Tonight at Sokol Auditorium it’s Tilly and the Wall with The Ruby Suns and Go Motion. 8 p.m., $13. This morning I was discussing whether this show will sell out. One guy said he thought it was a sure bet. I’m doubtful. The last time Tilly played in Omaha was at The Waiting Room in March. I can’t remember if that sold out or not. Other than that, they did a show last year at Sokol Underground, as well as a shows opening for The Faint, Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes at Sokol Auditorium over the past couple years. There’s no question that Tilly’s popularity continues to grow (Their new album is No. 16 on the CMJ radio charts, right under Conor Oberst’s), but selling out the 1,400-capacity Sokol Aud? Hmmm… We’ll see tonight.
And speaking of Oberst, he and his Mystic Valley Band played on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. Oberst and crew came on at the end of the show after Jack Black and the winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. I thought they might do “Souled Out!!!” Instead they did a rollicking version of “Get Well Cards” that sounded surprisingly good for a live network broadcast. Overall, a very straight-forward performance. Now when is The Faint going to get on Letterman?
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