Photos: RedEye's Rock 'n' Vote 2013 Top 10
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
That's obvious again as more than 150 local acts entered our 10th annual Rock'n' Vote contest. These are the 10 best who now compete for your votes--read about them and, more importantly, listen to them to hear why they were chosen. Vote through 7 p.m. Sunday for who you want to see in concert--the top 4 vote-getters appear at our free show 7:30 p.m. May 14 at House of Blues (17+). On-site voting determines the 2013 Rock 'n' Vote winner, who earns a slot July 14 at Taste of Chicago.
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Neighborhood: South Loop
Sound: Incredibly catchy modern pop the band has been conceptualizing and honing for the past two years
Influences: Singer Ryan Greshock, 26, is reluctant to pin Above Waves to a particular genre or band but does name Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Radiohead.
Live show: “It’s really polished; it’s really tight,” says Greshock. The band recently had its first Chicago show at Subterranean; its first-ever show was a SXSW showcase.
Claim to fame: Featured on sonicbids.com; worked with Mark Needham (Katy Perry, Pink, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons)