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The Hideout’s longevity steeped in loyalty

From humble beginnings without a PA or business plan, the joint on Wabansia might be Chicago’s best music spot

Hideout (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

“Or consider Alex White, performing Saturday (with her brother, Francis) as White Mystery. She is 26. She began performing at the Hideout as a high-school senior. Tuten (who insists that underage performers be accompanied to their own shows by their parents) would introduce her proudly as “a product of the Chicago public schools.” “Which amazes me now,” she said. “They took a risk on this young girl, just because they liked me. They let me play every Friday, at happy hour. They trusted me. You need that encouragement as a developing musician – as a developing person. By the end, after a few weeks, I had a crowd that came to see me. My last show was at the same time I graduated, and Tim and Katie brought out a carrot cake. They wanted to share my milestone with everyone, but that’s the nature of that place. I’ll always remember that.” ¬†Read the whole article here!

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Hideout Block Party

When: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

Price: $25 advance, $35 door;


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