Just posted, an interview with UUVVWWZ’s Teal Gardner (read it here). The band’s new album is my favorite local release so far this year (and that includes Saddle Creek and all its affiliated bands). Too bad I can’t buy a copy (I have digital files) because Antiquarium and Drastic are both out of stock and have been for awhile. I’m told that they’ll be restocked Friday. And you’ll also be able to buy this vinyl-only treasure at the UUVVWWZ show Friday night at Slowdown, which I highly recommend you attend.
I’d be there, but I’m leaving town tomorrow for Manhattan, where I’ll be cooling my heels through the weekend (just like when I went out there in April, if any of you have any restaurant / record store / fun-things-to-do suggestions while I’m in NYC, email them to me. You really came through last time.).
Anyway, go read the UUVVWWZ story, where Teal reflects romantically about the band’s recent tour that included a brush with a narc squad, a naked drummer, NYC hipsters and projectile vomit. After Slowdown, the band is headed to Minneapolis and Des Moines for a couple shows with The Show Is the Rainbow (who’s also playing at Slowdown Friday). Their next local gigs won’t be until Sept. 19 (Box Awesome for Lincoln Calling) and Sept. 24 (Knickerbockers with Helios Creed). Don’t miss them.
Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s the return of Girl Drink Drunk — Omaha’s own version of shithook karaoke. The TWR and the band really are trying to get this thing off the ground, but they can’t do it without your help. The show starts at 9 and is absolutely free. What else do you have to do tonight other than watch Bill’s speech at the DNC convention?
Look for this week’s column online here sometime tomorrow, though I’m not sure when (Does the Minneapolis airport have free wi-fi? I doubt it.). There also may be site updates from NYC (if something happens music-related). Keep watching.
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