Propagandhi
Less Than Jake
The Ergs! (reunion)
Dillinger Four
Off With Their Heads
Strike Anywhere
Latterman (Reunion)
A Wilhelm Scream
The Flatliners
Braid
Knapsack
Samiam
Dead to Me
The Menzingers
Mustard Plug
Small Brown Bike
Tim Barry
Lemuria
Masked Intruder
Mean Jeans
Jeff Rosenstock
AJJ
Planes Mistaken For Stars
F.Y.P (final show)
Mac Sabbath
FLOOR
...and so many more!

The Fest 15 and Pre-Fest 4 presented by:

The Island of Misfit Toys


Chicago, IL
“Born out of a sudden and intense burst of light in 2010, The Island of Misfit Toys is Chicago’s best- and worst-kept musical secret. A musical tour-de-force, the band flirts sonically between dozens of genres, spanning rock to folk, indie to slam poetry, mellow acoustics to harmonized hymnals, and beyond. I Made You Something, the second Island of Misfit Toys full-length, is a sprawling, ambitious record bridging the space between life, friendship, and the afterlife. Produced and recorded by Alex Burns (Tristen, Torres, The Please & Thank Yous), the album, 4+ years in the making, was at last released in August of 2015. The Island live show is, put simply, nine incredibly talented musicians cutting loose with total abandon while performing passionate, raucous music. Like a grinning basketball coach hollering at his team to give 110%, The Island of Misfit Toys defy restraint and convention. The band intertwines the unique traits of its diverse members and influences into a single, unified, and remarkable whole, and leaves behind one of the midwest’s most powerful and exciting musical experiences.”
– Matt Nix