Screw it, we're doing a music festival too. Introducing A.V. Fest.

Screw it, we're doing a music festival too. Introducing A.V. Fest.

Inspired almost solely by the title of the first Cranberries album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We, we here at The A.V. Club have decided to have ourselves a music festival. In true A.V. Club fashion, we're flying a little bit by the seat of our pants, but we hope you'll come along for the ride.

A.V. FEST: SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2011. CHICAGO.

The two-day festival will feature 12 bands, and will take place outside the Hideout. The entrance is at Wabansia and Elston, just a hop and skip away from where North Ave. meets I-94. We'll be announcing the full lineup over the next couple of weeks, as well as ticket information (short answer: SUPER cheap). But for now, we'll kindly ask you to mark your calendars in anticipation of...

ARCHERS OF LOAF

THE THERMALS

TOKYO POLICE CLUB

EEF BARZELAY OF CLEM SNIDE PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JOURNEY

TELEKINESIS

And lots more to come. We hope to see you there. I'm going to try and convince my co-workers to have a "nerding booth," which is like a kissing booth, but you get to come nerd out with us instead. Watch the Newswire for further announcements. This is not, it should be noted, the annual Hideout Block Party, which this year takes place on September 24 and looks awesome: Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, etc. Go here for details on that one!

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