Hey Hey Everyone,
If you didn’t catch the announcement on XRT this morning, we are so excited to announce that Wilco will headline the Hideout Block Party / A.V. Fest this September 14th-15th outside of The Hideout!
The band is fresh off one of the biggest headlining gigs of their long and storied career at the Kane County Ballpark in Geneva, IL. We’re happy to welcome them to the Cook County as part of our intimate, homegrown, family-friendly, all-ages celebration right in the center of the city.
Wilco is the final addition to an incredible lineup that also includes Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Wye Oak, The War On Drugs, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Corin Tucker Band, Wild Belle, The Waco Brothers w/ Paul Burch, CAVE, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Guitarkestra, and special performances by Redmoon Theatre. That many of these bands have strong Chicago connections is no coincidence!
Two-day passes for the Hideout Block Party / A.V. Fest are on sale now at hideoutchicago.com. We tried to keep them reasonable, at $50 (plus applicable fees) for two great nights of music. These $50 passes are only available for a limited time so get them before it’s too late. As always, the Block Party will also benefit a bunch of charities; this year it’s Rock For Kids, Literacy Works, Drummond Elementary School, and Oscar Mayer Elementary School.
In the coming weeks we will announce which bands will be playing on which days, and the availability of single-day tickets. (We’d advise snapping up a two-day pass, though, both for good value and because our venue isn’t exactly huge.)
Alright on to this week’s shows…
Tonight is the triumphant return of Veggie Bingo which will be taking place every Wednesday from 5:30-8:00pm until September 26th. We’ll be calling games and grilling dogs at the Hideout to support Chicago’s community gardens. Co-sponsored by NeighborSpace, Hideout Veggie Bingo features a grand prize of fresh produce from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks and a cornucopia of other prizes drawn from local artisanal food producers, farmers, and gardeners – plus FREE HOT DOGS donated by Hot Doug’s. Bingo cards are $2 each, or 3 for $5; all proceeds benefit local gardens. Our callers July 11 are photographer Jim Newberry and recording engineer Stan Wood.
Later this evening the Immediate Sound Series presents Lumber Night IV which is an evening of bass duos, trios, & a quartet featuring: Joshua Abrams, Harrison Bankhead, Kent Kessler and Nate McBride.
Thursday we are excited to have back the lush and dynamic sounds of The Astronomer, along with the sweet acoustic sounds of Jim Becker’s group, The Paulina Hollers.
Friday we are closed due to a private party.
Saturday and Sunday we’ve got a couple of Pitchfork After-Parties happening! Saturday we are excited to have Thrill Jockey band and transcendental black metalists, Liturgy, who will be fresh off an afternoon set at Pitchfork before coming over to join, Lasers and Fast and Shit, and possibly some other surprise guests!
Sunday The Logan Square International Film Series and The Hideout present a special outdoor, bike-in movie screening of the legendary 1968 concert film, ‘Monterey Pop’ which pulls together live performances from a who’s who from the summer of love.
Come and relax to get away from the Pitchfork crowds and relish in the amazing performances by The Mamas & the Papas, Canned Heat, Simon & Garfunkel, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Animals, The Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, & Ravi Shankar.
Monday the illustrious Robbie Fulks presents a tribute to the late drummer Levon Helms: Lovin’ on Levon, with a (not “The”) Band.
Tuesday the back room will be filled up with the hauntingly beautiful sounds of Can.Ky.Ree fill the room along with the eclectic sounds of Phil Orso.
See you soon!