Tonight is the big Three Dog Night/Doobie Brother(s) shindig at Memorial Park, about four blocks from where I live. That means coming home from work to experience a parking/people nightmare — crowds of tourist-like idiots carrying lawn chairs and coolers, and lots and lots of cops. Sound like fun? It’s the price you pay for living so close to the park. Of the two bands, Three Dog Night appears to have the most original members. They’re on a tour that takes them to various casinos and hotels across America (That’s what you have to look forward to, Conor). It looks like only four of the original Doobie Bros. will be performing tonight — one of the drummers and three of the guitarists/vocalists — this looks like the pre-Steely Dan-style line-up (no Michael McDonald, no Jeff “Skunk” Baxter). I don’t expect much, but regardless, the crowd will eat it up and the fireworks should be good.
Later tonight, a couple interesting shows: Fingers Cut Megamachine and Gnome Slaughterhouse are at Ted & Wally’s ($5, 11 p.m.); while Evil Beaver and Members of the Press are at O’Leaver’s ($5, 9:30 p.m.). Saturday at Sokol Underground it’s The Narrator, Gnome Slaughterhouse and Latitude Longitude ($7, 9 p.m.) while at Lincoln’s Duffy’s Tavern it’s a Speed! Nebraska showcase featuring Ideal Cleaners, The Monroes and Bombardment Society ($5, 9:30). Sadly, I can’t find any Sunday shows, which sucks because we all have the next day off. Come on, bands, step up!
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