Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
IMW Teen Bands are on a tear this year. Trace spent the Summer in our first ever video production class and came out with this video for their original jam "I'm in Love with an Angel". Then this week, they were invited along with All Girls band Fatal Attraction for a private audition for Season 5 of America's Got Talent. Both groups killed it, and the producers asked a lot of questions which seemed aimed at the possibility of combining the two groups for a single act. We'll know more in February.
Bun E. Carlos' mom is auctioning off this letter that Sinatra wrote to Mike Royko. The CCs are the best part.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Chicago Punk Band Rise Against contacted IMW a while back with news that they were making their sold out upcoming 10th anniversary show at metro a benefit for IMW, and that they wanted to come in and do a workshop with the kids. The band came in yesterday and the visit exceeded everybody's expectations. They spent 4 hours at Fuller Park during which they jammed with the kids, gave a talk about their road to success, answered every question asked, and signed posters for each and every child. Whether or not their music is your bag, its pretty cool that these guys took the time out to make an impact by having a real and meaningful exchange with the kids, giving them a rare opportunity that very few kids get to see the rock star thing demystified from the inside looking out.
This early session jam with IMW's own Pop Tots and Rise Against's Tim and Joe was a real hoot. Funny that the guys are learning the song on the spot by watching the moves of six year guitarist Leah.
Rise Against Join The Pop Tots for the 50 Cent Medley
Rise Against Join The Pop Tots for The Munsters Theme Song
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Get ready party people... though the lads have sent regrets, this promises to be a
Halloween Bash on par with last years.
The ever growing line up (in no particular order):
Hayward Bluegrass as Journey
Kid Million as The Beastie Boys
Bee as U2
Heavy Boxes as Kate Bush
Mean Ohio & The Jimmy as The Stax Soul Review
Mr. Shankly as Bil Biv Devoe
The Arch Viles as The Clash
The Que Rico! Latin Big Band
and a special appearance by all girl vampire band "All in the Fangily"
Spread the word and hope to see you there!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
If you want to upstage Mike, Heather and I (since we opened Saturday's uke show playing Dracula's Wedding by Outkast, too) - do it like these women.
Bring a f'in tap dancer:
And while this was definitely a highlight - it would be difficult to chose just one from what was a uniformly excellent, absurdly varied group of musicians. More videos soon!