264d/1248718241-l_5a924021e54b2995ea99cb30c4ed10bf.jpgThe Hideout‘s annual block party has rapidly become one of the most anticipated music events on Chicago’s summer calendar, but this year it’s scaling back dramatically. In fact they’re not even calling it a block party. On Saturday, September 12, the club will help the local Bloodshot label—long a close collaborator with the Hideout—celebrate its 15th anniversary with a single-day event called the “Bloodshot Beer-B-Q” that will feature some of the label’s most popular artists.

Some, like Alejandro Escovedo (pictured), have signed with other labels, while a couple of old favorites—the Blacks and Moonshine Willy—are reuniting for the occasion. The rest of the lineup consists of the Waco Brothers with Rico Bell, Bobby Bare Jr., the Deadstring Brothers, the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, and Scott H. Biram. Admission is a ten-dollar suggested donation to benefit Rock for Kids and 826 Chicago.

Photo: Mick Rock

Today’s playlist:

Danny Grissett, Form (Criss Cross)
Marcos Sacramento, Na Cabeça (Biscoito Fino)
Kal, Radio Romanista (Asphalt Tango)
Jimmy Hughes, The Best of Jimmy Hughes (Fame)
Travis Shook, Travis Shook (Columbia)