Minus the Bear, Julian Casablancas, Omaha Invasion Day 1 tonight…

Category: Blog — @ 8:43 pm April 22, 2010

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

It’s an insanely busy night for live music.

Top of the list is Minus the Bear at The Slowdown with Everest and Little Brazil. Seattle’s Minus the Bear now finds itself on Dangerbird Records (Silversun Pickups) for their next release, Omni, which comes out May 4. I haven’t seen them since they came through here way back in July 2003, when Matt Bayles was still in the band. He left after Menos El Oso came out in ’06. I assume their sound is as mathy as ever. $20. 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, Strokes mastermind Julian Casablancas is playing tonight at The Waiting Room. I’m told this gig originally was slated for Sokol Auditorium and was moved a few weeks ago for reasons one can only speculate. He’s still pushing his solo debut, Phrazes for the Young, out on Rough Trade. Opening is LA female-fronted pop band HAIM. Tickets are $25, starts at 9.

And, tonight is Night 1 of the Omaha Invasion in Lincoln. Below is tonight’s schedule. $6 gets you into all the clubs all night.

12th St. Pub
10:00 – 10:45 Dim Light
11:00 – 11:45 Matt Whipkey
12:00 – 12:45 Brad Hoshaw

Duffy’s Tavern
09:00 – 09:45 Down With The Ship
10:00 – 10:45 Flight Metaphor
11:00 – 11:45 It’s True
12:00 – 12:45 Lonely Estates

Bourbon Theatre
09:30 -10:15 Vago
10:30 – 11:15 The Answer Team
11:30 – 12:15 Paria

Bricktop
Brent Crampton
Kethro
Stryke

And finally, at beautiful O’Leaver’s Pub, it’s Australia’s favorite export, Electric Jellyfish, with Blue Rosa. $5, 9:30 p.m.

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