| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Some weekends are full of chill festivals, involving some strolling, some art, some lazy window shopping. This is not that weekend. With Pride Parade, Back Lot Bash, Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party, Chive Fest, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Chicago's own Archie Powell & The Exports have debuted their first single off their forthcoming album titled ..."Back In Black." (Really? REALLY? We'll have to trust them.)
Album name notwithstanding, these guys consistently bring the goods. Listen for...
| Jan 26, 2014
When Bruce Rauner contributed more than $250,000 of his own money to his campaign for governor, it eliminated restrictions on the amount of money people could donate to his campaign or the campaigns of his competitors. In other words, a fundraising free-...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:43 AM
You've already seen our picks for albums of the year, but maybe you're wondering what else almost made the cut. Below are all of the albums that reviewed by the RedEye Sound Board that recieved three stars or more in 2012.
***-star reviewed albums:...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
In Wicker Park, everyone is “in a band.” Or a DJ, but don't get me started on that one. It's easy to be in a band, but the hard part is being in a band that you actually want to listen to more than once. So I was more than pleasantly surprised...
| Mar 6, 2012
Official, non-official, who cares?
Dozens of Chicago bands are making the trek down to Austin, Texas, to play both official showcases and just-for-the-hell-of-it sets at SXSW, and we gathered them up in a tidy package for you. RedEye will be following a...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:33 AM
**** (out of four)
Catchy songs don’t just materialize out of thin air. Yet local rockers Archie Powell and the Exports crank out clever, crazily infectious songs like it’s no big deal.
Following the great “Skip Work” with...