April 5, 2012 – The Shiz launches “U R THE SHIZ” Campaign on Kickstarter.com
We introduced our “Y R U The Shiz” campaign at our local Jam ‘N Toast music festival and now we want to go world wide with the idea. We’ve launched a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise funds for a West Coast Tour, a soundtrack recording co-produced by David Craig, and a short film that documents how the people we meet respond to the question “Why are you The Shiz?” We’re already getting some cool testimonials and are looking forward to collecting stories about what lights up our world. Read more about the project at Kickstarter.com and please donate if you can.
March 5, 2012 – The Shiz in Athens, GA
The Shiz is headed to the Classic City as its jazz/bluegrass alter-ego “The Promised Land Players.” We’ll be giving a free concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens on Saturday, May 5th at 4pm. This will be Lilli’s first performance in her hometown in 14 years! Crazy.
February 28, 2012 – Help Lilli Get A New Computer for Her Birthday
Hey Everybody, Liz here. I want Lilli to have a new computer for her birthday. Her current computer is dying. The screen has all these lines running through it, and it’s too bad, because she does all of her work with this computer – recording, composing, web design, community organizing, etc. If 50 people donate $10, I’ll be able to get her another one! Please help. We all love Lilli and want her to be able to continue to do her work. Tell her happy birthday with this special gift!
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February 14, 2012 – Battle of the Bands HARD ROCK
The Shiz has been invited to compete in the Hard Rock Café’s HARD ROCK RISING Battle in NOLA. We’ll be competing on 2/29 at 7pm for a chance to perform at HRC London. Come show your support. Free show. 7pm.
August 29, 2011 – Rounding off the SHIZBONE Tour
The Shiz just returned from an awesome tour with Backbone of Oberlin, OH. We celebrated their CD Release “Who We Want to Be” with four dates, including Toledo’s 2nd Annual Pride festival, and culminating in an awesome opening set for none other than BITCH at Outskirts Toledo. Many thanks to Bitch & Alligator, Lexi Staples, Gina Veronica, Hal Walker and Off the Wall Productions for making the tour a grand ole time.
July 23, 2011 – Ladies Night at the Dragon’s Den
Calling all the Women of New Orleans!!! Especially those of you of the woman loving persuasion! This Shiz will be playing at the Dragon’s Den in New Orleans and we’re hosting an all out Ladies Night! It’s been a long time coming. Monday, August 22nd at 10pm. Come prepared to get down!
July 10, 2011 – Battle of the Bands Announcement
On Saturday July 16th The Shiz will compete in a monster Battle of the Bands presented by the good fellas of Gorilla Music. Ten great bands on a $10 bill. Contact us to request advance tickets.
The band made it to the finals!!! Come check us out on October 1, again at the Howlin’ Wolf Northshore, 4pm. BTW – We’ll be playing with Sharon & the Big John Band at the Amite County Fairgrounds later that night!!
May 1, 2011 – International Day Against Homophobia
Lilli and Liz will represent The Shiz in Atlanta for this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) celebration on Tuesday May 17th. Lilli will also give a full concert on Sunday May 15th at an event sponsored by ZAMI NOBLA. Check our calendar or www.lillilewis.com for more details.
March 22, 2011 – Lilli’s Birthday Bash!!!
This year I’ll be holding a birthday bash love fest for all of my favorite original Louisiana musicians including none other than Anna Byars!!! The other bands on the bill are Polly Pry and the mesmerizing Daniel Lee. The big show will take place at the Northgate Tavern in Baton Rouge on Thursday, April 14th at 10pm. Check the calendar for more details.
March 16, 2011 – GRC HOUSTON 2011!!!
It’s Official! Liz and Lilli will be coaching at Girls Rock Camp Houston again this year. Last year was so inspiring thanks to Anna Garza and her amazing crew of volunteers and lady rockers. This year’s camp is August 1-7 and we’re planning on playing a show or two in the area while we’re out that way.
Last year, Liz’s group’s song landed a spot on the Girls Rock Camp Alliance: 2010 International Camper Band Compilation. Proceeds from the sale of these songs will go directly to supporting GRCA’s mission, mainly bringing camp organizers from all over the world to an annual conference where we provide training and networking opportunities fo our many and varied camp leaders.