Thanks to everyone who entered the first-ever Lazy-i Twitter tickets giveaway contest! We had 37 entries, and the winner, whose name was drawn from an electronic hat, was @k_to_the_t. Thanks to everyone for playing!
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The OEAA (I always forget to add the last “A,” which stands for “Awards,” as in “Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards,” a name that implies that Arts and Entertainment are two always separate things)(and that they needed to make “Awards” an official part of the name)(screw it, I’m just calling it the OEA Awards) announced their list of nominees for the 2009 season. The full list has been posted on the Lazy-i webboard, here.
The list is derived from a public nomination process where first, anyone can nominate a musician/band for consideration. That list is then whittled down by the OEAA Academy (the OEAAA?), who picks three from the list for each category. The public nominee that got the most public votes in each category also makes it onto the final ballot.
For the sake of full disclosure, I’ve posted my own official ballot submission beneath the official nominees list. Some of my choices made it, some didn’t. Some weren’t even nominated on the public ballot, but I added them anyway. OEAAA members also were asked to nominate someone for induction into the Hall of Fame (have to be dead to be considered) and Lifetime Achievement Award. Both of my choices are included.
One other note about the OEA’s — I’m not the event’s organizer, nor am I responsible for its existence. I’m merely an “academy member.” Please do not stroll up to me at O’Leaver’s and complain about it. It’s not my fault, and I do not care. I’ve made my position very clear about the OEA’s from day one — I think it’s a fun diversion that means absolutely nothing, just like the annual Reader list of the Top 20 best in Omaha/Lincoln, which, btw, will be published in early December.
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Hot show of the evening is the Honey & Darling CD release show at The Waiting Room. I’ve been listening to the EP, titled What Became of What I Love, and dig it mucho. Also on the bill are The Answer Team, Everyday/Everynight, and Adam Robert Haug. All for $7, starts at 9.
Also tonight, The Third Men are playing at O’Leaver’s with Des Moines band North of Grand and Dead Girls from Lawrence, Kansas. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Over at the Barley St., Brimstone Howl will be tearing it up with JAIL, Mojomatic and Christopher Wright. $5, 9 p.m.
And finally, Michael Lee Firkins is down at Slowdown Jr. tonight with Gerald Lee, Jr. (Filter Kings). $8, 9 p.m.:
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