Thursday, June 19, 2014

KINDIE LAND: ChiIL Mama's Got 2 HOT NEW CDs to Give Away To 4 Lucky Readers, FREE Downloads & Lucky Diaz in Chicago 6/20

ChiIL Mama's ChiIL Picks List:

Enter HERE for your chance to WIN "Aqui, Alla"(The newest CD by Latin Grammy Award Winners, Lucky Diaz) and/or "Just Say Hi!", (the newest CD by Brady Rymer! Brand new June 17th release.) 

Open to anyone in the US. (2 winners chosen for each)

*Click here for more info on Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.
*Click here for more info on Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could. 

Disclosure:  ChiIL Mama is happy to partner with kindie artists. Thanks to our friends at Sugar Mountain for the opportunity to review and host a giveaway.  As always, all opinions are our own.

Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis are performing FREE at Land of Nod stores in Oakbrook and Chicago (North/Clybourn) on June 20th. Click here for details.

ChiIL Out With ChiIL Mama's Countdown to Summer Giveaways

School's out for summer, here in Chicago, and we're celebrating with LOTS of giveaways for babies through adults.  ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama all summer long, in Chi, IL and beyond! Giveaways are open to anyone in the US.  We're listing great new giveaways through summer solstice, June 21st.

ChiIL Mama's Current Giveaways:

WIN a BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One (MSRP for $219.95) Silver Mesh Carrier!

WIN This Eco-Friendly Out of This World Shower Curtain: Solar System! ($43.95).

#1 Cool Kids Albums now! "Kids and grown-ups alike will gobble up the indie-pop beats."-People Magazine

Lishy Lou And Lucky Too-"An album celebrating people...who worked hard and took risks chasing their dreams."-All Things Considered, NPR

"Standout Indie-Rock for Kids”-CNN

"The Face of Kindie Music”-New York Magazine

"Better than a four leaf clover" - New York Post

"The Rolling Stones of Kids Music"- Giuliana Rancic, Style Network

"Best New Artist (Kids Music):  Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band "It's contemporary family music all dressed up in the '50s. I almost fell out of my chair when  I heard this EP for the first time. And then I did fall out of my chair  when  I heard it for the second time ." -USA Today

"Best Kids Band in Los Angeles"-CBS

"You know that feeling of walking down the street with a smile on your face and a secret song in your head that makes you feel like you’ve got one up on the world? Well, any of these five could be that song. Really.” Mindy Thomas Program Director, SIRIUS/XM’S Kids Place Live "

“ and hip ...Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, purveyors of indie pop-rock for families”-New York Times

"... It'll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz..." - 

"Poised to blow up the kindie scene...!!!"-Time Out New York Kids

"... indie pop-rock for seriously groovin' families ..." -Chicago Tribune 

“Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Our top picks...Their energetic yet mellow songs are sure to fit nicely into your summer memories.”-Washington Post 

“...this LA musician voice turns a nursery rhyme into a mellow pop gem that gets just silly enough to make you remember that this one is for the kids. Worth a download for sure!”- Cool Mom Picks

More About Brady Rymer: 

Brady Rymer is one of our favorite kindie (kids' indy) musicians here at ChiIL Mama. He'll rev your kids up, calm 'em down and help them get their Ya Ya's out. These tunes are SO good you'll keep 'em playing AFTER you've dropped the kids off.

We're super stoked he'll be playing the Kidzapalooza Stage this year in the family zone of Lollapalooza. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, remember kids 10 and under are totally FREE with a paid adult admission. 

ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama and Kidzapalooza. We've been there all 3 days of EVERY year Kidzapalooza has existed. Of course there's nothing like being there, but if you can't make it in person, follow along and experience it vicariously via our coverage. We'll give you the heads up and the low down so check back with family friendly ChiIL Mama & our adult site, ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often!

'Just Say Hi' To a Dad Who Rocks: 
"Just Say Hi is the real deal. These songs have SOUL, and The Little Band that Could sounds like they're having the time of their lives.This album is the closest you're going to get to capturing one of their live shows in a bottle."
~ Mindy Thomas, SiriusXM Kids Place Live

Brady Rymer, a GRAMMY-nominated artist, returns to the family music scene with a brand-new collection of sparkly original songs on June 17th. Brady, a Long Island based father of two, recently performed at the White House, and will perform on the kids' stage at Lollapalooza in August. He's planning several other shows on the east coast this summer. Just Say Hi! is available now via, iTunes and other retailers.

Brady Rymer (who also plays with the Laurie Berkner Band and From Good Homes) makes music with a “rock and roll heart” (New York Times). 

Just Say Hi is his seventh album for families, crowd-funded by Brady's legions of fans.

Every track on Just Say Hi! is an expansive and life-affirming musical experience, fueled by the joyful “Lil’ Wall of Sound.” Brady and The Little Band That Could play exuberantly with accordions, mandolin, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, the occasional saxophone, and their friendly voices singing in harmony.
The musical richness of Just Say Hi! is supported by the members of the band, which includes Odetta's musical director and players from Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions rhythm section among them. Guest vocalists include Elizabeth Mitchell, Laurie Berkner and members of Recess Monkey.

More Dads Will Rock Your Summer with New Tunes!
Los Angeles based Lucky Diaz's new Aqui, Alla offers families a fiesta of fun party songs. He's currently on a 60-day national tour. We can't promise you'll cool down with this one.
Viva la Pachanga!

Free Downloads:
Did you catch ChiIL Mama's Father's Day Special? Here's just over 30 minutes of rock your socks off tunes that include tracks from both of the artists were featuring here and many more!  Click HERE to check it out & get yours free.

More ChiIL Picks Coming Soon:
Brooklyn electro-acoustic pop artists The Pop Ups will release a very DIY, crafty new EP of 3 new songs on July 15th.

Mom-and-pop punk-rockers of Seattle The Not-Its! will release an anthemic album called Raise Your Hand, in July, and are planning a free preview show at the Vera Project in Seattle on June 22nd.

Get Social:

Check back with ChiIL Mama, ChiIL Travel Kids & ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.

We have photo & video filled features, loads of great reviews and interviews, and lots of weekly giveaways--nationwide toys/games/products and Chicago based music and theatre tickets. We know what rocks in Chi, IL and beyond... so come travel vicariously with us all summer long.  ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama, then get out and go places.

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Disclosure:  Once again, ChiIL Mama is happy to partner with kindie artists. Thanks to our friends at Sugar Mountain for the opportunity to review and host a giveaway.  As always, all opinions are our own.


  1. Either! They both sound super fun!

  2. Aqui alla would be first choice but interested in both.