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Brrrrrr! Our feet are cold! That’s the point, though, of this sweet campaign from Tom’s Shoes, designed to raise awareness about childhood poverty around the world. Since it was founded in 2006, Tom’s has donated a pair of custom-made shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes it sells. Why shoes? Let’s […]

hi. Friday, how’s about a double header of the arty variety. On the menu, things that glow in the dark, and sounds that crawl around in the dark. First; Dark Matters at Peanut Gallery. Second; Paper Mice with Capillary Action and Lord of the Yum Yum at the street-construction-apocalypse-the-HIDEOUT! Ok, so the night starts with […]

Ok, so… I have to say, you missed it last night. No, we didn’t have Iron and Wine, no we didn’t have Billy Corgan, we just had a wonderfully regular night. Kelly Hogan and Scott Ligon attended to us with a solid two hours of suggested donation bliss, followed by Jacob Ross displaying his well […]

The last few weeks have swept me up into a potentially perpetual current of deadlines and and craziness in which the usual busy-ness has been multiplied by (everyone knock on some wood, cross a few fingers, and hold your breath) a possible last-minute trip to perform in Europe’s most picturesque still-politically-repressive state. [editor’s note: see […]

Back from SXSW… it’s real work to drag yourself back to your normal life, so after parties held by The Hideout in Austin at SXSW in 1999 and 2000, celebrations of making it through (and back from) SXSW were held at The Hideout, and our good friend Liz Strause took photographs (from a ladder) to […]

The Mercury Cougar-Rama Muscle Car ‘Splosion could win you Neko Case’s car! This is pretty sweet – I think if I won it I’d have to figure out how to get it into my apartment which might involve some sort of crane, and removing all the walls, and maybe getting rid of my furniture to […]

Boy, Saturday was a fun. Our president-in-exile (self-proclaimed) graced us all with more than a few band intros, loads of people came out, lots of beer was spoken for, and lots of fun was had. Here are a few echos of the event from around the interwebs… The Trib has a recap here if you […]

We’ll be graced by a familiar duo for three monday evenings in a row, starting tonight at 7pm with HOT GRITS directly after at 9pm! The sweet sound of Kelly Hogan and Scott Ligon is well known by our regulars. They’ve teamed up on many a residency in the past, and we’re lucky to have […]

Before you hit the Hideout for a day of bands at our annual ‘pat-on-their-tush’ SXSW send off party, Judge is opening her studio for a studio sale tomorrow. Judge is a beloved former h/o bartender, now preeminent printmaker. She has made some of the most memorable Hideout Block Party posters, show posters, and puppet shows. […]

It’s that time of year: Bands across Chicago are packing their bags and checking their transmissions for the annual 20 hour+ road trip to Austin’s SXSW music festival. And we at the Hideout are happy to see them go … Wait! We don’t mean it like that! We mean: tomorrow, Saturday, March 12, we team […]