Lovers Lane
In The Flesh

It only happens 7 times a year

| July 29, 2010

Folks don’t love the number 31 enough. Especially as a date. It’s the only day of the month where you know the next day is a new month. And if it’s a Saturday, like this month? That means next month has a Friday the 13th! Woo-hoo!

Some people we know are going around making campaign promises to chop two 31s off coming months and even out February’s feeble display. Anyway, if you’re not out enjoying a second night of Bon Jovi (coincidence that his appearance on “30 Rock” was re-run this week?), here’s a couple things to do before August and its 31 come to town.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation hosts its “Remember, Honor, Respect” fundraiser to provide assistance to the families of officers killed or debilitated in the line of duty. Music comes from DJs Farley Jackmaster Funk, Mark Grant, FLX of Three Degrees, and officer/house-music aficionado Mike Dearborn with full donation proceeds going to the charity. Three CPD badges have been killed in the past two months. (@Smart Bar.)

If your Friday night turns into a rough Saturday morning, you can always go the head-nodding, gentle-swaying approach provided by Cotton Jones. The duo’s second album since shortening their name, Tall Hours In The Glow Stream (Suicide Squeeze), isn’t due for another month yet, but won’t knock fans out of their numb malaise. Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw used to toil as Page France, but have since found their place in living-room harmonies and a greater tendency toward Inside-Out-era Yo La Tengo. “Dream On Columbia Street” runs into Ira Kaplan at nearly every corner. (@Schubas with The Parson Red Heads and Tin Tin Can.)

— Steve Forstneger


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