Howdy folks - I’m going to be in Chicago in two weeks for the Carrot Top records release party at the Hideout. This is motivated by a bunch of reasons:
— Jon Langford (of the mighty, mighty Mekons) has a new band with Katherina Ex from the Ex, a semi-legendary Dutch punk band from the 70s. I saw the Ex a few weeks ago, and they rocked my socks off, especially the drummer, the aforementioned Katherina.
— It’s been a while since I was in the capital of the Midwest (almost a year - these shakes are debilitating!).
— I haven’t had a vacation yet this summer, and I need to get away. It’s been hard times, and I need a break.
— I get to hang out with a dear friend who lives in Minnesota now. He’s going to join me for the weekend, and that guarantees that this is going to be an absolute blast.
We’re wiiiiide open from about mid-Friday afternoon through mid-Sunday morning, so feel perfectly free to suggest anything that might sound fun. If you want to go to the rock show, the KatJonBand is playing on Friday night; tickets are available here. [note: This is not an advertisement for anything at all; I’m just mentioning this because the show might sell out, as I’ve heard tell it might.]
Hope to see you all, YAFOS