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Touch and Go Gets the Silver

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 6, 2006 5:41PM

Yesterday local record label Touch and Go announced its plans for a "This Is Your Life"-style 25th Anniversary show that will coincide with the Hideout’s tenth anniversary and its annual block party in September.

2006_04_hideout.jpgFrom September 8th through September 10th, 25 past and present Touch and Go artists will play at the Hideout. So far, nine artists have been announced including Didjits and Scratch Acid (each with all their original members), Enon, Shellac, Calexico and Ted Leo and The Pharmacists (which fulfills the recent City Council ordinance that Ted Leo must play within the Chicago city limits at least once every three months).

Chicagoist is pretty jazzed about this. The Hideout Block Party is always a bit wistful for us as it’s a sign that summer is officially over. But with all the expectations bring placed on the summer’s multi-day, multi-artist fests, this will be a welcome chance for us to sit back and just enjoy some great music without worrying about What It All Means. Plus, they’ll be doing some good as Billboard reports that proceeds will go to “Chicago-based Literacy Works, Tuesday's Child and the Thomas Drummond Elementary School.” Shellac is for the children, bitches.

Touch and Go is advising anyone traveling to Chicago that weekend to book their hotel reservations now as another “nonrelated very large event” means rooms are going fast. It also means you might end up next door to a bunch of drunk Trekkies that weekend (or drunk Germans).