October 24-26, 2008
Cost: $12 per day, $30 for a 3-day pass (also includes entrance to secret show/party on Thursday, October 23). Purchase tickets at hideoutchicago.com or earsandeyesfestival.com.
What to expect: This aural (ears) and visual (eyes) experience brings together local, national and international talent in music, visual and film arts for three nights at the Hideout. This year's performers include The Eternals, Eleventh Dream Day, Parts & Labor, Algernon, Mike Reed's People, Places & Things and others.
Additional info: Each night will open with a commissioned piece, composed by local experimental musicians. The "lab ensemble" will consist of several prominent improvisers in the Chicago area including, Caroline Davis, James Davis, Matthew Golombisky, David Keller, CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn and Jason Stein, among others. Want a preview? WNUR 89.3FM has agreed to host ears&eyes Festival artists on its AirPlay show, Oct. 18th and 25th, 5-7 p.m., with live on-air performances.
There will be a secret show/party on Thursday, October 23 for artists, VIPs and those with three-day passes.