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10 Fresh Acts To Catch In Chicago This Festival Season

Wanna catch up on the hottest new acts before the big show? Here's your guide to the coolest bands you'll definitely want to know.

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1. Hey, Marseilles

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Who: Hey, Marseilles

When: Friday, August 2, 5:40PM-6:20PM

Where: Lollapalooza, BMI

Hey, Marseilles is a six member indie rock band from Seattle. They've gained praise from NPR, Three Imaginary Girls, and The Seattle Times.

Check out their music here.

2. Half Moon Run

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Who: Half Moon Run

When: Sunday, August 4, 6:50pm-7:30pm

Where: Lollapalooza, BMI

This Canadian indie rock band hails from Montreal. They have released one album "Dark Eyes" which has earned critical acclaim, especially for their super clean three part harmonies.

Check out their music here.

3. Little Green Cars

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Who: Little Green Cars

When: Saturday, August 3, 1:30PM-2:15PM

Where: Lollapalooza, Lake Shore

This five piece band from Dublin, Ireland has recently started touring the US and performed their single "Harper Lee" recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Check out their music here.

4. Blondfire

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Who: Blondfire

When: Saturday, August 3, 6:50PM-7:30PM

Where: Lollapalooza, BMI

This indie pop, brother and sister duo hail from Los Angeles. Formally named Astaire, Blondfire is currently signed with Warner Bro. Records.

Check out their music here.

5. Frontier Ruckus

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Who: Frontier Ruckus

When: Saturday, August 3, 12:00PM-12:40PM

Where: Lollapalooza, BMI

This Michigan band brings together strong lyrics and heavy banjos to create a modern folk rock sound. The band has earned acclaim from NPR and Ryan Adams.

Check out their music here.

7. Palma Violets

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Who: Palma Violets

When: Sunday, August 4, 1:00PM-1:45PM

Where: Lollapalooza, Bud Light

London band Palma Violets brings good old fashioned garage rock to the masses. Their song "Best of Friends" was voted NME's song of the year for 2012.

Check out their music here.

8. The Orwells

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Who: The Orwells

When: Sunday, August 4, 1:00PM-1:45PM

Where: Lollapalooza, The Grove

This garage rock revival band from Illinois is currently working on their second record after only very recently graduating high school.

Check out their music here.

9. San Cisco

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Who: San Cisco

When: Sunday, August 4, 9:30PM (Doors)

Where: Studio Paris

Tickets: Here.

This four piece indie pop band hails from Australia. They've released two EPs and one album to good reviews. Their song "Awkward" won "Most Popular Single" and "Most Popular Music Video" awards at the 2013 Western Australian Music Industry Awards.

Check out their music here.

10. Deap Vally

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Who: Deap Vally

When: Friday, August 2, 1:30PM-2:15PM

Where: Lollapalooza, Petrillo

This rock n' roll duo was formed in LA and has released two full-lengths. They've opened for Muse, The Vaccines, and appeared on BBC2's Later with Jools Holland.

Check out their music here.