Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ted Leo Goes To Washington

Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration in DC is fast approaching, and that also means that The Hideout presented Big Shoulders Ball is coming up as well! The lineup was already stacked, but since the initial announcement, there have been some big additions: Andrew Bird (who will likely be playing material from his much anticipated Noble Beast--out on Inauguration Day) was added shortly after the announcement, and now Ted Leo (on Chicago's Touch and Go label) has joined the party. The Hideout is calling him their "ambassador" to DC since they say The Black Cat his "home club." Author and U of C alum Thomas Frank ("The Wrecking Crew," "What's the Matter with Kansas," The Baffler) has also been added as a special guest, and The Hideout promises that there's still more to come. If you're even thinking about going to the Capital for the Inauguration, I'd get my hands on these tickets fast because they're bound to sell out.

The Big Shoulders Ball takes place the night before the inauguration (Monday, January 19) at The Black Cat in Washington DC (1811 14th St. NW WDC 20009). Tickets are $50. You can get them from The Black Cat's website, or pick them up in person at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433.

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