I’m just messin’ with ya, Mick. Mick ain’t 50. One of the creators and driving forces behind slamomaha.com is celebrating becoming a wee lad of 40 at The Waiting Room tonight with a bunch of bands that no doubt show his age (and, unfortunately, mine). Among them, The Get (check out the classic photo), Musico (One of Darren Keen’s early incarnations), and Janglepop (more bad-ass photos). Add to that new comers The Ground Tyrants and the funkalicious Satchel Grande and you do, indeed, have a party going on. $5, 8 p.m. Something tells me Mick is going to get smashed from all the free shots.
Also tonight, just down the street at PS Collective, it’s Hyannis, Honeybee and Sleep Said the Monster. $3, 9 p.m., while down at Slowdown it’s our old friends Malpais (fronted by that trouble-making troubadour Greg Loftis) and Landing on the Moon opening for Say Anything. $15, 8 p.m.
Tomorrow night’s spotlight show is Neva Dinova at Slowdown with Race for Titles and Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship. This may well be the closest thing we get to a CD release show for Neva’s new disc, You May Already Be Dreaming as the band will be on the road for the foreseeable future. $8, 9 p.m. Also Saturday night, David Matysiak of Coyote Bones and Eli Mardock of Eagle*Seagull open for Bassia Bulat at The Waiting Room. $8, 9 p.m. Get an early start on the evening by checking out the 5 p.m. screening of the Evan Blakely film Oscillations, featuring the music of Kyle Harvey at Westwood Cinema, part of the Nebraska Short Film Block of the Omaha Film Festival.
Finally, there’s a hummer of a show Sunday night at The Waiting Room, headlined by These Are Powers. These Are Powers is former Lincolnite Pat Noecker’s new band. Noecker was a member of seminal ’90s band Opium Taylor. He went on to form Liars with Ron Albertson (ex-Mercy Rule), which released the critically hailed They Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top on Gern Blandsten in 2001 before he and Ron left the band, effectively turning Liars into shit. Along with Noecker, These Are Powers features Anna Barie (ex-Knife Skills) and Ted McGrath. Opening is Mahjongg and founder/owner of K Records, Calvin Johnson, whose former bands include Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go Team, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and The Halo Benders. $8, 9 p.m.
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