December 19, 2013 |
Lights dimmed, music levels rose and, in a matter of just seconds, the entire energy at The Second City e.t.c. Theater warped into something very few could possibly put into words. This isn't your run-of-the-mill comedy show. Despite having no idea what to expect, I knew I - and the 200-plus audience members in the theatre - were in for a unique, high-energy and hysterical evening of Chicago's best comedy. “A Clown Car Named Desire” burst onto the stage in front of a sold-out audience, and their addictive camaraderie was apparent seconds into the performance.
February 25, 2014 |
Mantras about living in the moment don't come much more vivid than the chorus of "Keep Me in the Dark," off Chicago electro-poppers The Noise FM's recent album "Attraction. " "Whatever you've done before, just keep me in the dark," Alex Ward sings, "Whatever you've got in store, just keep me in the dark. " In the video debuting today exclusively at RedEye, however, the band looks back to one '80s pop cultural touchstone after another--starting with Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love")
November 25, 2013 |
BBC News reports: Microsoft is acknowledging some users of the new Xbox One are experiencing problems with the console's disc drive. More than 150 users claimed that in some cases the drive isn't reading discs at all and in other cases making very loud noises when trying to insert a disc. Microsoft says this this issue is only affecting a very small number of users. Get the full story: bbc.com Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
September 23, 2013 |
Filming for the newest "Transformers" movie was making noise again this weekend. Several videos surfaced over the weekend of a controlled explosion at a silo building on Damen off of I-55, showing a sizable ball of fire and bang that took out a bridge between structures. A representative from "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" confirmed Monday the explosions were part of filming for the movie, set to be released in June of next year. Check out another angle on the stunt below.
October 1, 2012 |
**** (out of 4) If this is your first time experiencing the work of Flying Lotus (real name: Steven Ellison), you might be in over your head. His new full-length “Until the Quiet Comes” subscribes to a different definition of mash-up. No, you aren't going to hear Lil' Boosie over a Fall Out Boy song (if anyone actually is working on that, please send it my way soon) but you will experience a fusion of live instruments, bowel-rattling bass and overt jazz influences. This album is markedly different from 2010's “Cosmogramma,” which was like...
January 11, 2013 |
* (out of four) Imagine if the “Paranormal Activity” films still featured loud noises and mysteriously falling pots and pans - only this time, they also included Marlon Wayans being raped by a ghost. Wouldn't that be hilarious? No, it would not. And “A Haunted House,” starring and co-written by Wayans, doesn't so much skewer the popular “Paranormal” franchise as clone it into a comedy in which farting and the word “asstraphobic” pass as jokes. Presented as unexplainable found footage from Oct....