You heard it here first. According to a leaked email, Jeff Fortier, a Lawrence man and big-time booking agent, has contacted the Record Bar requesting that his "entourage" be added to the guest list for Friday night's Sonic Spectrum anniversary show. What's interesting is who's in Fortier's entourage, and we've heard it's going to be members of the Strokes and Eagles of Death Metal (the Uptown March 10).
With a great local lineup including Anvil Chorus, Ad Astra Per Aspera, White Whale and Doris Henson, this could be a legendary night. I just hope it's not like the time when a Lawrence kid allegedly punched Strokes singer Julian Casablancas in the face outside the Eighth Street Tap Room for dissing on Nirvana several years ago. This time, they can deride Frances Bean's dad all they want. But if any of those punks hates on Doris, they ass is going down.