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This Week at the Hideout

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Tonight we have Arts of Life Band!  The Arts of Life Band makes danceable party music with a rock edge. It is an ongoing collaborative project between disabled and non-disabled artists in the Chicago area, based out of the Arts of Life community of artists.  Budway Farris and The Arts of Life Band member Ricky Canning open!

Thursday we have Terriers.  Terriers are a five-piece band with a love of four-part vocal harmonies.  They often cross genre boundaries, playing a blend of power-pop, country, and jazz.  Tonight is also the record releaseparty for Dann Morr.  Dann Morr, songwriter and sideman, steps out with his debut album ‘Shouting Into the Wind’, a collection of indie rock gems that deftly incorporates the best parts of his long tenure in the Chicago music scene.  The Phil Angotti Band opens

Friday our early show is The 53rd Ward: After Dark.  Fictional alderman Ed Bus brings “53rd Ward: After Dark” to the Hideout. This part late-night talk show, part variety show, part community meeting is just what Chicago ordered. Featuring live music, sketches, interviews and shenanigans, the Alderman is back and stronger than ever. Hell, he may even run for mayor…again.

LaterChrip Radio hosts a benefit by throwing a soul party with The Right Now and Get Up with the Get Downs.  It will be a night of dancing, fantastic singing and great bands helping out one of Chicago’s best free radio services.

Saturday we are closed for a private event.

But we open back up at eleven-thirty for our Saturday dance party with DJ Naomi Wallace on the turntables spinning 1960′s and 70′s funk & soul and remotely funky tunes from other bins.

Sunday, we get a little softer with Joan Shelley.  The Louisville, Kentucky-based singer and songwriter, also part of the old-time trio Maiden Radio, is touring her new album Electric Ursa out now on No Quarter Records.  This album received a 7.9 from Pitchfork who compare her to Nick Drake, Sharon van Etten andAngel Olson.  Jonathan Glen Wood and The Paulina Hollers open.

Monday, we are closed.

Tuesday we have Fictlicious.  The theme this month is The Haunted Show featuring writers reading original short fiction, and musicians performing original music and creative covers, all based upon the theme.  Tonight we have writers Steve Trumpeter, Shannon Heffernan, Laurie Ky, Jay Shearer, Michael McCauley and musicians Liam Davis and the Part-Time Lovers, The Sages and the Wise Guys & Lucky Eddie.

Tuesday, Trick or treat…or BOTH? Girl Group Chicago welcomes Chicago’s spookiest performers for a Halloween celebration that’s sure to be hair-raising –and we don’t just mean the beehives! The evening will conclude with a very special Halloween surprise from Girl Group Chicago.  Featuring performances by: Girl Group Chicago (as Ghoul Group Chicago), Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Red Rum, Alexandra Tsarpalas, The Warlock DJs & more TBA!

See you soon!
The Hideout

Design Harvest with Music curated by The Hideout this weekend!

Saturday, September 20th 11am-8pm & Sunday, September 21st, from 11am-6pm

on Grand Ave between Damen and Wood Street

$5 Suggested Donation

“Design Harvest was rated by Chicago Traveler as one of the top events to attend in September!”

West Town’s “Grand Avenue Design District” will be a mecca for designers and design enthusiasts on September 20th and 21st when the best local home and garden designers come together for the aesthetic marketplace known as Design Harvest. Now in its 5th year, a revamped Design Harvest will focus more on the designers themselves, boasting a seminar tent with “how to” workshops by sponsor Houzz, design seminars, special guest speakers, expert design panels, and interactive design demonstrations.

In addition to home and garden objects that range from vintage and antique to environmentally-conscious and modern, Design Harvest 2014 also features great local food and drink vendors and live music programmed by The Hideout. Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center sponsors harvest time children’s activities, including hay rides, petting zoos, pumpkin painting, and much more. Attendance each year has grown significantly, with media outlets annually calling Design Harvest one of the “can’t miss” fests of the year.

Produced by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and a planning committee comprised of local Grand Avenue Design District business owners, Design Harvest covers the wide spectrum of home design disciplines found throughout Chicago; as well as spotlights the design businesses specifically on Grand Avenue. The two-day program consists of: a juried exhibition of tented vignettes, or “little stores,” each boasting unique themes and products for sale, a silent auction, and the all-new design seminars and Houzz how-to tent. Besides perusing the participating designer’s vignettes, fest-goers are invited to sip sponsored wine or craft beer, enjoy great food from local restaurants, or grab a seat on a hay bale and chill out to live music on the WXRT stage.

The Big Designer Tent:

Design Harvest design vendors are hand selected by the producers and a jury of design experts. Dozens of high quality vendors create vignettes inside a large scale white tent. Please click here for list of 2014 design vendors.

The Seminar Tent:

Throughout the weekend, leading figures in the local design scene will also conduct on-site seminars under a big top tent, discussing trends, providing tips, and lending valuable insight on current design industry topics. Click here for a schedule and list of seminar speakers

The Live Music:

Setting the weekend tone will be the live musical entertainment stage sponsored by WXRT, programmed by Chicago’s legendary live music venue, The Hideout. Click here for the complete live music line up.


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This Week at the Hideout!

Hello friends!

The Hideout Block Party / Onion & AV Fest is less than a month away!  Holy smokes! Get your ticket today for only $39 for a single-day pass or come to both days for $65!  With Death Cab for Cutie, The War on Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan and so many more this year will be one of the best so get your tickets now!

Let’s get into this week!

Tonight we have Veggie Bingo from 5:30 to 8:00.  It is gorgeous out so come and sit out in front with a frosty beer and win some great prizes from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh PicksDill Pickle Co-op, Central Pickling and more!  Hot dogs donated by Hot Doug’s will be coming off the grill!

Later, Immediate Sound Series presents Rempis/Abrams/Ra with Dave Rempis on saxophones, JoshuaAbrams on bass and Avreeayl Ra on percussion.  Jon Krohn will be DJing the hits in between the two sets.

Thursday, we have Spider Bags.  Spider Bags music manages to glide along the razor’s edge, and true to an actual acid trip, there are moments of utter terror alongside unfettered joy.  Recently giving a great review byPitchfork this is going to be a rocking weird one.  Flesh Panthers and Life Partner open.

Friday,  we kick off the weekend with some laughs from the sketch comedy troupe Astronaut Theatre.  Astronaut Theatre prides themselves on finding new, different and often times bizarre angles through which to look at the world, each other, and of course, you, the audience.

Later, we have a dreamy bill with The Singleman AffairAngela James and Quarter Mile Thunder.  These three acts successfully blend indie rock, psych, country and folk music in unique ways.  Should be a beautiful night of great alt-country acts that were the foundation for the Hideout.

Saturday, we are closed for a private event but open up again at 11pm for a rollicking dance party with Velcro Lewis Group DJs.  The boys for VLG will be playing a solid mix of soul and funk to get you stepping!

Sunday we are closed.

Monday we have DAMA/LIBRA DAMA/LIBRA is the enthralling new collaboration between two revered veterans of the national indie and avant rock scenes, Joel RL Phelps (formerly of underground rock legends, Silkworm, and currently working with his own band, The Downer Trio) and G. Stuart Dahlquist (formerly of doom metal progenitors, Burning Witch/SunnO))), and currently of Asva).  Master Component andSecretMeansOfEscape open.

Tuesday we have the power pop quintet Future Monarchs.  Joining in is Heavy Lights.  Heavy Lights, through the course of their songs, strategically add elements that keep our ears constantly on their toes: interesting melodies, big vocals that become dreamy when accompanied by compelling harmonies and synth, warm electric guitar tones which offer unexpected (and at times, heartbreaking) chord changes, anticipation-building rhythms, and riveting bass lines. These elements entice the ear, engage us.  Coins rounds out the bill.

See you soon!

The Hideout


Dead Fingers, from Birmingham, find married life makes music thrive

Read the article from the Chicago Sun-Times about tonight’s show here.

This Week at the Hideout

Hello friends!

Quick update about the Hideout Block Party / Onion & AV Fest.  SINGLE-DAY TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  Sorry for going all caps and bold on you but this is big news!  Pick your day for only $39 or come to both for $65!  With Death Cab for Cutie, The War on Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan and so many more this year will be one of the best so get your tickets now!

On to this week!

Tonight we have Veggie Bingo from 5:30 to 8:00.  It is gorgeous out so come and sit out in front with a frosty beer and win some great prizes from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh PicksDill Pickle Co-op, Central Pickling and more!  Hot dogs donated by Hot Doug’s will be coming off the grill!

LaterImmediate Sound Series presents a set from Levin/Daisy Duo followed by a set fromStein/Levin/Abrams/Daisy.  4 of Chicago’s finest free jazz musicians playing together should be a mind expanding treat for you.

Thursday we have Thomas Comerford.  Fresh off the release of a new album, with a dark heart and sturdy melodies, II bears the mark of a dedicated career musician immersing himself in songcraft and discovering new possibilities for his music through the studio. Panoramic & True and Sarah Holtschlag open.

Friday, we have a happy hour show with the folky americana of Woodrow Hart & the Haymaker.  If it’s nice out hopefully we can get a play on the front porch!

Later, we have a wild bill with New World Ancients leading the charge.  Imagine the soundtrack for a film noir version of a Greek tragedy set in the future, and you might be close to The New World Ancients’ sound. It’s progressive rock meets art rock meets psych rock meets new wave, et cetera.  We have The Dirty Dirty Dollarsand (ORB) opening.  We also have some comics!  Dog’s Best Friend and Abby Stassen will get ya laughing in between sets.

Saturday we have The Donkeys.  The Donkeys have San Diego, their hometown and influence,  have woven a fundamental ease in their music – a rock, a roll, a sway, a slide – you could even call it a breeze. On Ride the Black Wave, The Donkeys continue their easy rolling, classic vibrations, but add a mystery and tension that make this record their most lyrically and instrumentally compelling.  The Sharrows and Mike Castle open.

At midnight, the dance party is Home Skillet!  An 80s and 90s throw-back party that’s been a blast!

Sunday we’re closed.

Monday we have Robbie Fulks paying tribute to Lou Reed by performing the The Blue Mask LP from to back.  He’s enlisted actor Michael Shannon to perform as Lou Reed!  This will be a very special night so we do havepresales going for it, please get your tickets now!

Tuesday, we have the 4th night of Gabriel Wallace‘s residency.  Tonight we present Relevant Hairstyles, a large band performing a bunch of new music. Featuring members of Cave and other notable and influential bands.  Leroy Bach is also performing.