|The Onion on Hideout’s 2003 Block Party:
The Hideout isn’t just a club, it’s a clubhouse — a place to hang out while an assortment of regular bands heats things up. Friday and Saturday, the Hideout hosts its annual Block Party, a terrific event made more so by the fact that it’s a charity fundraiser. This year’s lineup is incredible: Pay close attention, too, because lots of big names were only announced in the last couple of weeks. Friday leans slightly alt-country, with performance by Waco Brothers and Handsome Family. Headlining act Disciples of the Seventh Samurai doesn’t lean that way, though: It’s a side project featuring Frank Orrall and Susan Voelz of Poi Dog Pondering. Saturday rings amazingly eclectic, riding the roller coaster from feisty garage (The Dirtbombs, Demolition Doll Rods) to gentle pop (Andrew Bird, Pernice Brothers) to post-rock poster-band Tortoise.