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,” (more…)
Tired of jumping fences at big festivals? Get free entrywhen you arrive at noon with an instrument to participate in the Guitarkestra, a giant jam session that kicks off the Hideout Block Party on Saturday, September 24!
You even get a wristband to come and go as you please. Otherwise, tickets are $25 online and $35 day-of to see White Mystery (1PM) with Mavis Staples and Andrew Bird.
Ever since their epic partnership with Touch & Go Records to celebrate that late, lamented Chicago label’s legacy a few years back, the fine folks behind the annual Hideout Block Party has been having a harder and harder time with their annual outdoor end-of-summer celebration, competing with the glut of other festivals and street fairs in town, as well as all-around weekend-long music-overdose burnout.
This year, they’re down to one day. But what a day it promises to be! (more…)