Tag Archives: Chicago Tribune

It’s the final Hideout show for Helltrap Nightmare — which next spreads its Chicago strangeness to LA

“Hideout, do you want to see me put my dead great-grandma’s teeth in my mouth?” comedian AJ Marroquin asks the mostly standing audience packed into the performance space in The Hideout with a flirty but demanding flourish, nonchalantly holding up a pair of dentures. Indeed, the crowd does. And Marroquin, smartly dressed in a button-up […]

Fred Armisen: The Chicago Years

“Chicago then was like this embryonic version of ‘Portlandia.’ Though, no question, the show’s informed by my time in Chicago.” – Fred Armisen The Chicago Tribune just did a great piece on Fred Armisen’s Chicago years in anticipation for the sold out Portlandia show here next Wednesday!  Great interviews with Damon Locks, Wayne Montana, Steve […]

‘NED’ Takes Itself Down A Peg

The Chicago Tribune did a great feature story this week on Sunday’s show, NEDtalks: Spreading Worthless Ideas.

Hideout Block Party Reviews

Chicago Tribune: • “Eclectic, Surprising, Fantastic!” Time Out Chicago: • “another laid-back and musically-rich Hideout Block Party.” Underground Bee: • “a day full of top-notch music.” Chicago Now: • “Seeing Mavis Staples in concert isn’t merely seeing music performed live, it’s witnessing history.” Chicagoist: • Hideout Block Party Delivers On Its Line-up WBEZ: • 15 years […]

15th Anniversary & Block Party Press Roundup

WBEZ: • Eight Forty-Eight interviews the owners and goes over the history of The Hideout • Eight Forty-Eight also interviewed photographer Jim Newberry about shooting in the club and about our upcoming event this evening, Scrapbok: The Hideout Story In Pictures • Jim DeRogatis weighs in on our Block Party lineup Chicago Tribune: • A Day […]