I'm the last one to complain about the weather but I'm soooo ready for some street fests with good music! Do Division runs May 30 - June 1 and usually is good for a handful of fun acts. Wave 1 acts include High On Fire, Screaming Females, J. Mascis, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound and others.
The lineup was updated last week and has your mix of up & comers and those that have been around for a while. Some say they are happy for the added hip-hop acts and I say NO to that. With Cloud Nothing added to Saturday that may be the day for me.
Friday Beck Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Giorgio Moroder Sun Kil Moon Factory Floor Death Grips The Haxan Cloak Sharon Van Etten Isaiah Rashad Hundred Waters SZA
Saturday Neutral Milk Hotel The Field FKA Twigs St. Vincent Danny Brown Kelela TuneYards The Range Pusha T The Julie Ruin Cloud Nothings Mas Ysa Wild Beasts Circulatory System Empress Of Ka Twin Peaks
Sunday Kendrick Lamar Hudson Mohawke Grimes DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn Slowdive Real Estate Jon Hopkins ScHoolboy Q Dum Dum Girls Earl Sweatshirt Majical Cloudz Deafheaven Perfect Pussy DIIV Speedy Ortiz Mutual Benefit
Truth be told I usually see Old 97's just about every time they come through Chicago. And now that my future-ex-wife Lydia is touring with them it would even be more fun. However they don't have a Chicago stop scheduled right now (and I have seen both within the last several months). Here's some stuff of them together.
No need to go all the way toAustin for their Psych Fest, looking at the calendar our own Hideout has got it going on right now. The Thursday - Saturday lineup includes Outer Minds, Velcro Lewis and more!
Toy plays Beat Kitchen on Thursday and it's their first trip to Chicago. They will be the first new band for me to check out in 2014 and what I've heard sounds super-awesome. Here's a song from SoundCloud.