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Hideout moves to long-term home online The Hideout found early success with Hideout Online, a live-streaming program designed to immediately engage its community. The idea was quickly developed and implemented as a short-term way to bring online programming to a quickly disintegrating live performance scene. As the pandemic’s impact reaches further and further into the […]

BUCKTOWN — A weekly fundraiser for local anti-hunger organizations is returning to The Hideout this week. Soup & Bread, a weekly community meal, will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and ending April 1. The cost of the meal is based on a pay-what-you-can donation. Over the last 11 years, Soup & […]

The Chicago teachers strike is headed into a 10th school day after union delegates emerged late Tuesday without any announcement of a contract deal, leading Chicago Public Schools officials to cancel classes again for Wednesday. Hours after the CTU summoned representatives from city schools to discuss negotiations, and following a day the union and city […]

As the clock ticks closer to a teachers’ strike this week, I’d like to interrupt my coverage of the showdown to bring you some news about my own life . . . Mick Dumke and I are breaking up. OK, I didn’t mean to be so melodramatic. It’s not like we were, you know, going […]

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary, and my birthday, by going to Chicago for three nights. My wife plans these trips and occasionally consults with me. We were packing a lot in. -Nice downtown hotel booked cheaply on an internet travel site. -Dinner at a Pilsen steakhouse restaurant with the kids. -Chilling at a […]

There’s something stirring in the story of a small, plucky scrapper taking on a steamrolling behemoth—whether it’s the English fleet versus the Spanish Armada or Popeye versus Bluto. The Chicago music landscape now has its own version of the story, which began when real estate developer Sterling Bay teamed with concert giant Live Nation to […]

Virtue Cider and the Hideout, the longtime Chicago live music landmark, have teamed up for a new outdoor music concert series in Fennville, Michigan: Picnics on the Farm. The nine-show series is Southwest Michigan’s answer to the Hideout’s popular annual concert series Picnics on the Porch, featuring both established and up-and-coming artists curated by the […]

It’s soup season again and – I’ll be honest right up front – until November 8 we thought perhaps Soup & Bread had run its course. Maybe, we wondered, it’s time to pass the baton, do something else. Wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere warm in February? But then things changed. We think everyone’s […]

Hey Everyone, Tonight is the release party for MAKE Magazine issue #12 “Architectural” with Soft Speaker,Like Pioneers, and an interview with the illustrious Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, Tim Samuelson. Friday we’ve got a dynamic double bill with the singer/songwriter Erin McKeown and Jenn Grant. Saturday in the afternoon we start things off with Coach House Sounds presenting a kids show that features Future […]

he next run of Soup & Bread starts January 2 — our fifth season of soup at the Hideout. And, if you are like us, you cannot believe we have been doing this for FIVE YEARS. That’s a lot of soup under the sound board. Or, something. In honor of our fifth anniversary season, we’ve decided […]