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The Hideout Announces Return Of Its Annual Block Party

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 25, 2017 9:49PM

The Hideout, photo by Chicagoist Flickr Pool User urbsinhorto1837

The Hideout has announced the lineup for its 21st-annual block party, slated for this coming September.

The Hideout will be hosting the birthday block party celebration Sept. 23 and 24 at its North Side home, with two extra occasions for celebration on the docket: The 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet space satellite, and the 20th anniversary of Chicago's own Electrical Audio Studio.

The full details, below, lay out the festivities in store for each occasion:

On Saturday we will host a Sputnik party. That little Soviet satellite, launched in 1957, just happens to coincide with the birth of a group of friends also in longtime orbit, including Eleventh Dream Day's Rick Rizzo, Skull Orchard's Jon Langford, Antietam's Tara Key, 75 Dollar Bill's Rick Brown, and Condo F*ck's Ira Kaplan, who will all be performing with their bands!

The Sputnik party will launch with Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra (dozens of guitarists filling the street for our annual ritual drone) followed by the Illinois Humanities Crowd-Out-Chicago 2nd Ward Choir, performing an original piece followed by singing a massive “Happy Birthday” to the Hideout, Sputnik, and our sonic spelunking 60 year-olds!

Sunday morning comes early with Steve Albini throwing a 20th Anniversary Party for Electrical Audio Studio! Bands will be banging from high noon to sundown, all in raucous celebration of that little studio on Belmont that has given us so much musical nirvana, (and actually Nirvana!) Confirmed bands include Danielson, Nina Natasia, Screaming Females, Man, or Astroman?, Meat Wave, Shannon Wright, Pinebender, FACS and Mint Mile.

The Hideout is asking attendees to pay a $20 suggestion donation, and proceeds from the block party will support the nonprofit Foundations of Music. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.