CIMMFest 2014! Friday, May 2nd Events

CIMMFest 2014! Friday, May 2nd Events
CIMMFest 2014

About CIMMFest -

"The mission of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is to highlight the inseparability of film and music through the production of an annual four-day, multi-venue festival.  CIMMfest is a convergence event that highlights the interconnectedness of all people shown through the lens of music and movies, on stage and on screen.  All participating films have music at their center: short and long form documentaries and narrative fiction; concert films; animation; music videos; performances; live concert events; art exhibits; and panel discussions, presented at both new and historic venues around Chicago.  CIMMfest is a platform for filmmakers and musicians, artists and producers, to present their vision and offer a connection point for people to come together for a celebration of movies, music, and good times in the greatest city on earth – Chicago!  For more information, visit"

There are so many events to choose from, but here a few that we that are on our NOT TO MISS List! Click HERE for the full schedule of events.

Martin Atkins Presents the Punk Rock Revolution

Friday, May 2, 6:30 - 7:30pm at Logan Lounge, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue

A socioeconomic backdrop to the punk rock Revolution.

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 30+ years in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial super group "Pigface", The Damage Manual and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of Tour:Smart, and is the Department Chair of Music Business at SAE Chicago. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ and father of four.

 The Chicago Blues Mamas: Mothers Day Tribute to Koko Taylor featuring Peaches Staten, Holly Thee Maxwell and Deitra Farr LIMITED

Friday, May 2, at 8PM - 2PM, Rosa's Blues Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago 60647

Chicago's Blues Mamas, Deitra Farr, Holle Thee Maxwell and Peaches Staten, three power houses of Chicago Blues take stage to pay tribute to the Blues Mother of them all and Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor. With her brash, forceful vocal style and her enthusiastic stage presence, Ms. Taylor made sure blues women of Chicago had a voice at the top of the list. She inspired, nurtured and mentored the next generation. The Chicago Blues Mamas keep the legend rolling with their own power, soul and grace. Proceeds to benefit the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation

From the Cutting Room Floor

Friday, May 2, 8 - 9:30pm at Logan Lounge, 2646 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60647

More than 95% of footage shot for documentaries doesn’t make the final product. In music documentaries, it’s not unusual for classic performances, in-depth interviews and one-of-a-kind material – the stuff that the serious musicphiles  consider gold – to wind up on the cutting room floor due to time constraints, legal complications and bad hair days. For the first time ever, Grammy-nominated director John Anderson, (Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE) – whose subjects have included Pete Townshend, Jack White, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, James Cotton, Cheap Trick, John Prine, Eric Burdon, Tiny Tim, Kanye West, Andy Summers and John Cage – opens up his vault and shares with CIMMfest classic moments that have passed through his hands on their way to the cutting room floor.

CIMMfest Closed Sessions Showcase: Blu & Exile I Alex Wiley I ShowYouSuck I DJ Rude One I DJ RTC

Friday, May 2 at 9PM - 1AM, The Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60622

Closed Sessions is an independent Hip Hop label with deep roots in Chicago’s music scene started in 2009. Building a community and giving guidance to young artists starting their music careers, more than 50 artists have released records and documentaries via the label. The duo Blu & Exile consists of rapper Blu (Johnson Barnes) and hip-hop producer Exile (Aleksander Manfredi). Blu's flow is more thought provoking than bling related, as his content reflects the joy and pain of working class youth. Exile is a producer, DJ and occasional emcee, with a production style of “laid back soulful vibes”.

Closed Sessions Showcase feat performances by:
Blu & Exile
Alex Wiley

Sounds by:
DJ Rude One

Check back here tomorrow for a list of Saturday's CIMMFest Events!

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