Chicago rules in the summer, and Chicago rules in the summer because of street festivals. Last year I saw Justin Townes Earle, William Elliot Whitmore, and Rock Plaza Central(twice!) for $5 a pop. Let's take a look at what you can look forward to this summer. More exciting shit is sure to be announced.
Do-Division Street Fest(June 5th - 6th)
Not a whole lot here to be excited about. The Good Life might be worth seeing if you're a big Tim Kasher fan.
Metronome Celebration(June 12th - 13th)
Sunday is the day to go to this sucker. The Arrivals, Pegboy, and Deals Gone Bad? Sounds like a plan, man. Also, akron/family should be intriguing.
Taste of Randolph Fest(June 18th - June 20th)
Fuck yes. Superchunk, Lucero, Mucca Pazza, The Waco Brothers, what the fuck else do you need? Goddamn, I'm excited for this weekend.
West Fest Chicago(July 10th - 11th)
Bloodiest and Fucked Up both are playing this bad boy, which means this'll be loud as fuck. I'm excited to finally get a chance to see both these bands. I expect great things.
A lot of the street fests haven't announced their musical acts yet, but honestly, I can't imagine a more exciting show than Superchunk. Pretty stoked for that.