It's the first Final Friday of the summer, but...we're just not sure people care anymore? Where's the heavy promotion from the galleries? Where's the fun? But we'll focus on a few events that promise a good time.
The Lawrence Art Party out at Lawrence Creates can be counted on for weirdness and tunes. Your pal and ours, Mr. Sam Billen, will be on hand this month.
And everybody loves LFK's art car parade, Art Tougeau, which takes to the streets at noon on Saturday. There's a pre-party on Friday in front of the LAC with music from Paper Buffalo and Starhaven Rounders (can't find set times at the moment). Also, it's a good chance to see the art cars and watch some "steamroller printmaking." Also, food trucks! Or at least a couple of them, including our new friends from Torched Goodness who will serve you some creme brulee, "torched fresh to order."
Here's a "phone car" that's ready to roll this weekend (photo via @6NewsLawrence):
Speaking of Paper Buffalo, catch those prolific kids tonight at the Jackpot, if you're so inclined:
Oh, and one more art pick. At the Pig. It has "selfie" in the title. Plus, we tweet with the artist sometimes. He seems cool. FB event page here.
The prettiest pop show of the weekend is at the Tap on Friday (assuming the Tap is open for business again?). Now this is a lineup to kill for if you like well-crafted pop songs, folks. The FB event page is here.
And the big rock show of the week is surely Your Friend's big tour kickoff party at the Replay on Saturday. Since you all know about the awesomeness of Taryn already, let's focus on the opener: Denver's The Outfit They're doing quite well these days themselves, with a new 7" called "Station Wagon Apocalypse" (order and listen here via Bandcamp) and a recording session lined up at Daytrotter. We're pretty fond of our 2012 interview with them: read it here. Make sure to get to the show early enough on Saturday to see them, damn it! Also on the bill: the sexily-named See Through Dresses.
We dig The Outfit's 7" cover: