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Together Davis, Malci, Joshua Virtue, and Ruby Watson make up Chicago’s own rap crew Why? Records. The group started when the four got together in the summer of 2018 to start their brand-new label. Davis himself grew up on hip-hop. He says his mother used to babysit for Common. He received his BFA in creative […]

Award-winning group The Lawrence Peters Outfit, which is described as a “scrappy honkey tonk band” plays live on WGN. Watch the full performance on WGN. Make sure to catch the band play The Hideout on June 23rd as party of the “A Day in the Country” series.

Derry Queen’s Big Queer Variety show is held monthly at The Hideout and brings together the most talented LGBTQA+ performers in the city. The Chicago Reader said the show’s theatrics “transcend traditional expectations of drag.” “His show includes acts ranging between stand-up and sketch, all of which take him at least a month to churn […]

Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White are siblings that make up the Chicago-based duo White Mystery. The band started playing The Hideout in the early 2000’s. “There’s a lot of history here,” said Alex White. She says her favorite drink is The Hideout’s signature cocktail, The Wooden Leg. White said a big highlight […]

Chicago’s local neighborhood news publication recently released their illustrated “tiny guide,” which features local venues and music stores around the city. The Hideout is featured on this illustrated guide, due to our role in Chicago’s unique music scene. The artist, Maura Walsh, received her degree Fine Arts degree Columbia College. Walsh is a self-identified “avid […]

Next City‘s M. Sophia Newman discusses how will the TIF-fueled Lincoln Yards project affect The Hideout. If you haven’t yet heard, in May 2018, the Sterling Bay development corporation moved to re-build an area of the city called Lincoln Yards. The whole project is projected to cost about $6 billion. This project directly threatens The […]

Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune praises the Hideout for its history and current importance in the middle of the Lincoln Yards controversy. “It may appear ridiculous to argue the merits of a 150-capacity club against a development that promises to spoon out $89 million in zoning fees to the city and bring in 23,000 […]

Our little swamp hag Sarah Sherman (aka Sarah Squirm) and her team of horrifyingly creative comedians birthed a show in a basement called Helltrap Nightmare just over a year-and-a-half ago and after only a hear out of warehouse DIY shows has quickly risen to “Best Underground Comedy Show” in Chicago Magazine’s Best of 2017 issue. Here’s […]

Thrillist interviewed owner Tim Tuten who explains the unique way the Hideout was built here!

  “It’s hard to say what it is exactly that makes The Hideout such a great place to see standup comedy. Maybe it’s the low ceilings and summer camp decor, lending a clubhouse vibe to their intimate performance space. Or maybe it’s the venue’s somewhat out-of-the way location, which filters out the riff-raff, assuring an audience of […]