a blog serving shots of hideout news
We’re happy to announce the debut of a brand new market and music festival that will take place here onSaturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, from noon to dusk, it’s Bellwether!
Bellwether combines a creative menagerie of epicurean, purveyor, and experiential delights. It’s a celebration of locally produced goods, music, objects, and art; including records, speciality goods, vintage, home decor, and artisanal food. There will be food vendors and trucks, plus drinks to taste and tipple, including drafts fromRevolution Brewery, cocktails from Death’s Door, and wine from Oliver Winery.
Bellwether features performances outside The Hideout and in the street by Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, The Paulina Hollers, Abraham Levitan, Ami Saraiya & The Outcome, Black Bear Combo, and the Low Down Brass Band. Plus, DJ sets by Damon Locks, Tony Sarabia, Peter Margasak, Reckless Records, and more.
Also featured is film footage from Chicago Film Archives, NEDtalks, Adventure Sandwich and the Drunken Spelling Bee! So much to do, learn about it here
Also, there is a big Hideout Block Party announcement coming soon but if you want to grab tickets nowtickets are on-sale here for a limited $60 two-day pass.
We’ve got an action packed week here so let’s get into it…
Tonight we’ve are so excited to have an intimate evening with Jeremy David Miller of the Rambos and Ryan Anderson of Go Long Mule. They will be joined by special guests throughout the evening for this cool acoustic evening.
Friday we’ve got an early show with the always hilarious God, Sex, Death, Variety Hour with Danny Black.
Later Friday we’ve got a stellar double bill with the eclectic upbeat sound with family party band sensibilities ofWild Jesus & the Devil’s Lettuce and the always memorable Black Bear Combo. There will be some spectacle to these shows that will have to be seen to be believed.
Saturday we are very excited to have our taps taken over by Revolution Brewery in support of Craft BeerWeek. They are supplying the great beer and we have the great bands for you. Co-headlining is none other then Sybris and the psych-peddlers and reverb rookies of Outer Minds.
The dance party that evening will be none of other than RETREAT who will help you dance your ass off on thisfirst Saturday of the summer season.
Sunday afternoon please join our dear friends of the Hideout, Jenny Hines and her father, as they raise money for their August Mt. Rainier climb to benefit the organization Big City Mountaineers.
Monday is another evening with Robbie Fulks who will be performing Bob Dylan’s Street Legal with a full band.
Tuesday begins with the the punchiest thing to hit literature since Hemingway, Write Club!
See you soon,
It looks like the weather is finally starting to warm. There is no more magical a time during a Chicago summer then sitting outside on our porch, hearing great tunes and comedy while sipping on a Wooden Leg. So, here is what we are offering to you this week!
Monday we continue our Mondays with Robbie series with the alt-country god Robbie Fulks. Robbie will be joined by the effervescent Nora O’Connor for a fine evening of tunes.
Tuesday we present Fictlicious who will be offering stories and songs of sugar, spice, and things not necessarily nice by Jenna Morgan, Megan Stielstra, Scott Onak, Lara Levitan, Micki LeSueur, Summer Girlfriends, Danny Black, and Liam Davis.
Our month long Tuesday Residency Series with Janet Bean will be a special one as she is joined withEleventh Dream Day. Eleventh Dream Day are a band who make music because they are compelled to. Their motivation is as pure as it was when they began. They have something to say and they need to say it. The band are true to the ethos of the punk rock that inspired them. They serve as elder statesmen of the Chicago independent scene, get tickets now because they will go fast!
Wednesday night the Immediate Sound Series presents the improvised jazz of Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music. It is the record release for their self-titled debut record on Delmark records with a fantastic lineup of James Falzone – clarinet, Jason Stein – bass clarinet, Keefe Jackson – bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet, tenor, Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone, Jason Roebke – bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. Two sets of unforgettable music at the Hideout tonight.
Thursday is the Sonoi whose songs offer the familiarity of forgotten Sunday mornings while at other times pound out textured, thumping pop. The sound of Sonoi might be difficult to describe, but that is what makes it so appealing. Joining them, after a great show at our SXSW send-off party is the electronic vibe of duoMahogony. Opening is the improvised jazz of Whirlpool.
Friday night we welcome the solo guitarist William Tyler who’s debut album under his name was praised by Pitchfork as “the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more” and established him as a critical favorite. It’s a killer line-up with the bassist of Tortoise, Douglas McCombs, side project Brokeback. Brokeback is a minimalist fusion of low-end jazz and a plethora of other influences, ranging from rock to ambient to hip-hop. A rare Chicago appearance by Rebecca Gates kicks off the night. Rebecca Gates is a US based musician, curator, artist and editor. She has released five albums, three as leader of the critically acclaimed group The Spinanes (Sub Pop), toured internationally, and appeared on numerous records by artists as wide ranging as The Decemberists. Akito Katayose and Willie Nelson.
Saturday during the day Jeremy & Nat’s Synth Get-Together-Groove-Out and Swap Electronics Spectacular. Get ready to geek out on some spectacular synths and mingle about. Maybe swap a thing our two.
In the evening we are putting up the Pickin’ On The Kids 4th Annual Bluegrass Benefit for Intonation Music Workshop. Get ready for the fancy finger fireworks from Bubbly Creek, Hayward and Miss Oneida. These bands are coming together for a hoedown with elements of Bluegrass, Honkey Tonk, Americana, and Pop all supporting a great cause.
The Hideout Dance Party this week is with none other than Girl Group Chicago DJs. Bringing together a wide variety of danceable tunes, get ready for a night of fun and girl power.
Sunday, we are excited to have Scott H. Biram. Hailed by the L.A. times as “The one-man band is a tour-de-force of gutbucket guitar squabble, vocals so feral they’ll make you lock your doors at night, and a live set that goes down like a cocktail of whiskey, amphetamines and black-humored despair.” Hideout favorite, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, is also playing their special brand of scrappy honky-tonk.
We hope to see you soon!
The main Lane-a-Palooza show ($10 at the door) will begin at 7pm. Bands scheduled to perform include The Chicago Blues Syndicate featuring American Idol singer (and Lane alum) Kiara Lanier, The Ungnomes, The Blisters, and The Delta 88′s featuring Dr. Chris Dignam. Additional bands have been submitting videos on the Lane-a-Palooza Facebook page. For more information about the event, visit the Facebook page or stay tuned to www.lanetech.org.
This week at The Hideout is gonna be out of this world!
Before we tell you all about it, we want to tell you about an awesome organic farming program calledPeasants’ Plot!
This summer The Hideout will take on its third year as a pick-up location for Peasants’ Plot CSA, an organic vegetable farm located about 50 miles south of Chicago. The Plot is carried out by Todd and Julia McDonald, about 5 employees and 15 worker shareholders. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it is a way for people to know where their produce is coming from and how it is grown. Participating in a CSA farm means investing in seed and labor prior to the growing season. Your Investment pays off in the form of regular deliveries of fresh vegetables straight from the farm.
It’s not too late to sign up for Peasants’ Plot CSA! Join the farm today to reserve your share of the harvest and pick-up veggies at The Hideout all season!
Tonight we expect an awesome performance from Robbie Fulks w/ Don Stiernberg.
Tomorrow at 7PM catch Re :sound Re :vealed presented by Third Coast International Audio Festival.
Afterwards check out Horses’s Ha at 9PM.
On Wednesday be sure not to miss one of the last Soup & Bread‘s of the season! This week’s theme isChicago vs. Chicago.
Later in the evening we expect a bang-up performance from the finest improvising clarinet and sax ensemble in Chicago! Immediate Sound Series presents two sets by James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble.
Come see Love & Radiation, Impulsive Hearts, Collages & TAL on Thursday.
Get your dance on Saturday with rock and roll DJ, Jonathan Toubin! Opening up we have The Velcro Lewis Group and TCB (Tiny Cover Band).
Mondays with Robbie
w/ Don Stiernberg
SHOW: 7:00 PM”Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He’s a gifted guitarist who has taught for years at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, he’s a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and h … more
Third Coast Audio Festival Presents
SHOW: 7:00 PMJoin Re:sound host Gwen Macsai and producer Katie Mingle as they build an episode of the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s weekly radio program, right before your eyes/ears. From choosing th … more
$8.00 – $10.00
Hideout Tuesday Night Residency
DOORS: 8:30 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PMDuring the month of April Janet Bean will be traversing the many sides of her remarkable and ever-evolving career. Each week will present projects both old and new for your listening pleasure. Apr … more
Soup and Bread
SHOW: 5:30 PMWe are counting down the remaining weeks of Soup & Bread, as spring is finally upon us. This week’s theme is “Chicago vs. Chicago” — and it is going to be GOOD. Bring on the Cubs vs. Sox soup, the Pi … more
Immediate Sound Series presents
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble
SHOW: 9:30 PMJames Falzone – Bb & Eb clarinets Ken Vandermark – Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet & contrabass clarinet Jason Stein … more
Love & Radiation
Impulsive Hearts, Collages, TAL
DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PMLove and Radiation is the project of Adele Nicholas and Lakshmi Ramgopal, vocalists, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists based in Chicago. Love and Radiation’s first album, You Will Know Me, will b … more
Shame That Tune
SHOW: 6:30 PM”Shame That Tune,” a live comedy game show featuring diaries, interviews, and spontaneously-composed songs, continues at The Hideout! “Shame That Tune” is co-hosted by two of Chicago’s most prodigious … more
Wham City Comedy 2013
DOORS: 9:00 PM / SHOW: 10:00 PM”The Wham City Comedy Tour is a two-hour cross-genre variety show, showcasing the very best from Baltimore’s award-winning artist collective and fabled party starters. Expect stand-up sets, videos, dr … more
Shakin’ All Over w/ Jonathan Toubin
The Velcro Lewis Group, TCB (Tiny Cover Band)
SHOW: 10:00 PMWhile Jonathan Toubin is best known outside of New York as the DJ of the country’s most popular soul party (the SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF), at home he’s also well known as a rock and roll DJ – spinning un … more
|Sat 04/27||Nats Synth Get-Together-Groove-Out and Swap Electronics Spectacular|
|Fri 05/10||Record Release Party
Heavy Times, A Giant Dog
|Sat 05/11||Antony And The Tramps|
|Thu 05/02||Stolen Silver
|Wed 04/24||Immediate Sound Series presents
Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music
Check out an awesome interview with Bobby about his Tuesday night Residency here. Only one show left on 3/26 so don’t miss it!
Good day from the Hideout,
Come fight off this last bitter chill at tonight’s Soup and Bread. The theme for tonight is Tokyo vs. Paris.
Following that, the Immediate Sound Series presents Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra
Friday we start off the night with the melodic songwriting of Bill MacKay.
Later in the evening we celebrate the Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble‘s new full length “Tired Ghostly Town” along with performances by The Grisly Hand and Kathy Greenholdt who is celebrating the release of her new album “When You’re Dead”.
Saturday starts at 3:00 with The Adventure Sandwich Kickstarty Party. It should be a ridiculous good time with exclusive sneak peeks of Adventure Sandwich footage, delicious sandwiches, and delectable imbibe-ables. Free entry. Donations (and all-around celebration) encouraged. Bring the Kids! And the Grown Ups! Eat! Drink! Dance! Donate!
Also on Saturday, for our evening show we are thrilled to have The Chandeliers. Putting a danceable twist on art rock, Krautrock, and avant-garde influences, Chandeliers’ kaleidoscopic electronic jams are artful yet accessible. Opening up we have hazy art-rock sound of SHAPERS and some suggestive funk by Deep Sleep.
Sunday and Monday we take take a brief hibernation and are closed.
Tuesday is the last week of Bobby Conn and Monica Boubou’s month long residency. This time around the theme is: epics. It will feature John Ridenour (guitar), Josh Johannpeter (drums), Nick Macri (bass), Abraham Levitan (keyboards), Thymme Jones (horns), Allison Trumbo (strings and recorder), plus more TBA.
Bobby says, “Last year my old friend John Ridenour made an amazing record called “The Guilt & The Ambiguity” that I was lucky enough to help with. Since he lives in Urbana and raises chickens and children in his backyard I figured the only way anyone here would hear his great tunes live would be if I put a band together for him. Many of the band played on the record, and we’ll do a few cuts, plus some epic arrangements off of 2001’s “The Golden Age” and some groovy French orchestral pop by Michel Columbier. And much more. This is the big finale folks, don’t miss it!”’
See you soon,
Hey Hey Everyone,
We’ve got an action packed week here, but before we get into it there’s a ton of awesome shows that just got listed.
Friday we start the night off with the always hilarious Shame That Tune!
Later in the evening is a banging hip-hop show with Psalm One, Cutz on Cuts, ProbCause, and E Brown andtickets are moving fast so be sure to buy them in advance.
Saturday starting at 3pm and going until 2am — don’t forget about daylight savings! — is The Hideout’s Annual SXSW Send Off Party! 10 Chicago bands that are headed to Austin for SXSW hit the stage for an all-day showcase with all of the proceeds going to their respective treks down to the lone star state. There’s been loads of generous donations made by Goose Island, Hob Nob Wine, Cushe Shoes, Intelligentsia Coffee, Big Star, KIND Bars, and SIR. Below is the band schedule and please spread the good word to help pack the place all day and night for these fantastic bands!
Twin Peaks 3:30
Judson Claiborne 4:30
The Congregation 5:30
Scott Lucas & The Married Men 6:30
The Waco Brothers 7:30
Summer Girlfriends 9:30
Outer Minds 11:30
The Hood Internet 12:00
Sunday is the monthly Kind of Blue Standup Comedy Series. March features Marty DeRosa, Candy Lawrence, Dan Friesen, and host Joe McAdam.
Monday is a sold out record release party for Wild Belle. Their new album Isles on Columbia Records drops Tuesday! It is highly unlikely that we will have any tickets at the door, but please track our Facebook and Twitter feed in case that changes.
Tuesday is the 2nd week of Bobby Conn and Monica Boubou’s month long residency. This time around the theme is: musicals. It will feature The Hairies: Ronnie Kuller (keyboards), Paul Brannon (drums), and Paul Parts (bass). This is cheating a bit, because by musicals I really just mean HAIR – The American Tribal Love Rock Musical. In August 2012 we performed as the band in the Hideout production of HAIR, and we had so much fun I wanted to do it again with some special favorite tunes. No, we will not be playing the whole thing, or even Aquarius, but the deep, deep cuts like “Great God Of Power” and “Dead End” . Plus, the most Broadway damaged tunes off of 2007’s “King For A Day”. Wear a home made medallion.
Wednesday is another Soup & Bread with the theme of Noodles, Dumpling, and Kreplach.
Later that evening the Immediate Sound Series presents two sets by Dave Rempis / Mars Williams / Harrison Bankhead / Hamid Drake.
See you soon,
Hey Hey Everyone,
Of course you wouldn’t expect a conventional Valentine from the Hideout so we enlisted artist Timothy Breen to make this amazing poster for this evening’s extra special concert!
Tonight we got all you lovers a lute player! Seriously when was the last time you saw someone play the lute?! We really could not be more excited to host Jozef Van Wissem from the Netherlands by way of New York City for his Hideout debut this evening. Some of you may be familiar with his amazing duo records that he has been creating as of late with the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. For this show he will be performing solo works from his new album and also pieces from his score to Jarmusch’s new vampire film which comes out this spring. If that wasn’t enough, we went even further and put a call in to Brooklyn guitar slinger Steve Gunn to come back to the Hideout. He’ll be performing new songs off his upcoming album Time Off which drops next month. For those of you who caught Steve here last year you know we are all in for a treat. Opening the night is the always heady Mind Over Mirrors. The show has been getting stellar previews from the Reader & Time Out if we didn’t sway you enough already.
“Jozef’s cycling melodies and brittle ostinatos carry his Baroque-era instrument far from its natural context—the crystalline, slowly unfolding music almost sounds like someone playing a 60s minimalist composition on a hammer dulcimer. His deft fingers weave together what can sound like several simultaneous lines to create the album’s melodies, harmonies, and rhythms—sometimes you’d swear he has more than two hands.” - Peter Margasak | Chicago Reader
“Be sure to show up early for singer-guitarist Steve Gunn, who’s set to debut material from his upcoming solo LP, Time Off, on which he infuses rustic American singer-songwriter forms with North African sonorities and some swinging, soulful Brit-folk.” - Bill Meyer | Time Out Chicago
Friday we start off the night with the much anticipated return of the always hilarious God, Sex, Death Variety Hour with Danny Black.
Saturday is the 7th Annual Hideout Makeout Party which is billed as: ”An Evening of Aural Intercourse”, that will feature The Makeout Party Orchestra performing originals, arrangements of film music, and classic love themes. Music by John Barry, Frank Zappa, Celine Dion, Rimsky-Korsakov, The Ventures, Herb Alpert, Scott Walker, Roommate, Ennio Morricone, Mark Messing, and Jefferey Thomas will be featured.” Advance ticket purchases are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Sunday we are excited to host the 2nd annual Hideout Harmonica Hoedown presented by Hoehner. James Conway, Joe Filisko, Bob Kessler and special guest will be performing two sets that celebrate the storied history of Chicago’s relationship to the harmonica.
Tuesday it’s our favorite literary death match Write Club followed by Daniel Knox’s third week of his month long residency! This week Daniel will be performing his yet to be release album Chasescene. He’s also invited his friends Rock Falls to open the show.
Wednesday is Soup & Bread and they will consider the theme this week of “All Things Cow-nsidered.” We’ll leave the radio puns to them, but do come out and enjoy soups for a good cause/
Later that night the Immediate Sound Series presents Michael Zerang & Friends. He has lined up a monster group for this one-off that includes, Jim Becker – guitar/electronics, Emmett Kelly – guitar/electronics, Brian Labycz – electronic, Brent Gutzeit – electronics, & Michael Zerang – percussion.
Tens of millions of people have seen these films. Nobody knows who made them.
Tonight we are excited to host a benefit for CUFF: Chicago Underground Film Festival with a screening of The Numero Group’s remarkable collection, Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow. The screening will consist of 60 minutes of shorts from his independent work and films featured on public television, followed by a 30 minute documentary that deconstructs his creative process.
Curled up on our couches in the wee hours of the morning, in reruns, and nostalgic You Tube forwards, filmmaker Al Jarnow has touched our lives and changed the way we look at the world without us ever knowing. Beginning with his work for a certain public television show that featured a big yellow bird, Al Jarnow captured life’s scientific minutia and boiled it down for easy consumption between cookie eating monsters and counting vampires. Coupling time-lapse, stop motion, and cel animation with simple objects found in every day life, Jarnow deconstructed the world for an entire generation.
Friday, it’s The 5th Anniversary of The Interview Show with Mark Bazer! This is going to be an extra special show due to the stacked line-up of Jon Langford, Stephaine Izard, Bill Zehme, Schadenfreude, along with a very special guest & some more surprises! This one is sure to sell out, and you can only get tickets at the door starting at 5:30pm so please arrive early before it’s too late!
Later that evening we get the very rare treat of Skull Orchard (Acoustic) with Jon Langford andJim Elkington. For those of you who know both or either of these two lads from across the pond, we can pretty much guarantee that the music will be fantastic and you will surely be laughing for days due the outrageous & hilarious banter that is likely to ensue.
Saturday we start off with another film fundraiser, this one for Kartemquin Films called, They Shoot Indies, Don’t They? Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacluar. It’s not about skill. This is a dance party for everyone, with prizes. Wallflowers & witnesses welcome, celebrated. Always a blast, this one benefits production of‘Mormon Movie’ by Xan Aranda, director of the multi award-winning Andrew Bird: Fever Year.
Support independent film with esteemed Judges: Ameena Matthews of ‘The Interrupeters’ (a recent guest on The Colbert Report) and actress Leah Karpel (Steppenwolf) of Victory Gardens Theater’s ‘The Whale’ plus DJ All The Way Kay + DJ Treetop Lover.
At midnight it’s the first Saturday of the month so, Chances Dances will be here to keep everyone shaking it all night long.
Tuesday we start our new Tuesday night residency for the month of February with, Daniel Knox.
In the winter of 2007, Daniel Knox released his debut album Disaster, the first in a conceived trilogy that includes Evryman For Himself and the yet-to-be-recorded Chasescene. Over the course of this residency, he will perform each album in it’s entirety, one per night. The fourth night will be an exhibition of his current collaborative work with photographer John Atwood. This week he will be joined by the Nate Lepine Trio who will open the show.
Wednesday is another Soup & Bread with the theme this week of, “Down Under” with cooks Bonnie Tawse, Richard Stacewicz, Simon Tankard, Dan Miller and more. Bread donated by La Farine Bakery and Publican Quality Meats. DJ this week: Jim Becker. Pay-what-you-can donations benefit the Chicago Help Initiative.
Afterwards, the Immediate Sound Series presents a special show called: Twin Cities In Jazz Exchange. Four jazz musicians from Birmingham, England are spending a week in Chicago playing with leading musicians on the Chicago scene as part of an innovative exchange project between the twinned cities. They are drummer Mark Sanders and the Steve Tromans Trio led by pianist Steve Tromans and featuring Chris Mapp on bass and Miles Levin on drums, along with special guest, Ken Vandermark. The second set that night will be a monster trio with Mark Sanders on drums, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, and Ken Vandermark on reeds. This is one show that is not to be missed!
See You Soon,