You may have heard that our town is gonna get pretty wild around inauguration. Factor in the legendary Chicago venue The Hideout bringing kick-ass bands to the Black Cat in D.C., and a raucous party is a given. And we’ll be on hand to make sure.
On Monday, January 19, Chicago’s Hideout Club and Interchange are bringing some of the finest musical talent in the Windy City right here to Washington, DC. “The Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change” features such incredible Chicago-based artists as Andrew Bird, Tortoise, Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Ken Vandermark, Freakwater, Icy Demons and Judson Claiborne, plus special guests to be announced. (FMC Deputy Director Jean Cook will also be playing with one or more bands!)
Proceeds from this amazing show will go to the Chicago Public Schools marching bands program and FMC. Tickets are $50, and available at the Black Cat and Ticketmaster. A show like this is certain to sell out very quickly, so grab yours now!
You’ll also get to play dress-up! Ball-goers are encouraged (but not required) to wear vintage, thrift-store, hand-me-down and ex-bridesmaid formal attire. New administration aside, this is a rock show.
We’d also like to take a moment here and recognize how incredibly awesome the Hideout is, as a venue and as a group of people. In addition to their regular venue schedule that includes some of today’s best indie rock, bluegrass and jazz, they organize an annual Hideout Block Party that attracts thousands of music lovers to Chicago. They’ve also played host to FMC’s own events and have actively worked to spread the word about FMC in the Chicago community.
We’d love to celebrate this incredible moment with you. There’s plenty of work to be done in 2009, but before we roll up our sleeves, let’s take a night to party with some incredible music and great company. Hope to see you there!
The Hideout Presents: The Big Shoulders Ball
Monday, January 19, 2009
The Black Cat
1811 14th Street, Washington DC