Before we get to the weekend, congratulations are in order for three lucky Lazy-i readers, this year’s winners of a copy of the Lazy-I Best of 2007 compilation CD. They are:
Daniel Tijerina, San Marcos, TexasCourtney Anderson, Ohsweken, Ont, CanadaChristopher Van Buskirk, Omaha, NE
Your CDs will be dropped in the mail Monday. Thanks to everyone who entered!
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Now, onto the weekend. It’s a busy one, especially tonight.
The marquee event is “Box Elders… After Dark” at The Waiting Room. Not content with any ol’ release show to introduce their new 7-inch on Grotto Records, Dave Goldberg and The Brothers McIntyre decided to instead put on a friggin’ circus featuring balloon artists, acrobats, ventriloquists, and much, much more, including performances by Mr. Wizard, This Is My Condition and those crazy-ass punkers The Shanks. The highlight, of course, will be a performance by The Box Elders themselves. That’s a lot o’ entertainment for $7. Brave the cold and get there at 9.
Also tonight, the Wise Family Benefit Show at O’Leaver’s featuring Landing on the Moon, No Blood Orphan, Tritone Substitution and Father of the Year. I’m not sure of the cover, but it’ll at least be $5. Show starts at 9:30.
Meanwhile, down at Slowdown Jr., it’s the return of Black Tie Dynasty with The Crash That Took Me and FTL Drive. $7, 9 p.m.
Saturday night’s highlight is an art show/performance down at Bemis Underground featuring art created by a plethora of local musicians, including members of Eagle * Seagull, Tilly and the Wall, The Faint, M Ward, Spring Gun, Capgun Coup, as well as Gillian Welch, D. Bushon, Darren Keen, Nik Zinner, Andy Lemaster and Orenda Fink, among others.
Performing live are Flowers Forever, 4th Of July and Coyote Bones. The show runs from 7 ’til 10, so you can hit it and still have plenty of time to make it to The Brothers for drinks. Bemis Underground is the lower level of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street. More details here.
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