Black Lips, Man or Astroman, Crooked Fingers, Mates of State highlight West Fest

West Fest is one of a handful of Chicago neighborhood festivals that books very good bands. The main stage, curated by Empty Bottle, features Saturday headliner Black Lips and opener Man or Astro-Man. Mates of State headline Sunday with Crooked Fingers opening. Click here for the full lineup.

You can catch three of the bands at Empty Bottle this weekend: Black Lips play Friday, Man or Astro-Man plays Saturday and Mates of State headlines a late show Sunday. Mates of State is promoting its album Mountaintops, released last fall. Crooked Fingers released Breaks in the Armor last year, while Black Lips put out Arabia Mountain. Man or Astro-Man is in the midst of a two-year reunion tour.


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