TitleYeah Yeah Yeahs to headline PIQNIQ festival
Mon Apr 29 2013
Photograph: Dan Martensen/K.K. Barrett
I know what you're thinking: Man, I wish Chicago had more music festivals. Fret not! Radio station Q87.7, in the mold of KROQ's Weenie Roast, is launching its first PIQNIQ at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 29.
And there's good reason to head out to Tinley Park: It's the only local appearance of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as the trio tours its wonderful new album, Mosquito. Well, unless you count Summerfest in Milwaukee.
Also on tap: Bush (Remember them? If you watch a lot of Blackhawks games, of course you do) and AWOLNATION (You've heard that one song in a commercial, promise. A Marine-like dude shouting "SAIL!" over a dubstep beat). Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Atlas Genius and more fill out the bill.
Oh, and, kids, Q87.7 is a radio station on the FM dial. Ask your parents what that means.