I’ve missed some excellent-sounding street fests in Chicago this summer. Many of these festivals feature pretty impressive musical lineups, and they’re a cheap and fun alternative to more expensive events like Lollapalooza. I finally made it out to one yesterday, checking out several bands at the Wicker Park Festival. I showed up in time to hear the last few songs by the 1900s (but not in time to get any photos of ’em – sorry). They were really rocking at the end. Then came some indie pop by Bishop Allen, orchestral rock by Ra Ra Riot, post-rock or whatever you want to call it by Joan of Arc, and the intricate guitar riffs of Polvo.