Oberst in Filter; The Weekend…

Category: Blog — @ 6:51 pm November 7, 2008

There’s a feature story on Conor Oberst in Filter (here). I mention this only because this is the first detailed story with Oberst since his solo record came out earlier this year. He talks about all the usual stuff, UFOs, Mexico, the new album, but also mentions Britney Spears, Omaha and again reiterates that there has been no falling out with Saddle Creek. I’ve never read the printed version of Filter. Actually, I’ve never even seen a copy. I might try to find one this weekend. I’ve had a subscription to Rolling Stone for eons, and have put up its shift to celeb-gossip just because it’s Rolling Stone. But I can’t put up with its recent print-format change from its classic slightly oversized print edition to a new standard-size slick format. If I wanted to read Us magazine I’d buy Us magazine. So I’m searching for a replacement. Maybe it’ll be Filter

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Speaking of rumors… I’m hearing that there’s a new music venue being put together — down in the Mutual area — by a guy with a history of opening successful restaurants. More to come when I find out more…

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All right, let’s look at the weekend music calendar…

Friday night (tonight!)

Danielson is at The Waiting Room with Cryptacize — both bands are affiliated with Sufjan Stevens (Sufjan apparently was once part of Danielson). Opening is our very own Talkin’ Mountain. $10, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, down at Slowdown Jr., it’s the return of Capgun Coup with Boo and Boo Too, and Perry H. Yuppies (they explain it here). $7, 9 p.m.

Over at The Saddle Creek Bar, it’s Chicago folk/bluegrass/rock band Haywood Yards with Lincoln acts Tsumi and Son of 76. $5, 9 p.m.

And finally, over at The Barley Street Tavern, it’s The Matt Cox Band. $4, 9 p.m.

Saturday night

The Diplomats of Solid Sound — including The Diplomettes — will be playing at The Waiting Room with Satchel Grande and The Third Men. Expect a flat-out party. $7, 9 p.m.

Also, Scott Severin’s band is playing at The Barley Street with Western Electric. $4, 9 p.m.

Sunday night

Stephen Sheehan (ex-Digital Sex) has rejoined with Richard Schultz as Between the Leaves, a project that self-released a collection of songs earlier this decade. Joining them for the reunion Sunday night at Slowdown Jr. is filmmaker Evan Blakley. BTL plays at 8 p.m., opening for Kansas City accordion combo Alacartoona and Schultz’s other band, the Miracle Men. $5, 8 p.m.

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