Yes, Chicago baseball fans, it's official — this coming Thursday night, June 24, the Big Hair & Plastic Grass party at Liars Club will also be "AOR Demolition Night"! In an attempt to ritually avenge the demise of all that sweet disco wax at Comiskey Park's "Disco Demolition Night" in 1979 (pictured above), we're going to be destroying a whole mess o' crappy '70s rock vinyl. Bring a '70s album by Foreigner, Styx, REO, Orleans, Kansas, etc., and receive a drink ticket for a free can of Pabst Blue Ribbon; Liars Club proprietor Herb Rosen has also decreed that anyone bringing a '70s Rush album for the pile will receive the free drink of their choice. Since we can't set off M-80s or plastic explosives in the bar without arousing the ire of the Fire Marshall, all albums will be destroyed with sledgehammers by BH&PG author Dan Epstein and authorized assistants.
Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 8:30pm-2 am
1665 West Fullerton Ave.
Come celebrate the publication of Dan Epstein's BIG HAIR AND PLASTIC GRASS: A FUNKY RIDE THROUGH BASEBALL AND AMERICA IN THE SWINGING '70S with an evening of funky (and not-so-funky) music, cold beer, baseball talk and maybe a few surprises. The author will be on hand to read aloud from his writings (at least before he gets too liquored up to see straight), and sign his book — copies of which will be on sale at the venue.
DJ John San Juan will be spinning the '70s AM gold all night. Colt 45 and PBR tallboys for only $2! Don your afro wig, your '70s threads and/or retro baseball jersey, and get down with us — 'cuz we're riding on the groove line tonight (whoop whoop)!
Please pass this invite along to anyone else who might dig it! Oh yeah — admission is FREE, baby!