• West Fest Chicago Sun July 14, 2013 12:00 pm
    • West Fest 2013

    • The Oblivians

    • Born Ruffians


    • Tight Phantomz

    • Forgotten Species

    • Redgrave

    $5 donation

    Empty Bottle Presents returns to the street fest circuit by providing Chicago's West Fest with a weekend of live, cutting-edge music. Located on Chicago Avenue between Damen Ave and Wood, fest-goers are treated with a variety of food and crafts vendors, bars, restaurants and shops, as well as Pet Fest with pet product vendors and dog activities for charity, making for a distinctly West Town experience. Locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, the emphasis of “everything local” never gets lost in the shuffle and it’s a weekend the Empty Bottle is proud to be a part of. Sunday's performers this year include reunited Memphis garage-punks THE OBLIVIANS, Toronto-based indie-rockers BORN RUFFIANS, dancetastic queer-performance-art-group BAATHHAUS, high-kicking rock monsters TIGHT PHANTOMZ, fuzz-rock newcomers FORGOTTEN SPECIES, and heavy but melodic sludge duo REDGRAVE. Mark your calendar and don't miss out!

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