Archie Powell & The Exports have once again rocked Chicago. This time at Quenchers Saloon Friday January 14th as part of Stout Fest. 2011. These boys have come a way since the last time I saw them at the Beat Kitchen in the Fall. Each time I see them, they show more and more promise and confidence. It’s really exciting to see the gestation of a local band you really enjoy grow and blossom the way these four guys have. The best thing is that they are just beginning.
AP&E rock. It’s that plain and simple. Their album is amazing and fun to dance around to, but nothing compares to their live show. Within the first phrases out of Archie’s mouth, the first hard hitting drum beats from R.J., bass thumping from Adam or chord pounding from Ryan you are likely to get some sort of contact high. Their stage presence says it all. They love to rock and they love to see their audience rock. It’s your body’s reaction to their music, you really don’t have a choice to not dance.