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This Week At The Hideout

Hey Hey Everyone,

Of course you wouldn’t expect a conventional Valentine from the Hideout so we enlisted artist Timothy Breen to make this amazing poster for this evening’s extra special concert!

Tonight we got all you lovers a lute player! Seriously when was the last time you saw someone play the lute?! We really could not be more excited to host Jozef Van Wissem from the Netherlands by way of New York City for his Hideout debut this evening.  Some of you may be familiar with his amazing duo records that he has been creating as of late with the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.  For this show he will be performing solo works from his new album and also pieces from his score to Jarmusch’s new vampire film which comes out this spring.  If that wasn’t enough, we went even further and put a call in to Brooklyn guitar slinger Steve Gunn to come back to the Hideout.  He’ll be performing new songs off his upcoming album Time Off  which drops next month.  For those of you who caught Steve here last year you know we are all in for a treat.  Opening the night is the always heady Mind Over Mirrors.  The show has been getting stellar previews from the Reader & Time Out if we didn’t sway you enough already.

“Jozef’s cycling melodies and brittle ostinatos carry his Baroque-era instrument far from its natural context—the crystalline, slowly unfolding music almost sounds like someone playing a 60s minimalist composition on a hammer dulcimer. His deft fingers weave together what can sound like several simultaneous lines to create the album’s melodies, harmonies, and rhythms—sometimes you’d swear he has more than two hands.” – Peter Margasak | Chicago Reader

“Be sure to show up early for singer-guitarist Steve Gunn, who’s set to debut material from his upcoming solo LP, Time Off, on which he infuses rustic American singer-songwriter forms with North African sonorities and some swinging, soulful Brit-folk.” – Bill Meyer | Time Out Chicago

Friday we start off the night with the much anticipated return of the always hilarious God, Sex, Death Variety Hour with Danny Black.

Later in the night we’ve got the debut show of the new band Software Giant!  They’ll be joined by the energetic synth-pop sounds of  Blane Fonda who tore this place apart last year.

Saturday is the 7th Annual Hideout Makeout Party which is billed as: “An Evening of Aural Intercourse”, that will feature The Makeout Party Orchestra performing originals, arrangements of film music, and classic love themes. Music by John Barry, Frank Zappa, Celine Dion, Rimsky-Korsakov, The Ventures, Herb Alpert, Scott Walker, Roommate, Ennio Morricone, Mark Messing, and Jefferey Thomas will be featured.” Advance ticket purchases are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Hideout Dance Party this week is with none other than The Mistress of Sound (Andrea Jablonski) andGingersnap (Mitch Cocanig) who will keep you shaking that ass all night long.

Sunday we are excited to host the 2nd annual Hideout Harmonica Hoedown presented by Hoehner. James Conway, Joe Filisko, Bob Kessler and special guest will be performing two sets that celebrate the storied history of Chicago’s relationship to the harmonica.

Monday we’ve got Robbie Fulks in here with The Pussycat Trio

Tuesday it’s our favorite literary death match Write Club followed by Daniel Knox’s third week of his month long residency!  This week Daniel will be performing his yet to be release album Chasescene. He’s also invited his friends Rock Falls to open the show.

Wednesday is Soup & Bread and they will consider the theme this week of “All Things Cow-nsidered.”  We’ll leave the radio puns to them, but do come out and enjoy soups for a good cause/

Later that night the Immediate Sound Series presents Michael Zerang & Friends.  He has lined up a monster group for this one-off that includes, Jim Becker – guitar/electronics, Emmett Kelly – guitar/electronics, Brian Labycz – electronic, Brent Gutzeit – electronics, & Michael Zerang – percussion.

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