Crush Fest takes over Cause this weekend, check the set times


Though the Mall of America may be boasting the largest indoor "indie" music festival this weekend, the best bet for Gimme Noise readers looking to get into some air conditioning and in front of some real live independent music is this weekend's Crush Fest at Cause. Headlined and organized by Dream Crusher (which features members of Me and My Arrow, Fort Wilson Riot, St. Villian and Nyteowl), the two-day fest also features the return of dissonant post-punk band Kill to Kill, a set by moody synth-rockers Night Moves, and an enticing "unannounced special guests" slot toward the end of Sunday night.

See below for the full lineup and set times.

Crush Fest 2011
Cause Spirits & Soundbar

Day 1: Saturday, July 23

Front Room (no cover)
Dream Crusher DJ Set

Music Room ($5 Cover)
1:00 - 1:30 Buildings
12:15-12:45 Hospital Garden (Chicago, IL)
11:30 - 12:00 Night Moves
10:20 - 11:15 The ACB's (Kansas City, MO)
9:30 - 10:10 Cowboy Indian Bear (Lawrence KS)
8:45 - 9:15 Kill to Kill (Brooklyn, NY)
8:00 - 8:30 The American North

Day 2: Sunday, July 24

Front Room (no cover)
DJ Sage Wolfcry + Brian McDollars + Others TBA

Music Room (no cover)
1:00 - 1:45 Dream Crusher 
12:15 - 12:45 Thug Mansion All Stars
11:30 - 12:00 Lovely Dark
10:45 - 11:15 Unannounced Special Guests
10:00 - 10:30 We Became Actors
9:15 - 9:45 Power of 2
8:30 - 9:00 Hardcore Crayons