Happy New Year Everyone!
Here’s what is happening this week at the Hideout…
Tonight we start things off with Soup & Bread. This week’s theme is, The Four Cs: Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom, & Cilantro. We’ve got another all-star cast of cooks with Celestial Kitchens, Breslin Farms, Inspiration Kitchen, Won Kim, Molly O’Sullivan, Kate Hochslauer, and Mr. Jay Em. Bread will be donated by Publican Quality Meats & La Farine Bakery. Behind the turntables all night will be Dr. Herndoctor (John Herndon of Tortoise).
Later this evening the Immediate Sound Series Presents: Nate McBride performing solo and Bootstrap a stellar quartet with Mars Williams, Jim Baker, Frank Rosaly, and Nate McBride. John Corbett spins music all night long before and in-between sets.
Friday we start off the night with the always hilarious game show, Shame That Tune.
Followed by the first night of Into the 4th Dimension: Chicago Psych Fest IV which features sound from the outer limits by Mako Sica, Variety Lights, Dark Fog, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, and Energy Gown. Saturday the sounds from the unknown continue with Outer Minds, The Velcro Lewis Group, Miracle Condition, Underground Symposium, and Bitchin Bajas. You can save some money in advance on two-day passes which are available for $16 each and/or it will be $10 for each night at the door.
The Hideout Dance Party this week will be led by none other than DJ Ben Fasman who will surely bring the hits to keep the party going all night long.
Monday is Robbie Fulks performing a duo set with his pal Josh Carterer.
Tuesday we start things off with the always entertaining literary death match, Write Club.
And later that evening is the return of Bitchin Bajas who are in the midst of their amazing Tuesday night residency this month in the front bar. Each week is completely different than the last and for anyone of you who got to see their remarkable set last night, you know we are all in for a treat!
Finally it is with a heavy heart that we all toast the unfortunate passing our dear friend, artist, and Hideout regular, Dan Blue. Dan has been a friend of ours for over 25 years. He has been a friend to many of you for years. We cannot express the love and the deep, deep, sorrow we feel for Dan, and his family. Please feel free to share a toast to him with the bar staff next time you stop by. His family have not finalized the details for a memorial service yet, but we will keep you posted on the details as we learn more. You can read more about Dan’s remarkable life and art here.