Travis Bird and Dan Burke
  • Travis Bird and Dan Burke

Dan Burke, best known as the sole constant member of the group Illusion of Safety, has been a fixture on Chicago’s experimental music scene for decades, and along the way he’s worked to support fellow musicians, both by drafting young, inexperienced players like Jim O’Rourke into his band and by releasing other folks’ material through his Complacency label—he was the first guy with the foresight and good taste to put out records by Cheer-Accident.

His curatorial side gets another airing via an excellent new vinyl-only release called Offstrings. Burke is one of four guitarists on the collection, and all of them will be performing tonight at the Hideout in celebration of the release.