Friday begins at 4:30 | Saturday begins at 12:30
The Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest Friday 9/6/13 4:30 & Saturday 9/7/13 12:30
FRIDAY:, Neko Case, Mavis Staples, Trampled by Turtles, Nude Beach, SATURDAY:, Young The Giant, The Hold Steady, Superchunk, The Walkmen, The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo), Jon Langford & Jean Cook, Girl Group Chicago, Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
12:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
The Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest
SATURDAY PASSES STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!!!
The Hideout Block Party and A.V. Fest to combine forces for one big festival this year!
Friday September 6
5:15 Nude Beach
6:15 Trampled by Turtles
7:30 Mavis Staples
8:45 Neko Case
Saturday September 7
2:00 Girl Group
3:00 Jon Langford
4:00 The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)
5:15 The Walkmen
7:45 The Hold Steady
9:00 Young the Giant
The A.V. Club (the arts-and-entertainment wing of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source) and the Hideout (Chicago’s finest source for live music) have combined forces to present one terrific festival this year just outside the Hideout, at 1354 W. Wabansia St.
Two-day passes are on-sale now with limited early-bird passes priced at $50 plus fees; when those are gone, two-day passes will increase to $60 & $70 plus fees.
A portion of every ticket sold will benefit a variety of Chicago charities, including Rock For Kids. Single-day tickets will go on sale later this summer.
The Hideout celebrated its 16th Block Party last year with a sold-out show featuring headliners Wilco and Iron & Wine.
The Hideout Block Party has always prided itself on being a low-stress, family-friendly festival, and that tradition will continue this year. Food and drink will of course be available, along with a kids area, a bike valet, and much more.
Neko Case is somebody that Chicagoans know all about, since the singer-songwriter spent several years honing her craft here, including lots of time at the Hideout. Case hasn’t released a new album since 2009’sMiddle Cyclone, but she’s been hard at work on her new one, rumored to be due out sometime in 2013
Mavis Staples is a native Chicagoan who was part of the legendary Staple Singers. She has found new life in recent years with younger musicians: Staples’ new album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy: One True Vine comes out June 25, and includes guest appearances by Nick Lowe and the Minnesota band Low.
Trampled by Turtles
Trampled by Turtles continue to receive praise for their new album Stars and Satellites available now on Thirty Tigers/RED. Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy on stage that can’t be found in the studio. For Stars and Satellites, however, Trampled by Turtles didn’t want to simply try to recreate a live show. “We wanted to make a record that breathes,” explains Dave Simonett (guitar/vocals), “musically we wanted to step out of our comfort zone.” “You know how sometimes they say ‘less is more,’” notes Erik Berry (mandolin), “that’s what Stars and Satellites is about.”
Growing up in the bucolic waterfront village of Northport, NY, Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau and Jimmy Shelton played punk rock together since high school, in a succession of bands more than happy to set up at any house party, BBQ or makeshift venue that would have them. The familiar strain of classic rock is the go-to sound on the North Shore of Long Island, but they lived in an alternate universe where Ryan convinced his parents to let him turn the family basement into an occasional all-ages show space, hosting touring groups, and rounding out the bill with whatever band he and his friends were in at the time. By 2008 the boys had based themselves in Brooklyn and Nude Beach was born; the group slowly integrated themselves into the local DIY community, performing in dive bars and warehouse lofts, often several times a week, playing more than 100 shows in less than four years together.
Young The Giant
Young The Giant is a California band whose debut album—featuring the smash single “Cough Syrup”—came out in 2011. The band is working on a sophomore set now, and this will be their first Chicago show since they sold out the Riviera in February of 2012.
The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady emerged as America’s greatest, most thoughtful bar-rock band in 2004, and has since released a string of acclaimed albums—and, maybe more importantly, acclaimed live shows. The band is hard at work on its sixth album, and recently contributed a track to Game Of Thrones.
Superchunk are one of indie-rock’s founding bands, having created some of the genre’s greatest albums—and released even more via their label, Merge Records. This show will come hot on the heels of the band’s tenth proper album, I Hate Music, to be released by Merge on August 20.
The Walkmen formed around the turn of the millennium and, against the odds, have released increasingly excellent albums. The latest, Heaven, was roundly praised, and the band has played every major festival in the world.
The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)
The Both is the brand-new project started by veterans of awesomeness Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Each of those singer-songwriters has had illustrious careers; together, they will make even more beautiful music. The A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party will mark the band’s Chicago debut.
Jon Langford & Jean Cook
The L'homme de Renaissance of indie rock. (That's "Renaissance Man" for all you eating "Freedom Fries.") He's done it all in his time. For us, he's created lots of cover art, produced lots of records, lent his ham-fisted guitar stylings to recordings by the Old 97's, Kelly Hogan, Sadies, Sally Timms, Danbert Nobacon, Jon Rauhouse, Alejandro Escovedo, among others, draws a comic strip, plays in the long running art/punk collective the Mekons, written a book, appeared as the backing band on This American Life and acts as a reeling papa bear figure to many of Chicago's musicians looking for direction and reassurance in this vicious racket we call the music industry. Among the guiding forces in the Pine Valley Cosmonauts and the Waco Brothers and Wee Hairy Beasties. At any given time, he has several projects going. It tires us just trying to keep up. As nice as he is prolific. Sort of rare in the hyper-rarified environment of notoriety.
Girl Group Chicago
Lights are low and ghostly piano keys ring out into the crowd; in the dark, a spotlight falls on an ensemble of twenty women. Girl Group Chicago magically recreates the aesthetic of the 1960's with their charming harmonies and custom-made, A-lined, mod-cloth dresses.
From riot grrrl lovers to girl group record collectors, to members of a punk rock marching band, to a doom metal bassist, these talented ladies have come together from an array of musical backgrounds to form the first all-female orchestra of their magnitude. Girl Group Chicago has been a buzz around the streets since their feature in "Gossip Wolf" last April in the Chicago Reader. Unified by their love for 60's melodramatic music and a passion for fashion, these girls are set to electrify the stage in 2013.
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...!