Like the headline sez, U.S.E. tonight at O’Leaver’s. The real question is whether anyone comes out to the show. With press in both the OWH and The Reader, you’d think so, but it’s a Monday night and this is Omaha. On a certain level, I’m hoping people stay away just so I’ll be able to get inside the place.
This weekend was something of a washout for attending live shows, for me at least. Not because there wasn’t anything worth seeing, but because I’ve been killing myself writing a 3,500-word cover story on Saddle Creek Records for this week’s issue of The Reader, which will be online at Lazy-i Wednesday morning. In addition, I ran down Todd Grant for this week’s column, which’ll be online Thursday morning. It’s strange not going to a show over the weekend, especially with the weather we’ve been having, but I hope to make up for it this weekend with OK Go at the Underground Friday night, The Nein at O’Leaver’s Saturday and the aforementioned Todd Grant and his band opening for Dolorean on Sunday (and that’s followed by Head of Femur next Monday and Son, Ambulance Tuesday).
And speaking of giving a head’s up — U2 announced they’ll be doing a show at the Qwest Center Dec. 15, with tickets going on sale March 19 ranging from $50 to $165 per. The Herald has the story on their site here. How fast this will sell out is anyone’s guess. It’s the first important arena show to hit Omaha in years.
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