Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka
Itasca | Picnics on the Porch
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
This event is 21 and over
Picnics on the Porch
The Hideout and All Together Now have teamed up for a very special food and music series every Friday at 6pm during the summer come by for picnic meals and snacks, acoustic music curated by The Hideout, and drink specials available from Deep Eddy Vodka. Grab a blanket (or borrow one of ours) and enjoy the warm weather with us.
Itasca is the musical identity of Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kayla Cohen. Just as the name itself is ambiguous—a 19th-century pseudo-Ojibwe place name and portmanteau of the Latin words for “truth” (veritas) and “head” (caput)—so too is Cohen’s musical project mutable and multivalent: fundamentally unconcerned with genre, but richly allusive of the hermetic worlds of private-press canyon-cult mystics and East Coast noiseniks alike.
Though deeply informed by the mythology and iconography of the modern American desert West, Cohen likewise finds kinship with a lineage of English iconoclasts such as Michael Chapman and Bridget St John. Her adept fingerstyle guitar work—nimble but unshowy, always at the service of framing her plaintively unspooling modal progressions and gorgeous, moonlit voice—centers Itasca’s melancholy pastorales in a hazy, heat-mirage space equally suggestive of familiarity and distance, community and anomie.
All Together Now
All Together Now is a funky bottle shop and all-day eatery and market in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood that's about good people sharing good food. Their bright, herbaceous menu spotlights produce from Upper Midwest farms and Underground Meats' smoked and cured meats, alongside a thoughtful selection of provisions: natural wine, tasty easy beer, small-producer cheese, artisan charcuterie and multi-roaster coffee.
Blues & soul & rock n roll.