The Lawrencian Calendar for November and beyond
Friday the 8th- Eiren Caffall with Caroline Smith, and Promised Land Sound at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). We're starting the show, at 10pm, with a 30 minute set. Should be a fancy time, and we're debuting two new songs. Its also your next chance to pick up a copy of the new and excellent Eiren Caffall record, the first one to make it to vinyl, and there are only 250 of em. 10pm. $10 cover.
Saturday the 9th- I'll be spinning records with Cale Arthur at the Umbrella Music Festival, at Constellation (3111 N. Western Ave.). Live sets by Amina Claudine Myers, Russ Johnson Quartet, and Anthony Davis/Mark Dresser Duo. Cale and I will go table-to-table, in our ongoing game of musical one-upmanship, spinning before, between, and after the live sets. Dance grooves will commence after the live show. 9pm. $20 cover.
Sunday the 10th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band brings it all to The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.), for a couple sets of country goodness. 8pm. No cover.
Monday the 11th- Record release for new The Velcro Lewis Group album Open The Sky. The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.). Enjoy the danceable and the grotesque, with Ludus Lovestyle and Lovely Little Girls and then shake it all out with a glorious Velcro Lewis Group set. Well have the freshly pressed vinyl, and it is so fine. Check out this review, for some choice guidance on the matter. 9pm. No cover.
Tuesday the 12th- If you missed the 2003 release of the now classic Songs: OHIA- Magnolia Electric Company album, the first time around, you can score a ten-year-anniversary pressing, today, at any ol record store. Click here if you dont understand what this has to do with things Lawrencian. A reunion show is coming together for Saturday, January 11th, at the Hideout. Details when I have them.
Friday the 15th- Im playing a coupla sets with my good buddy Matt Gandurski, and Leadfoot Steve, at the Honky Tonk BBQ (18th and Racine). Thrill to the think-on-your-feet loose and wild sounds. There will likely be some washboard, so get your shots. 7:30pm. No cover.
Saturday the 16th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band at Skokie Library (5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL.). Get yer fine selves out to the far north side, for some gen-u-wine square dancing. Bring yer feets, and your listening caps, and well do the rest. 2pm. No cover.
Wednesday the 27th- Im spinning the Mutant Hit Parade at The Owl (2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Lotsa tuff jams, tite rockers, choice stompers, and sweet sounds for you pre-holiday party peoples. Please come keep me company in this DJ death march, from 10pm to 3:45am. There may be dancing. No cover.
Monday the 2nd- Tape release for Plastic Crimewave Sounds final album- The Oblivion Programme (on Priority Male Records). Crimey and I are the only original members, with that dark and murky final lineup of Adam Krakow, John Brearley, and Betty Eo, and the record includes many guest freaks. The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.). With ONO and Toupee 9pm. No cover.
Friday the 13th- The Velcro Lewis Groups Holiday Show at the Liars Club (1665 W. Fullerton). Details t.b.a., but you know it will be classy.
Saturday the 14th- The music of Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas performed live by Eiren Caffall, Ari Bolles, Matt Gandurski, Zach Parker, me, and more, at The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia). This was such a good time, last year, that we had to do it again. Well start off with the holiday jangle of The Tiny Cover Band and Adventure Sandwich will do their thing in the first set. The Velcro Lewis Group will freak you out as the River Bottom Nightmare Band, and The Nightingale Theater will screen outtakes from the original video. 7pm and 10pm, both shows family friendly. $10 for adults, $7 for kids.
Friday the 20th- The Lawrence Peters Outfits triumphant return to the California Clipper (1002 N. California Ave., at Augusta). Dig in for 3 sets of un-ruined country music, and consider the idea of dancing. 10pm to 1:30am. Free.
See you at everything!