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A random basket of press links this week: Steve Dawson gets the preview treatment from Time Out Chicago. The first 50 guests at tonight’s show get a free recording of last year’s boozy birthday gig at our favorite northside digs, Simon’s Tavern. Joan of Arc are not playing Owls songs at the Hideout next month. Trombonist, […]

Mark Bazer hosts “The Interview Show” here at the Hideout (almost) every first Friday evening of the month, and he’s always got great guests. Be here for the next episode of The Interview Show on Friday, February 4th, with musician Archer Prewitt, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, local foods entrepreneur Cleetus Friedman, gospel/jazz group Come Sunday, and author Bethany […]

Photo by Jason Creps Did you miss the puppet show in December? Are you, by chance, headed east this weekend? Kathleen Judge and her shadow puppet troupe One Degree Off present Jabberwocky and Revontulet this Friday as part of a Neko Case-curated show “Storytelling: An Evening of Performances, Poetry, and Puppetry,” a benefit for the […]

Jessica Reaves from the Chicago News Cooperative came to Soup & Bread on Wednesday, January 19, and penned a lovely piece that ran the next day on the CNC’s website — and on Friday in the New York Times. Gah! We were very excited to see not just S&B but Robin Linn’s English Onion Soup, […]

My perspective on shows is a little funny. Beforehand, I rarely pay attention to who the bands will be or what theme, if any, had brought them together. And since I spend most of the night surveying the crowd for empty glasses and thirsty patrons, I rarely watch the show. I listen and absorb, filtering all […]

One Sunday (12/19) a bit before Christmas, Tiny Cover Band played great front room sets full of new-wave faves as part of One Degree Off’s shadow puppet double feature of “Jabberwocky” and “Revontulet.” The next day, they released a video covering Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You on Kyle Obriot’s Giant System. While […]

Time Out music critic Brent di Crescenzo highlights this weekend’s Welcome 2 the Void: Chicago Psych Fest 2. Over at the Reader, critics Miles Raymer and Monica Kendrick single out Mondo Drag (from Davenport, Iowa) and Moonstone Continuum (from Minneapolis) for special mention in the List this week.

Welcome to the Void: The Chicago Psych Fest 2 happens at the Hideout this Friday, January 21st, and Saturday, January 22nd, and CHIRPRadio DJ Alli Klein sat down with Andrew Kettering, the local musician who curates the Psych Fest to talk about what the two-year-old CHIRP-sponsored festival is all about, the growing psychedelic scene in […]

This past Friday, I worked one of my favorite early shows, Shame That Tune, a monthly “game show” in which contestants tell an embarrassing story from their past and are interviewed by the very funny Brian Costello, after which the ridiculously talented Abraham Levitan whips up a song about the shameful details on the spot, on […]

In The A.V. Club’s year-end wrapup of 2010 in Chicago music, contributor Michael Depland singled out last summer’s Dirty Diamonds show at the Hideout! Here’s what he had to say… The Dirty Diamonds at The Hideout. Playing a pre-party for Lollapalooza, this show was better than most things on the main stage. This soulful garage girl group, if […]