This week at the H/O

Hello fine peoples!

Alright, June is now a teenager. Let’s misbehave.

Tonight! (That’s Wednesday.) The Engines take the Immediate Sound Series stage for not one, but two sets.

Thursday is a comedy doozy. We’ve been doing sit-ups in order to get our belly laughs in shape. Charlyne Yi + Neal Brennan + DJ Douggpound + Lisa Laureta.

Scott H. Biram starts your weekend right on Friday. Says the LA Times: “The one-man band is a tour-de-force of gutbucket guitar squabble, vocals so feral they’ll make you lock your doors at night.” – LA Times But why quote the LA Times when we can quote our own Time Out Chicago — which hails Biram as “both a traditionalist and a genre-defying rebel.”

WE ARE CLOSED SATURDAY. And Sunday for that matter.

Robbie Fulks is back on Monday, with special guest the fantabulous Kelly Hogan, followed by HOT GRITS with guest DJ Treetop Lover (aka Mike B. of Grimble Grumble and Mr. Rudy Day).

And Tuesday there’s a new edition of the like-a-literary-slam-dance Write Club!

Finally: an advance warning for the annual Day in the Country festival, on Sunday, June 26. I’ll try to say it all in one breath: The BlackWilloughbys, Majors Junction, Al Scorch’s Country Soul Ensemble, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Gin Palace Jesters, Sanctified Grumblers, Dastardly, The Hoyle Brothers, Crop Duster, Possum Hollow Boys, Knockdown String Band, Sarah and the Tall Boys, The Barehand Jugband. Phew, did it.