Brillant Corners: New Chicago Festival Brings Together Best in Local Music and Art

As the weather cools down, Festival season  heats up in Chicago once September begins.

This year, the people behind Pitchfork Music Festival are throwing another impressive event in Echkart Park in West Town called Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements.

Set for Friday, September 16, through Sunday, September 18, the fest’s aim is to reinvent the eclectic tradition of Vaudeville by bringing together music, art, film and more.

The festival’s biggest musical headliner is Chicago’s own Shellac. Rock producer Steve Albini, known for his work with famous alt rock bands like Nirvana and the Jesus Lizard, formed Shellac in 1992 with drummer Todd Trainer and have since become one of Chicago’s most popular noise rock outfits.

Other headliners include singer-songwriter Bill Callahan and New York dream-pop duo School Of Seven Bells.

But Shellac isn’t the only local talent on display. Chicago’s up-and-coming prog rockers CAVE are set to perform on Friday, and indie electro-pop band A Lull bring their thick harmonies to Eckhart Park on Sunday.

In addition, Brilliant Corners will feature a Farmers Market, carnival rides and team with the Renegade Craft Fair to offer festival goers the best in local and independent goods.

For all the info including schedule and how to buy tickets, head to

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