August brought the return of the new and improved Chicago-centric version of Lollapalooza, which boasted a whopping 9 stages and 130 bands spread out over 3 days. Of course, there where still more festivals to come, including the high profile Touch & Go 25th Anniversary at The Hideout and the always strong Wire (magazine) Fest at The Empty Bottle in September.
Pictured from top to bottom:
Silversun Pickups @ Schubas 8/13, Alog @ Empty Bottle 8/17 Bobby Conn @ West Fest 8/12, The Birmingham Sound @ The Hideout 8/12, Wolf Parade @ Metro 8/8, Dirty Pretty Things @ Schubas 8/11, CX KiDTRONiK (bringin the "KraK AttaK") at Emtpy Bottle 9/9, Man or Astroman? @ Touch and Go 25th 9/9, Pegboy @ Touch and Go 25th 9/10, Tetine @ Empty Bottle/Wire Fest 9/22, !!! @ Touch & Go 25th 9/9, Cat Power @ The Vic 9/13, Trachtenburg Family @ Double Door 9/19, Calexico @ Touch & Go 25th 9/10, The Dears @ Schubas 9/7, Nouvelle Vague @ Metro 9/19, Nous Non Plus @ Double Door 9/27, Hello Stranger @ Double Door 9/27, Langhorne Slim @ Empty Bottle 9/30