The Lawrencian Calendar for August and beyond...
Thursday the 11th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit opens for The Wu Force at Schubas (3159 N. Southport), as part of the World Music Festival. The Wu Force includes Abigail Washburn (of Uncle Earl), in a trio that combines American and Chinese musical traditions. Should be super weird, so don't miss out. 8pm show. Free admission!
Saturday the 13th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band kicks out a fat set of our kind of country music, with our pals Tangleweed and The Lantern Kickers. The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). We play at 10:45pm, but get there early, and stay late, for the full immersion. Gonna be a ridiculously good time! 9pm start. $8.
Wednesday the 17th- Spinning records with Cale Arthur at the final installment of The Immediate Sound Series. The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). We'll spin early, for the pre-party. Get there by 7pm for the goods.
Thursday the 18th- Spinning country records at the Sportsman's Club (948 N. Western). Get yerslves over to this new spot, and get an earful of country vinyl, plus tasty drinks, and snappy decor. I'll be playing unbelievably choice cuts, including classics, and obscure but brilliant gems of honky tonk, outlaw, bluegrass, countrypolitan, country funk, etc. It's been awhile since I broke out the country goods, so don't let this one pass you by. 10pm to 2am. No cover.
Saturday the 20th- Two shows:
1. The Lawrence Peters Outfit stomps out a solid set of fiery country, for day one of this year's Design Harvest. The Uncanned Music DJs will start it off at noon. We take the stage from 4:45 to 6:15pm, followed by the supa-great Siderunners. Music starts at noon. $5 suggested donation.
2. The Velcro Lewis Group opens for Fishbone. Yes, THE Fishbone. It'll be epic! Martyrs' (3855 N. Lincoln Ave.) The UnGnomes (Jon Langford's son Jimmy's band) start the night off, and DJ Chuck Wren spins records between bands. Yow! $20 for adv. tix, $25 at the door. 9pm start.
Sunday the 21st- The Golden Horse Ranch Band plays a sweet and long set of country music to close out the second day of the Design Harvest. We play from 4:30 to 6pm. The Uncanned Music DJs start it off at noon with much vinyl excellence. $5 suggested donation.
Friday the 26th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit plays-to-win in a rad evening of rootsy sounds with JD Wilkes And The Dirt Daubers. We play at 10:45. Bailey Dee opens. The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 10pm. Tix are $10 to $12. Get them here.
And a heads-up for October and November:
October 17th and 18th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit plays un-ruined country music for da kids, at The Juice Box Series. 11am to noon. Friday at The Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St), and Saturday at Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave.). Free!
Saturday, November 8th- Mark the date for The Golden Horse Ranch Band's annual-ish Barn Dance Apocalypse. Dress yerself up, and prepare to dance the night away. We'll show you everything you need to know to have the time of yer life. This year's venue is the waaay fancy Thalia Hall (1807 S. Alport, in Pilsen). Tix are $15- get them here. 9pm.
Saturday, November 22nd- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at The High-Hat Club. New club, curated by Christopher Piatt of the Paper Machete. Other band and details t.b.a.
Thursday, October 30th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at FitzGerald's (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn). Other bands and details t.b.a.
See you at everything!