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The Hideout Gets Featured In The ‘Block Club’ Guide To Chicago’s Music Scene

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 concert-goer.” “These are the places we’d recommend to you,” Walsh said.

Read more about Walsh’s “Tiny Guide to Chicago’s Best Music Culture Spots” on Block Club Chicago’s website.

Next City Discusses How The Lincoln Yards Project Affect The Hideout

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 Hideout, which sits on the Lincoln Yards area.

“Public opposition has been rapid, widespread, and multifaceted,” wrote Newman. “In the midst of the fight are the Hideout owners, embracing a new role as political organizers.”

Read Next City’s interview with The Hideout owners and several experts in urban planning.

Greg Kot’s “Why the Hideout Is Vital to Chicago’s music scene”

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 jobs. But such clubs – and there are hundreds of similar size across the city – are the lifeblood of the city’s vibrant music scene, and the Hideout could easily find itself in an inhospitable new neighborhood or even squeezed out by the Sterling Bay project.”

Read the rest of the article here. 

Chicago Tribune sits down with Ester to talk their new album “Curtains”

Ester, Anna Holmquist’s latest musical endeavor, lands at the Hideout next week to play an album release show for their forthcoming album “Curtains.”  The Tribune sat down with the band to talk about the formation of the group, some of the inspiration behind their new album, and what it was like, specifically for Anna Holmquist, to move from solo to group performances. Take a read here, and hit this link for tickets to next week’s show.


Jason Stein’s & Locksmith Isidore celebrate the release of “After Caroline” at the Hideout

Jason Stein, a preeminent force in the world of Chicago Jazz music, and his band, Locksmith Isidore stop by the Hideout this weekend to play an album release show for their latest, “After Caroline,” which was digitally released on May 18th but the CD/LP doesn’t come out until June 15th.  Stein’s infamous prowess comes from his choice of instrument, the incredible difficult Bass Clarinet. If that’s not enough to lure you in, Howard Reich, a reporter for the Tribune, and one of the most well-versed experts of the city’s jazz scene, listed it as one of the best things to do this weekend, in what’s shaping up to be a “jazzy” weekend across the city. Stop by, show starts at 9:00 PM.


Rolling Stone Talks Jim Lauderdale and his latest single “Time Flies”

Jim Lauderdale’s been putting out music for more than three decades. His latest single Time Flies,” from a forth coming album with the same title, is a rumination on time and music and a personal reflection on both. Rolling Stone took a deeper look at the new single and the career of the “Americana King.” Lauderdale, no stranger to the Hideout, returns for two shows at the end of June–Picnics on the Porch (6/29) and a solo performance on the stage the next night (6/30).

Studs Terkels’ Birthday/Radio Archive Launch Celebration at the Hideout

Studs Terkel was an author, historian, broadcaster, activist and hero to the city of Chicago and its people (and too many of those who may call the Hideout a home). This coming Wednesday (May 16th) would be Studs’ 106th birthday. We’re throwing a celebration of his life, his work and the release of 5,000+ stories from Studs’ time as a radio broadcaster in association with The Studs Terkel Radio Archive. We’ll host friends of Studs who have stories of his work and their time together, play clips from the upcoming audio release and host a variety of musicians who’ll play some of Studs’ favorites. Rick Kogan wrote a piece on Studs, a man he knew well, and what he meant to Chicago and its people, plus previewed our party.


Timeout Chicago names Yonatan Gat’s Hideout Performance one of May’s top-hits

Ever since his latest release, “Cue the Machines,” a few months ago, Yonatan Gat has been a hot topic amongst music writers across the country, and especially across the city in anticipation of his upcoming performance at the Hideout.  His music is its own genre, hitting corners of avant-garde Jazz to rock n’ roll to punk and everything outside and in-between. Aside from his inimitable musical talent, he’s otherwise just an incredibly interesting person, with an equally curious life-story. Timeout Chicago named his May 14th show at the Hideout as one of the best musical acts to hit the city in the month of May. Hit the link to get your hands on some tickets.

Picnics on the Porch Summer 2018

This summer spend your Friday afternoons at the Hideout with our third installment of our favorite summer series Picnics on the Porch. Grab a blanket and come on down to enjoy intimate outdoor performances featuring some of the best pickers and singers in the country performing right on our front porch. Our neighbors, the midwestern-focused Local Foods, will be on site selling picnic boxes with their fresh-from-the-farm ingredients.

Musical guests:

6/22 – Kacy & Clayton
6/29 – Jim Lauderdale
7/6 – Jake Xerxes Fussell + James Elkington
7/20 – The Other Years
7/27 – Jack Klatt
8/3 – Kath Bloom

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The Messthetics hit The Reader’s “Best in the City” list this weekend

Before creating The Messthetics with the multi-talented guitarist, Anthony Pirog, Brendan Canty and Joe Lally spent most of the 80s, 90s and early 2000s playing on stages all-over the world as part of the infamous Punk-Rock group, Fugazi. In 2003 the group took a consensual hiatus from recording and performing together, with many of the members delving into various solo gigs and collaborations. But as they say “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” Canty and Lally chose to rekindle their collaborative percussion section in 2016 this time under the guise of their new 3-piece band, including Pirog, The Messthetics. Their latest self-titled album was released to wide acclaim and they’ll be playing it at the Hideout all night this Saturday, May 5th. Click here for tickets.