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 […]

On the horizon

Summer is winding down (sniff) but September is looking STUPID. Enjoy your lazy days while you can, because after Labor Day your social calendar is booked, my people. On September 6 we have the @MAYOR EMANUEL BOOK EVENT!, our first-ever party celebrating a book based on a Twitter feed, and to judge from the way […]

MAVIS!, Jeff Tweedy, and The Hideout

Martha already posted here on the fabo Mavis Staples and the Grammy she took home for her most recent record, You Are Not Alone. Here is the full story on Cross Rhythms outlining how Jeff Tweedy came to produce that record… after seeing her play The Hideout in 2008. “I had a concert on the […]


The indominable, incomparable Mavis Staples took home her first-ever Grammy Award on Sunday night, when You Are Not Alone won the title of Best Americana Album. That album, produced by Jeff Tweedy, is an amazing, soul-stirring collection. So we hope we will be forgiven if we admit to a preference for the album that preceded […]

Campaign ’08: Artists Prep Protest Albums

Expose the Music Campaign ’08: Artists Prep Protest Albums highlights Mavis Staples’ Live: Hope at the Hideout (out November 4th) among many others who “Rock for Barack”

Mavis Staples records Live: Hope at the Hideout

Jim Farber’s New York Daily News Mavis Staples gives civil rights classics new power says “The timing of Mavis Staples’ latest release couldn’t have been better. In the very week when the country elected its first African-American President, the veteran singer has released a concert album of civil rights songs, Live: Hope at the Hideout” […]

Grammy nominee congratulations!

Congratulations to great Hideout friends Mavis Staples, Justin Roberts, and The Numero Group on their recently announced nominations for 2011 Grammy Awards! Mavis Staples was nominated for the Best Americana Album Grammy for her You Are Not Alone album. The album was produced by Jeff Tweedy after Mavis and he met for the first time […]

Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone release press

The new Mavis Staples album You Are Not Alone was recently released, and many have seen fit to write about it. Tom Marker of WXRT declared the release day “Mavis Staples Day!” in Chicago! Check out some of the great articles about the album and the process that created it… Tom Marker’s wxrt.radio.com Mavis Staples […]

Mavis Staples Tells All About Her New Album With Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

Stephen M. Deusner’s Pitchfork Mavis Staples Tells All About Her New Album With Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy gives lots of details on how the album came about, including that Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy met here at the “Live: Hope at the Hideout” live session. It also includes the great photo of the two above, taken […]