And still the festivals keep coming! The newest addition to the summer calendar is the first Raven Music Fest in Ravenswood's Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland, from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday with acts including Deanna Devore, piNK dEVil with Danny Black, Chin Up Chin Up, White Rabbits and Tapes 'n Tapes and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday with performers such as Detholz!, the Bound Stems, Dirty on Purpose and the M's. A $5 donation is requested, and more information and the full lineup can be found at www.ravenchicago.com.
The otherworldly freak folk of Oakland, Calif.'s Faun Fables, a.k.a. Dawn McCarthy, is a taste I've yet to acquire, though I'm intrigued enough by her fans' rabid enthusiasm and the ethereal sounds of "A Table Forgotten," the new EP on Chicago's Drag City label, to wonder what I'm missing. (Could it be I'm just not taking enough drugs these days?) The group headlines over Maurice and the Singleman Affair at Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport, at 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door; for more information, call (773) 525-2508.