Man or Astro-Man? @ Bowery Ballroom in '10 (more by Nathaniel Shannon)

today in Chicago
* West Fest (Day 1)
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Park West
* The Sadies, Jon Langford @ Schubas
* The Young, Judson Claiborn @ Hideout
* Weekend At Beer Me's (Day 2) @ Township
* CAVE, Paperhead, D. Watusi @ The Burlington
* Tenacious D, Urge Overkill, The Sights @ Aragon Ballroom
* Beak, Rabid Rabbit, Ganon, Big Black Bird @ Ultra Lounge
* Names Divine, Lutheran, Maude Flanders, Dog Day @ Nowheresville
* Man or Astro-Man?, Dumpster Babies, Stagnant Pools @ Empty Bottle
* Slick Idiot, Mona Mur/En Esch, Promonium Jesters, Go Fight! @ Cobra Lounge
* Twin Peaks, White Mystery, The Yolks, The Funs, Slushy, The Orwells, Honey @ Heartland House

West Fest 2012 kicks off at 1PM with a set from locals Summer Girlfriends. Man or Astro-Man? also play the festival tomorrow, and then the Bottle at night.

Austin, TX's The Young headline the Hideout.

Tenacious D play the Aragon Ballroom. Check out BV's pictures from their NYC show.

Twin Peaks are embarking on a summer tour and play one last Chicago show, in the backyard of Heartland House, before they split. It starts at 1PM and features a bunch of great bands including The Yolks, The Funs, and Slushy.

Nardwaur recently interviewed a very giggly Sharon Van Etten. Check it out below.

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