When I wrote my review of the amazing American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s this summer I mentioned the band that caught me by surprise was Girls, Guns and Glory with super talented Sarah Borges (My New Favorite Festival) Well it seems the Triple G guys have found themselves on the web pages of Rolling Stone Magazine with a nice article and new video for the holiday season. It’s pretty darn good indeed! Check it out below and check out the rest of their music cause they totally rock!
Photo by David Kindler
We’ve been a pretty busy band this month but today we get the opportunity to jam in our home turf. Being from the Northwest side I am pretty psyched we get to play at the Firewater Saloon. The event runs from 9am till Noon and the BIG GUY in RED will be making an appearance as well! No cover charge and a $4 dollar pancake breakfast makes this the best deal of the Holiday Season!!! Stop on by and be sure to say hi to the band.
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Tagged Brady Rymer, children, Grammy, kindie, malala, music, NARAS, nobel peace prize, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Spoken Word, The Pop Ups
It’s a really great day anytime Lori Henriques gets around to making another CD. This time unlike her previous two solo efforts Lori has brought the whole band to join her and it only makes her music more awesome. Piano driven jazz is Lori’s avenue of music and this time bass, drums, horns, saw (Yes an actual saw!), flutes, percussion, clarinet and more horns join her on this rambunctious outing. I love the opening of How Great can This day Be and how positive and cool it makes you feel just listening to it. I Say Woo is my sons Favorites with a funky organ joining in on the grove and finally Another Good Year which closes out a really great CD with a great trumpet solo. Lori’s stellar vocals once again shine throughout the entirety of the disc. If you haven’t bought a Lori Henriques CD yet this one is well worth the purchase. It would make a great gift for family, friends, neighbors and classmates as it it is the season…. I hope she submits this gem of an album for the Grammy’s next year as she already has my vote. I’d add it to my top ten-ish this year but it’s gonna have to wait till next year. But don’t wait to purchase it! Go support an independent artist and buy this music today! Be sure to check out the title track video below.
This CD was sent to me for reviewing purposes but the opinion stated is my very own.
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Tagged children, cool, How great can this day be, jazz, kindie, Lori, Lori Henriques, music, piano, portland
Today is Sunday and as I am getting over a cold my son is building with Mega Blocks and my daughter is quietly reading in her room. The wife still sleeps and who can blame her after the busy Thanksgiving we hosted. We had friends over and what a great time. Anyway before I go make breakfast I realized next weekend we have two gigs and then another the following Sunday. Not to mention all sorts of other events and parties as December descends upon us. I am content to watch the son build for now and scramble up some eggs for the kids. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and if you can come see the Poochamungas play next weekend. Saturday December 6th at the Apollo Recreation Center in Alsip for Santas Landing. Also Sunday December 7th at the Marina Grand in New Buffalo, MI for the Teddy Bear Tea. Have a great Sunday and may you survive the upcoming Xmas season with your sanity intact!
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Tagged alsip park district, apollo, children, kindie, Marina Grand Hotel, music, new buffalo, Santa, Thanksgiving
This is my favorite holiday of the year. No presents to send or receive. No carols to be sung. While I do enjoy the next holiday I do wish the retail world would stop jamming it down my throat before Halloween has even ended. Today I shall enjoy the company of family and friends while remembering all there is to be grateful for this year. I shall endeavour to teach this to my children as well. If the world had a little more gratitude and kindness it would be a better place. May you all have a great day filled with tasty food and the ones you love. Happy Thanksgiving.
This weekend is the 10th annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair! We went last year and what a great time we had (thanks to The Rock Father for getting us invited). Two dads and two kids got to check out the latest and greatest in toys coming out. Not only do you get to play with the toys many times you get to meet the inventors as well. The kids were pretty much totally rocked the whole thing and we got to enjoy the blogger breakfast as well. If you have a chance head on over to Navy Pier this weekend as it is open to the public. This Saturday, November 22 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, November 23 from 10am-5pm. A great time for the whole family! $10 adults, $5 kids and under 3 attends free.