Box Awesome update; Capgun last Saturday…

Category: Blog — @ 5:45 pm June 9, 2009

Jeremy Buckley, who works at Box Awesome in Lincoln, texted me yesterday saying that the court hearing concerning their removal from their current location had been “continued” for at least a couple of weeks. Jeremy also said Box Awesome has found another possible home and hopes to move sometime in July. Meanwhile, benefit events continue to be held to help pay the lawyer, including a comedy show at Duffy’s tomorrow night and a rummage sale this coming Sunday at 18th & Washington in Lincoln. If you’re in town, you should go.

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After being overwhelmed by the enormous crowd at Memorial Park Saturday, I headed to O’Leaver’s to find an even bigger crowd, there to see Jake Bellows and Capgun Coup. I caught about 15 minutes of opener Porlolo and dug it — a band fronted by a female singer/songwriter that deserves further study. I missed Jake altogether and caught about 20 minutes of Capgun’s boisterous spazz rock. This band continues to sound like it’s being influenced by classic ’60s- ’70s garage rock (bordering on low-fi surf), but never lacking their trademark just-about-t0-spin-out-of-control style. Frontman Sam Martin continues to remind me of what Simon Joyner could have become had he followed a punk muse rather than a folkie one. If you missed it, Capgun is playing again Friday night at the Waiting Room, opening for Bear Country with Darren Keen and Conchance — all for $7.

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Tomorrow: Deer Tick

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