The Lawrencian Calendar for August
Saturday the 8th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit heads to Michigan for a couple sets at the Round Barn Winery (10983 Hills Rd., Baroda, MI). Well be opening for The Black Lillies. Check us out from 2pm to 4pm (Eastern Time). $5 cover.
Sunday the 9th- Tune in to WLPN radio for some live DJ action!
7 to 9pm (Central Time)- Im spinning "Country, My Way- two solid hours of top-notch country vinyl, with a whole lot of classic and obscure honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, countrypolitan, country funk
9 to 10pm- Ill put on my "Mutant Hit Parade hat, and spin an hour of wild variety, in what I refer to as my idea of the hits- krautrock, power pop, post-punk, soul, orphan-psych, folk rock
Monday the 10th- Spinning a hot mess of vinyl- outlaw country, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, hardcore honky tonk, swamp rock
, at The General (2528 N. California Ave.). Come for the music, stay for the homemade grub and good drinking. Im doing this the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, so kindly add this into your country music regimen. 7pm to close. No cover.
Thursday the 13th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at The Family Fun Tent (Michigan Ave. and Randolph St.). Lunchtime is country time, when we take our place on that wee stage. Bring the kids, and let em dance their lil hearts out to the good stuff.
1 to 2pm. No cover.
Friday the 14th- Im spinning country records at Dia De Los Tamales (939 W. 18th St.). Its their grand opening, and theyve wisely chosen to have some stompin country music as the soundtrack. 6 to 10pm. No cover. Come eat some tamales, and drink some beers!
Wednesday the 19th- The Lawrence Peters Outfits next installment in our monthly residency at The High-Hat Club (1920 W. Irving Park Ave.). Im aiming to finish another new song for this month. Were up to nine new ones, so far. Come hear the new goods! Two sets- 8:30 to 10:30pm-ish. $5 cover.
Sunday the 23rd- The Velcro Lewis Group is playing the evening portion of Bernie Fest (a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders presidential campaign), at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). $20 cover.
Monday the 24th- Spinning another round of- outlaw country, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, hardcore honky tonk, swamp rock
at The General (2528 N. California Ave.). Good food and drink await ye, with the very correct soundtrack for the whole thing. Put this in yer calendar for the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. 7pm to close. No cover.
Some September action:
Monday, September 14th- My country DJ residency continues with more than enough outlaw country, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, hardcore honky tonk, swamp rock
at The General (2528 N. California Ave.). Good foods and drinks, and the right music to pull it all together. Keep it in yer calendar for the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. 7pm to close. No cover.
Sunday, September 20th- Benefit for Eiren Caffall, including Nora OConnor The Weepin Willows and a "super-group playing many of Eirens favorites. She is starting to go through kidney failure, and has some other expenses her insurance wont cover. Event details to come, but in the mean time you can donate to the GoFundMe link her friends have set up for her-
Wednesday, September 23rd- The Lawrence Peters Outfit brings it back to The High-Hat Club (1920 W. Irving Park Ave.) for the next installment in our monthly residency. Prepare to hear the newest original, plus the impressive set of recent compositions and old faves. Two sets- 8:30 to 10:30pm-ish. $5 cover.
Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th- Get to The Grand Art & Design Festival (Grand Ave, between Wood and Damen- formerly called the Design Harvest), for two fantastic days of music and excellent local crafts, including long sets by Caleb Klauder and The Henhouse Prowlers, plus The Golden Horse Ranch Band, Shake Em On Down, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, and a whole lot more. 11:30am to 8pm, both days. $5 donation.
See you at everything!