This Week at the Hideout!

Hi Friends!

We hope you’re all recovered from all the St. Patty’s celebrating.  We have another exceptional week ahead here at the Hideout!

Tonight- Our weekly Soup & Bread, which raises funds for food pantries and other hunger relief organizations throughout the city, commences at 5:30pm.  Come fill up your tummies with the best homemade soup selection in the great Chicagoland area!

Later- Hideout’s very own, Lily and Charlie, will be entertaining you all as Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday!  Everything from song to dance to romance to comedic relief.  You’ll unknowingly leave all your worries and woes at the door!

Thursday–  In the early evening we’ll make way for Devil in a Woodpile. As always, they’ll take up the front room with their stellar rootsy blues muddled with hillbilly, ragtime, jazz- everything GOOD on the spectrum of American music.  Come hither for a strong dose of spirit lifters!

Later On– We’ll have Dosh w/ Douglas McCombs play the main stage at 9pm.  There is no easy way to classify his music, as he pulls from so many genres- experimental, jazz- influenced, electronica and indie rock.  With smart lyrics and inviting vocals, he’s more than worth spending your Thursday evening with.  Toki Wright and the Big Cats, with their electrifying blend of soulful and futuristic, will open the show!

Friday– Our city’s favorite fictitious alderman Ed Bus will present 53rd Ward: After Dark.  It is a late night talk show, variety show and community meeting all rolled into one.  You’ll witness everything from music, to comedy sketches to interviews… sure to be the MOST entertaining thing happening at Friday happy hour!

Later– The Shondes are headlining. Politically driven lyrics sail over their power pop melodies and garage punk beats.  Additionally, we’ll have two openers- the ever quirky and dynamic singer/songwriter Hailey Wojcik as well as Strawberry Jacuzzi, consisting of two lead females singing decorative pop songs concerning breakups and ice-cream!

Saturday– Sleep in!  And THEN come hang with us for the Late Late Breakfast comedy show and all you can eat free pancakes!  Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin will kick things off at 2PM and present a quirky array of stand-up, skits and unthinkably witty games!

Later– We have a night of record releases!  We Killed the Lion– who’s a little indie rock, a little neo- psych and a LOT of Led Zepplin-esque rock and roll- is headlining.  They’ll share the stage with two of their Chicago contemporaries, Model Stranger and Rocket CathedralThe Outer Vibe will also be part of the mash up and will certainly shake up the evening with their “surf disco” beats.

Later Later- Dance party starts at midnight!  The Malt Shop will host , bringing you all the hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies!

Sunday- We are closed.

Monday– Will Butler, of Arcade Fire, will play here to a sold out audience on his first ever solo tour.  His new album, Policy, is a genre-hopping 8 track delight.  It is reminiscent of Arcade Fire in subject matter and seemingly solid indie punk foundation.  Yet, critics have said that Butler pulls off a more  fun-loving vibe than Arcade Fire has previously.  It will truly be a treat to see him live!  Hearing Things, a modern jazz trio band out of Brooklyn, opens up the night at 8!

Tuesday– The Joan of Arc Gang is back with great talent!  This week, Tim Kinsella, Melina Ausikaitis, Leroy Bach and Sam Zurich will pay tribute thru song to the prolific poet and storyteller Marvin Tate. A short film about the musical enigma, Victor Villarreal, will also be featured!

See you soon!
The Hideout