This Week at the Hideout!

Welcome to November friends!

As fall sets in, lets get together and warm up in the ever so cozy Hideout!

Before we get to this weeks events we have some exciting announcements.

Tickets are now on sale for our New Years Eve bash.  Girl Group Chicago is going to ring in the new year for us.  From riot grrrl lovers, to punk rockers, to a doom metal bassist these talented ladies come together to form the first all-female orchestra of their magnitude.  The blew everyone away at the Block Party this year and when the count-down hits midnight lets all blow a kiss to this 1960s power group.  The Yolks open and a free champagne toast is included!

Also, our line-up for TNK Fest is also on sale.  This year we bring you Natasha Leggero, Nikki Glaser, Kyle Dunnigan and James Adomian.  You’ll be hearing more about this comics from us in the coming weeks but now is the time to get your tickets.  These shows have all sold out in years past so you do not want to wait!

Tonight, we are having comedy Chicago style.  The Kind of Blue Comedy Series is back for a special showcase headlined by Megan Gailey.  Ian Douglas Terry, Cody Wayne Hurd and Nick Rouley also bring the jokes and Derek Smith hosts.

Thursday we are proud to bring you Field Report.  From collaborating with Justin Vernon/Bon Iver in the beginning of his career with the band DeYarmond Edison to receiving big acclaim at SXSW last year this is a special performer with a haunting array of songs to please you.  Abby Brown, from Boston, opens with her blend of intricate guitar playing and a conversational voice to create catchy, confessional folk songs.

Friday, the improvised musical game show that gets everyone red in the face, Shame That Tune, starts at6:30.  Hosts Abraham Levitan and Brian Costello foster laughs from the embarrassing stories of their guests and hone them into perfect pop songs for the amusement of all.  A must see!

Later, we have Caroline Smith.  Merging ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith’snew music has settled comfortably into a new backdrop as she takes a step from girl to woman. Half About Being a Woman is a record about self-acceptance and growing into yourself; it’s about going back to the roots of ‘feel-good’ music.  Promised Land Sound from Nashville’s garage scene is second up.  The incomparableEiren Caffall opens with her icy sea shanty’s that are tiny anthems that you might feel like you’re about to drown in, but instead you fly.

Saturday, we have a all female-fronted night with Angela James headlining.  With roots in the country folk of the 60s and 70s, James has crafted a unique place in the Chicago music scene with her experimental arrangements that lend a modern and edgy feel to her songs.  Sima Cunningham and Rock Falls open.

Our dance party is Maximum Joy.  Come out and dance to punk, post-punk and new wave at this new party night.

Sunday at 7:00 we have Stud’s Place.  In the early 1950, Studs Terkel starred in one of the first TV series produced in Chicago. Working off a one-page scenario, largely improvised and broadcast live, Studs’ Place told the story of everyday life at the eponymous diner. Pocket Guide to Hell invites you to return to Studs’ Place for a live performance/broadcast of the second episode set at the Hideout. The second episode inaugurates Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel, which will culminate in a three-day festival in May at the Logan Center for the Arts.”

Monday we are closed.

TuesdayJeff Thomas‘s residency continues.  Using the month as a workshop for a new symphony he is arranging this is an awesome opportunity for an audience to peek behind the veil of musical craftsmanship and see pieces come to life.  Working with musicians from all over Chicago’s scene including Mucca Pazza, this is a chance to witness a master at work.

See you soon!

The Hideout