The Hideout Block Party, Sputnik Party

The Hideout Block Party

SATURDAY
1:30 - Guitarkestra
2:00 - Crowd Out Rehearsal
3:00-3:40 - 75 Dollar Bill
4:00-4:40 - Antietam
5:00-5:40 - Condo Fucks
6:00-6:40 - Jon Langford & Skull Orchard
7:00-8:30 - Eleventh Dream Day

SUNDAY
1:00-1:30 - Mint Mile
1:50-2:20 - FACS
2:40-3:10 - Meat Wave
3:30-4:00 - Shannon Wright
4:20-4:50 - Dianogah
5:10-5:40 - Danielson Famile
6:00-6:40 - Nina Nastasia
7:00-7:40 - Man or Astroman?
8:00-8:40 - Screaming Females

Eleventh Dream Day

Since first hitting the road in a battered Econoline van in the 1980s, Eleventh Dream Day continues to build on their history by moving forward musically,while never forgetting what inspired them. On Works For Tomorrow, core band members Rick
Rizzo, Janet Beveridge Bean, Mark Greenberg, and Douglas McCombs are joined by James Elkington (Brokeback, Tweedy), marking the first time the band has recorded with a second guitarist since 1994. Elkington’s addition has unleashed the band’s strengths. The ferocious and visceral interplay between Rizzo and Elkington charge the band with a joyous exuberance that sweeps the listener in for the 43 minutes of Works For Tomorrow. The album also features performances by long time friend Martin Wenk (Calexico) and Chicago stalwart Rich Parenti on horns.

Eleventh Dream Day is known for their raw, inexhaustible live performances. They honed the songs on Works For Tomorrow during an extended residency at Chicago’s Hideout Club, and the packed, sweaty energy of those shows is unmistakable on this new recording. Drummer and sometime lead vocalist Janet Beveridge Bean breaks free as never before, her vocals igniting the songs with an animalistic urgency, as she furiously propels the songs with pure command from behind the kit. Works For Tomorrow was recorded and mixed by Greenberg at the Loft (Wilco’s studio) and Mayfair Recordings. The 10 tracks on the album center on embracing a future which does not succumb to the past, but challenges it in order to adapt and grow. This reframing and understanding of history is keenly stated in the album’s title track when Rizzo sings, “You see her, this must be the beginning or the end of whatever that was.”

“Vanishing Point,” the album’s opening track sets the tone with its brute force and driving rhythm. Written by Bean while on long distance runs, the song captures the thrill she feels on a motorbike as she takes that perfect line through the curve, setting her up for the burst of speed on the straightaway. The guttural urgency of Bean’s vocals on this track are counterpoised by a guitar tour de force. “Requiem For 4 Chambers” -- a clever song on the complexities of the human heart -- imagines the heart as a disembodied organism moving simultaneously toward destruction and light. From the reimagined, deliberate version of Judy Henske and Jerry Yester’s “Snowblind,” to the quieter, melodic tracks like “Deep Lakes,” Eleventh Dream Day’s fiery performances and inventive arrangements make for the most complex and compelling record of their career. Works For Tomorrow finds the band fixed on the road ahead, barreling toward the horizon with the radio turned up -- way, way up.

Condo Fucks

The Condo Fucks are Georgia Condo (drums), Kid Condo (guitar) and James McNew (bass).

Antietam

Antietam is an indie rock band from Louisville, Kentucky formed in 1984 by members of the The Babylon Dance Band, husband and wife duo Tara Key and Tim Harris. They released six albums between 1985 and 1995, and since the late 1980s have been based in New York. They ceased working as a band in 1996 but reformed in 2004 and have gone on to release several more albums.

75 Dollar Bill

75 Dollar Bill formed in New York City in 2012; the singular music of this instrumental duo draws various sources from around the world and across disciplines, everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues, yet sounds unlike anything we've heard before. Wooden Bag, their debut vinyl release (after various cassette and digital EPs), came out in January 2015 on Other Music Recording Co.
Che Chen has recorded and toured playing violin, guitars and other instruments, with a diverse set of artists including True Primes, Jozef van Wissem, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Che-Shizu and Robbie Lee. His guitar work explores a variety of influences, including Mauritanian guitar, Indian music, North Mississippi guitar boogie, Sun Ra, Led Zeppelin, the Velvets, Henry Flynt, and DNA.

Rick Brown has been playing drums and percussion on the downtown New York scene since the early '80s, and has recorded and toured with numerous bands, including V-Effect, Run On, Timber, Fish & Roses, and Chris Stamey, and has collaborated live or in the studio with Tortoise, Matmos, Yo La Tengo, Charles Hayward, Fred Frith, Malcolm Mooney, Elliott Sharp, Jean Smith, Mark Cunningham and many others.

In The New York Times, Ben Ratliff wrote of the duo's live show: "Che Chen's guitar: a cut-rate Japanese model sketching looped figures inside old Arabic modes, pushing jagged sound through a small amplifier. But as Mr. Chen stood playing hypnotic guitar repetitions, moving with the stresses of the riffs, the drummer Rick Brown sat on a square wooden box, open in the back, and attacked it from above. Sometimes he used his heel to bounce on a kick-drum pedal, pointing backward toward the box; mostly he was striking the sides of the box with his hands and a homemade mallet, hard, finding different pitches in different places. He cued transitions in the music, building odd or compound rhythms, turning them around and blurring distinctions between downbeats and upbeats. On the surface, the rhythms were only secondary to the guitar lines; deeper down, they were enfolded. One couldn't do without the other."

Jon Langford & Skull Orchard

“When they didn’t know quite what was there, they put Here Be Monsters. When I think of where my career has gone over the last 35 years, it’s usually in that area – off the map.”--Jon Langford

Here Be Monsters finds acclaimed musician/visual artist Jon Langford and his band Skull Orchard scanning the outskirts of popular culture, its title born of medieval cartographers’ term for the dragons, sea serpents, and other mythical beasties that reside beyond the boundaries of the known universe. This new album will feature a unique piece of artwork specific to each track printed on individual inserts included with copies of the CD. Best known for his work in the The Mekons and theWaco Brothers, Langford has been a leading pioneer in the assimilation of folk/country music into punk rock since the genre's first evolution over 30 years ago.

The album sees the Welsh-born, Chicago-based singer/songwriter, bandleader, producer, painter, and poet plotting a clear-eyed, sharp-elbowed course through such far-flung subjects as alternative hierarchies and astronomy, perpetual war for perpetual profit, the culture of detachment, middle age, fatherhood, fame, and the fleetingness of love. "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on…," says Langford, who called in Mekons/Waco Brothers veteran Mike Hagler (My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Neko Case, Billy Bragg) to record this album at Chicago's Kingsize Sound Labs. "Skull Orchard used to be a fairly solitary activity – songs that didn't fit anywhere else – stuff that was too Welsh or personal to bother the Mekons or Wacos with," says Langford, "but something happened with the band I formed to tour with the previous record. It turned into a real group, so this is much more of a band project than any of the solo things I've done before."

Also known for being a prolific visual artist, Langford designed all the artwork for Here Be Monsters himself, including individual designs for each track that will be showcased on separate inserts in the CD and in a collage on the LP jacket. "This album really brings the art and the songs together – a chicken/egg which came first situation. The songs are very visual and in some cases came directly from the paintings," continued Langford. "Star maps, strange creatures, sympathetic monsters, monsters we have created – the little poem at the top of the album is all about that."

Crowd Out Rehearsal

Join the crowd.


On October 1, 2017 in Millennium Park, more than 1,000 people from all corners
of Chicago will come together to perform the American premiere of David Lang’s
monumental piece, crowd out. You can be one of them.

Come learn the piece, join the Chicago crowd out choir, and meet your neighbors to
dream about the future of art by attending your community gathering.

No experience necessary. All are welcome. Be part of a once-in-lifetime
citywide experience.
To learn more, visit www.crowdoutchicago.org, or email Bindu Poroori at
bindu.poroori@ilhumanities.org.

***crowd out is a composition and performance for 1,000 voices by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang (co-founder of Bang on a Can, composer of The Little Match Girl Passion, Death Speaks).

crowd out starts this summer with a series of Community Gatherings where you can join the crowd out choir (no experience needed!) and discuss the future of art in Chicago. All voices welcome! Discussions and participant enrollment will continue city-wide culminating in the thrilling 1,000-person US premiere performance this fall.

Each Community Gathering includes a rehearsal of the piece led by a neighborhood singing group and a facilitated conversation about the future of art in your neighborhood and the city. An Illinois Humanities-trained facilitator will lead this discussion, in partnership with a local cultural organization, to assess local arts and culture resources and to reimagine our individual roles in advocating for a brighter future for arts and culture in the life of the individual, the neighborhood, and the city.

These neighborhood gatherings connect organizations, choirs, and residents in an active citywide community; this community will ultimately gather to perform the final performance of crowd out on October 1.***

Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra

The Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra makes a special appearance tonight at the Hideout!

Whether you can shred or you've never played a note, you are needed--even small children have participated! All string instruments and some other sound-generators allowed, amps/power strip/extension cords preferred, but an acoustic instrument or 2 is ok. Past Guitarkestras have been bonafide spiritual sonic happenings in NY, at the Hyde Park Art Center, Empty Bottle, etc that i loosely conduct into "E" infinity, with up to 70 guitarists! So invite any friends/acquaintances to play too...!

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