Tomorrow night I’ll be taking part in the Hideout Holiday Sale, selling fine art photographic prints alongside many other very talented artists, listed below. Come on by and have a drink; even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on art, there will be a bevy of first rate people to mingle with, and I’ll be there too.
I shot the picture above on Maxwell Street not long before it was completely wiped out.
Hideout Holiday Sale! Tuesday, December 13th, 6PM to 9PM. Free.
1354 W. Wabansia Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
Rock Candy by Helen Tsastos – Exquisite hand-made-in-Chicago jewelry featuring pearls & gems, vintage treasures and original artwork
Sarah Bortt – Hand Maid soaps, lip balm, bath bombs, wallets, cases & purses from truck tire inner tubes plus jewelry
Souldier – Handmade guitar straps and belts
Dollybird – Metalsmith jewelry
Nomadic Ant – Jewelry, leather hip bags, belts
Kiku Handmade – Fused glass jewelry, buckles and house wares
Greg Schultz – Wood fired ceramics
Tim Wood – Wood works
Martha Bayne and Sheila Sachs – Soup & Bread cookbooks, recipe cards
and boxes, aprons, and art prints and knit items
Vera Videnovich – Hand-spun yarn, knit items & homemade preserves
Winter Session – Handmade canvas/upcycled bags, scarves, aprons
Bloodshot Records – All kinds of swag
Jo Snow – Flavored syrups for coffee, snow cones, Italian sodas and
Sarah Steedman – (20th only) Handmade stuffed animals
Petula Bay Frangias – Books, journals and photo albums
Studio Relativity – (13th only) Custom holiday stockings and wine gift bags
Alison True – (13th only) Hand drawn insect décor and proofreader’s marks posters
Chivas Goat Milk Skin Care
Black Dog Gelato
Puffs of Doom
Pleasant Plot CSA
Map to the Hideout
This Friday I’m participating in an exhibit with 9 other photographers. We’re showing photographs depicting life at Chicago’s greatest music venue, the Hideout. I’ll be on WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight tomorrow morning discussing my pictures for this show.
The show is called Scrapbook, and here’s the info:
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 6-11PM
High Concept Labs: 1401 W. Wabansia, Chicago (catercorner from the Hideout)
Featuring photographs by:
And posters from Steve Walters, Alana Bailey, Kathleen Judge…and more!
Two swell dudes; the prolific musician (Mekons, Waco Brothers, Skull Orchard), visual artist, and self-styled “fat Welsh bastard” Jon Langford with Hideout impresario and US Department of Education staff member Tim Tuten. The duo was carousing at the Hideout last weekend at a birthday celebration for the inimitable Sheila Sachs.
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I had a great time at the Mad Decent Block Party Saturday (hosted by the Hideout), shooting for the Reader‘s Photo Pit (due out Thursday). This shot of Maluca crowd surfing is really an outtake, but I noticed something funny going on in the background. There were 30 million cameras in play at any given time, so I guess it’s no surprise that this happened. Panty cannon pics forthcoming.
UPDATE: Derek Erdman will be spinning from his vast collection of Fall records.
Last night I shot these pictures of Lawrence Peters, a contender for the Hardest Working Man in Show Business title (since the G.O.S. has left the planet), who has broken his heel and badly needs some dough to get it fixed and cover other related expenses. There’s a benefit this Saturday at The Hideout . Here’s the lowdown:
Saturday, September 19th, 9 to 11:30pm
The Hideout- 1354 W. Wabansia
A Tribute to the Fall
+ Benefit for Lawrence Peters (Lawrence Peters Outfit, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Velcro Lewis Group, Golden Horse Ranch Band, Mar Caribe, Hardscrabble…)
An evening filled with the brilliant music of The Fall as interpreted by local luminaries The Thin Man, Grimble Grumble, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Blasted Diplomats, Dorian Taj, Bleary, Punk Band, and Pritchard. Proceeds will go to Lawrence Peters to cover the many, and surprising expenses of a broken heel (medical bills, living expenses, rehabilitation, medicine, and lots of lost income). Come on out and support this local musical stalwart/ Hideout bartender/ music booker….
A raffle will be held for a print by Jim Newberry, posters by Bob Hartzell, and possible other goods. $8 admission. Don’t miss out!