Looks like the Hideout Block Party is starting to come together:
Chicago's Hideout Announces ANDREW BIRD, BLOC PARTY and THE FRAMES,to perform at 11th Annual Hideout Block September 7 and 8.
More bands to be announced.
Friday September 7: London's reining indie kings and Vice recording artists, BLOC PARTY have been festival favorites around the globe since their debut Silent Alarm took the music world by storm in the spring of 2005. Touring in support of their 2007 release, A Weekend in the City, their last Chicago appearance sold out the Congress Theater. Expect an intense and incredibly danceable performance.
Saturday September 8: ANDREW BIRD will headline his new album,Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum) has been receiving rave reviews from around the world. This summer he's had a concert webcast on NPR, appeared on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman Show, and recorded a live video on "Imitosis", live from La Maroquinerie in Paris. His last Chicago appearance sold out the Rivera Theater. The band will play his full 90+ minute set. This will be his only Chicago appearance of the summer and fall.
THE FRAMES one of Ireland's most beloved bands, are having an amazing year. This July while touring the US, their leader Glen Hansard will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly. Then it is straight off to Australia and New Zealand in August where The Frames have beenpersonally invited by Bob Dylan to open for him on his first tour there in four years. The band's most recent album, The Cost, (2007) has received widespread praise, and if that's not enough, the film Once, which stars The Frames frontman Glen Hansard and was directed byone-time Frames bass-player John Carney, won the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic prize at this year's Sundance. The Chicago Tribune gave "Once" four stars, calling it "more emotionally satisfying thanany of the Broadway-to-Hollywood adaptations made in the last 20 years."
$35 two-day passes will be for sale on line at http://www.ticketweb.com/user?region=chicago&query=schedule&venue=hideoutwabansia
Pumped about seeing Andrew Bird somewhere that's NOT the Riviera. Also, though I'm not into the Frames, I heard the movie Glen was in is amazing; can't wait to get it on my Netflix.