WBEZ | Hideout http://www.wbez.org/tags/hideout Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Funny Ha-Ha: The Triumphant Return is tonight http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/funny-ha-ha-triumphant-return-tonight-105660 <p><p>I am writing this post from the distant past. Will there be snow tonight? Did the storm miss us? It&#39;s really irrelevant because you are coming out tonight to the return of Chicago&#39;s favorite literary humor reading series!</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/FunnyHaHaTriumphant-Med.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Also, unrelated but still awesome, I conducted a Random Roles interview with <em>Freaks And Geeks</em>&#39; Linda Cardellini for the AV Club <a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/linda-cardellini-freaks-and-geeks-er-voiceover,92761/#comment-807255736">which you may enjoy. </a></div></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/funny-ha-ha-triumphant-return-tonight-105660 Lone Star Swing Band resurrects obscure Scottish musician http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-03/lone-star-swing-band-resurrects-obscure-scottish-musician-96091 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-03/CST_LongGoneLonesome_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Scottish country-blues musician Duncan McLean joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about his group, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/lonestarswing" target="_blank">Lone Star Swing Band</a>, and their involvement in the intimate concert production, "Long Gone Lonesome."</p><p>Criss Henderson, executive producer at <a href="http://www.chicagoshakes.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Shakespeare Theater</a>, also joined the conversation. Shakespeare Theater collaborated with the <a href="http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/" target="_blank">National Theatre of Scotland</a> on the production.</p><p>The Lone Star Swing Band is performing several sold-out shows at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">The Hideout</a> through Saturday. He performed--and yodeled!--some of his songs in-studio at WBEZ.</p></p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-03/lone-star-swing-band-resurrects-obscure-scottish-musician-96091 Weekly Guide: 'The Interview Show's' Mark Bazer gets Chicago off the couch http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/weekly-guide-interview-shows-mark-bazer-gets-chicago-couch-93770 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-04/63-atlg.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Late-night TV offers an easy way into the weekend--stay up a little later, catch up with all the latest celebrity action, whatever. Lucky for Chicagoans,&nbsp; some of that probing late-night interview style was already in their city--but it requires getting off the couch. <a href="http://www.markbazer.com/2011/09/12/the-interview-show-back-to-brooklyn/" target="_blank"><em>The Interview Show</em></a> is a monthly live event at The <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">Hideout</a> in Chicago. Host <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer" target="_blank">Mark Bazer</a> sits down with local celebs and taste makers to find out what makes them tick. Bazer is also one of the WBEZ bloggers. Friday, he joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> as the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/search/apachesolr_search/weekly%20guide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guide</em></a>.<br> &nbsp;</p><p>Bazer's picks include:</p><p><strong>Friday:</strong></p><p>He will head over to <a href="http://chicagofalafel.com/" target="_blank">Sultan's Market</a> for falafel before heading to his second pick.</p><p>At 6:30 p.m. he will host The Interview Show at The Hideout.&nbsp;</p><p>Then, he'll be sticking around The Hideout to see the band <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/70173/" target="_blank">Baby Teeth</a> perform at 10 p.m.</p><p><strong>Saturday:</strong><br> He is grabbing a bite to eat at <a href="http://www.depotamericandiner.com/" target="_blank">The Depot American Diner</a>:</p><p>Then at 8 p.m. it's off to the <a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/ParkWest/Concerts.aspx" target="_blank">Park West</a> to see <a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/ParkWest/ConcertDetails.aspx?ConcertId=4587" target="_blank">Michael Ian Black</a>.</p><p><strong>Sunday</strong>:<br> Reading <a href="http://alexshakar.com/books/luminarium" target="_blank"><em>Luminarium</em></a>, by Alex Shakar:<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/weekly-guide-interview-shows-mark-bazer-gets-chicago-couch-93770 Photographer Jim Newberry captures Chicago's independent music scene http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-22/photographer-jim-newberry-captures-chicagos-independent-music-scene-9232 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-22/Newberry Hideout cropped.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">The Hideout’s</a> indelible aura comes from its owners, patrons and the many musicians who have taken its stage. For those who missed the magical moments--there's hope! Thankfully, many photographers captured some of the small moments that made the venue so special.</p><p>On Friday, Sept. 23 - the eve of the annual <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/54181/" target="_blank">Block Party</a> - Chicagoans will have the opportunity to see some of the photos as <a href="http://www.highconceptlaboratories.org/" target="_blank">High Concept Labs</a> hosts a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153083768115376" target="_blank">photo retrospective</a> of the Hideout. The show will feature the work of various artists, including <a href="http://www.jimnewberry.com/" target="_blank">Jim Newberry</a> – a man who has made a name capturing Chicago’s independent music scene.<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span><em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>recently sat down with Newberry at his studio in Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Music Button: Diane Izzo, "Horse of Diana" from the album One (Sugar Free Records)</em></p></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-22/photographer-jim-newberry-captures-chicagos-independent-music-scene-9232 15 years of music and block parties at The Hideout http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-22/15-years-music-and-block-parties-hideout-92316 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-22/hideout people.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">The Hideout</a> may hide in the midst of an industrial park, but it's teeming with Chicago music history. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the music venue and bar celebrates its 15<sup>th</sup> anniversary under its current owners. Once again they’ll be holding their popular Block Party. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> music reporter Althea Legaspi met up with co-owners Tim and Katie Tuten, who shared their memories and why they thought their little bar is a giant gem for Chicago.</p><p>Hideout’s 15th Block Party runs Saturday just outside the venue at 1354 West Wabansia in Chicago.</p><p><em>Music Button: Andrew Bird, "Two Way Action" from the album The Swimming Hour (Rykodisc/Rhino)</em></p><p>Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy hilariously covered The Black Eyed Peas, “I Got a Feeling,” at a recent book release party at the Hideout. It was for Dan Sinker, the man behind the fake Rahm Emanuel Twitter feed that was made into a book: Not your standard event; not your standard venue. Whether a wedding or an unexpected music performance like Tweedy’s, patrons get it at the Hideout.</p><p>The club sits off the beaten path. It’s easy to miss, tucked between factories and a fleet of city trucks. You won’t find a sign outside, either. That’s part of its charm. Inside you might stumble on an intimate, surprising performance: a Sun Ra tribute featuring Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Jon Brion in a rare Chicago club performance and The New Pornographers first Chicago show. Legends like Honeyboy Edwards and Fred Anderson celebrated their final birthdays there. It’s also where artists have booked their very first show.</p><p>Jon Langford plays with various bands like Mekons and Waco Brothers. He said he gets excited seeing it through other artists’ eyes.</p><p>“I took Robin Hitchcock in there one night and he just stood. He just stood. Stood in the front bar and looked into the room with the fairy lights and he was kinda visibly moved by what a crazy little environment the Hideout is,” Langford said.</p><p>And that inclusive, casual “everybody’s welcome” feeling had roots at Hideout long before husband and wife Tim and Katie Tuten, with brothers Mike and Jim Hinchsliff, bought the place in October of 1996.</p><p>“My father was a regular here and he did business with a company across the street, International Steele and he would never tell me where the bar was located,” Katie explained. “And it was great when I walked into the bar and there was eight guys and sitting here and two of which were my fathers friends and they were like, ‘Oh no! She found us,’” she remembered.</p><p>The Hideout stayed on their radar.</p><p>“We’d come to the bar to Hideout probably a couple times a year and we would say to the owners, ‘You should do this or you should do that.’ And then the husband passed away and the wife approached us and said, ‘Well do you want to buy the bar? If so you know it’s available,” Katie said. “And we thought, ‘Gosh, we don’t know anything about this.’ But we loved the place and we wanted it to remain a local watering hole for the factories and the workers in the area,” she continued.</p><p>The building itself holds a lot of history. The front part of the balloon-frame house was built in 1890 and was once called a squatter’s house. The back part of the Hideout was built in the ‘50s. When Katie and Tim began working on it, Katie said they unearthed great relics from Chicago’s past.</p><p>“There was a phone, a secret phone behind the bar. Supposedly there was $500 hidden somewhere in the Hideout. So they had gone to the track one day, and had a good winning and they stashed it somewhere, we never did find the money,” Katie said.</p><p>“We found a lot of old sheet music and old photographs.” Tim added, “The 26 raffle cards.”</p><p>“Oh yeah, there used to be something in city of Chicago called the 26 Girls,” Katie explained.</p><p>“And basically in those days women didn’t go to taverns, so you’d have one or two foxy looking women who would roll dice and the men would I guess bet against them…” “single women,” Tim said.</p><p>“Yes, single women,” Katie said. “And so you’d roll dice against them and if you won you’d win drink tickets, so we found all those old drink tickets, so that was pretty cool.”</p><p>Hideout was not known for live music before Katie and Tim took over. But they were music fans and initially they brought bands in to play the front of the bar. Tim said the current performance space, in the back, evolved in time.</p><p>“There was no stage, it was a flat floor. Robbie Fulks played that summer of 1997 at three in the afternoon and he did a benefit for a girl that was riding to MN for an AIDS ride. And then he told other people too, then Honeyboy played that fall, we still didn’t have a stage,” Tim said. “We built an 8 x8 foot riser that we just had floating back there. We didn’t have a sound system, bands had to bring their own equipment. And then basically musicians would come, they’d play on our floor and say, ‘You should make a stage, I can show you how to do that,’” he remembered.</p><p>And from there it was a community affair. Artists and club friends from Fitzgeralds in Berwyn and the former Lounge Ax in Chicago’s Lincoln Park pitched in with advice and helped get the space ready for music. After a couple of years, the room was complete. Word of mouth among bands helped bolster the booking in the early days.</p><p>Nat Ward’s been working at Hideout for 13 years and said the environment is what attracts loyalty from staff, bands and patrons alike.<br> “It’s kinda home, after a while the Hideout – it’s about bar, it’s about rock and it’s about drinking, but it’s really about these are my weird, screwed-up bar family,” Ward said.</p><p>Katie and Tim work full-time jobs outside Hideout. Katie works in the non-profit sector, and Tim is in D.C. working with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Often their day jobs intersect with events at Hideout, including this weekend’s annual Block Party.</p><p>This year’s Block Party benefits Rock for Kids, Literacy Works, and Drummond and Oscar Mayer Elementary schools. And of course you can catch some of the acts that made Hideout what it is today. Artists like Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird, Jon Langford, Booker T. Jones,&nbsp; The Eternals, Chances Dances and many more.</p><p>In recent times, the city saw an explosion of new venues and bars. And the Tuten’s admitted the competition has affected business. But Katie said, though they have evolved organically, the Hideout transcends trends and that’s what makes them vital.</p><p>“It is defined by the people who come here. As my father always reminded me, ‘You don’t own the bar, we do. One beer at a time.’ And I think we’re very cognizant of that,” Katie said. “And I think that we’re just kind of the keepers of the house, and the community itself will define who we are and what we’ll become.”</p><p>Hideout Block Party takes place on Saturday, September 24.</p><p><strong>Music featured (in order of appearance)</strong></p><p>Jeff Tweedy live during Dan Sinker’s fake @mayoremanuel book release party, cover of Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”<br> Jon Langford, “Last Count” featuring Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, from the release Skull Orchard Revisited (Bloodshot)</p><p>Booker T. Jones, “Walking Papers” from the release The Road From Memphis (Anti-/Epitaph)</p><p>Mavis Staples “Eyes on the Prize” from the release Live: Hope at the Hideout (Anti-)</p><p>The Eternals “Can You See The Fires” from the release Approaching the Energy Field (Addenda/Submarine)</p><p>Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire “Two Way Action” from the release The Swimming Hour (Rykodisc)<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-22/15-years-music-and-block-parties-hideout-92316 The Hideout owners talk cops who love Thurston Moore, the perils of owning a bar and their 15th anniversary http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-09-22/hideout-owners-talk-cops-who-love-thurston-moore-perils-owning-bar-and-th <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-22/Iron &amp; Wine at Hideout_Flickr_Joshua Mellin.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com">The Hideout</a> is the best bar/music venue in Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p>OK, I'm biased, as that's where we do <em>The Interview Show</em>. But I don't think I'm alone in my opinion. For those who don't know The Hideout, this description from the bar's website explains the place far better than I ever could:&nbsp;</p><p>"It’s where Jack White threw up in the alley, due to a terrible flu, taped up a black and white bed sheet behind Meg’s drum set, put on some red polyester pants, and then flew onstage and played his pants off. It’s where Phantom Planet filmed their first low budget video for 'California' which became the theme song for some cancelled TV 'dramedy.' It’s where Robin Hitchcock got drunk on red wine and sang classic rock covers with local power trio kings Mr. Rudy Day. It’s where Joe McFee, Ken Vandermark, Areyellah Ra and their friends will blast out Free Jazz every Wednesday night. . . . It is the place where bands play their first shows ever. It is where they come back, in another band later. It is where they play in nine different bands in ten years. It is a community where every bartender, door person and sound tech is in a band. Where no one quits, they just go on tour."</p><p>This Saturday, The Hideout celebrates 15 years with its annual block party. As long as you forget that 24 hours beforehand, the parking lot where you'll be hanging out was filled with garbage trucks, it beats the zillion other block parties in the city hands down. This year, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Jon Langford and White Mystery are among the performers.</p><p>Here, the four owners of The Hideout, Tim and Katie Tuten and&nbsp;Jim and Mike Hinchsliff, talk everything Hideout and, in a very Hideout moment, buy everyone a shot.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/363DO5Jm_yI" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-09-22/hideout-owners-talk-cops-who-love-thurston-moore-perils-owning-bar-and-th An ode to blenders of yore http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-08-25/ode-blenders-yore-91068 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-August/2011-08-26/bazer blender.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Is there a household appliance more useful, more pleasurable, more giving than the blender?</p><p>No, there is not.</p><p>Yes, the vacuum cleaner deserves our admiration and our gratitude (plus, if you're like me, it's impossible to pass by a vacuum-store window without stopping to stare in awe at the cold beauty of the various cleaners, lined up like robot soldiers).</p><p>And the toaster is an obvious necessity, but the result — toast — isn't going to set anyone's world on fire. Unless the toaster is on the fritz, which it usually is.</p><p>What's left? The electric can opener? It's largely pointless, only significant because it calls to mind the innocent days when Americans had the space and money to embrace machines that saved us even from performing easy tasks like opening cans.</p><p>But the blender is truly a force for good, a uniter, a co-mingler. Before there was Facebook, there were blenders.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-26/bazer blendersmall.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 536px; " title=""></p><p>Blenders make possible babies' meals and make palatable summer neighborhood cocktail parties. Blenders make me like fruit.</p><p>There are the aesthetics — the solid base, the slightly curved jar and all those little buttons that, c'mon, do the exact same thing. Puree, whip, mix, the blender promises us, while secretly laughing to itself.</p><p>There's power it imbues in us — one press of "frappe" and you simultaneously destroy and create.</p><p>And there's the result — food free of the arduous task of chewing.</p><p>The microwave makes us less interested in cooking, makes our food taste a little worse. The waffle maker will be used once and take up room until your yard sale 40 years from now.</p><p>Only the blender makes us better.</p><p>But the blender, like so many other (but less-worthwhile) manufactured goods, is Under Attack.</p><p>We purchased a blender less than a year ago. It wasn't inexpensive. It wasn't made in China. It came with promises. I thought about donating my teeth to science.</p><p>We brought the blender home and showed our children. "This is your blender. Never touch it."</p><p>And we began to blend: smoothies and peas (for the baby) and a lime-sherbet freeze my mom years ago coaxed out of a Friendly's ("Where Ice Cream Makes the Meal") employee.</p><p><em>Some lime sherbet, some seltzer water, some vanilla syrup, some milk. Blend.</em></p><p>And then, mid-blend, with guests over, it busted. Our guests licked up the lime-sherbet freeze off the floor, but it wasn't the same.</p><p>The details of the malfunction don't matter; you don't bring your blender into the blender repair shop anymore.</p><p>And so for weeks, we didn't blend. We lined up the ingredients of our smoothies on the counter and ate them individually, trying to mix them as quickly as we could in our mouths.</p><p>But then an innocent conversation with mom led to a spectacular discovery: The blender of my youth — the Osterizer Imperial Ten — lived! It was in her basement, 30-plus years of blending behind it and ready for more action.</p><p>The thing has got to be 15 pounds -- solid metal base, thick glass jar, buttons that take some dedication to press all the way down. It was born in Milwaukee.</p><p>It's the blender of countless decaf coffee milkshakes my mom made me in high school that she told me had caffeine when I had to stay up late to study.</p><p>It's the blender of some crème de menthe ice cream concoction my parents would make after the fondue had been all eaten.</p><p>It's the blender to finally turn me into a full-blown (but happy) "They don't make 'em like they used to" curmudgeon.</p><p>And it's the blender to show the rest of the newer appliances in my home how it's done. As long as the baby doesn't mind a little bit of rust in his peas.</p><h3 style="color:red;">IN OTHER NEWS ...</h3><p><em>The Interview Show</em> is back at The Hideout next Friday, Sept. 2, and I have the poster to prove it.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-25/20110902-bazer-poster-for-web.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 541px; " title=""></p></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-08-25/ode-blenders-yore-91068 Video: Rapper Psalm One's appearance on 'The Interview Show' http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-07-25/video-rapper-psalm-ones-appearance-interview-show-89587 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-26/Psalm One_Flickr_Brodie Adler.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It's been a while since Chicago rapper Psalm One's acclaimed Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, <em>The Death of Frequent Flyer</em> — "My record label wants <em>The Miseducation of Psalm One</em>, and we're going to make it for them," she says —&nbsp;&nbsp;but in the meantime there's been no shortage of her music. Psalm One put out three online mixtapes last year as part of her <em>Woman@Work</em> series, and you can find her latest track, "Juke Me," from the forthcoming <em>Get in the Van Vol. 3</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://psalmone.bandcamp.com/track/juke-me">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Psalm One stopped by <em>The Interview Show</em> recently to talk about her career, growing up in Chicago, her love of the "idea of Oprah" and more. She's performing at The Hideout Sept. 2. Video is below.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m8W5GW_O_e8" width="505" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p>And the next Interview Show is Friday, Aug. 5, at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com">The Hideout</a>, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $8. Guests will be:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.wtfpod.com/">MARC MARON</a>, comedian and host of "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast</li><li><a href="http://www.bloodshotrecord%E2%80%8Bs.com/artist/jon-langford">JON LANGFORD</a>, founding member of Mekons, Waco Brothers, New CD/Book "Skull Orchard Revisted"</li><li><wbr><a href="http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/music/node/24664">LAWRENCE PETERS</a>, leader of the Lawrence Peters Outfit, Debut CD "What You Been Missin'" and the Hardest-Working Country Musician in Chicago.</li><li><a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop%E2%80%8B.org/">JAMES O'SHEA</a>, author of "The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers" and editor of the Chicago News Cooperative.</li></ul><p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr></p><p><wbr></p><p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr></p></p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-07-25/video-rapper-psalm-ones-appearance-interview-show-89587 Steve Dawson returns to the stage with a little help from his friends http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/steve-dawson-returns-stage-little-help-his-friends <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Steve Dawson flickr k miller.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://stevedawsonmusic.com/">Steve Dawson</a> is a very busy guy. When he&rsquo;s not playing in his band <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dollyvarden.com/">Dolly Varden</a>, he&rsquo;s teaching songwriting at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/">Chicago&rsquo;s Old Town School of Folk Music</a>. When he&rsquo;s not teaching, he records and produces other people&rsquo;s music. Somewhere in between all of that, he&rsquo;s hard at work on his solo musical project.<br /><br />Friday night, he&rsquo;s performing at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/">Hideout</a> in Chicago with some of the well known local musicians featured on his latest album <em>I Will Miss the Trumpets and the Drums</em>. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> talked with him last year and Dawson said that for as long as he can remember, he&rsquo;s enjoyed working alone.</p></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/steve-dawson-returns-stage-little-help-his-friends DJ Series: John Ciba of East of Edens Soul Express swings by to spin some soul http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/dj-series-john-ciba-east-edens-soul-express-swings-spin-some-soul <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Picture 019.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Soul is back on the music scene in a big way. But for more than five years, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.myspace.com/eastofedenssoulexpress">East of Edens Soul Express</a> have been the go-to DJs for soul jams. The DJ duo has played to all kinds of crowds in all kinds of venues - from indie rockers at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/">Hideout</a> to potential donors at a fundraiser for our groove master-in-chief, President Barack Obama.</p><p>&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; hosted a taste of their style all hour long thanks to one half of the Soul Express duo - John Ciba. <br /><br />And John's part of some events this weekend. Saturday, Chicago&rsquo;s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.logan-hardware.com/">Logan-Hardware</a> will re-open as a record store and more. Guest gamer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stevewiebe.com/">Steve Wiebe</a>, star of the acclaimed documentary, &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/">The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters</a>,&quot; will be there too.</p><p>East of Edens Soul Express will begin a new monthly residency, &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mpshows.com/?venue_id=63">Gettin&rsquo; Gritty in the City</a>,&quot; at Panchos in Logan Square.</p><p>By the way WBEZ is hosting its own DJ, spoken word, and hip hop extravaganza this weekend. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-15/winter-block-party">The annual Winter Block Party</a> takes place Saturday.</p><p><strong>DJ&nbsp;John Ciba from East of Edens Soul Express spins a mini-set:</strong><br />Reggie Milner, &quot;Soul Machine&quot;<br />Ralph &quot;Soul&quot; Jackson, Vehicle&quot;<br />Joanne Murray, &quot;You Made Your Bed&quot;<br />J. Hines and Fellows, &quot;Victory Strut&quot;<br />Joe Chopper, &quot;Soul Pusher&quot;<br />Johnny Ross, &quot;Chi-ca-go&quot;<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/dj-series-john-ciba-east-edens-soul-express-swings-spin-some-soul