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On August 3, we have a Letter Writing Party sponsored by the awesome Letter Writers Alliance. They supply the typewriters and stationery, you supply the human touch. There’s NO COVER, and it will be superfun. In their words: “In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter […]

Tickets are on sale NOW for next Saturday’s rare club appearance by Sub Pop recording artists The Head and the Heart. Tix limited to FOUR PER PERSON – so get ’em now and get ’em while they’re fresh. This show Will Sell Out is SOLD OUT, my friends. They are, after all “Seattle’s next big band.”

Oh my gosh – it is so late! Here’s what you need to know to make your weekend RAWK. Friday the 29th brings the “loose, cloudy folk explorations” of headliners Glorious Vapors, along with the latest from Tim Kinsella, and The Chocolate Horse. Beauty. Saturday the 30th is the record-release party for The Lawrence Peters Outfit with […]

So our whole crazy Potluck Wednesday idea started off with the biggest potluck of them all — our massive blowout to support the Garfield Park Conservatory on July 6. And then July 13 we had a spelling bee. And then THIS week, we had Eleanor Friedberger. And if those three don’t make a total potluck, […]

It’s true: The Hideout Block Party is b-a-c-k. Today’s announcement of the lineup set blogs buzzing all over the interwebs. As well it should have, considering the roster of amazingness being angled into position for a September 24 liftoff. In the words of Tim Tuten: “The Hideout will celebrate its 15th Birthday Party with our friends […]

This morning, Terri Hemmert announced the 15th Hideout Block Party starring Andrew Bird & Mavis Staples on @93XRT ! Find plenty of information on the Block Party page and get your tickets starting this Friday 7/22 at 10:00am. Soon after Terri announced the show, the twittersphere cranked into action to help celebrate the announcement of the […]

Barely. It seemed like half the Hideout staff was working in some capacity or another through the shimmering heat of this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival. (Yours truly was holding down a booth in the craft tent — and let me tell you, soup is a rough sell when the heat index hits triple digits.) We’ll […]

This week, of course, there is major music action all over town. So let’s start with some early warnings about NEXT week, and beyond, before we dive in. Just announced! 1. Cass McCombs Band, Monday, July 25th, 9 p.m. 2. Benefit for Parallax Sounds, a film exploring the influence of Chicago-the-city on music made in […]

Hey … remember that Soup & Bread we threw together last week to benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory? The one with awesome cold soups from Big Star, Graham Elliot, Nightwood, and other groovy folks like that? Well. Would you believe that we DESTROYED all previous Soup & Bread fundraising records, by pulling together a staggering […]

OK, not really — but hey, congrats to the Interview Show‘s Mark Bazer and Funny Ha-Ha‘s Claire Zulkey, the latest additions to WBEZ’s roster of bloggers! They join folks like Jim DeRogatis and fellow newbie Louisa Chu in adding their take on … whatever it is they’ll be writing about … to WBEZ’s terrific coverage […]