Fromanhole’s epic disc(h)ord; Harry and the Potters, Kevin Devine, Reagan/Tomato tonight…

Category: Blog — @ 7:24 pm July 30, 2008

Just placed online, a feature/interview with the guys from Fromanhole (read it here). Daryl, Doug and Roach tell us who they are and what they’re trying to accomplish playing in one of the most intense bands in the Midwest. The story is a lead-up to Friday night’s Fromanhole CD release show at Slowdown Jr. that also features Little Brazil, The Life and Times and Nueva Vulcano. Go read the story, then buy a ticket to the show (it’s only $7).

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There’s a few interesting things going on tonight. Down at Slowdown Jr. it’s cutesy indie rock four-piece Harry and the Potters, renowned for such hits as “Wrath of Hermoine” and “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock.” They fancy themselves practitioners of “Wizard Rock,” or WRock, a musical movement (according to their Wiki entry) that consists of at least 450 bands that play songs about Harry Potter. Right. Laugh all you want, but the joke’s been going on since 2002 when the band first formed. Musically, it’s run-of-the-mill slacker indie rock with whiney vocals about giant spiders and Malfoy. Opening are Math The Band and Uncle Monsterface. $12, 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room, singer-songwriter Kevin Devine opens for a couple fellow singer-songwriters I’ve never heard of: Jesse Lacey and Brian Bonz. Devine is a first-class Brooklyn-area musician and singer who’s come through Omaha a number of times, supporting his last album, Put Your Ghost to Rest, which was originally released on Capitol in ’06 before being re-released on indie label Procrastinate! Music Traitors. $15 (SOLD OUT), 9 p.m.

Down the road at The Barley Street, Tomato a Day is playing with Reagan Roeder and Ben Sieff. It’s a free show that starts at 9. Word got around yesterday that Barley St. got busted by an ASCAP representative for playing records in the bar — a no-no for any commercial, public establishment that hasn’t paid the licensing fee to the ASCAP organization/mafia. As a result, Brad Hoshaw’s Tuesday night Viva La Vinyl showcase — where anyone could in and play their albums — is no more. Here’s hoping Brad finds a new home for the vinyl showcase.

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