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Downtown Sound Roster Revealed, Music Lovers Squeal

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 17, 2010 7:40PM

She & Him are scheduled to appear June 7 in the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
Jim DeRogatis uncovered this summer's line-up for the Monday after work Downtown Sound music series in Millennium Park and whoa are we impressed. We knew Hum was going to headline the Memorial Day date but nothing could have prepared us for The Besnard Lakes opening the series on May 24. Their latest opus The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night is already in the running as one of our favorite albums of 2010 and the idea of hearing its epic songs emanating from the Pritzker Pavilion is enough to make us mess our pants in glee.

But it gets better!

Other acts we're especially excited about that are slated to appear include Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's folk-pop duo She & Him, recently revived local garage rockers The Ponys, sonic experimentalist Caribou, fizzed-up pop-punkers The Thermals, Afrobeat legend Tony Allen and our own local mega-crush, the irresistible Kid Sister! And while those are just our personal highlights, the series as a whole is solid enough to guarantee we'll be fighting for a spot to put out blanket each and every date of the series.

The full line-up, courtesy DeRo, after the jump.

May 24: Besnard Lakes with the Ponys

May 31: Hum with Volcano!

June 7: She and Him with Hollows

June 14: Tony Allen with Great Lake Swimmers

June 21: The Books with Via Tania

June 28: Huntsville with On Fillmore and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline

July 5: The Thermals with Disappears

July 12: Caribou with Budos Band

July 19:Kid Sister with Konono No. 1

July 26: Naomi Shelton with Bomba Estereo