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Hideout Featured in Pitchfork: 36 of America’s Best Independent Music Venues on Surviving and What’s Next

“One year after their stages went dark, live music workers from across the country talk about what makes their spaces so important and how you can help them.”

Katie Tuten: We have [eras] of The Hideout where we might’ve been more heavy on this or that type of music. But the thing that has never changed is that we are a community house. You can see the different types of music that have been brought to the table, but the underlying theme is community.”


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