We're redesigning ChiIL Out a bit, for the new year. Contests
have been expanding exponentially on our sister blog, ChiIL
Mama, but we want to save our space here on Chicago Parent
ChiIL Out for interviews, reviews, alternative-eco-punk parenting
events and "best of" lists.
We'll still clue you in on the biggest give aways, but
otherwise, we'll try to just do a once a month round up of ticket
and CD give aways. Instead, ChiIL Out will be running more
interviews with interesting Chicago parents and kids and features
on top family music venues.
If you want more freebies, including late breaking ticket give
aways and winner name announcements, please hop on over to ChiIL
Mama (two i's one L) and follow us there. And if you want
live performance videos, band photo slide shows, and musician
interviews, check out ChiIL Live Shows (see below)
Here's what we've been working on for 2011:
We've been busy turning our lens on live shows, and our archive
is GROWING. We'll continue to give you footage and stills from a
number of Chicago shows, on the ChiIL Mama blog first. We also
cover many local, under the radar events, quirky stuff to do, and
loads of CD and ticket give aways that are time sensitive.
However, we want to make it easy to search for JUST coverage on
your favorite festivals, bands and live theatre, so we're doing a
spin off that will archive live shows/ interviews only. Check it
out as we build back in time and forward at ChiIL Live Shows over
the coming months.
A Mix Of Interviews, Live Concert Footage, and Stills Coming to
ChiIL Live Shows Soon:
Lollapalooza/ Kidzapalooza (videos & stills)-every Chicago
North Coast Fest 2010
Riot Fest 2010--including Circle Jerks & Bad Religion
Pitchfork Music Fest 2009
Summer Camp Music Festival 2009--including Les Claypool &
Children of Bodom
Black Label Society
How Far To Austin (interview)
Punk Parents in (THE WEBSTIRS, THE NOSES, THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED,
COTTON PONY) including playwright, Bret Neveu (interview)
Kindie Music and Kids Punk Rock:
Keller Williams (interview, footage, stills)
Dan Zanes (footage, stills)
The Verve Pipe (interview, footage, stills)
Recess Monkey (interview, footage, stills)
Tim & The Space Cadets (interview, footage, stills)
Rocknocerous (footage, stills)
Candy Band (interview, footage, stills)
Boogers (interview, footage, stills)
Human Tim + Robot Tim (interview, footage, stills)
Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies (interview, footage,
The Okee Dokee Brothers (footage, stills)
The Poochamungas (interview, footage, stills)
Little Miss Ann
Bands With Musicians Under 18:
When Flying Feels Like Falling
(We review loads of live theatre for adults and kids, but most
provide their own press pixs. Every once in a while, we get to take
our own shots, and those photos will be archived here, too.)
**We're also on the lookout for musicians who are parents (playing
21+ shows) who'd like to be interviewed and featured. We're looking
for kids punk, alternative, and indie (kindie) bands. We also cover
bands playing family friendly fests and dual audience tours (kid
show by day/adult at night) that would like to be featured.
We run weekly ticket and CD give aways, review CDs and shows,
and can possibly shoot stills, video and interviews if you are
playing in the Chicago area.
because life doesn't end with birth.........
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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