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Interviews-How Creatives Parent

How Do Creatives Parent and How Do Parents Create? These are ChiIL Mama.com's original video interviews with a wide assortment of professionals in the music and theatre industry who are also parents. We've asked parents in metal bands, punk & funk bands, kindie rock, theatre production, directors, actors and more just how becoming parents has influenced their creative work and vice versa. Here are their words on how both worlds collide and how to strike a balance.

Words of wisdom on parenting from #Chicago Mom, Marina Claudio, Doctor--Flamenco Dancer--mother. Interview with #ChiILMama regarding this weekend's performance of Tides 5/30-6/1/2014

ALO Band Interview With ChiIL Live Shows--On Tour With a 2 Year Old: How Creatives Parent & How Parents Create

Clutch-Neil Fallon Interview With ChiIL Live Shows (Frontman for metal band, Clutch, talks about inspiration from his toddler son, beard bands, and more)

Prong Interview With ChiIL Live Shows & Live Footage from Cobra Lounge, Chicago 4-20-12.mov Tommy & Alexei of Prong talk about being dads to girls graduating high school & just 20 months old. There's life after birth! Metal heads parent and parents rock.

ChiIL Mama Interviews Candy Band (punk for kids) 3-13-2011. Video by ChiIL Mama.

We're All Punk Parents: Interview With Playwright Brett Neveu and Band Members of The Noses and This Magazine Is Haunted. Video by ChiIL Mama.

How Far To Austin-Parents Rock-Band Interview. Video by ChiIL Mama.

ChiIL Mama Interviews Chicago kindie musician, Little Miss Ann & her drummer/husband Patrick. Video by ChiIL Mama.

Suzi Shelton, award winning New York kindie musician, and her son speak with ChiIL Mama in this original video interview.

In this ChiIL Mama exclusive interview, the guys from Recess Monkey expound on the inspiration of teaching young children, their own personal eco-friendly efforts and impending parenthood. 8-27-2010

Chicago punk band for kids, The Boogers, talk with ChiIL Mama at Schubas. Meet Crusty, Greeny and Sticky Booger. 11-15-2010

Candy Band takes time to talk with ChiIL Mama about what they're doing to make the world a greener place, how their kids inspire their music, and what other bands they checked out at Lollapalooza. 6-2010

Here's our original, video interview with Danbert Nobacon, former lead singer for Chumbawamba, and current father of middle school age twins. This was his book release tour for 3 Dead Princes (his anarchist fairy tale story illustrated by Repo Man director, Alex Cox!)--acoustic songs from his solo CD, Woebegone & Mr. Death ventriloquism skit, all performed at The Book Cellar in Chicago, October 2010.

ChiIL Mama interviews Keller Williams about his recent venture into the world of kindie rock with his No Kidding! Kids Tour. Keller expounds on why he drives a hybrid, though he'd prefer a V8 and how parenting impacts his creative process and touring schedule. 2-16-11

ChiIL Mama interviews John, the founder of NAPPA award winning kindie band, Poochamungas, and his young daughter Malina. 2-24-11

ChiIL Mama caught up with the human half of Human Tim + Robot Tim, for an Interview. Tim's wife sat in on bass and their 14 year old son helped with robot wrangling. Check out this creative, musical family. 3-2-2011

ChiIL Mama caught up with Mindy Hester & The Time Outs at Beat Kitchen in Chicago, on 2/13/2011. Here's our interview with these award winning kindie rockers, two of whom are also Chicago area parents.

ChiIL Mama Interviews Sébastien Savard, Cirque du Soleil Ovo's Violin player, Cockroach, Dad in this original video interview. His children were both born on tour and his family and creative work are inextricably linked.

ChiIL Mama was super stoked to be the first member of the press to get a sneak peek at the set for Chicago Children's Theatre's production of Goodnight Moon The Musical! We have an original video interview here with the show's director, David Kersnar and the music master mind, Mark Messing. Both are fathers and Mark is a grandfather as well! Hear their thoughts on life after birth, Goodnight Moon The Musical and Chicago Children's Theatre. 10-22-11

We have an original video interview here with Chi Town's own ubiquitous kindie rocker, Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies. This was shot May 22, 2011 at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids sponsored by ChiIL Mama! Hear about their new, upcoming CD, find out who's a family man, and discover when these rock stars of the windy kindie scene first picked up instruments.