It’s a pretty busy weekend musicwise, with the biggest show slated for this evening at PS Collective. Details in the following summary, written for The Reader:
Art and music and literature come together for a celebration of good ol’ fashion Nebraska creativity at one of Omaha’s newest mid-town haunts. The evening begins at 6 with an art opening of works by Liza Otto. Her canvases are derived from illustrations used for Beneath the Plastic, a novel by her husband, SD Allison. In fact, the evening is actually a publishing party celebrating the book’s release, and will include a short reading by Allison at 8. That’ll be followed by live sets from Omaha indie folk-rockers Mal Madrigal, Shelter Belt and Art in Manila (the band formerly known as Art Bell) featuring Saddle Creek Recording artist Orenda Fink. Get your culture on.
It’s free, and for those who haven’t been there, PS Collective is right next to The Pizza Shoppe in Benson (which is actually connected to it, and serves damn good pizza). I suspect there will be an unusually huge turn-out for this show.
Also going on tonight, Adam Weaver and the Ghosts are playing down at Sokol Underground with Race for Titles and Electric Needle Room. $5, 9 p.m.
Also worth noting, Kristen Hersh, ex-Throwing Muses and 50-Foot Wave, is doing an instore at the Old Market Homer’s today at 5 p.m. Of course, those of us with jobs which we use to generate money to buy CDs will miss it. Smart scheduling, Homer’s.
Tomorrow night at Sokol Underground it’s The Filter Kings with Virgasound and The Third Men. According to the latest Speed! Nebraska update, The Third Men just finished intense negotiations with the storied label, and the two parties have come to an agreement that makes way for their debut album to come out on Speed! later this spring. One assumes a world tour will follow but first they have to get through Saturday night’s show, which is $7 and starts at 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, at O’Leaver’s it’s a night of punk with The Shanks, Wisconsin’s Gut Reaction and Forbidden Tigers, all for the usual $5 (9:30 p.m.).
O’Leaver’s rounds out the weekend Sunday night with some angsty folk by way of Outlaw Con Bandana, The Black Squirrels and Lawrence Kansas’ Drakkar Sauna. $5, 9 p.m.
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