Sorry for the delays in updates. I was out of pocket yesterday, but I’m back now with an update on how well Lincoln Calling did last weekend. Organizer Jeremy Buckley IM’d me to say that the numbers weren’t as hot as he’d hoped. The breakdown: 600 attended Thursday night’s shows, 500 on Friday and 250 on Saturday, bringing the grand total to around 1,350 — a far cry from his hoped-for 2,000. The UNL-USC “rivalry” had more of an impact on the draw than he expected. So did last Saturday night’s thunderstorms, which had the sirens going off here in Omaha throughout the game. That said, Buckley is OK with how things turned out. He’s already looking at next year’s Husker schedule for by weeks, and he’s even considering adding a Wednesday night session. Here’s to the 4th Annual Lincoln Calling…
Am I the only one to notice the new Appleby’s (or was it Outback) commercial that features a rewritten version of Of Montreal’s “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games”? There’s no mistaking the source of the commercial’s jingle, and you have to assume that whatever ad firm came up with it paid Of Montreal for the rights, which is a shame because it’s my favorite song off that album and now it’s being used to sell poorly prepared fast food. Or maybe Of Montreal isn’t even aware that the commercial exists, which means there may be a lawsuit in the making (if they ever find out about it).
A big four-band show tonight at Sokol Underground: The moody Murder by Death with Appleseed Cast, Unwed Sailor and Sam Lowry. $10, 9 p.m. Meanwhile, the velvet tones of Voodoo Organist will be heard down at O’Leaver’s with Life After Laserdisque and We’re From Japan. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Stay tuned tomorrow morning for a huge feature/interview with Ladyfinger as we prepare for Friday’s big shoe.
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