes to Lollapalooza 2013 are sold-out. All wristbands contain RFID technology and will be authenticated upon entering the gates. Lollapalooza organizers do not condone purchasing passes from secondary markets, and ask fans to beware of purchasing counterfeit wristbands. Passes purchased from any source besides or Front Gate Tickets may not be honored at the gates.

*FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 from 11am to 10pm.
*BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 1 from 3pm-8pm. Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4 from 10am - 10pm.
*FESTIVAL ENTRANCES: Fans can enter the park at the Main Entrance at Michigan Avenue and Congress Plaza, or at the North Entrance at Columbus and Monroe.

*KIDZAPALOOZA: Kids ten and under rock for free at Lollapalooza. Kidzapalooza, the family-friendly festival within the festival, has its own stage and tons of interactive activities from video Karaoke presented by Snyder's to a hip-hop workshop with the Q Brothers. The kiddos will transform into rockers with funky hairdooz, tatooz and photo shootz, between games of twister and world turning performances by Chicago's Ultimate Tumblers.

*GETTING TO LOLLA: Fans are encouraged to use eco-friendly transportation to get to Grant Park, including public transit, walking and bicycles. If you're riding a bike to Lollapalooza, bike parking will be available south of the main entrance on Michigan Avenue. You'll find bike racks both north and south of Balbo Avenue. Be sure to bring your own lock! 

*ECONOMIC IMPACT: In 2012, Lollapalooza was responsible for injecting $120 million into the local economy. The festival earned 2.4 billion media impressions at a value of nearly $51 Million dollars. This year, 70% of event attendees reside outside of Chicago, with 3% of all ticketholders residing in other countries. After festival hours, the 100,000 music-lovers each day will fill local bars, restaurants and music venues across the city, where there are 45 official after-shows!

*WEBCAST: Fans worldwide who can't make it to Grant Park will be able to get the Lollapalooza experience streamed live at The live webcast will feature sets from The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Band of Horses, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Postal Service, Imagine Dragons, The National, The Lumineers and many more.  
*IPHONE/ANDROID APP: Powered by Hard Rock Hotel, the FREE mobile app for iPhone and Android users will help attendees easily navigate the festival.Users can view artist profiles, create and maintain personal custom schedules, interact with the Festival map, plus view and share Instagram photos -- all in the palm of their hand!

*LOLLASHOP: The official Lollapalooza pop-up store returns after its debut in 2012. Conveniently located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. just across from Grant Park, LollaShop opens a full week before the festival gates to give fans extra time to prep for the big weekend. Shoppers will find the complete lineup of Lolla commemorative goods, including the official t-shirt provided by Gap, along with special selections to get music fans ready for the big event. For a full list of activities and store hours, visit:  

* LOLLA CART: Located in the Shops at North Bridge in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the LollaCart offers many of the items available at the festival, along with several exclusive items. LollaCart is located at 520 N. Michigan Ave. on level 1, and is open regular mall hours through Aug. 5.

*COMMEMORATIVE POSTER: The 2013 poster was designed by acclaimed contemporary artist Michael Sieben. For his spin on Lolla, he explores one of his favorite themes, optimism in the face of adversity, with his band of stranded sailors celebrating the sinking of their own ship. They've chosen to make the best of a bad situation and welcome the misfortune with musical merriment, despite the fact they don't even have real instruments. Offered in three special editions for every level of collector, including editions signed by the artist and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. The official poster can be purchased at the festival or online at  

*HYDRATION: Hydration is paramount to the health and safety of patrons. Lollapalooza is committed to keeping fans hydrated via CamelBak Filling Stations. Fans can bring up to 2 factory sealed bottles into the park, or preferably an empty, refillable bottle. It also helps Lollapalooza minimize its environmental impact. Since 2010, Lollapalooza has avoided using over 700,000 water bottles! Last year fans poured enough water to fill over 249,000 water bottles. Our continued partnerships with Boxed Water and Vita Coco Coconut Water continue our efforts to eliminate the sale of plastic bottles at Lollapalooza while still hydrating attendees.

*CHOW TOWN: Renowned chef Graham Elliot has returned as Lollapalooza's Culinary Ambassador, bringing some of Chicago's favorite eateries straight to fans in Grant Park. Some new and notable editions are Chef Tony Mantuano's Bar Toma, Chicago's famous "Cheezborger" staple, The Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, and nationally acclaimed Pastry Chef, Gale Gand's Root Beer stand. Other fan staples returning to Lollapalooza include Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns, Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe, Franks 'N' Dawgs, and Elliot's own Grahamwich. For a full list of food vendors and menu items, visit: 

*RED BULL SOUND SELECT: Red Bull Sound Select is an innovative program that celebrates local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, taste makers that shape scenes and YOU, the passionate fan. Join us today at to listen to Lollapalooza artists like Chance the Rapper, Rivals of the Peacemaker, and Cherub. Use #SoundSelect to show YOUR influence on music; the more you tag your music experiences with #SoundSelect, the greater your chances of winning tickets to Lollapalooza and it's aftershows! @RedBullCHI | #SoundSelect

*BE A FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH INSTAGRAM:Back by popular demand, photos from bands and fans around the park will be featured on the Jumbotrons at multiple stages. Select Instagram photos tagged with #lolla will have the chance to make it up on the big screen, all thanks to Citi.
*FARMERS MARKET: Another way to stay healthy and hydrated at Lolla is by eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers market. Locavores, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eaters will find plenty of options to satisfy every craving.
*GREENING & SUSTAINABILITY: Lollapalooza's commitment to the environment is integrated into every area of the park. Each trash can includes a recycling bin. Chow Town has both front and back of house composting, and food vendors are required to use eco-friendly plates, napkins and utensils. Sustainability guidelines are in effect throughout the Festival which include a ban on styrofoam, plastic bags, and flyers. Festival merchandise comes in organic and eco-friendly options. Festival producers offset the carbon dioxide emissions of festival vehicles, generators, shore power, staff travel and this year, artist travel, by purchasing certified carbon offsets from Green Mountain Energy. Lollapalooza engages over 200 volunteers a day that are dedicated to greening efforts.
*ART AT LOLLA:This year, Lollapalooza is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to present some features of current exhibition "Fashion, Impressionism, and Modernity" throughout Green Street. Lollapalooza wristbands will receive $2 off entry into the exhibit, as well.
*LOLLA CARES: Take action and get involved with one of the many organizations at Lolla Cares. Social, environmental, and health advocacy causes will have an audience of 100,000 people per day at Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza fans can join Oxfam's mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice, learn how Working Bikes distributes refurbished bikes to those who need them the most, and more. In the past three years, Love Hope Strength has found 12 potentially lifesaving bone marrow matches from the 644 Lollapalooza fans who registered on Love Hope Strength's "Get on the List" campaign. Since 2008, 2,367 fans have registered to vote at the Festival through Rock the Vote and HeadCount.

Lollapalooza takes place August 2-4, 2013 in Grant Park.
Lollapalooza 2013 is generously sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select, Bud Light, Samsung Galaxy, BMI, Toyota, Citi, Thorny Rose Wines, f.y.e., Gap, Hard Rock Hotel, Boxed Water and CamelBak.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Got Rock Tots, Banger Babies or Punk Kin?! Win 10 Family Friendly Freebies To ChiIL Out With This Summer #Giveaways

Most of our family friendly fare lives over at   But Mama says it's great to share, and since we know lots of our readers at ChiIL Live Shows have kids, and everyone knows someone who does... we're going to share these sweet giveaways over here, too.   

We're celebrating summer with hundreds of bucks worth of freebies including live concert tickets, 20 kindie (kids' indie) CDs and much more.   Check it out.

ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama This Summer--Here are all our rockin' current giveaways in one easy place.   Enter any or ALL.  Good luck!

Enter here for your chance to win loads of books, DVDs/Blu-Ray, CDs, games, toys and more (open to anyone 18+ in the USA) and a ton of sweet Chicago theatre and family concert tickets.

We love summer time and want to share our ChiIL Picks List for rockin' kindie music, movies, eco-friendly finds, events and more with you, so 2013 can be the best summer vacation EVER.   We're giving away great fam friendly freebies all summer long!!  

Disclaimer:   Thanks to all the kindie musicians, theatres, authors, publishers, Warner Brothers and American Girl for providing us with giveaway prizes and review copies.   All opinions are our own.

Check back with us like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often, for loads of original content including video band interviews with kindie (kids' indie) favs, reviews, photo filled features, free downloads, new releases, and more great giveaways.

Here's the scoop:

Click the name of the giveaways below to enter & see our full feature on each.

#1/#2.  2 ChiIL Picks Book Bonanzas:

*Lost in Suburbia : A Momoir, by Tracy Beckerman (5 paperbacks available/$15 value each) Now extended through midnight 7/30. 

*The Ordinary Acrobat by Duncan Wall (5 hardbacks available/  $26.95 value each).  Enter through midnight 7/30. 

Watch for loads of our original circus content throughout the month of our giveaway.  We have video interviews with Cirque Du Soleil performers featured in the book, live show clips we've filmed at CircEsteem Shows, and loads of stills from international touring circuses including Cirque Shanghai, performing on Navy Pier all summer in Chicago, and more!

#3/#4.   ChiIL Picks Blu-Ray & DVD Movies

*Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD combo!

Enter through midnight 7/9($44.95 value)

*Saige Paints the Sky (American Girl) Blu-Ray/DVD combo!  Enter through midnight 7/30. ($26.99 value)


Rockin' 20 Kindie CD Extravaganza 

We're giving away sets of awesome brand new releases along with 2012 & 13 favs of ours.   All entries are open through midnight 7/30.   Winners will be announced on Winning Wednesday, July 31st!

It's road trip season ya know.   And time to ChiIL out and kick back with some of the best kindie artists around.   Throughout the month we'll be bringing you our original reviews and full info on each of the 20 CDs, along with original kindie band interviews, live show footage and more.   Enter to win any or all of these sets.   All of these CDs make it onto

ChiIL Mama's ChiIL Picks List.

*Set 1:  Great American Tunes 

for July 4th & beyond 

($74.95 value)

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter:
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One lucky reader will win these 6 sweet CDs:

  • Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz (LA culture mashers known for singing about immigration protests, gang violence & hurricane Katrina they've now expanded their boundaries again and released a rockin' CD of kids' tunes about photosynthesis, spelling, balloons, germs, skateboards and a runaway moose that's so good you won't want to stop playing it the second you drop the kids at camp.  Freakin' hilarious, great musicians bringing quality, multicultural music in a range of genres.) $10

With five Parents’ Choice® awards to their credit, Ben Rudnick & Friends have what it takes to make recordings families love. Families also love their live shows, where the band’s unique dynamic transforms a concert into an event. The events are celebrations.

On July 11, 2008, the band set up at one of their favorite venues, the town green of Lexington, MA. The same green that saw the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Flying high from the string of

shows that comes with summer, saying goodbye to their accordion player Mark Yacovone who was moving to Mississippi the next day, and joined by Rob “It’s Saturday Night” Lee on saxophones, the band turned in an unforgettable performance.

Featuring songs from their first six recordings and some favorite cover tunes, Live in Lexington fills every available second on the CD with good time tunes as only they can deliver.

Live in Lexington has garnered BR&F their SIXTH Parents' Choice Award.
ChiIL Mama had the great pleasure of catching the Okee Dokee Brothers for a video interview and shooting their live show at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago, where we sponsor an annual, weekly kindie music concert series.   They're down to earth, cool guys, with an eco-friendly bent and talent to spare.   We've given away copies of Can You Canoe earlier this year.   Now check out one of their earlier albums, Parents Choice Silver Award Winner and one of our favs, Take it Outside. $15

($77.93 value)

*Set 2:  

Kidzapalooza Favs ($82 value):  

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter:

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ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama at one of the best kindie fests in the nation!   We've covered Kidza all 3 days of EVERY year of it's existance.   We'll be back again for 2013.   To get you jazzed for the fest, we're giving away a CD set including Ella Jenkins' latest release-Get Moving, and kindie favs that have graced the Kidza stage in years past.   One lucky reader will win 6 CDs from these Kidzapalooza Favs:

(These guys are long time favs of ours and we've had the pleasure of shooting their live shows at Kidzapalooza and catching them for a video interview.   They have a new release out--Deep Sea Diver.   But we also adore their last two, In Tents and Flying.)

($82 value)

Here's the rockin' 2013 Kidzapalooza lineup! 


Ralph’s World

The Not Its

The Q Brothers

The Blisters

Peter DiStefano & Tor


School of Rock

Ella Jenkins

Kristian Bush

Perry Farrell

Special Guests

*Set 3:  

Windy Kindie CDs ($96.80 value!!)

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter:

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Our own home town kids' musicians are awesome.   Look for these Chicago favorites at street fests all summer & at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids again this fall.   One lucky reader will win these 8 CDs by Chicago Kindie favorites:

($96.80 value!!)

#8.  Mini Bunny Bonanza ($39.95 value)

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter:

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For those summer days when some bunny needs a nap and some big bunny needs a break!!   Let Randy Travis & Lilly Tomlin take over on the endless story reading detail for a while.   Then watch your little one drift off to sleep to Deborah Poppink sweet, original tunes.   She's an over 40 mom of 2, and she gets it!

Hop from Spring into Summer with bunny fun from our ChiIL Picks List for birth to 7 year olds.   *Some bunny will win both a DVD story collection & DidiPop CD! (Since bunnies know how to multiply over the summer months... we'll double this winning!!  2 winners chosen.)

  • Scholastic Storybook Treasures Read Along DVDs--The Springtime Collection featuring Max's Chocolate Chicken.   12 stories on 3 DVDs with narration by Lily Tomlin, Randy Travis and others.  $24.95 

Deborah Poppink is a kindie musician with 2 daughters of her own.  She says DidiPop comes from when I was a kids (“Debbie Poppins”) and because it’s fun to say and sing. The Beatles are my inspiration, and I was raised on pop radio from the 60s and 70s and musical theater. I started playing piano when I was 3, guitar at 9 and songwriting at 17. My mom says I sang the day I was born. I’ve always loved great music, a catchy chorus and interesting story.

“Bunny In The Moon: bedtime songs for falling asleep" is a new album of 14 original songs, designed to wind your child down to dream-land.

The “Goodnight Moon of children’s music. Your child will look forward to turning out the light and listening as s/he falls asleep to this intimate collection of winding down songs. 

Deborah says, as a mother who waited until she was 40 to start having kids, I pour as much art, music and mindfulness into my girls as I can… in small and fun doses. I hope that you will and can give your child music and art that inspires and teaches. I make music for my girls because it was my very best love as a child and it provided me with so much. I hope to share that love and present mindedness with you and your child…through song, rhythm and magic.

ChiIL Out in Chi, IL with theatre & live music:

#9.  Chicago Tickets-Family 4 Pack to Shrek at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre ($100 value) Your choice of any dates pending availability 7/13-9/1!   Enter through midnight 7/9.

#10.   Chicago Tickets-Family 4 Pack to Justin Roberts at Ravinia-Pavilion Seats

($40 value).  Enter through midnight 7/9.

Check back soon for his brand new release!!   We'll be reviewing it right here and giving one away.

Disclaimer:   Thanks to all the kindie musicians, theatres, authors, publishers, Warner Brothers and American Girl for providing us with giveaway prizes and review copies.   All opinions are our own.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

ACT OUT EXTENDED: Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Othello: The Remix Now Playing Through July 27, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Othello: The Remix
Extended a Second Time
Now Playing Through July 27, 2013

ChiIL Live Shows caught Othello: The Remixon their opening night in Chicago and LOVED it.   This production is so relevant and accessible, it may just turn on a whole new generation to the genius of Shakespeare.  Stick this show on the top of your must see list.  We're also stoked to see The Q Brothers again at Kidzapalooza, where they're annual regulars.   

We heard from some insiders at Chi Shakes that this show was originally written for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s ‘Globe to Globe’ festival at Shakespeare’s Globe where countries were given Shakespeare's plays to produce in a number of languages.   Originally, the US wasn't going to enter as England had English covered.   But the fest made a special exception and designated Hip Hop as it's own unique language... and a hit was conceived! 

Jackson Dora, GQ, Postell Pringle and JQ star in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of "Othello: The Remix." | Photos by Michael Brosilow

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) Othello: The Remix, the 90-minute hip-hop adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats, has been extended a second time through July 27, 2013. Written, directed and with music by the Q Brothers, Othello: The Remix is receiving rave reviews from audiences across Chicago, playing to sold-out houses and nightly standing ovations. The high energy, cross-genre production is stimulating theater attendance from under-represented audiences in Chicago with noticeable increases in multi-generational and culturally diverse audiences. 

The production continues to break records for Chicago Shakespeare’s longstanding CST for $20 program, which offers $20 tickets for CST productions to students and young professionals under the age of 35. 

Following the extended run of the American premiere in Chicago, Othello: The Remix will return to London (where the production first performed last fall as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s ‘Globe to Globe’ festival at Shakespeare’s Globe). The three-week engagement at London’s Unicorn Theatre will take place September 11–28, 2013. 

Chicago Shakespeare’s full 2013 summer programming schedule also includes: Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s Inner Voices from June 25–29; Shrek The Musical from July 13–September 1; Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks performing The Comedy of Errors from July 26–August 25.

The Q Brothers, GQ and JQ, are siblings born and raised in Chicago, who started their professional careers in the off Broadway hit, The Bomb-itty of Errors. Commissioned by CST and written, directed and with music by the Q Brothers, Othello: The Remix is the first Shakespeare tragedy and second collaboration with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. Boynton was also involved in the creation of the Q Brothers’ award-winning CST commission, Funk It Up About Nothin’, which received critical acclaim in its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare and subsequent international tour to New York, Australia and the UK. In addition to the Q Brothers, the cast of Othello: The Remix includes Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle and DJ Clayton Stamper. Othello: The Remix is produced by Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.

Othello: The Remix has been extended through July 27, 2013, in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Tickets are on sale now for $20–$35, with CST for $20 tickets offered for patrons under 35. Performances now through June 15 are Wednesday–Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances beginning  Thursday, June 20 are Thursday–Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Except Saturdays, July 20 and 27 where performances are at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. All patrons receive a 40% discount on guaranteed parking in Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the CST Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater’s website at

Friday, August 3, 2012

What's Black and White and Red All Over? #Lollapalooza #Kidzapalooza #lolla

Lollapalooza 2012!

ChiIL Mama's own Sagezilla & Du-Jay have been rocking Kidzapalooza all 3 days every year since 2005!

This weekend, we'll be rockin' out with:

The Black Keys

Black Sabbath

The Black Angels

Jack White 

RED Hot Chili Peppers

RED Oblivion

...and hundreds of colorful characters (on stage and in the audience!)    

Here's the lineup.    

Lolla is officially SOLD OUT but they'll be streaming live shows if you slacked off and missed out on tickets.   If you DO have your tixs lined up, remember kids 10 and under are FREE with a paying adult!    Kidzapalooza is hands down THE best fest kids area we've ever been to.   And we get out a LOT.

We've been rockin' Lollapalooza since THE first one years ago in 1991, and we have press credentials again this year, to bring it all to you.  We can't bring a video camera in, but we have features on many Lolla performers from locations where we could shoot, earlier this year, and we'll be bringing you stills and commentary all 3 days of Lolla 2012.   

*Up now:  stills from Jane's Addiction at Metro, FIDLAR at Lincoln Hall 8/1, and numerous kindie musicians.

Coming soon:  

Check out our original photo filled features on Oberhoffer (including our exclusive video interview), Jane's Addiction at Summer Camp Music Fest and Bear in Heaven!   We even have original, unseen, live show footage.

Growing Up Kidza:   Here's Sagezilla and Du-Jay at Kidzapalooza 06 at the ripe old ages of 3 and 5, hearing Perry Farrell and Patti Smith live for the first time!


Kidzapalooza 2012 Schedule of Performers
Laura Doherty *Our video interview/footage here

Harrison Ivaz *just 13!   Interviewing him Sunday.

School of Rock *YES!!

Purple Apple *Awesome Chi-town kids/interview & vids & live show footage posting soon

The Verve Pipe *Highly Recommended/our vids here
more live show footage & vid interview coming

Special Guest *usually a famous adult band

Andrew Christopoulos *also a Chi-town kid, just 17
Harrison Ivaz

Purple Apple

School of Rock

Quinn Sullivan *just 13!!

Dan Zanes *Highly recommended/ our videos here

Special Guest

The Verve Pipe
Laura Doherty

The Happiness Club

Quinn Sullivan

Andrew Christopoulos

Peter DiStefano & Tor

Special Guest

Dan Zanes

Kindie Land:   

ChiIL Mama has been there for all 3 days of every year of Kidzapalooza, since it's inception.  Check out our original photo filled features, give aways, video band interviews, and live show footage on some of 2012's hottest Kidza acts including:

*ChiIL Mama's video interview with producer Tor Hyams & Ralph Covert of Ralph's World who headlined Kidzapalooza 2011.

*Dan Zanes (live show footage & stills)

*The Verve Pipe (our original video interview, live show footage & stills)

*Purple Apple  (our original video interview, live show footage & stills)

*Laura Doherty  (our original video interviewlive show footage & stills)

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