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Hideout Goes to D.C.

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 17, 2008 5:38PM

2008_12__obama_biden.jpgThe huge banner containing an image of President-elect Barack Obama and makes it pretty obvious that Hideout's owners and staff were pretty vocal supporters of the dude when he was running for office and are tickled pink that he's about to take the reins.

So it's no surprise that they want to get in on the inauguration day festivities! To that end they've teamed up with Interchange, chartered a few buses and are packing in some of their favorite musicians to play a pre-inauguration party called The Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change at The Black Cat in Washington D.C. January 19. So far the performers include Tortoise, Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Ken Vandermark, Freakwater, Icy Demons and Judson Claiborne ... though you can bet there will be some special guests announced as the date draws closer.

Get your $50 tickets after 4 p.m. today at either The Black Cat's site or head on down and pick them up directly from Hideout. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Chicago Public Schools marching bands program and the Future of Music Coalition.

Hot damn, this is gonna be a helluva party!

UPDATE: Andrew bird has been added to the line-up.