West Fest Headliners Include House Music DJs

By Emily Morris on May 14, 2013 11:37am | Updated on May 14, 2013 12:53pm

 West Fest runs July 13 and July 14 in West Town.
West Fest runs July 13 and July 14 in West Town.
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CHICAGO — Organizers of the ninth annual West Fest boast it's no "cookie-cutter fest" with the announcement of this year's music headliners, including punk groups, indie rock bands and local house music DJs.

The two-day event runs from noon to 10 p.m. July 13-14 along Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street.

What sets this fest apart from "other cookie-cutter Chicago street festivals" is its music, the West Fest's site reads. The headliners include up-and-coming artists locally and nationally, the fest boasts.

Taking the main stage include Chicago rock band Tortoise, the Brooklyn duo Javelin, recently revived garage-punk band The Oblivians and indie-rock band Born Ruffians.

The fest also features a stage for DJs that will include local house spinners such as Colette, Heather and Derrick Carter.

For those less interested in the music, there's also a Kid Fest and a Pup Fest.

The Kid Fest runs from noon to 6 p.m. both days and features student and teacher bands from the Suzuki Orff School of Music and Talcott Elementary School. The schools plan to put on instrument-making workshops, carnival style games and obstacle courses for kids, fest organizers said. Organizers said said proceeds from Kid Fest will benefit the schools.

The Pup Fest lets well-behaved dogs frolic with bathing pools, agility courses and more events to be announced, organizers said.

Music headliner schedule:

Main Stage:

Saturday, July 13:

Tortoisen

Javelin

Sunday, July 14:

The Oblivians

Born Ruffians

 

BP Dj Stage featuring a "Chicago House" theme:

Saturday, July 13:

DJ Black Madonna, 2 p.m.

Mörk, 3 p.m.

David Sabat,  4 p.m.

Brad Owen, 5 p.m.

Jesse de la Pena, 6 p.m.

SuperJane Sweet 16, with DJ Heather, Colette, Lady D. & Dayhota, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 14:

Steve Melvage & Brian Heath, 1:30 p.m.

Striz, 2:30 p.m.

Heaven Malone, 3:30 p.m.

Karl Almaria , 4:30 p.m.

John Simmons, 5:30 p.m.

Jevon Jackson, 6:30 p.m.

Diz, 7:30 p.m.

Derrick Carter, 8:30 p.m.

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