The Lawrencian Calendar for July and August
Lotsa goods for July, August, and beyond. Kindly take part in some of these choice entertainment options:
First, thanks for casting your vote for The Lawrence Peters Outfit, for Best Country Band, in the Readers Best Of Chicago Poll. We didnt get to keep our hold on the top spot, but we got runner-up, behind the outstanding Big Sadie (playing Picnics On The Porch, today, at the Hideout). Honestly, all of the competition was great, so it dont hurt.
Second, my occasional radio show "The Mutant Hit Parade will now have a regular spot, the 4th Thursday of every month. Its my idea of the hits!. Tune in at WLPN 105.5 FM Heres the archived version of the most recent show, for a li'l taste of the glory.
Sunday the 9th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit plays Summer Dance (Spirit Of Music Garden- 601 S. Michigan Ave., in Grant Park). Two-step and waltz lessons from 4 to 5pm, followed by a couple sets of un-ruined country, just right for dancing, from 5 to 7pm. No cover.
Wednesday the 12th- Check out "Country, My Way" on the radio at WLPN 105.5 FM, for all the country music you could need. Every Wednesday, from 4 to 6pm. http://www.lumpenradio.com
Wednesday the 19th- Crank up the radio, and set it to Country, My Way WLPN 105.5 FM, for your weekly two hour set of solid country gold. 4 to 6pm. Get the app! http://www.lumpenradio.com
Friday the 21st- The Lawrence Peters Outfit brings the country music to the children, with all of the upbeat songs about drinking and heartbreak their young minds need. Parents, bring your little ones. Kids, bring your adults. The good times happen in the Family Fun Tent, in Millennium Park (Michigan Ave and Randolph St.).
1 to 2pm. No cover.
Saturday the 22nd- Jason Molina book release show, at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), in celebration of Erin Osmon's Jason Molina: Riding With The Ghost, her new biography of my old buddy. The band from the watershed Songs: Ohia- Magnolia Electric Company album will play songs from said record, and others, with special guests. Ill be singing The Old Black Hen and some other favorites. The book will be available at the show. 9pm. $12 cover.
Tuesday the 25th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band at Family Fun Tent, in Millennium Park (Michigan Ave and Randolph St.). Country delights, plus bonafide kid classics. Good times! 1 to 2pm. No cover.
Wednesday the 26th- Country, My Way- tune in for two hours of stellar country tunes on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm. Every week! http://www.lumpenradio.com
Thursday the 27th- "The Mutant Hit Parade begins its regular monthly reign. Righteous cuts of krautrock, post-punk, power pop, soul, psych-pop, rhythm & blues, new weirds
4 to 6pm, the 4th Thursday of the month on WLPN 105.5 FM. http://www.lumpenradio.com
Wednesday, August 2nd- A "Country, My Way two-fer:
1. Catch my show on the radio, from 4 to 6pm, on WLPN 105.5 FM. http://www.lumpenradio.com
2. Stroll on over to The Sportsmans Club (948 N. Western Ave.), for a few more hours of live, country vinyl action, plus a bar full of friendly humans and choice drinks. 10pm to close. No cover.
Thursday, August 3rd- The Lawrence Peters Outfit is taking over the parking lot of Antique Taco, in Bridgeport (1000 W. 35th St). The party starts at 6pm, and well throw down the un-ruined country music from 6:15 to 8:15pm. No cover.
Sunday, August 6th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit brings the outtasight country goods to The Old Town School Of Folk Musics Live On The Lake! at Navy Pier, from 2 to 3:30pm. Join us for the good times, with a view of the lake, and our big ol city. No cover.
Wednesday, August 9th- Country, My Way on WLPN 105.5 FM. Get an earful of the country goods. 4 to 6pm. http://www.lumpenradio.com
Tuesday, August 15th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at the Family Fun Tent, in Millennium Park (Michigan Ave and Randolph St.). Good times, in equal measures, for adult and child humans, plus dogs. 1 to 2pm. No cover.
Wednesday, August 16th- Its a two-fer!
1. Tune on in to Country, My Way on WLPN 105.5 FM from 4 to 6pm, for two hours of drive-time country action. http://www.lumpenradio.com
2. Head to The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.) for an evening of tite jams with The Velcro Lewis Group, and Glad Rags. More details t.b.a.
Sunday, August 20th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit plays the St. Helen School Carnival (2347 W. Augusta). Laying down a solid ninety minute set of un-ruined country music, starting at 3pm. No cover?
Wednesday, August 23rd- Yeah man, tune into Country, My Way, every Wednesday, for the goodest kinds of country music. 2 to 4pm on WLPN 105.5 FM. http://www.lumpenradio.com
Thursday, August 24th- Tune in to "The Mutant Hit Parade, for so much choice rockin action! Its my idea of the hits. 2 to 4pm. WLPN 105.5 FM http://www.lumpenradio.com
Friday, August 25th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit shows em how its done at The Hideouts Picnics On The Porch (1354 W. Wabansia). Join us for the seasons final installment in this great series. 6pm. $10 cover. Local Foods will have picnic dinners for sale. Gonna be a good time. Dont miss out!
Sunday, August 27th- The Lint Trappers (reso-phonic super group!) is playing The Old Town School Of Folk Musics Live On The Lake! at Navy Pier. Come by for two sets of acoustic blues, pre-war jazz, and vintage country, with me on washboard and singin' from 2 to 3:30pm. No cover.
Wednesday, August 30th- Time for Country, My Way on WLPN 105.5 FM. Every week, from 4 to 6pm. http://www.lumpenradio.com
See you at everything!