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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16:  Jim Gwynn of JIP
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16: Jim Gwynn of JIP

Editor's Note:  Jim Gwynn of Chicago indie rock band JIP joined the Madness To Creation Podcast to talk about the band's legacy out of Chicago, making comedy music, and how he had a plethora of celebrities react to JIP's music as of late.  This was a hilarious conversation but also a meaningful and poignant discussion based on mental health, Jim losing his mother a couple of years ago, and celebrity roasts and whether or not comedians are as happy as they portray themselves to be.  The band will be releasing "Thought This Was Over" coming up and it includes work with Royce of Spacehog.  Fans can find JIP on Facebook, their official website, and Instagram. 0:50- Jim talking about Covid, and Local H at the Metro, and how the Metro is requiring the vaccine passport 1:37- How Jim has...
15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health
AXS TV and Entertainment News, Prep Time

15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health

With the return of Lollapalooza hitting Grant Part in Chicago, IL this summer spanning a massive 4 days, we've wanted to break down 15 artists playing that we'd recommend and give you some song choices along the way. Since we are excited for the return of live music as well I also wanted to take a moment also to talk about the benefits that live music and concerts / festivals can have for ones mental health. (more…)
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 210): JEFF COFFEY(formerly of CHICAGO)
Hall of Famers, Pop & Singer Songwriter, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 210): JEFF COFFEY(formerly of CHICAGO)

Contributor's Note:  Jeff Coffey(formerly of Chicago) converses with The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 210th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Jeff Coffey talks about his latest tribute album entitled "Origins", which pays tribute to the famous artists of yesteryear, with songs such as "Baby I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney and "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop.  They go through the vocals that Jeff possesses in the song "Someday".  This Thursday, February 11th, Jeff Coffey will be putting on a virtual live concert at 8 PM EST.  Jeff also shares his memories of being the frontman for Chicago and talks about how awesome the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado really is.  Fans can find Jeff Coffey at the following locations:...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 205):  BILL CHAMPLIN
Hall of Famers, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 205): BILL CHAMPLIN

Contributor's Note:  Legendary singer/songwriter Bill Champlin(of Chicago fame) appeared on the 205th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Bill Champlin talks about coping with prostate cancer and losing his son.  He talks about having gratitude and coping with loss and coming through the other side from his cancer battle.  They also discuss his latest solo release entitled "Livin' For Love", which was released January 22nd via Imagen Records.  The album includes the single "Reason To Believe", which was written about what he endured, which takes on such a wonderful mental health piece.  Bill Champlin was the vocalist for a few Chicago albums, and they get into a spirited discussion about the song "Hard Habit to Break" ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Mat Dauzat (DAUZAT ST. MARIE)
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations): Mat Dauzat (DAUZAT ST. MARIE)

Editor's Note:  It was a lovely conversation with Mat Dauzat of rising singer/songwriter duo Dauzat St. Marie for Madness To Creation.  This was such an in-depth conversation about coping with mental health awareness to take care of a spouse that is in a battle with breast cancer.  We also discussed their music, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, the uprisings in America, and so much more.  As a PSA, Madness To Creation is imploring their readers/listeners to please wear a mask.  Think about people that have their immune systems compromised or that are battling cancer.  The sooner that we all do this regularly, the sooner that we can get back to a normal life, which helps our lives and everyone.  We also discuss their single and music video for "Where Were You".  Fans can find Dauzat St. M...
(Single Review)  “Fight Until The End” by TRANSGRESSIONS
Prep Time, Standards and Benchmarks

(Single Review) “Fight Until The End” by TRANSGRESSIONS

Recently, Chicago hard-rock trio Transgressions released their lyric video for "Fight Until The End".  The video captures some moving images and news broadcasts on the fight and the struggle to get through the Covid-19 pandemic.  We were quarantined in our homes and trying to do our part to fight this vicious pandemic.  On a side note, I've personally known four people who had the Coronavirus and one had to spend about three weeks in the hospital.  We all also know first responders, nurses and doctors who were on the frontlines.  In Iowa, there were a group of them that went to New York City to be on the frontlines.  Now, we've had over 100,000 deaths in the United States due to this pandemic and we're all clamoring for that hope.  The band Transgressions certainly provides a glimmer of li...
This Week of AXS TV Concerts April 7th through 12th
AXS TV and Entertainment News

This Week of AXS TV Concerts April 7th through 12th

AXS TV, the premier cable channel for music programming, gives viewers the best seat in the house with a fresh slate of classic concerts—airing daily at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. The lineup for Tuesday, April 7th through Sunday, April 12 goes country with a heartfelt tribute to genre trailblazer Kenny Rogers putting the spotlight on two star-studded specials featuring appearances and performances by Rogers, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson; as well as a week-long country music block saluting genre heavyweights Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, and Trisha Yearwood, among others. And AXS TV sets sail with a Yacht Rock marathon celebrating the smooth sounds of contemporary captains including Michael McDonald, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins, and Chicago. Th...