Little Black Stereo says goodbye; Thereader.com wants you; Lincoln Calling additions; Fruit Bats, Yuppies, Peace of Sh*t tonight…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Nick Semrad of Little Black Stereo emailed to say that LBS is calling it quits. In fact, tonight’s show at The Barley Street Tavern is their last Omaha gig. Tomorrow’s Zoo Bar show in Lincoln is the band’s official “last show.”
I asked Nick what the story was behind the breakup. “Well, part of it stems from a guitar player moving to Nashville, and I’m headed to LA within the year to be a session player…” he said.
Despite their long history, I’ve never seen a full set by LBS. It’s not like I’ve gone out of my way to avoid them, it’s just been one of those things. Also playing LBS’s farewell show are Landing on the Moon, Lawrence band Cowboy Indian Bear and Barley Street regular Kyle Harvey. $5, 9 p.m.
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HearNebraska.org isn’t the only new effort designed to improve your online search for music news. The Reader is in the process of a bottom-up redesign of its website at thereader.com. I’ve seen the initial drafts, and they’re a huge improvement over what’s out there now. As part of the process, The Reader is asking folks to take a little survey and tell them what they’d like to see on their new site. That means you, so click here and fill the dang thing out. Watch for the new Reader website to launch in the very near future.
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Lincoln music promoter and all-around good guy Jeremy Buckley says that if you want in on the discounted $30 pass that will get you into all of this year’s Lincoln Calling performances, you’ve got ’til the end of the day. The discounted tickets can be purchased online from etix, here. Tomorrow, the price goes up to $40.
There’s also a brand new Lincoln Calling website that just went online at lincolncalling.com that will answer all your questions about the festival, and includes performance schedules, venue and ticket info, everything.
Buckley also announced today that he just locked in a handful of additional bands and performers for this year’s festival, and they are:
Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
Blue Martian Tribe
Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
Down With the Ship
The Envy Corps
The Filter Kings
If Only He Had the Power
Landing on the Moon
The Machete Archive
Pecha Kucha Volume 3
The Photo Atlas
Those additions bring the total number of bands and performers to around 100, which has got to make this the biggest music festival in Nebraska. Lincoln Calling is Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
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There’s a lot happening tonight in addition to the LBS swan song concert:
Tonight at O’Leaver’s, noise-riot-punk brawlers Peace of Shit is headlining a show with Mosquito Bandito and The Spooks. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also tonight, Sub Pop band Fruit Bats are playing at The Waiting Room with Nathaniel Rateliff and Hospital Ships. $10, 9 p.m.
And finally, everyone’s favorite messed-up art punk garage kids, The Yuppies, are playing at The Hole with Daikaiju (Alabama surf-rock), Ampline (Cincinatti rock rock), and Butchers. $5, 8 p.m.
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