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The Lawrence Arms



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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Chicago's Lawrence Arms are a gritty but clever punk rock three–piece that trace their beginnings back to 1999. Their involvement in bands and the punk scene goes back many years prior however, as the members were involved in Windy City mainstays Slapstick, The Broadways, and Baxter. The band takes it's name from a run–down building the members resided in called the Lawrence Arms, which was located in a very lower–class area of uptown Chicago. For the record, they were eventually evicted from the place in the middle of the night.

After a couple releases on Asian Man Records, The Lawrence Arms chose to work with Fat Wreck Chords from among several interested labels and released Apathy and Exhaustion in early 2002.

Related Bands

Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds, Colossal, Smoking Popes, Sundowner, The Falcon, Baxter, Slapstick, The Broadways, The Falcon

Reviews

The Lawrence Arms News From Yalta E.P. [7-inch]

The Lawrence Arms

News From Yalta E.P. [7-inch] (2014)

Epitaph Records

The Lawrence Arms Metropole

The Lawrence Arms

Metropole (2014)

Epitaph

The Lawrence Arms You Are Here [single]

The Lawrence Arms

You Are Here [single] (2013)

Epitaph

The Lawrence Arms An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance [DVD]

The Lawrence Arms

An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance [DVD] (2012)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms / White Wives live in Brooklyn

The Lawrence Arms / White Wives

live in Brooklyn (2010)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Buttsweat and Tears [7 inch]

The Lawrence Arms

Buttsweat and Tears [7 inch] (2009)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms / The Falcon live in Chicago

The Lawrence Arms / The Falcon

live in Chicago (2008)

live show

Hot Water Music / The Lawrence Arms live in Sayreville

Hot Water Music / The Lawrence Arms

live in Sayreville (2008)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Oh! Calcutta!

The Lawrence Arms

Oh! Calcutta! (2006)

Fat Wreck Chords

Lagwagon / the Lawrence Arms live in Washington, D.C.

Lagwagon / the Lawrence Arms

live in Washington, D.C. (2006)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / Chuck Ragan live in Cambridge

The Lawrence Arms / Chuck Ragan

live in Cambridge (2006)

live show

NOFX/the Lawrence Arms/the Loved Ones live in New York

NOFX/the Lawrence Arms/the Loved Ones

live in New York (2006)

live show

Alkaline Trio / the Lawrence Arms live in Portland

Alkaline Trio / the Lawrence Arms

live in Portland (2006)

live show

Strike Anywhere / the Lawrence Arms live in New York

Strike Anywhere / the Lawrence Arms

live in New York (2006)

live show

The Draft / the Lawrence Arms live in Gainesville

The Draft / the Lawrence Arms

live in Gainesville (2006)

live show

Alkaline Trio / the Lawrence Arms live in Seattle

Alkaline Trio / the Lawrence Arms

live in Seattle (2006)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / the Draft live in Portland

The Lawrence Arms / the Draft

live in Portland (2006)

live show

NOFX/the Lawrence Arms/the Loved Ones live in Washington, D.C.

NOFX/the Lawrence Arms/the Loved Ones

live in Washington, D.C. (2006)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / the Draft live in Minneapolis

The Lawrence Arms / the Draft

live in Minneapolis (2006)

live show

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms live in Chicago

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms live in Chicago

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / A Wilhelm Scream live in Portland

The Lawrence Arms / A Wilhelm Scream

live in Portland (2005)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Cocktails And Dreams

The Lawrence Arms

Cocktails And Dreams (2005)

Asian Man

Lagwagon / the Lawrence Arms live in San Francisco

Lagwagon / the Lawrence Arms

live in San Francisco (2005)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / The Ghost live in Seattle

The Lawrence Arms / The Ghost

live in Seattle (2004)

live show

Tsunami Bomb / The Lawrence Arms / Pipedown live in Long Island

Tsunami Bomb / The Lawrence Arms / Pipedown

live in Long Island (2004)

live show

The Lawrence Arms live in Glasgow

The Lawrence Arms

live in Glasgow (2004)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / The Cardinal Sin live in Columbus

The Lawrence Arms / The Cardinal Sin

live in Columbus (2004)

live show

The Lawrence Arms / The Cardinal Sin live in Cambridge

The Lawrence Arms / The Cardinal Sin

live in Cambridge (2004)

live show

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal live in Danbury, CT

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal

live in Danbury, CT (2003)

live show

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal live in New York City

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal

live in New York City (2003)

live show

Hot Water Music/A Static Lullaby/The Lawrence Arms live in New York City

Hot Water Music/A Static Lullaby/The Lawrence Arms

live in New York City (2003)

live show

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal live in Toronto

The Lawrence Arms/None More Black/Colossal

live in Toronto (2003)

live show

The Lawrence Arms live in Columbus

The Lawrence Arms

live in Columbus (2003)

live show

The Lawrence Arms The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Lawrence Arms

The Greatest Story Ever Told (2003)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion

The Lawrence Arms

Apathy and Exhaustion (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms/Small Brown Bike/The Arrivals live in Chicago

The Lawrence Arms/Small Brown Bike/The Arrivals

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion

The Lawrence Arms

Apathy and Exhaustion (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms/The Exit/The Break live in New York City

The Lawrence Arms/The Exit/The Break

live in New York City (2002)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion

The Lawrence Arms

Apathy and Exhaustion (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

Dillinger Four/The Lawrence Arms/The Arrivals live in Boise, ID

Dillinger Four/The Lawrence Arms/The Arrivals

live in Boise, ID (2002)

live show

Bouncing Souls/Alkaline Trio/The Lawrence Arms live in San Francisco

Bouncing Souls/Alkaline Trio/The Lawrence Arms

live in San Francisco (2002)

live show

The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion

The Lawrence Arms

Apathy and Exhaustion (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

The Lawrence Arms Ghost Stories

The Lawrence Arms

Ghost Stories (2000)

Asian Man

The Lawrence Arms Ghost Stories

The Lawrence Arms

Ghost Stories (2000)

Asian Man

The Lawrence Arms A Guided Tour of Chicago

The Lawrence Arms

A Guided Tour of Chicago (1999)

Asian Man

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Interviews

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The Lawrence Arms

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 7:25 AM (EST)

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The Lawrence Arms (Video) - Part 1

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 8:15 PM (EST)

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The Lawrence Arms (Video) - Part 2

Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Chris McCaughan (Sundowner, The Lawrence Arms)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Brendan Kelly (Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds / The Lawrence Arms)

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Chris McCaughan (Sundowner, The Lawrence Arms)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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