Lots of great shows this week so come on by!
Tonight we have Zaramela. Zaramela’s foundation is a tight blues rock/pop rhythm section that is more than comfortable with jazz and funk. On top of that base sits an equally versatile, powerfully soulful horn section, and a lead vocalist adept at jazz, pop and hip hop. Deer Emerson and Cry Baby open
Thursday we have a night of girl power with 3 amazing female-fronted bands. Headlining is Earth Girls with their neurotic, garage-punk brand of rock. Strawberry Jacuzzi also on the bill plays screamy pop songs about breakups and ice cream. The noise-punk, skin-melting, bulldozer jamming band Lil Tits kicks things off. Will be a face-melting good time!
Friday we have The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer. The Interview Show features guests from every walk of life sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. This weeks guests are JeffMauro, host of “Sandwich King” on the Food Network, author Jonathan Eig, Goodman Director KimberlySenior plus music from David Nagler of Nova Social.
Later, we are throwing a going away party to the Hideout’s good friend Jenny Inserillo. Come out and pay tribute to this girl we all know and love as she says bon voyage to Chicago.
Saturday afternoon, we have Late Late Breakfast. Chicago’s only comedy show for a drunken, weird Saturday afternoon that’s hosted by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a unique mixed-format standup show that offers something for everybody: Featured sets from some of Chicago’s finest comedians, open mic slots where up-and-coming talent can sharpen their latest jokes, and an irrepressibly odd spirit.
Later, we have the legendary group The Rock*A*Teens. The Rock*A*Teens were nothing short of a force of nature. Roaring out of Cabbagetown, GA, they blended a unique mixture of dark, swampy rock influences into a thick primordial stew that defies categorization … Pop? Blues? Jazz? Rockabilly? Garage? Theirs was music of passion and lust, love and heartbreak, hope and despair, triumph and failure, heat and humidity. Tijuana Hercules and Royal Pines open.
Our dance party kicks off at midnight. This week we have Chances Dances, a queer dance party that supports local LGBTQ artists. Get a lqqk together and come on out!
Sunday, we have Sam Amidon as part of the Get Off the Couch showcase. The Vermont-born singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player recently released his new album “Lily-O” on Nonesuch Records and has received great acclaim for it. Sam will be performing a headlining set along with singing in the rounds at the top of the night withDann Morr, Liz Chidester & The Diving Bell.
Monday, we have Robbie Fulks. This week he’ll be performing with the Jesus Christ Trio consisting of Robbieand Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen.
Tuesday, Chicago Film Archives presents CFA Crashers. In this series CFA has been inviting well known Chicago guests to curate an evening of film selections. This week Mimi Nguyen has put together the screenings. Mimi Thi Nguyen is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first book, called The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages, focuses on the promise of “giving” freedom concurrent and contingent with waging war and its afterlife.
Later, we have Heidi Serwer. A longtime performer at fundraisers, open mics and parties, Heidi Serwer began writing songs a couple of years ago, and the results were startling: instantly memorable melodies, keenly observed situations and a big-hearted approach to her characters and subjects. Combine this innate songwriting knack with her sweet singing and nimble guitar playing, and you’ve got one of the year’s freshest-sounding debuts, Stranger. The Hideout will become the Heid-out for her Dec. 9 EP-release show featuring the Stranger band: Joe Goodkin, John Abbey, Gerald Dowd and Karen Salmon. Joe Goodkin opens.
See you soon!