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Zoran Orlic

Chicago band FACS look like they might be this year’s edgiest CHBP act. With roots in the clangorous post-rock group Disappears (Brian Case, Noah Leger) and a member (Alianna Kalaba) who played with Cat Power, FACS purvey a malevolent strain of rock that falls somewhere between This Heat and Liars. Check out their latest album, Negative Houses, for a blast of white-knuckle dynamics, scathing textures, and dank atmospheres. Do not miss them.

FACS play Friday, July 20, 5–5:30 pm, on the Vera Stage. Find a complete list of (40) must-see acts here, check out The Stranger's full Capitol Hill Block Party calendar, and see schedules broken up by day—Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; and Sunday, July 22. Listen to some FACS (and peep a few videos) from Negative Houses below.

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