Drag Queens Find 'Home' At The Hideout's 'Big Queer Variety Show'

Derry Queen’s Big Queer Variety show is held monthly at The Hideout and brings together the most talented LGBTQA+ performers in the city. The Chicago Reader said the show’s theatrics “transcend traditional expectations of drag.” “His show includes acts ranging between stand-up and sketch, all of which take him at least a month to churn […]

In Rotation @ Chicago Reader

Michael Slaboch, talent buyer at the Hideout, archivist and producer for the Numero Group, what he’s obsessed with. His answers are. . . JC & Co., Music by JC & Co. It’s refreshing (and very rare) to hear an album for the first time and immediately want to have it on repeat from top to […]

Soup And Bread Book Release Party

We are so pleased to announce that the official Soup and Bread Book Release Party will be taking place here on Wednesday November 2nd. It will be featuring soups from West Town Tavern, Swim Cafe, the Butcher & Larder, Milk & Honey Cafe, Mana Food Bar, Revolution Brewing, Longman & Eagle, Bite Cafe and others! […]

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 […]

Girls Rock!

Speaking of the Reader’s Best-Of issue (and of urinals),  Girls Rock! Camp was dubbed Best Place to Hear a Band of Nine-Year-Old Girls That Sounds Like the Urinals. And, well, we LOVE Girls Rock! Camp — and not just because some of our staff and associates have spent the last week teaching Chicago’s coolest tweens […]

The Hideout is the Best

The Reader’s Best of Chicago issue hit the streets — and the internet — today, and we’re thrilled to be singled out by Reader readers as the city’s Best Underground Music Venue. OK, OK. We tied with the Empty Bottle. But you really can’t go wrong with either … If I do say so myself. […]

Chances Dances, in living color

Chicago Reader photographer Andrea Bauer scoped out Chances Dances last week and produced this sweet slide show for the Nightlife feature. Can you feel the fun? And the sweat?

Hideout named Reader’s Choice for Rock Venue in Best of Chicago 2008!

The Reader’s Monica Kendrick writes “…I’m going to stand by the Hideout for its combination of bookings, friendliness, comfort, price point, and community involvement—and the fact that the barflies more in love with the sound of their own voices than the sound of the band get a room to themselves with a door that closes.” […]

1900s in Miles Raymer’s Chicago Reader Sharp Darts

Miles Raymer’s Chicago Reader Sharp Darts Putting Away the Whiteboard – The 1900s make their best album yet by dropping the map and following where the music leads. surveys changes in The 1900s personnel and approach while interviewing them about their new release Return of the Century.