LU-aroo preview

Sam Lewin

As spring term is finally coming to an end and Wisconsin is slowly thawing, Lawrence is preparing for its annual two-day music festival, LU-aroo. The festival begins this Friday at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday at 11 p.m. It will feature 14 student bands as well as two professional bands, Lubriphonic and Fatbook. Lubriphonic is a rock and soul band based in Chicago, while Fatbook — as most upperclassmen already know — originally hails from Lawrence University and incorporates funk, R&B and reggae influences. Fatbook is also known for their use of Brazilian and Ghanaian rhythms in their electrifying live performances. They should not be missed.

Junior Peter Mohr organized LU-aroo and has worked hard to book all 16 bands. Mohr was excited to see Fatbook and Lubriphonic, but also emphasized that his own band, Peter Simon and the Trolls, is “pretty awesome live.” The beer garden may also appeal to those attendees over the age of 21.

For more information, check LU-aroo’s Facebook page.

Here is the tentative concert list:

Friday, May 20:

4 p.m. – Dome

5 p.m. – Mike Pope and the

Papal Schism

6 p.m. – Sarah 2 and the High

School Varsity Athletes

7 p.m. – Ranga and Friends

8 p.m. – Love Constellation

9-11 p.m. – Lubriphonic

Saturday, May 21:

12 p.m. – Minority

1 p.m. – The Dirtbags

2 p.m. – Peter Simon and the Trolls

3 p.m. – Colorblind

4 p.m. – LG

5 p.m. – Vince n Crew

6 p.m. – The Slam Daddies

7 p.m. – And How

8 p.m. – MoonWalker

9-11 p.m. – Fatbook