3519 El Cajon Blvd has had many music venue faces over the years, and it’s the Hideout that has crafted a great formula for entertainment there. Somewhere between a woodsy mountain cabin feel, and a hidden speakeasy vibe, the Hideout’s fun ranges from Pants Karaoke Sundays, to Trivia Thursdays, and live music on weekends. With talented bartenders and friendly neighbors, the Hideout is a great bar to be in any day of the week.
This weekend the Hideout is hosting a special event alongside its weekend music lineup. On behalf of the charity Mama’s Kitchen, Sounds in San Diego, San Diego Young Philanthropists, and Owl and Bear are bringing a holiday food drive to the Hideout. And for every non-perishable food item brought in between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., receive a $1-off drink ticket that is redeemable all night. Take advantage of this generous offer by arriving early with a stack of food cans, or some PB & J, and stay all night for the music events Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend, December 19-21. Friday and Saturday have a $5 cover after 9 p.m.
At 9p.m. Friday night, the Hideout features Hip Hop Roots. Originating in Las Vegas, and spreading along the west cost, Hip Hop Roots brings a wide array of dj’s, emcees, graffiti artists, beat-boxers, b-boys, & more! This is a street groove that can’t be beat.
On Saturday, the Hideout is hosting a line-up of local bands for indie music lovers and dancing soles to adore. And these bloggers have before!
The opening act, Gloomsday, has received much love here at Sounds in San Diego. This duo layers a reverberating garage rock sound with an intense San Diego double overhead surfer punk vibe. This opening set is a warm follow up to a day in the wintery cold Pacific.
Erik Canzona and the Narrows will headline Saturday night. Erik Canzona stole many souls in the San Diego music scene singing poignant melodies for the Heavy Guilt. And his personal project with the Narrows extends his musical talent into elegant song writing that is simultaneously ethereal and fervently heart gripping.
Here’s my favorite Narrows song, Electric Chair.
And Sunday really is a fun day with “Now That’s What I Call Poetry” at 5 p.m. and “Pants Karaoke” at 9 p.m. The Hideout will also be serving free Luigi’s Pizza after 9p.m.
Since we are so fortunate that a heart felt lyric and rhythmic melody can feed a soul with a full belly, this weekend at the Hideout, we offer an opportunity to help feed those who are hungry. Come, bring along a can of food, celebrate the weekend, and help another. There’s nothing better.