Minneapolis in Chicago: The Alarmists at The Hideout
Download: The Alarmists - "Hired Gun"
The Hideout is widely regarded as being one of the best venues to see live music in Chicago. As a Chicagoan, I can tell you that the reputation is duly justified. Hopefully, MPLS bands that play in the Windy City will find that out for themselves by stopping by the venerable Chicago institution. Tonight, The Alarmists happen to be the group that will have the privilege of playing the intimate Wabansia ave. watering hole. The psychedelic alt-rock quintet will be opening for Judson Claiborne and Ezra Furman and the Harpoons at a 21+ show that will cost you $8 bucks. Be sure to get there at 8:30, as that is when the band goes on.
Oh, and if you have the time, stop by Stanley's if you need any fruits and vegetables of any kind. By far, one of Chicago's hidden (well, until now) treasures, and only about half-a-block west of The Hideout. Trust me on this, you'll love it.
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*Full Disclosure: A writer for this blog has recently worked publicity for The Alarmists. Their mention in this blog is in no way due to favoritism, nor should be viewed as an endorsement, per se.