Cursive, Ladyfinger news; The Envy Corps tonight; Blitzen Trapper, Dean Armband Saturday; Le Loup Sunday…

Category: Blog — @ 6:11 pm October 16, 2009

Cursive announced yesterday that it’s playing at Lash’s 6th Annual Toy Drive Dec. 13th at The Waiting Room — that’s quite a coup for a benefit concert that has really picked up steam over the years. Pollstar is showing Capgun Coup also on this show; I’m pretty confident that it’ll sell out. The $14 tickets go on sale this Saturday.

Also going on sale this Saturday are tickets to the Mousetrap reunion show Dec. 23 at The Waiting Room with Beep Beep (their final show ever, and Chris Hughes is playing, too) and the recently reunited Mercy Rule. Only $8!!! Better get in line…

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Some old news that I’m not even sure is newsworthy: A few weeks ago I was told that Ethan Jones no longer is playing bass in Ladyfinger. Sure enough, he isn’t listed on their myspace page, and yesterday Saddle Creek confirmed that Ethan no longer is in the band and that Ladyfinger is working on finding a replacement. It’s been a while since Ladyfinger played, and they have no shows scheduled. Frontman Chris Machmuller has been splitting his time playing guitar in Dance Me Pregnant, and I’m hearing rumblings that a new project may be afoot. Stay tuned…

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It’s another busy weekend for shows…

Tonight at The Waiting Room, Ames Iowa indie band The Envy Corps (Vertigo Records) plays with Anniversaire and Skypiper. $8, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, down at The Saddle Creek Bar, it’s Cass 50 and The Family Gram with Ragged Company and Nick Carl — all for FREE.

Saturday night’s big show is Blitzen Trapper at The Waiting Room with Omaha super group Our Fox (members of Neva Dinova, The Good Life). $12, 9 p.m.

Down the street at The Sydney, Lincoln’s Dean Armband (members of Her Flyaway Manner) is playing with Unites Sons of Toil and The Lepers. $5, 9 p.m. After they get done with their set, The Lepers will have to high-tail it down to Slowdown Jr., where they’re also opening for Ruskie rock band Mumiy Troll. $12/$15, 9 p.m.

Finally, Baltimore band Le Loup is playing at Slowdown Jr. Sunday night with Nurses. $8, 9 p.m.

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