Audio Archaeology, Maddiebird Bakery Celebrate One Year On Devon Avenue

Well folks…

It looks like our new neighbors are having a birthday party. See you at Audio Archaeology & Maddiebird next weekend. 🙂

We’re thrilled you guys moved up to the neighborhood!

A lot can happen in a year. Audio Archaeology has put on concerts, art shows, Record Store Day, and even a full day music festival. They’ve even been shipping their nostalgic record player consoles across the country. On Saturday, March 21st, they are celebrating one year open at 1324 W Devon Ave. Refreshments, including cupcakes from Maddiebird Bakery, start at 7pm, and there will be music and anniversary specials starting at 11am. Everyone is invited to stop by and enter to win a record player or passes to the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest), happening Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19, 2015. Rumor has it that the raffle will also include passes to Vintage Garage’s season opener, happening on April 19th. Everyone is invited to RSVP here on the event page, which is being updated with details as they come in.

April 18th, the the third day of CIMMfest, is also Record Store Day, and Audio Archaeology is excited to participate by offering a wide variety of special records that are being released that day and only in independent record stores. Follow Audio Archaeology on Facebook for more details on Record Store Day 2015.

Audio Archaeology specializes in vintage record player consoles, turntables, and HiFi stereos. They also have thousands of new and used records, vintage glassware and accessories, local handmade candles, and original artwork from their featured artist, Kat Seno. You can view it all on their website at

Maddiebird Bakery, at 1445 W Devon Ave, is continuing the Devon birthdays on Sunday, March 22nd, with an open house. Everyone is invited to stop in 11am-3pm for fun and treats. Maddiebird also hosts children’s storytime every Wednesday at 11am. Kids and their adults are invited to share treats and listen to stories from both books and vintage children’s records from Audio Archaeology.

Maddiebird Bakery specializes in beautiful custom cakes and cupcakes, and sells fresh-baked cupcakes in a variety of flavors at their shop. You can view a gallery of their amazing creations here. You can follow them on Facebook and see all of the fabulous fondant here.

It’s been quite a year for Devon Avenue, and more is on the way. Christopher Woods, president of 3 Corners Development, said that he is “very proud and excited to have been part of the Heartland (Health Center) development,” and called it a game changer for the area. Weinstein Funeral Home was blighted with no plans for its empty parking lots, and, after working with Alderman Joe Moore, Woods said that he saw the trajectory that Devon Avenue is on, and he wants to continue the momentum. They are currently seeking retail stores and restaurants who want to add to the bustling neighborhood and set up shop in the upcoming high-end spaces coming to 1301 W Devon Ave. You can learn more about the spaces by visiting this link.

– Nick Kuttin

You can visit Audio Archaeology’s website at

and follow them on Facebook at

You can visit Maddbiebird Bakery’s website at

and on Facebook at