Before we get into the awesome events we have coming up this week we’re excited to tell you about a new album that was recorded at the Hideout! Screaming Females have just released “Live at the Hideout”. Recorded over 2 cold nights here in January by Steven Albini they brought the house down and put the whole thing on tape. Screaming Females have been hailed as one of the best live bands and Marissa Paternoster has been praised as one of the best guitar players of all time. This live record makes the case for both of these accolades in a way that no studio album ever could. Read an interview with Screaming Females on Pitchforkand order the album here!
Onto this week’s events!
Tonight, Immediate Sound Series presents Christof Kurzmann. In this very rare Chicago solo appearance by the Austrian electronic musician, he will be joined throughout the night by some fantastic local guests includingKen Vandermark, Fred-Longberg-Holm and Michael Zerang.
Thursday, CIMMFest Presents: Sci-Fi Fidelity Night. Travelers of time and space are hereby called upon to congregate in singularity for an evening of film and music celebrating all things sci-fi! The roll of our 20-sided dice is instructing you to teleport to The Hideout for the Martian funk of Bobby Conn, the multidimensional multimedia of Byzantine Time Machine, the Dr. Who inspired pop of Time Crash and an original CIMMfest exclusive Sci-Fi short from Univore.
Friday, we start off with The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer. Tonight’s guests are Veronica Roth, author of “Divergent”, “Insurgent” & “Allegiant”, Aleksander Hemon, author of “The Book of My Lives” andSteven Conrad, screenwriter of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Always a good time with fantastic artists sharing their world views in a laid back environment.
Later CIMMFest Presents: Tim Kinsella Sings the Songs of Marvin Tate w/ Leroy Bach. In an original collaboration, Tim Kinsella, Leroy Bach along with Melina Ausikaitis and Ben Boye uniquely perform the songs created for, and around prolific poet Marvin Tate’s stories and melodies. Also performing is Willis Earl Beal, a mysterious, eccentric and soulful raw talent ie: the real deal. His animated short “Principles of a Protagonist” will be screened, as well as a deep listening performance art piece providing the audience with an exclusive release. Opening up are The YEAH Babies who produce a compelling mix of trippy, quirky electronics and eccentric rhythms that are topped off with soulful vocals and melodies.
Saturday afternoon CIMMFest Presents: Private Eyes – Meet the Residents. Come celebrate Residents Day at CIMMfest! “Private Eyes – Meet The Residents” offers fans an exclusive work in progress screening of the new Residents documentary “Theory of Obscurity,’ with filmmaker Q&A, never-before seen Residents films from the vaults, a set of classic Residents music by the synth-tastic Chicago group Chandeliers and more surprises!
Saturday evening CIMMFest Presents: Beware! The Pop Apocolypse. Our world may have begun with a “Bang,” but will end with a “Pop!” This special music & movies event stars Prince Rama, the controversial Brooklyn band known for their hallucinatory mix of new age and new wave. In addition to a ceremonial live performance, Prince Rama will screen their short film “Never Forever,” in which sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson team up with visionary director Lily X. Wahrman for a ‘revalation-ary’ mix of disco and ritual. The evening will also feature the avant garde rap stylings of The Buttress and a screening of their psychedelic horror film “Ghost Gang.”
Midnight Dance Party is Chances Dances this week. Come dance your ass off at Chicago’s most inclusive and queer-centric dance party.
We are closed on Sunday.
Monday we have Robbie Fulks who will be joined by Don Stiernberg.
Tuesday, we have the second First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben. Chicago Reader writers Ben Joravskyand Mick Dumke talk politics–live! With beer! Joravsky, the city’s pre-eminent political columnist, and Dumke, a leading investigative reporter and smartass, continue their monthly roundtable with some of the people in the middle of the action.
Later, we start our May Residency with blue wonder kid Davy Knowles. Just six years into his professional music career, Davy’s music has been endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry, and he has shared the stage and the recording studio with some of his heroes. See him tonight or any Tuesday at nine this month.
See you soon!