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  • All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)

    All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)
    Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
  • Getting Started: SXSW, the Alabama Shakes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Joe Pug

    Getting Started: SXSW, the Alabama Shakes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Joe Pug
    I owed SXSW one of these. After 5 uneventful expeditions, my airplane karma caught up with me, setting me back a solid 7 hours or so. So the following was in a desperate effort to play catchup while staying ahead of a gathering airport hangover. I got to...
  • Chi-Tunes: Hudson Branch

    Chi-Tunes: Hudson Branch
    Chicago rockers the Hudson Branch answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? We are a five piece band, and everyone in the band is a multi-instrumentalist.  We also like to...
  • Q&A: Andrew Bird

    Q&A: Andrew Bird
    Consider this the obligatory mention of Andrew Bird’s love-it-or-hate-it whistling. The singer/violinist won’t stop it. Ever. “It would be unnatural to restrict myself from whistling,” says Bird, 38, who attended Lake Forest...
  • Q&A: RedEye Rock 'n' Vote Top 4, playing free show May 16

    Q&A: RedEye Rock 'n' Vote Top 4, playing free show May 16
    First: Get excited! The four Chicago bands you chose from our RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote Top 10 take the stage Wednesday, competing for your votes on-site to win a slot at Taste of Chicago. Former Rock ‘n’ Vote finalist and current...
  • Top weekend shows: St. Vincent, Andrew Bird

    St. Vincent: Annie Clark’s 2011 date in Chicago following the release of her  “Strange Mercy” album was marred by some technical issues that muted her world-class guitar playing. Here’s hoping this time her shredding talents come...
  • Wilco to play baseball-park triple-header July 8

    Wilco to play baseball-park triple-header July 8
    Baseball, fireworks, a Wilco concert – for certain Chicagoans (and you know who you are), that’s a quintessential summer package. Wilco announced Sunday on its Web site that it will play a triple-header of sorts July 8 at Fifth Third Bank...
  • Local Q&A: Kelly Hogan

    Local Q&A: Kelly Hogan
    Welcome back, Kelly Hogan. More than a decade after the release of her last solo effort, "Because It Feel Good," the singer makes a long-overdue return to the spotlight with her excellent new album, "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain," a gorgeous effort...
  • Old Town School rolls out historic song archive

    Old Town School rolls out historic song archive
    The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...
  • Weekend's top shows: Neil Diamond, El-P and Killer Mike, Wilco

    Weekend's top shows: Neil Diamond, El-P and Killer Mike, Wilco
    Neil Diamond: His set list is full of instant sing-alongs. Some are “so good, so good” (“Sweet Caroline”) they’re sometimes performed twice. Diamond is 71, yet he still puts on an energetic, hit-packed show, 8 p.m. Friday...