Con Dios takes up residency at O’Leaver’s (with the rest of us); Go! gets a new look; Mitch Gettman/LotM tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 2:09 pm January 5, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

Cursive bassist Matt Maginn e-mailed me yesterday to let me know that his other project, the amazing Con Dios, has taken up a residency not at The Bemis, but at a much more haughty enclave: O’Leaver’s Pub. Every Thursday night for the next three weeks, Maginn and the rest of Con Dios (keyboardist Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching), drummer Pat Oakes (Ladyfinger) and frontman Phil Schaffart (Bright Eyes, indie lumberjack) will be performing on O’Leaver’s illustrious stage, and hosting a night of music. Their special guest line-up looks like this:

— Jan. 6: McCarthy Trenching

— Jan. 13th: Bear Country

— Jan. 20th: So-So Sailors

Check out the brand new Con Dios Facebook page, which includes streams of seven recordings by the band. Thursdays just got a whole lot better. $5, 9:30 p.m.

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Amidst all of these new websites (Omahype) and other websites getting face-lifts (including The Reader‘s), the Omaha World-Herald today launched a newly designed version of its Go! online section. It’s a huge improvement over the OWH‘s traditional website, which looks like a peacock exploded all over a copy of the Yellow Pages. Congrats to Kevin and the OWH entertainment team.

With the non-profit site also about to launch, Omaha has become rife with online entertainment news resources. Not all of them will survive.

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Tonight at The Waiting Room, singer/songwriter Mitch Gettman headlines a show that includes Landing on the Moon and Lonely Estates. $7, 9 p.m.

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Lazy-i Best of 2010.

They’re coming in one and two at a time, the entries in the drawing for the Lazy-i Best of 2010 sampler CD. And you, too, can be among them. All you have to do is send me an e-mail to with your name and mailing address. Tracks include songs by Tim Kasher, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Belle and Sebastian, Titus Andronicus, The Mynabirds, A Weather, Jenny and Johnny, Zeus, The Black Keys, Pete Yorn and more. Full track listing is here. And not only do you get a CD, you also get the new limited edition Lazy-i Sticker, suitable for any car bumper (even with that lousy new Nebraska license plate design). Enter today. Deadline is Jan. 18.

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