COSMIC COUNTRY SHOWCASE
2018 - present
Howdy! This cult-hit is an homage to country variety shows like Grand Ole Opry with an extraterrestrial-psychedelic twist. A diverse group of guest vocalists, who you may not otherwise find singing country classics, sing some covers with the band. Some of the best names in Chicago alt-comedy and other variety acts are showcased, as well as a headliner who does a set of their original cosmic country. This show is co-produced with Dorian Gehring.
2015 - present
The monthly experimental series focused on cutting-edge performers and artists. Often breaking the traditional rules and structures of shows, the first two years of the series' life was spent reimagining the Hideout as a space until the shows called for a larger floorspace for the audience. The series debuted a new collaboration of Hieroglyphic Being and Chicago's top improvisors including Angel Bat Dawid, the rarely seen Chikamorachi & Jeff Tweedy ensemble, and cornerstone events like Moor Mother and ONO first time playing on the same bill in Chicago. Now in its sixth year the series also curates progressive dance artists during "Midnight Resonance". These events are co-curated with Ben Billington.