A few upcoming events
Just wanted to let you know about three things going on in the next couple of weeks.
SATURDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 24
Country Joe McDonald concert at Kinetic Playground, 1113 W. Lawrence, Chicago
This is a benefit for the 60s Museum (www.60smuseum.org) and will feature not only Country Joe and his band (hopefully, he'll play the "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," just as topical now as it was in 1967), but also the New Invaders, playing a varied and entertaining set of 60s covers (including a few with guest Jimy Sohns, original singer of the Shadows of Knight!!) and yours truly as a between-acts DJ, playing deep cuts from classic 60s albums. Not to be missed--$25 for two great musical acts and a disc jockey??? You kidding??
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1
I'll be giving what may be my final talk on my book, "Wrigley Field: The Unauthorized Biography," at the Chicago Public Library Edgewater branch, 1210 W. Elmdale (at Broadway). The talk, a new one which will feature Major League Baseball's attempts to stop Wrigley from being built back in 1914, will commence at 2:00 and should go 45 minutes or so, followed by questions and a book signing.
SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 1
The Captain Blood Orchestra--Steve Borgstrom, Ken Bergsvik, Don King, and myself--will be playing two long sets of 1960s rock (British invasion, American garage rock and psychedelia, soul covers, and the like) at the fabulous Kitty Moon at 6237 N. Clark (Clark at Thome). Plenty of street parking available, Warsteiner on tap, and, best of all, NO COVER--we'll be setting up a tip jar if you're so inclined. We should be starting around 9:30 p.m.
Hope to see all of you sometime soon, either at one of these events or on some other occasion.