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  • Fall album preview

    Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
  • Local Q&A: Willis Earl Beal

    Local Q&A: Willis Earl Beal
    Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....
  • Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness

    Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness
    Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. Now he finds himself as a labelmate of Radiohead, M.I.A. and Adele. His debut album...
  • 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...
  • Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon

    Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon
    While some bands may say that their image or sound makes them different from others, Golden Afternoon has another idea about what sets them apart. "We're weird," Elizabeth Messick (vocals) said about her band, four of whose five members are from...
  • Chi-Tunes: Audiences

    Chi-Tunes: Audiences
    Chicago rockers Audiences answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? All the smiling. First it takes over the stage, and then it takes over the crowd. Describe your sound...
  • Album review: Tom Waits, 'Bad as Me'

    3.5 stars (out of 4)   “All aboard,” Tom Waits hollers at the outset of his 17th studio album, “Bad as Me” (Anti).   It’s an invitation to a typically wild ride through the nether regions of Waits’ subconscious, a...
  • For Chicago cabbie, backseat is a trove of art

    For Chicago cabbie, backseat is a trove of art
    Dmitry Samarov, like Travis Bickle, is God's lonely man, cruising the streets of Chicago, watching for your arm to shoot out and beckon him, taking note of the odd, offhanded things you say after you climb into his cab. He is a taxi driver, and with...
  • Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'

    Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'
    2 stars (out of 4) What’s Bjork going on about now? The Icelandic singer transforms herself into the world’s wiggiest science teacher amid the ultra-ambitious, sometimes lovely, more often ponderous or precious “Biophilia”...
  • Robert Boochever dies at 94; U.S. appellate judge

    Robert Boochever dies at 94; U.S. appellate judge
    Robert Boochever, a judge who honed his legal skills in the wilds of pre-statehood Alaska before his elevation to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 94. Boochever died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, the court...
  • Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits

    Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits
    Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...