The Fox & The Hounds

The Fox & The Hounds

For any band, it's terrifyingly easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially in a city as vast as Chicago. Setting yourself apart, or even finding kinship with other like-minded acts, are tough tasks with all the booking and promotion that needs to be done. But from the start, it seems The Fox & The Hounds have never had such issues. Self-billed as "Chicago's only burlesque rock n' roll band," the area sextet create seductive and sensual sounds with elements of high-drama classic rock, baroque chamber pop and cabaret-style performance. There truly is nothing like them in the Windy City, and upon the release of their debut album, they're well on their way to making their mark.

Radiant Devices

About the album: “folkINFERNO is not a legend or a myth. It exists somewhere between the burning heart of Mojdeh, the ironworks of Fyodor Sakhnovski’s mechanized brain and the unstoppable force of Mason Payne on drums. This well-oiled machination achieves completion after a masterly techno upgrade from Nick Webster.
On tracks like Statement Of, Mojdeh’s haunting female vocals scale over back to bass-ics riffing and the percussive abuse of metal percussion including a propane tank, a satellite dish and a post driver. A few of the songs on the album, like A Need to (Deepen) and Of The People feature brighter guitaring and a certain sweetness but on the whole, this is a poetic exploration of rage and lament.
Recommended tracks include: Something Stronger, Statement Of, Of the People and Fever 103.” - Mackenzie Wilson.

About the band: Bringing together elements of experimental pop, industrial and folk traditions, Chicago’s eclectic »radiant devices« seek to explore non-traditional sounds and arrangements, pairing metal percussion with downtempo synths and punk energy. Frontwoman, Mojdeh, shifts between rich sung vocals and spoken word commonly exploring a range of social and personal topics. In the words of CJ Laity ( "When I think of Mojdeh performing her poetry into a bullhorn, I think of a female Jello Biafra."

"...nothing short of refreshing and daringly creative...whatever the classification, the sound comes off as a gumbo rich with a dash of spoken word, jazz, ambient beats, and hard rock..." - Loud Loop Press

Just a few artists that »radiant devices« has shared the stage with: Saul Williams, Chevelle, Elzhi (of Slum Village), Sorne, and Making Movies.

Shelley Miller and the BCC

Shelley Miller and the BCC make music to rip the curtains between darkness and light. Hard, delicate, sinewy, soulful music, music driven as much by Miller's skin-of-your-teeth storytelling as by the band's carefully-crafted guitar lines and shake-your-teeth noise. Think Radiohead by way of Neko Case by way of Thurston Moore by way of Wilco by way of rusty bicycles and midnight thunderstorms and beer and sobriety and too much coffee and not enough sleep.
Since forming last summer, SMBCC (Shelley Miller on vocals/guitar/piano, Christopher Elam on guitar/piano, Chris Geisler on bass and Brennen Choinard on drums) have played Double Door, City Winery, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Their first EP and their first single are both slated for release this summer.

DJ Max Abstrax

Max Davis aka Max Abstrax is a Chicago DJ and music producer. With decades on the decks, his sets are dance floor precision... and all over the place. With endless hours playing at loft parties and basements, to big rooms like the Double Door, Concord Music Hall, and SmartBar, the sounds are meant to combine and surprise. He is thrilled to follow a talented and inspiring Hideout Halloween live lineup. Let's keep things weird and funky til dawn (or when they kick us out)!


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