Chicago's hipsterfest Pitchfork isn't the only semi-nearby music festival happening this weekend (you can follow Alive music expert Chris DeVille's coverage of that festival on this blog as well as on his Twitter account). Louisville's Forecastle and Cincinnati's new Bunbury are much closer ... and likely just as cool. Day passes for Saturday and Sunday at Forecastle are still for sale for $57.50, according to the festival's website. That event offers the chance to see My Morning Jacket, Girl Talk and Andrew Bird tomorrow, among many other indie faves. And on Sunday Wilco, Neko Case and Cloud Nothings take the stage.
Tomorrow I'm going to be headed down to Cincinnati to check out the first ever Bunbury Festival, which Weezer will be headlining tomorrow night (heard playing one of my favorites in the video above). One-day tickets are still selling for $46 for that fest, and Saturday's lineup also features GroupLove, The Gaslight Anthem and Imagine Dragons. On Sunday, Death Cab for Cutie headlines, and Neon Trees, Passion Pit and Guided by Voices will also play. The festival seems to be bee-themed (I hope there won't be many actual bees) and semi eco-friendly. I'll report back next week about how the festival turned out.