MARQUETTE – The Lawrence Arms, a punk rock band from Chicago, will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, April 8, in the Great Lakes rooms of the University Center. Special guests Ryan’s Hope and The FCD will also perform. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

            The Lawrence Arms was formed in 1999, but its three members were involved in Chicago’s punk scene for several years beforehand. The band takes its name from a run-down building that its members once resided in.

            “We decided to bring them up here because they’re a fantastic punk rock band,” said sophomore psychology major Anne Bradley of First Aid Productions, the NMU group sponsoring the concert. “Plus they’re from Chicago, so that made them a natural choice for a show up here since that’s so nearby.”

            After debuting on Asian Man Records, The Lawrence Arms switched to the Fat Wreck Chords label. They released Apathy and Exhaustion in early 2002, after 13 months of constant touring. Their next album, The Greatest Story Ever Told, contains several tributes to American pop culture. Their latest title, Oh! Calcutta!, and was released in early March.

            Tickets are free for NMU students with ID and $5 for the general public. For more information, contact Bradley at 227-4538.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz