What to do tonight?
Legendary Brazilian psychedelic band Os Mutantes is playing at The Waiting Room. They just released their first new album in 35 years, Haih Or Amortecedor, on ANTI-. The odds are pretty good that you’ll never get another chance to see them in Omaha. With that in mind $20 is a steal. Get your tickets while you can. The show starts at 9 with opener DeLeon.
Tonight’s The Airborne Toxic Event show at The Slowdown is sold out, so if you don’t have tix yet, you’re out of luck. Opening is Red Cortez and The Henry Clay People. 9 p.m.
Other options tonight include Rhymes with Orange and Andrew’s Ave. at The Sydney; $5, 9 p.m. And The Foghorns, John Fino and Western Electric at The Saddle Creek Bar, where there’s never a cover charge. Starts at 9 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) Yuppies is playing at The Sydney with Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship and Lightning Bug. $5, 9 p.m. Yuppies will be hocking their fresh new 7-inch with Noah’s Ark for $5. Editor’s Note: UUVVWWZ was originally supposed to play this show.
Meanwhile, up the street at The Waiting Room, it’s a night of independent hip-hop with Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright and BK One. $13 now/$15 DOS. 9 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite local power-pop band, The Third Men, are playing at The 49’r Saturday night with Spartan Apartments. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Finally, Mitch Gettman, OK Hemmingway and Lisa Donnelly are playing at The Saddle Creek Bar Saturday, where there’s never a cover charge. Show starts at 9.
Last but not least, Amazing Baby is playing at Slowdown Jr. on Sunday night with The Entrance Band. Tickets are a mere $8 (cheap!) and the show starts at 9.
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A correction to my Phoenix live review that was posted on Tuesday…. I said that the band was on V2 Records in the U.S. Jesse Stensby, vice president/radio rep at Vitriol Radio Promotion, e-mailed to point out that Phoenix’s U.S. label is Glassnote. That’s what I get for half-assing it by using Wikipedia as a source instead of AMG (another Wiki entry said that Astralwerks was their U.S. label).
So what/who exactly is Glassnote? I did a Google search and discovered their website, which listed Phoenix’s labelmates as Secondhand Serenade, Jonas Sees in Color, The Temper Trap and Justin Nozuka — all bands that I’ve never heard of, though many apparently have appeared on television. According to the site, “Glassnote Entertainment Group is a full service independent music company founded by Daniel Glass, one of the most accomplished and respected music people in the industry.”
The site goes on to say that “Through Glassnote, Mr. Glass has created the next-generation Music Company. It can be looked at as a rebirth of the great independent record companies, Chrysalis, Motown, Atlantic and Island, but built for the ever-changing marketplace.”
Maybe so. Certainly Phoenix was a great catch. The question, of course, is how did they do it. Here, we turn again to Wikipedia, where we discover that Daniel Glass worked at Chrysalis Records back in 1983 as the director of new music marketing, where he worked with Pat Benatar and Huey Lewis and the News, among others. He next headed to SBK Records where he was vice president of promotion, responsible for bringing us such break-out acts as Jesus Jones and Vanilla Ice. After that, he started Rising Tide Records for Universal, and then joined Danny Goldberg at Artemis Records in ’99. Which brings us to Glassnote, where he’s the CEO.
With that kind of provenance, it all makes sense, sort of. Anyway, apologies for the error.
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