Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chicago bands to celebrate Obama inauguration with show in D.C.

A group of Chicago musicians will head to Washington, D.C. in January to play a special show to celebrate the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

The show, dubbed "The Big Shoulders Inauguration Ball," will take place on January 19, the eve of the inauguration, at The Black Cat in D.C. It was organized by local rock club the Hideout and Interchange, a volunteer group that encourages political involvement through underground art.

Performers on the bill, almost entirely Chicago-focused, include Andrew Bird, The Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford, Tortoise, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Icy Demons, Sally Timms, Freakwater and Judson Claiborne. Additional special guests are yet to be announced.

The organizers describe the event as a "celebration of citizen politics, independent music and Windy City civic pride."

Tickets cost $50 and are available here or at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chicago Public Schools Marching Band Program and The Future of Music Coalition.The Hideout has chartered two buses to transport "performers, staff, friends and participants in its GOTV activities to the DC area and back."

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