The only thing more consistent than Chapman’s fastball is our Halloween shows every year: Fitz’s Spare Keys on the Friday…115 Bourbon Street on the Saturday. But this year we get the added bonus of, say it with me, Cubs World Series games. This basically means we’re not exactly sure when we’re starting either night but no matter what, it’s a great weekend to be out at the bars! Both shows have costume contests with bigass prizes too so make the dayom effort!
We finally get to mess with Texas again! We haven’t had a public show in Texas in almost 8 years, so we can’t wait for our return to the Longhorn state! We’ll be at the House of Blues in Dallas Friday, Sept. 30th, sharing the stage with Biz Markie, then Saturday, Oct 1st, we’re on at Cedar Street in Austin at 9:00 right in the thick of Austin’s ACL (“Austin City Limits”) music festival! Please share this with your homies in Texas! And click on the image below to add your bad self to this FB event!
Too White Crew is performing at Prohibition Junction’s Summer Concert Series in Oswego this summer. But that’s not why we want you to come to the show. Come to this Saturday, July 23rd show because a portion of the proceeds goes to help two local families that Prohibition Junction has “adopted” in order to help them alleviate some of the financial burden the families are facing. Here are their stories:
“Bowden the Brave”
Seven-month-old Bowden was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), where cells of the immune system, principally T cells and NK cells, don’t work properly to destroy infected or damaged cells as they should. Because of this, the immune system becomes over-stimulated and begins to damage the patient’s own tissues and organs, including the bone marrow, the liver and the brain. So little and so brave, Bowden has already been through so much in his short life but always has a smile on his face. He received chemotherapy and was diagnosed with AML Luekemia on 6/13 while preparing for a stem cell transplant. Bowden is currently fighting for his life in the PICU @ Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago. For those asking what can be done to help the Simmons family during this extremely difficult time they ask for prayers and blood donations. Bowden’s parents, Adam and Christine, have asked everyone to consider being on the national bone marrow registry! You can find it here. #bethematch
7/19/16 Here are two links with further updates on Bowden:
“A Home for Nicki and Ty”
Shortly after giving birth to son Ty, Nicki started experiencing pain that no doctor could diagnose. After four and a half years they discovered a tumor on her spine. Surgery was deemed too dangerous and it was decided Nicki would undergo radiation treatments. Although the radiation was successful in eradicating that tumor Nicki started to lose sensation and strength in her legs. In January of 2013, Nicki was learning to live as a paraplegic at the age of 27 with an 8 year-old son. Her disability has forced her to move out of her beloved duplex, and she needs to find an accessible home that can be modified for her wheelchair. It’s so important that Nicki keep Ty in Oswego so that he can continue to attend Traughber Junior High. Nicki credits Traughber for getting Ty through some really tough times when Nicki was struggling to deal with their new normal. In her own words:
“I’m taking the path less followed. I don’t want to be like everyone else. I am doing things today that others aren’t willing to do so that I can build the future of my dreams. I am creating a life by design. I am faced with struggles everyday just like everyone else. I am willing to push past the pain and do what it takes to live a healthy, happy life. We all have things happen to us that are out of our control, but its what we choose to do with these circumstances that separate the ELITE from the ordinary. God did not create me to be ordinary and therefore I will rise to my highest potential. It doesn’t matter how many times the devil tries to knock me down, because he won’t succeed. He can keep wasting his time on me. I’m not easily intimidated.”
Feel free to help spread the word (here’s the Facebook event for that night) and their inspiring stories and we look forward to seeing you on July 23rd!
This is happening. We get to party with Mr. Belding and so can you on Saturday, June 11th! Special half price Reserved Seats are available by clicking on this link, then entering “TWC” as the Special Offer Code. Choose “Reserved Seats” and you’ll see the option to purchase tickets for only $6.50. We’re on from 4:45-6:00 and Mr. Belding will be available for pictures and autographs during the game. This is a very special family-oriented TWC show, so don’t expect us to be tilting forties and don’t plan on bum rushing the stage for a booty shake contest! Save that for our show in Rockford later that night!
Mayfest in Chicago is the official kickoff to summer and if our drunkass calculations are correct, this is our 10 year anniversary of playing Mayfest! We’ve got some great acts warming up the stage too: Libido Funk Circus @ 2:00, Wedding Banned @ 4:00, The Boy Band Night @ 6:00…followed by Too White Crew @ 8:00. But that’s not all! We’re all heading to The Pony Inn (1638 West Belmont – stumbling distance from the fest) for the after party. Add your bad self to the FB event right hurr.
But first we’ve gotta get past our Friday night show at BaseCamp in Lisle Friday, and that’s no easy task. The place popped like tires hitting road spikes last time we played there. Check out the event and past pics!