Hideout Block Party to feature the Hold Steady, Superchunk, Neko Case
It would be almost impossible for the Hideout to top last year’s headliner Wilco for its annual Block Party. That said, this year’s lineup is pretty great, too, with the Hold Steady, Superchunk, Neko Case and the Walkmen among the featured acts. The two-day event also will include Chicago soul legend Mavis Staples and the Both (a collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo). Of course what Hideout celebration would be complete without Jon Langford? He’ll be there.
Two-day tickets for the September 6-7 event are on sale now. It’s not clear who will be playing what day or the order of the acts (although it looks like Neko Case and Young the Giant are headliners). The early bird $50 special for both Friday and Saturday appears to be sold out. A two-day pass can now be bought for $60, though. Get tickets here.
UPDATE: The weak link this year appears to be Young the Giant. I’m not sure how the band got a top slot at the Hideout show but it doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the lineup. Otherwise, I’d say it’s still a pretty good variety of acts.