Every year when things start to warm up, University of Chicago's WHPK radio station hosts a free, all-day concert in the school's quad, and this season's edition is happening at noon on Sat 5/17
. The show is called Summer Breeze, and through the years it has hosted tons of weird and awesome bands from Chicago and beyond. Recent Summer Breeze lineups have included defunct local trash-glam outfit Mickey, southern-fried noise rockers Spray Paint
, heady San Francisco garage rockers Sic Alps
, and forgotten psych freaks Bunnybrains. This year's lineup is another great one, featuring a handful of bands that have gotten some Reader
love in the past. Check out who's playing below . . .
Local thrash revivalists Oozing Wound headline the show, you've probably heard of them before. There's also local blackened folk-metal band Immortal Bird, Boston-based indie rockers Krill, reckless Minneapolis noise rockers Animal Lover, Indianapolis by way of Chicago psych poppers Bigcolour, and things kick off with the Funs, a trashy garage duo who are a favorite around Chicago basements.
Summer Breeze is free and all ages are welcome. The show starts at noon and wraps up at 5 PM.