Tonight, The Hideout will be hosting a book release party for 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: The Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan. Even if you don't recognize the name, if you've been to any local rock venue within the last 10 years, I almost guarantee you know Ryan's work. If you need to refresh your memory, check out yesterday's extensive article about Ryan in the Sun-Times, or browse through his poster galleries at www.thebirdmachine.com.
The book release party starts at 8pm and will also feature readings by Joe Meno and Todd Dills, plus live musical perfromances from Bottomless Pit and PAL. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, near the corner of North and Elston.