Yes, you read that headline correctly. I’m one of those idiots who will be trying to purchase an iPhone today. Actually, my girlfriend will be buying it for me as a belated birthday present (I’m still waiting for my presents from all of you to arrive). I highly doubt I’ll be able to snag one this evening, but we’re going to give it a try. The effort is newsworthy in the fact that I’m the last person in America who doesn’t own a cell phone.
Our failed effort will hopefully be concluded by 7 or 8, in plenty of time to weave through the angry traffic that will be clogging my neighborhood — van-loads of people making a pilgrimage to Memorial Park for the free KC and the Sunshine Band concert. I love KC. Always have. I can’t say the same for The Little River Band, though, who will be opening the show.
Once all that nonsense is over, I’ll likely be heading to PS Collective for Coyote Bones, Baby Walrus and NYC’s Chairlift. You already know about CB. Baby Walrus is another up-and-comer that’s on the top of my list of new local bands. The show starts at 9, which means I’ll probably miss them as I’ll still be stuck in Dundee traffic hell. That shouldn’t stop you, however.
Elsewhere this evening:
— The Nadas, Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American and The Only Children are playing a marquee show at The Waiting Room. The Nadas have a huge following (though I admit to never having heard them before). Should be crowded. $12, 9 p.m.
— Hot local underground MC Articulate will do everything he can to burn down O’Leaver’s tonight. Holding the matches and gasoline will be Bobby Dangerfield, Carnage, Capaciti, & Concentrate. $5, 9:30 p.m.
— Finally, the patron saint of Omaha hip-hop, Surreal, will be hanging up the mic for the last time tonight at Shea Riley’s as part of his CD release show. $6, 9 p.m. Brett Wertz writes about Surreal’s last show in this week’s issue of The Reader (story here).
Saturday night it’s The Stay Awake (Steve Micek’s band) at The Saddle Creek Bar with This Alibi and veteran Omaha noise-rock band Fromanhole. $5, 9 p.m. Baltimore electronic music artist Dan Deacon takes the stage at TWR with Video Hippos. Weird fun for only $8.
If I don’t see you at one of the shows, I’ll give you call…
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