The bands were far from mellow, but our favorite way to mellow out over the weekend is to hear live music. Last weekend we began with Little Miss Ann and her folk, rock Wacky Dress Up Dance party at Beat Kitchen at noon on Saturday. Here she is with her 9 year old daughter, Olivia.
Olivia (9) and Little Miss Ann
She'll be back at Beat Kitchen March 13th with Candy Band, a bunch of rockin' punk mamas from Detroit who are another of our kindie favorites. The week before that show, we'll post video interviews with both bands, live concert footage, lots more stills, and a multi CD give away (nationwide).
Saturday night, we went to The Congress Theater and checked out Valient Thorr, Clutch (one of our all time favorite bands),
Neil Fallon, Clutch
and Motorhead (who only gave photo pit passes to two publications in the entire city of Chicago-so we just have some far overviews).
We'll be back at The Congress next weekend for Dropkick Murphys and Naked Raygun. Can't wait!
Econoline and Bobby Conn
Our final show of the weekend was Econoline, a Chicago band formed for the express purpose of covering all 45 songs on Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime, paired up with an impressive line up of vocalists. Lincoln Hall was packed with an enthusiastic crowd, for the benefit show for Girls Rock Chicago.
Girls Rock Chicago is a fabulous non profit rock camp for girls ages 8-16. Sagezilla's finally old enough to go this summer. For more details about the show and our past coverage, click HERE and also HERE.
**ChiIL Mama will be reviewing the movie, History Lesson: Part 1 (Punk Rock in Los Angeles in 1984 including The Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, The Minutemen and Twisted Roots) and giving away a copy of the DVD to one luck winner! (nationwide). Details are coming later today.
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