Hello Friends!

First off, tickets are now on sale for this years Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest on Friday September 5 and Saturday September 6, 2014. A small amount of early bird tickets are on sale right now and then a limited number of $65 tickets will go on sale.  Our awesome lineup will be announced on May 28th but you don’t want to wait long while these tickets are on sale.

Also, the Hideout is teaming up with Hull-House and the Logan Center to put on “Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel.”  This concert of labor songs re-imagined by some the best bands in Chicago today is on Saturday May 10th.  Performers include RhymefestSally Timms and Janet BeanThe EternalsJCBrooksPsalm One and Ed Holstein.  Show is at the Logan Center — doors at 9:00. Come early! Its first come first serve. More info can be found here.

On to this weeks events!

Tonight, the Immediate Sound Series presents Made to Break.  Featuring Ken Vandermark on reeds,Christof Kurzmann on electronics, Jasper Stadhouders on bass & Tim Daisy on drums this show is not to be missed.  DJ Jacob Ross spins records in between two sets.

Thursday, we have The Velvet Jimis.   A party jam band capable of navigating the intersection of soul, funk, blues, rock, and a sidecar of hip-hop.  Opening up is Everybody Says Yes, an electrifying soul band featuring the gorgeous vocal stylings of Meghan Murphy.  Also performing is the rocking Alice Drinks the Kool Aid.

Friday, we kick off with Chicago’s best (perhaps only) improvised musical game show Shame That Tune.  Come catch the off the cuff humor of hosts Brian Costello and Abraham Levitan as guests spill their most embarrassing stories.

Later, we have the Blackstone Rangers.   From modern electronic music to a love of early 4AD dreamscapes and noise, the three-piece has its influences. One hears traces of the dreamy moods of Cocteau Twins and Julee Cruise’s collaboration with David Lynch, as well as the more blistering pace of Siouxsie and the Banshees.  Opening up is Sister Crystals and Videotape.

Saturday we have the art folk group Stolen Silver as they celebrate the release of their new record “We Have Everything We Have Nothing”. The album is a dense new offering of twelve songs- singles like the uplifting endurance rocker “Prefontaine,” the dramatic “Awake And Alive,” and the vulnerable harmony-laden “I Stay Lonely” flirt with radio potential while the arrangements here are rich and the songs carry an artistic depth that is uncompromised.  Julie Meckler and Brian McSweeney open.

Dance party kicks off at midnight the Malt Shop spinning the best of 50s, 60s and 70s tunes.

Sunday, join us for the final installment of Studs’ Place, a “new” episode of the classic 1950s Studs Terkel TV show! Working from a one-page scenario and improvising the dialogue just like Studs, the cast perform in the front bar while the audience watches a video feed in the back, simulating the effect of a live television broadcast. Following the episode are readings by Thomas Dyja (The Third Coast) and Mark Guarino (Christian Science Monitor), an interview with Dyja and Guarino by Bill Savage, and a musical performance by the Lawrence Peters Outfit. Studs’ Place is the closing event of “Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel,” a three-day festival at the Logan Center for the Arts.

Monday, The Chicago Community Trust is marking its 99th anniversary with a community-wide conversation about our collective future called On The Table.  Ada St. restaurant the Hideout collaborated with Chicago Film Archives to host this benefit which is currently sold out.

Tuesday, the Illinois Humanities Council hosts Now What?.  This is the first installment of Now What? a five-part series of off-the-cuff conversations with some of the country’s most interesting thinkers talking about today’s front-page issues. The guest of the event is Elizabeth Dozier, principal of Chicago’s Fenger Academy H.S and a fixture in CNN’s documentary series Chicagoland.

Later, we have the second installment of Davy Knowles month long residency.  This blues wonderkid brought the house down last night.  Be sure to get your tickets now as these usually sell out!

See you soon!

The Hideout