It would appear on the surface that O’Leaver’s has the weekend cornered with two marquee shows tonight and tomorrow. Tonight at everyone’s favorite drunk tank, Ladyfinger plays a set for the first time in a long time. They’ll be joined by Lightning Bug. Then tomorrow night O’Leaver’s conducts an experiment in overkill by booking three bands that each could fill the club on their own — Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies, The Photo Atlas and Weatherbox, who you read about yesterday (with new member Landon Hedges of Little Brazil). Both shows are $5 and start at 9:30 and will be uncomfortably packed, so get there early.
But O’Leaver’s ain’t the only thing going on this weekend. Lincoln Exposed is happening tonight and tomorrow. You can check out their schedule in Facebook here. $6 per night for all three venues.
Tomorrow night The Brothers Lounge is hosting a special show called “Better Than Television,” featuring Vampire Hands and Nathan Nelson of The STNNNG performing Television’s Marquee Moon in its entirety. Before that, The Leisure Birds will be covering some classic Monks songs. The evening will be kicked off by a set from Well Aimed Arrows (ex-Protoculture). $5, 9 p.m.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the day before a holiday, which means I don’t have to go to work Monday. So there’s a good chance that I’ll be swinging by The Waiting Room for a show featuring Bear Country, Sara from Honey and Darling and headliner One for the Team. $8, 9 p.m.
Also Sunday night, Lincoln punk band Once A Pawn plays their CD release party at Duffy’s with UUVVWWZ and Gooses. Reader scribe Andy Norman, now of Michigan State University, wrote about Once a Pawn in this week’s issue of The Reader (online here) and name-checked me in the article where I described OAP’s Catherine Balta as sounding like “a very young, angry Rebecca Gates of pioneering mid-’90s guitar-and-drum duo The Spinanes.” Kind of a useless description since no one knows who The Spinanes are. Judging by his tone, I don’t think Andy agrees with me, but I stand by the description (as meaningless as it is). Once A Pawn’s new disc, Mission Accomplished, is one of my favorites so far this year and is worth checking out. Someone needs to get this duo to come to Omaha. Anyway, that Duffy’s show is $5, and starts at 9…
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