Wicker Park Fest

My kind of town

I know I don’t get much cred for pretty much abandoning this blog at long intervals but I think it’s time to get back into it and what better way than with Wicker Park Fest?

If you can recall, last year  BoomBox, Local H, Gaslamp Killer and a grip of other artists took over the stages of the Wicker Park street fest and it was a bit of a rager. Even though BoomBox seemed like they would much rather be somewhere else they still killed their set and made a lot of Chitown fans pretty happy. True to form this year Wicker Park will be bringing in another handful of amazing artists to feed your audio addiction for a mere $5 each day.

The fest kicks off this Saturday July 23rd with Chicago’s own Loyal Divide bringing in some psychedelic electro beats at 1:00 pm at the south stage. It’s pretty early in the day, especially if you were out killing it Friday night, but if you have the energy to get up and roll on over there it would definitely be worth your time.  Also, if electronic music is your thang then the south stage is probably where you’ll want to post up because there is a sick line-up for most of the day.
Over on the center stage another group of Chicago artists the Black Light Saints will be playing at 1:00 pm also. They’ve got a dance rock sound and are pretty dope as well.

If you’re looking to start your day a little later, then head over to the south stage at 3:00 pm for Break Science. These two guys are from Brooklyn, NY and released an EP on the Pretty Lights Music label earlier this year. They’re dope so you don’t want to miss ’em.

If that isn’t enough to grab the attention of your ears then wait until 8:45 pm when MiMOSA steps onto, yet again, the south stage to end the night. Unfortunately, I missed seeing this man at Summer Camp but I was informed of his dopeness and I would highly recommend catching this extremely cheap show. He has a dubby, pychedelic, crunk sound and I hear he brings a whole lot of energy so I’m positive it will be worth your time.
Flosstradamus will be killing it over on the center stage at the same time while WILD FLAG plays at the north stage. Either way you’ll be making a good decision for yourself if you make your way on over to Wicker Park on Saturday.

Sunday has another nice line-up with Smartbar’s Dollar Disco resident Kid Color hitting the center stage at 4:30 pm. Van Ghost comes on the south stage at 6:15 pm and Midnight Conspiracy is at 6:00 pm at the center stage. Sunday closes out with Digital Tape Machine at 8:30 pm at the center stage. Consisting of members from multiple Chicago groups including Umphrey’s McGee, Strange Arrangement, Liquid Soul, Land of Atlantis, and the Hue they are a great way to close out a raging weekend spent at Wicker Park fest.

If you learned nothing significant here I hope you at least learned that your Saturday and/or Sunday should be spent hanging out at Wicker Park fest. It’s a $5 donation and with the line-up they have set up you probably won’t find anything better.
That said, I’ll leave you with this.


~ by frantunes on July 21, 2011.

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