Hideout Veggie Bingo

NeighborSpace, The Hideout, and Soup & Bread present:

Hideout Veggie Bingo

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker, Children's Garden of Hope of Humboldt Park

Wed, August 15, 2018

5:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

Cards are $4 each, or 3 for $10

Hideout Veggie Bingo
Hideout Veggie Bingo
It's the 10th Anniversary of Veggie Bingo! Every Wednesday from July 18th - September 19th local celebrity callers to lead 2 hour bingo games while contestants compete for a fresh harvest of prizes. All proceeds from this event benefit Chicago community gardens through NeighborSpace.
Neighbor Space
Neighbor Space
NeighborSpace is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to acquire and preserve the community-based management of small parks, gardens, natural areas, river edges, and scenic landscapes in the City of Chicago for preservation, conservation, and educational public open space purposes.
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker
Chicago-based guitarists Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker first met in January 2014 at a friend’s birthday party where they discovered a mutual admiration for Albert King, Laura Nyro, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Ali Akbar Khan and Jimi Hendrix. They soon began meeting at Bill’s southwest Chicago home to write and improvise together on their lived-in dreadnought 6-string guitars, with Ryley's 12-string and Bill's requinto making frequent appearances as the year wore on. The duo quickly developed their own musical vocabulary and the resulting sounds drew on traditional folk music from Appalachia to Northern India, as well as jazz and blues. Over the course of the year, an impressive repertoire of new songs and ideas coalesced.

In January 2015, Bill and Ryley took up a month-long, Friday night residency at The Whistler, a live music venue/gallery/record label in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The overall spirit of the residency was that of a creative workshop producing music that ran in directions as wide as the duo’s interests. Each week, songs took on new shapes, while others were written and added to the always-evolving set list. Alex Inglizian of Experimental Sound Studios recorded the final two shows of the residency and Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings, Wild Belle) mixed the seven tracks that comprise Land of Plenty.

Land of Plenty is completely instrumental and falls somewhere between Ryley Walker’s acclaimed new album, Primrose Green (Dead Oceans), and Bill MacKay’s highly melodic work in Darts & Arrows. Songs run the gamut from fingerstyle ballads to psychedelic waltzes and raga-inspired blues. Guitar tone was a key element when selecting the tracks that made the cut. Like their live set up, Bill’s guitar can be heard on the left of the stereo picture and Ryley’s on the right. Although recorded in a bar in front of a capacity crowd, it’s not until the album’s final seconds that the fourth wall is dropped and the listener can hear the crowd’s raucous applause.
Children's Garden of Hope of Humboldt Park
Children's Garden of Hope of Humboldt Park
The garden was started by three long-time residents of the West Humboldt Park community. They wanted to improve the safety and education for the children in the neighborhood.

It was created to be a place where children can learn gardening skills and come together as part of the community to appreciate the beauty of growing things. They will be able to carry these skills with them for the rest of their lives. Bettina Savage is the local garden leader, but there are several neighbors, young and old, that garden. Nobel Neighbors partners with the garden and the garden is part of Growing Pride. There are several raised beds in the garden with perennials and vegetables.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com