OK, so I’m a little biased…
I’m a Lawrencian, or an LFKer, or whatever (Sandrat?) — I live in Lawrence.
And yes, I’m more indoctrinated than recent transplant HCJ, who sees KU Basketball more as a cult than a pastime (which is blasphemy). I mean, I have a degree from KU – I have family in Lawrence – you get the picture.
What I’m saying is that this is a great weekend to take the little jaunt down K 10 or I-70 and spend a little QT on Mass. Much like Libertarianism, it only feels dirty the first time….
Friday, August 9th
Split Lip Rayfield and many more at the Granada in Lawrence
Featuring not only Kansas’ most revered speed-grass band, but also The Midday Ramblers, MAW, Drakar Sauna, Prairie Acre, the Sunflower Colonels, and others, this deal is a benefit that starts at 7:00. The cause? Lawrence local luthier and musician Leo Posch was recently involved in a bad bike crash that ended with him being Life Flighted to Topeka. I understand that he’s still in intensive care, and obviously is racking up some serious medical bills. So not only do you get to feel good about helping someone in need out, but you also get to boogie your ass off to A Little More Cocaine Please and Used to Call Me Baby. Win-win.
Saturday, August 10th
The Sandbar Block Party in Lawrence
If you’ve never been inside the quaint and tropical enclaves of the Sandbar, then you’ve never experienced an indoor hurricane, never dumped shark’s blood into your fruity drink, never danced on the bar dressed as a mermaid, and never watched Bill Self down margaritas while affably posing for pictures with just about every lady in the joint. What I’m saying is, now’s your chance.
This year the party in the street features music from local heroes Cowboy Indian Bear, followed by a performance from the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Yes, those Fabulous Thunderbirds. Weirdest pairing ever? Perhaps. You Tuff Enuff?