It's only Monday, but it's never too early to start thinking about the weekend. Especially when - just when you thought they were over - your weekend can involve another music festival.
That music festival is the 12th annual Hideout Block Party on September 20 and 21, and it just might be your last hurrah for outdoor music fun in 2008.
The big attractions this year are Neko Case on Saturday and The New Pornographers on Sunday, so technically full-on Neko Case one day and Neko Case to a lesser extent the other day, since she shares vocal duties in The New Pornographers (though both are unique and worth seeing).
From HideoutChicago.com: "One-time Hideout bartender Neko Case will headline both nights of our festival with two very different bands. On Saturday, September 20, Ms. Case will lead her own band, performing her critically acclaimed material spanning her career. She will also break out some new unreleased material from her upcoming album scheduled for spring 2009. This will be the only performance that Neko and her band will play in Chicago this year. On Sunday night, Ms. Case will make an increasingly rare live performance with her increasingly popular 'other' band The New Pornographers. This will also be the only time this year that she has performed with them in Chicago. This is the first and only time that Neko Case has performed with both of her bands, back-to-back in the United States."
Click here to buy two-day passes or single day tickets, and check out the full lineup below.
Hideout Block Party 2008 Performance Schedule
Saturday, September 20
Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra:
Wee Hairy Beasties
Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Plastic People of the Universe
Vieux Farka Toure
Sunday, September 21
Jon Rauhouse Sestet
Honey Boy Edwards & Devil in a Woodpile
The New Pornographers
Hercules and Love Affair DJ set