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!