This Week at the Hideout!

Hello Friends!

Before we get into this weeks events, if you didn’t hear the news yesterday we’ve released the line-up for theHideout Block Party / Onion & AV Fest!  We’ve got another fantastic bill with Death Cab for Cutie, The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, funky METERS, Mac DeMarco, The Handsome Family, Sylvan Esso, Valerie June, Bad Luck Jonathan and Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra!  Get all of the details here and get your tickets now!  Our limited $65 day passes will not last for too long.  More bands to be announced as well so stay tuned!

On to this fabulous week!

Tonight we have Haley Bonar.  Haley is an innovator, creative ass-kicker and visionary dug into the trenches of living. She writes genuine, epochal and poetic tales that feel like our heartbreak, failure, frustration and joy. In a clear, insistent and often haunting voice, she tells real stories back to us, as if they were our own. It just doesn’t get much better than that.  Opening up with have Emily Jane Powers and Weatherman.

Friday, we have a Hideout family member returning!  At 6:30 Graham Lindsey and Billy Cook are playing the back room.  Lindsey’s music has been said to fall somewhere in the middle of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and ‘if Gillian Welch had a male counterpart,’ while following in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. But it does so with plenty of his own punk rock sensibilities in tact. Armed with a guitar, banjo, and an arsenal of harmonicas, Lindsey also performs with a drummer, his wife Tina, and bassist Billy Cook.

Later on Friday, we are throwing the record release party for Baby Money.  Baby Money is the brainchild of Chicago based songwriter Pamela Maurer. What started as a solo project has evolved into a 4-piece band based in the midwest. Her original songs, ranging from gritty, sparse arrangements, to soulful, roof-shaking foot-stompers, are inspired by 1960s girl-groups and traditional rhythm ‘n’ blues.  The Bribes and Hideout favorite Kory Quinn open.

Saturday, at the crossroads of underground and over the top, zoned in and plugged out, raw and riotous, lives Chicago’s My Gold Mask. The goth pop band’s exotic gypsy spells and murderous garage rock ballads have built a unique wall of sound that some have likened to a metallic symphony.  Oshwa and Savage Sister are kicking things off.

At midnight we start dancing, with the venerable Chances Dances throwing a benefit dance party forChicago Dyke March.  The Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience.  Get your dancing shoes on because Chances always knows how to throw down.

Sunday, for the second installment of Get Off the Couch, the singer-songwriter showcase is giving us a headlining set from Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Vivian McConnell (of Grandkids & Santah),Daniela Sloan and Sonny Apollo.  It was beautiful two weeks ago and we’re happy they have landed on their regular first Sunday of every month here at the Hideout.

Monday we are closed.

Tuesday, we welcome back First Tuesdays with Mick & Ben.  Come and watch the Chicago Reader writers,Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky, square off with some of the local movers and shakers in local politics.  Tonight they are joined by some of the youngest pols like state rep Christian Mitchell, AFSCME lobbyist Adrienne Alexander and recently elected state rep Will Guzzardi.

Later, we welcome Theatre Oobleck on the first night of the Toosday Night Residency for all of Joon!  Tonight they present One Up, a showcase of short solo work — spoken, musical, and miscellaneous — by Oobleck regulars and associates Kristin Basta, Martha Bayne, Emmy Bean (Baudelaire in a Box), Robin Cline, Barrie Cole, Kat McJimsey (Spirits to Enforce, Strauss at Midnight), Heather Riordan (Letter Purloined, Spukt), and Diana Slickman (Spirits to Enforce, Letter Purloined). Featuring new work by Oobleck ensemble member Mickle Maher (as performed by Kat McJimsey) and most likely an accordion or two.Ronnie Kuller, of Mucca Pazza DJs before and after.

See you soon!

The Hideout