Beef Curtains tonight; Speed! Soapbox Derby Day, Neko Case tomorrow…

Category: Blog — @ 7:11 pm July 17, 2009

One perfect weather weekend coming right up. And it ain’t bad musicwise, either.

Tonight at The Stir Cove at Harrah’s in beautiful Council Bluffs, The Beef Curtains return to the stage with a little help from Bear Country, The Filter Kings and Little Brazil. This one is absolutely free, folks, and starts at 6:30.

Also tonight, the return of Janglepop at The 49’r. It’s probably $5 and probably starts at 9:30.

Then tomorrow, Saturday, the event you’ve been hearing about for weeks (months?): The Speed! Nebraska / O’Leaver’s Adult Soapbox Derby at Seymour Smith Park, 72nd & Washington St. entrance. The racing action begins at 11 a.m. with teams fighting for the right to call themselves The King of the Slope! The event includes a beer garden (just what these guys DIDN’T need) along with plenty of grilled food and raffles, with the proceeds going to the Special Olympics of Nebraska. Afterward, O’Leaver’s is hosting a checkered-flag party featuring Domestica, The Third Men, Wagon Blasters, Filter Kings and The Sons of the Soapbox Derby. $5, 9:30 p.m. This could well prove to be the EVENT OF THE SUMMER. Don’t miss it.

Also tomorrow night, Neko Case plays at The Slowdown with Imaad Wasif. $22, 9 p.m. Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room, it’s The Pendrakes with Landing on the Moon and The Ground Tyrants. $7, 9 p.m.

See you at the park.

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