onight is the farewell concert for Box Awesome in Lincoln, sort of. Yes, I know that they’re closing their doors at that location after the smoke clears from this evening’s festivities, but we’ve already been told that the search is on for the next location. Box Awesome may be dead, but its death will be short-lived. Until Jeremiah Moore and Jeremy Buckley find a new home for the club, Buckley said to expect some of the shows to be hosted at The Bourbon Theater (when it makes sense).
The Lincoln Journal-Star did another story about the closing yesterday (here), and the reason given for the eviction (again) is late rent. Everyone knows there’s more to the story than that, but we’ll likely not know the real reason until the next tenant moves into 815 “O” St. Meanwhile, Buckley says in the story that the closure “is definitely going to limit the options of bands coming through town for a while.” Well, there’s always Duffy’s and Knickerbocker’s and The Zoo and what else? Regardless, Box Awesome filled a unique niche thanks to its willingness to host experimental and little-known bands along with the usual college-rock fodder. It will be missed… for awhile. But for tonight, expect a celebration featuring Somasphere, Triggertown and Plack Blague and a few hundred rock and roll well wishers.
Also tonight back here in Omaha, Vancouver low-fi/garage rock sensations Japandroids (on Polyvinyl Records) plays at Slowdown Jr. with the hangover-fueled tuneage of Dim Light. $8, 9 p.m.
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