For those who dig the outdoor festivals, you won't have to go through complete withdrawal this weekend as the 2-day Wicker Park Festival kicks off tomorrow at the corner of Milwaukee, North and Damen. For the complete schedule, go to www.silverwrapper.com, though I would especially recommend checking out the North Stage on Saturday. Local indie-popsters The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir start at 4pm, followed by fellow local favs Head of Femur at 5:15, Austin roots-rockers Okkervil River at 7:45 and the psychedelic pop stylings of The Olivia Tremor Control at 9.
Burnt out with all the outdoor music hijinks?? Wicker Park music venue Subterranean is hosting The Olivia Tremor Control tonight at 10pm and Okkervil River tomorrow night at 10:15. Local band Sybris is opening for Okkervil on Saturday and will also be celebrating the release of their self-titled debut on Flameshovel Records.
While we're in Liquor Park, I'd also have to recommend this week's Locale Sunday at Rodan, featuring music by the Continuous Shatter Sound System and visuals by Populationworks. Here's more from Locale Events:
CONTINUOUS SHATTER SOUND SYSTEM [ATAVISTIC WORLDWIDE]
The CSSS experience is like a trip around the world. Kurt Kellison, the owner ofAtavistic Worldwide, pulled the CSSS debut together in January for Locale. Consisting of elite Chicago instrumentalists Ken Vandermark, Nate McBride, CaleArthur, and Kurt Kellison himself, this group spins from an incredibly raremusic collection that comes from around the world.
Glen Jennings / Nathan Ober. Formed in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 2000, Populutionworks is a video installation/experimental media organization thatuses lo-fi, circuit bent and home made gear combined with live streaming video software to create a stunning array of raw visuals.
Locale Sunday kicks off at 10pm with DJ residents jRicK and M50. Rodan is located at 1530 N. Milwaukee, there is no cover for this event.