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This Week at the Hideout!

Hello friends

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 MorrLiz 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!

The Hideout

This Week at the Hideout!

Hello Friends!

Here’s what we got cooking this week, hope you can stop on by!

Tonight we have a record release party with Jeff Harms.  Jeff Harms’ fifth release, Pretty Girls Don’t Just Talk to Me is an album of duets produced by Sam Wagster (Fruit Bats,Father Costume, Dahlgren). Various local singers lend their voices to ten simple tunes.  Nora O’Connor, Rachel Ries, Dan Mohr, Gillian Lisee, Adam Vidaand Ben Boye fill out the sound.  Joining the bill tonight we have Weatherman and Plastic Eater.

Thursday, we have The Flat Five!  They are dubbing this night “The Flat Five and Friends” because they have invited Max Crawford and many other special guests to play with them!  There is also a chance that Beach Boys album “Friends” will be played in it’s entirety!  Bad news is that the show is SOLD OUT, so if you don’t have a ticket, be sure to see them for the last night of their Residency next Thursday.  Only a handful of tickets remain so get those now!

Friday, we kick off the evening with the 50th show of Shame That Tune.  The Chicago Reader’s Gossip Wolf says, “Back in 2010, when Gossip Wolf first covered Shame That Tune—which calls itself “America’s Favorite Comedy Musical Game Show”—we never figured it’d reach episode 50! But this oddball onstage entertainment, hosted by Reader contributor Brian Costello and pianist Abraham Levitan, will celebrate that milestone at the Hideout on Fri 11/14. And the years haven’t dimmed the Shame That Tune gang’s ambition. Levitan tells us, “Parody piano numbers about pants shitting are clearly poised to dominate the Top 40 over the next decade.”

Later, we have Quintron and Miss Pussycat.  After almost three years of random singles and a Grammy nomination for songwriting (“Chatterbox” 2012), Quintron finally have a full length release from New Orleans organist Quintron, Spellcaster II (Death In Space). The word “Spellcaster” in the title is both a reference to the Spellcaster Lodge – a New Orleans social club / recording studio which he and Miss P inhabit– and also a reference to the title of the very first Quintron organ LP.  A night of puppets, noise and weirdness sure to be had. BABES and Mac Blackout open.

Saturday afternoon we have The Late Late Breakfast which presents a new reason to roll out of bed early on the weekend. Chicago’s only comedy show for a drunken, weird Saturday afternoon. Hosted by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a unique mixed-format standup show that offers something for everybody!

Later, we have Pampers.  Pampers are a band that doesn’t have much use for overdubs, second takes, or studio trickery. But, what they might lack in polish, they more than make up for in raw nerve. The band’s self-titled debut, released through the garage punk tastemakers at In The Red Records, is bad for your ears and rots your brain. It’s also a lot of intoxicating fun.  Heavy Times and Negative Scanner open.

At midnight our dance party is DJ Moose.  Daniel Musisi, AKA “Moose”, is a seasoned, Chicago-based DJ who seamlessly combines classic funk, soul, and disco with the latest pop and urban crowd pleasers to keep the dance floor packed.

Sunday, we have Happy to See Me: The “Fall-iday” Spectacular.  BoyGirlBoyGirl rejoins the Naomi AshleyBand tonight for HAPPY TO SEE ME: THE “FALL-IDAY” SPECTACULAR, an evening of stories, songs, story songs, and stories set to song about that most wonderful time of year.  HAPPY TO SEE ME: THE “FALL-IDAY” SPECTACULAR asks the question, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could just roll up Columbus Day, Yom Kippur, Veteran’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas into one day and get them all over with at once?”  The answer is yes tonight!

Monday we have Robbie Fulks playing with The Hoyle Brothers.  The show will feature some obscure country and western tunes and a good time will be had by all!

Tuesday, we have Write Club.  Let us clasp hands around the table of fellowship and holler at each other – join Overlord Ian Belknap (New City’s “Lit 50 2013″ list) as he presides over these knuckle-breaking word-wrestlers who will engorge you with thanks. We shall put the corn in your ucopia. Cut of show proceeds to charities of the victors’ choosing, but mainly, our combatants do battle for the coveted Loving Cup of Deathless Fucking Glory: Kelsie Huff (SAVORY) vs. Amy Sumpter (SWEET), Kurt Chiang (FULL) vs. Nik Gallik (HUNGRY) & Jason Meyer (THANKS) vs. David Barish (NO THANKS).

Later we have The Hat Stretchers playing for the third night of John Hasbrouck’s month-long residency!  Bringing primitive Country with questionable attitude, The Hat Stretchers are Rick Sherry on guitar/vocals/harp,John Hasbrouck on banjo/mando/vocals & Jon Williams on fiddle/accordion/vocals!

See you soon!

The Hideout


This Week at the Hideout!

Hello friends!

Here’s what we have cooking this week!

Tonight we have Paul KRick Rizzo and Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne. Paul Kopasz retired his legendary rotating member trios and ensembles collectively known as The Weathermen in the summer of 2010 after 25 years and some 50 full-length releases. The project began as art-damaged punk in 1985 and eventually traversed every known american pop music genre: country, blues, jazz, folk, soul and experimental. A completely independent operation since 2000, Beacon Hill recordings and Farnsley Recordings put out Paul’s discs under his stage name Paul K and he continues to perform as a solo act and with small ensembles as time allows.  Rick Rizzo, founding member of Eleventh Dream Day opens along with Brooklyn duo Mark Rogers and Mary Byrnewho just released their debut album on Important Records earlier this month open.

Thursday, The Flat Five continues their Autumn Residency with their second show.  Going a little more quiet this time they present a softer set this evening.  They’ll be down on the floor with bongos and attempt audience requests and we’ll let you sit on the stage for a change!  This one’s going to be sweet folks, get your tickets nowas they are going fast!

Friday we have The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer.  The Interview Show, held the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, features guests from every walk of life — musicians, authors, comedians, community activists, chefs, CEOs, etc., both local and passing through town — sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting.  Tonight’s guests include singer/songwriter Kelly Hogan, Illinois State Senator DanielBiss, author of “The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation” Dave Revsine and TimBarnes, host of WBEZ’s All True podcast.

Later we have Lisa O’Neill.  Lisa O’Neill started writing songs and music at an early age in her native Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan, Ireland. She moved to Dublin, aged 18, to study music on a full time basis. Early on she was welcomed into the folk and traditional scene in pubs and venues around the city where her singular voice, witty lyrics and observations on modern Irish life gained her popularity and set her apart as a unique talent.  Lisa’s live performances are beguiling affairs full of banter and old-style folk intimacy.  Opening up is Homme, an experiment with voice, guitar and sound by Sima Cunningham and Marcie Stewart.

Saturday we have Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa.  Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artifacts and styles, savoring bits and pieces and reimagining them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. The songs on their new album, Savage Imagination, are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality. Good Willsmith and Jovantaes open.

Later, we have the two-year anniversary party of Malt Shop.  Spinning the best tracks of the 50s, 60s and 70s this dance party is always a blast and tonight should be a blow-out so get those dancing shoes on!

Sunday we have OpenICE at the Hideout | Credentials.  OpenICE is a free monthly series by the Illinois Humanities Council exploring the work of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in an unpretentious and intimate environment every second Sunday.  November’s lineup includes ICE’s newest member, saxophone legend Ryan Muncy alongside ICE founder and CEO Claire Chase and cellist Katinka Kleijn.  The concert will feature a world premiere by Jing Jing Luo, a rare work by James Tenney, recent works by Chicago-based composers David Reminick and Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and a piece by Pauline Oliveros.  John Von Rheinof the Chicago Tribune says about last month’s show that “A bunch of new music enthusiasts and the just-plain-curious crowded into the back room of Hideout on Sunday evening to catch the first of a free monthly series of concerts and conversations ICE is producing in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council. I was glad to be among them.”

Monday, we have the legendary Robbie Fulks holding down the fort with Don Stiernberg.

Tuesday, we present CFA Crashers: Christen Carter.  Chicago Film Archives brought this series together to invite some of our favorite locals into our vault to curate a film program all their own (absolutely no rules or strings attached).  Christen Carter founded the Busy Beaver Button Company in 1995 after spending some time in England, where buttons (called “badges” over there) were still very popular. She moved back to the States and started making buttons for bands and record labels.

Later, we have the second night of John Hasbrouck’s month-long DREAM LUCKY record release party!  Tonight he presents The Pilsen Hot Six.  The Pilsen Hot Six is an acoustic string jazz combo that has emerged from the thriving jazz scene at Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago. The band plays classic prohibition-era jazz and standards from the Great American Songbook.

See you soon!

The Hideout


This Week at the Hideout

Hello Friends!

Here’s what we got cooking this week:

Tonight we have the Kill Manual Book Release.  Author Cassandra Troyan’s will read excerpts from the book. Chicago writer and performer, Daniela OlszewskaKenyatta RogersGabriel Wallace, and ConclusionaryPractices will also perform.

Thursday we start The Flat Five autumn residency!  They are kicking things off with a ton of new songs that they’ve been working on for their upcoming album.  Beautiful posters from Laura Park and Flat Five t-shirts will be for sale.  Tickets are going fast for this show and 3 coming up so advance purchase is highlyrecommended!

Friday its Halloween!!  This year we are are going new-wave for the holiday with Golden Girls.  It’s a super group with Josh Johannpeter (Mahjongg), Tim Kaiser (Golden Birthday), Adam Roberts (Cave) & JimCooper (Baby Teeth, Detholz!), delving into the pop classics of the 1980′s.   Some all-star guest singers also appearing are Bobby Conn, Jeanine O’Toole and Whitney Johnson.  DJ Ross Kelly from Night Moves andKokoroko will keep the dance party going.  It’s going to be a totally awesome!

Saturday afternoon we have Late Late Breakfast.  The Late Late Breakfast presents a new reason to roll out of bed early on the weekend. Chicago’s only comedy show for a drunken, weird Saturday afternoon. Hosted by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a unique mixed-format standup show that offers something for everybody

Saturday evening we host Songs of Stephanie Morris & Dianogah.  There are many reasons we are hosting this tribute but one is to mark the official release of the Stephanie Morris and the Rest album she recorded in 2007, but which has gone largely unheard until tonight when it is released on CDR and digitally. To commemorate it, Stephanie’s good friend and fellow musician Holly Muñoz will join Devon and Chris, the original members of the Rest, to perform several songs from the record. Dianogah, the rock band Stephanie toured with and appeared on their last album, will headline. Proceeds from the door will be given to Girls Rock! Chicago, a charity that encourages young women to become involved with music.  We look to honor her life and memory tonight and hope you will attend.

At midnightChances Dances comes out with all of their qt lqqks and tunes to get your dance feet moving.  Proceeds from this LGBTQ party goes to the Critical Fierceness grant with supports queer artists.

SundayGet Off the Couch presents Bonzie.  Bonzie, who is generating an enormous amount of buzz in the local and national press is doing the headlining set.  Joining Bonzie in the rounds will be Gia Margaret, Cpt. Captain’s Kevin Smith, and Sharon Irving. As always, Sam Wahl will be the host with the most!

Monday, the alt-country star with the wit made of gold Robbie Fulks is performing with Gerald Dowd.

Tuesday, its Election Night and First Tuesday with Mick and Ben are blowing it out with a show from 7 to 9 (after the polls have closed).  Come out and have a beer and listen to what Chicago’s best political reporters and special guests have to say as the results come in.

Later, we begin John Hasbrouck’s month long residency for November.  Tonight The Northside Southpaws play the front room.  The Northside Southpaws are an all-left-handed, all-resophonic mandolin/guitar duo based in Chicago who perform obsolete ragtime, archaic country, proto-grass, turn-of-the-century waltzes and other obscure string band music on lefty resonator instruments.  A rare appearance by Hardscrabble will also be made.

Hope to see you soon!

The Hideout

This Week at the Hideout

Hello Friends

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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