The A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party
Bus: 72 North, 73 Armitage$60
Event Info: (773) 227-4433 hideoutchicago.com
The Onion's A.V. Club teams with the Hideout for a second time in the 17th edition of the venue's annual Block Party. As always, it's a solid mix of alt-country and '90s college rock. If you've been paying attention the A.V. Club's series of cover-songs videos, or regularly attending the Hideout, you could guess at least three of these acts: Neko Case, Mavis Staples, the Hold Steady, Superchunk, the Walkmen. Other notable bands include Young the Giant, Trampled by Turtles and the Both, a relatively new duo of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo making its Chicago debut. Rounding out the bill are Nude Beach, Jon Langford, Girl Group Chicago and Guitarkestra. Case will come armed with new tunes from her mouthful of a new album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. Your move, Fiona Apple.