In the early morning of Feb. 22, Lawrence's premier metal band The Esoteric lost more than $20,000 worth of band equipment in a house fire. Thankful to still have their health, the band began the uphill battle of trying to get back on their feet. Thanks to a number of charitable contributions, the band fulfilled all of its tour dates in March. These two Lawrence shows - March 29 at The Bottleneck and March 30 at The Granada - represent the first official hometown benefit shows. All proceeds go to the band. Donations:*Links to PayPal donation form through the-esoteric.com and myspace.com/theesoteric.*PayPal direct through paypal.com using firstname.lastname@example.org as the reciever's email address.
*Cash donations can be made at Love Garden Sounds at 936 1/2 Mass St. (upstairs) Lawrence, KS 66044; 785.843.1551
MARCH 29 @ THE BOTTLENECK The Esoteric: 12:35Mac Lethal: 12:00-12:20Buffalo Saints: 11:25-11:45The Sound You Say: 10:50-11:10Alert! Alert!: 10:15-10:35The Monarch Song: 9:40-10:00Eyes Of The Betrayer: 9:05-9:25Lethe: 8:30-8:50Civella: 7:55-8:15A River Forth: 7:20-7:40MARCH 30 @ THE GRANADAThe Esoteric: 12:35Approach: 12:00-12:20Conner: 11:25-11:45Kelpie: 10:50-11:10Iron Guts Kelly: 10:15-10:35ID Of Archetype: 9:40-10:00Ok Jones' Expert Logic: 9:05-9:25Overstep: 8:30-8:50The Cast Pattern: 7:55-8:15Agent 5-9: 7:20-7:40