Before we get into this weeks events, quick reminder that the Hideout Block Party / Onion & AV Fest is coming up! 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 week
Tonight, the Immediate Sound Series presents NRG Ensemble with Mars Williams on woodwinds, KenVandermark on reeds, Fred Lonberg–Holm on cello, Kent Kessler on bass, Brian Sandstrom on bass & guitar and Steve Hunt on the drums. Two sets from this supergroup.
Thursday we have the rapid fire pop songs of Warm Ones. A fantastic four-piece Chicago band that play fun and catchy hooks. Opening up is the hooky alt-country songs of The Sleepwalkers and the witty post-punk ofMooner.
Friday, The University of Chicago is celebrating and throwing Colloquium Issue 4 Launch Party. Colloquium is edited and published by a group of current students and alumni. There will be readings, good people, and, of course, beer. Come join us!
Later, Push Beat & Cat Claw present a night of positive and mind expanding beats with Sev Seever & Cos, Vapor Eyes, Dario X and Evan Ireland. Performing a mixture of live PA sets and DJ sets, this line-up will have you moving and grooving.
Saturday afternoon we have the open-mic mad house of The Late Late Breakfast. Come and do a set while being challenged with crazy tricks and ticks to spice it up. Also, breakfast is served!
Then, we have an early show and a late show for Jen Kirkman. This is a live taping of Jen Kirkman’s completely improvised podcast “I Seem Fun” Podcast Description: Jen sits in her home and talks to herself and you get to listen to it. It’s an improvised monologue that weaves random small observations into sometimes bigger stories about her past, her present and just unfiltered thoughts about anything from her life to what’s happening in the world. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and always random. This will sell out so get your tickets now!
Our dance party this week is Chances Dances! Bringing together the queer community these DJs always make the sweat flow.
Sunday we are closed.
Monday we have Robbie Fulks joined by fellow musician Phil Lee.
Tuesday, we have the second night of Theatre Oobleck’s month-long residency! Tonight Oobleck associateChris Schoen and Oobleck regular Emmy Bean (Baudelaire In A Box) perform a revised arrangement ofSchoen’s song cycle “The Voyage”—a setting of the 8-part poem by Charles Baudelaire of the same name. Originally performed in 2012 as part of Baudelaire in a Box, Episode 4: Death And Other Excitements, this reboot will feature new contributions from select musical guests. 80 Foots Per Minute (Chris Schoen, Emmy Bean, Troy Martin) will play an opening set.
See you soon!