Hideout co-owner Tim Tuten is headed to our nation’s capital next month to work for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Among his responsibilities will be coordinating events and school visits for Duncan.

Tuten, who’s worked for the Chicago Public Schools for almost 23 years–he began teaching high school in 1986 and joined the administrative staff in 2005–says there’s a saying at his bar: “Nobody ever quits at the Hideout, they just go on tour.” Though he’ll be looking for an apartment in D.C., his wife, Katie, will remain in Chicago, and he says he’ll be back often. So never fear: there’s still a chance you’ll be subject to, or the subject of, one of his endless band introductions in the near future. 

Today’s playlist:

Ingrid Laubrock with Liam Noble & Tom Rainey, Sleep Thief (Intakt)
Shugo Tokumaru, Exit (Ag/Star Time)
Kris Davis, Rye Eclipse (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Heartless Bastards, The Mountain (Fat Possum)
Lucía Pulido, Luna Menguante (Adventure Music)