by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
The Omaha Website Deathmatch will have to wait until next week… I know, what the f— is it? I don’t want to tip off the competitors (though I already have, sort of). Let the tension build…
Let’s get to the weekend’s festivities.
Tonight is the Hear Nebraska Launch Party at The Sydney featuring Little Brazil, Ideal Cleaners and The Fucking Party. 9 p.m., $5 and a portion of the door goes to the 501(c)(3) hearnebraska.org, which you already know all about. I suspect this will be a crush-mob experience. See you there.
Bluesy garage howlers Snake Island headlines a show at what they’re now calling The Sandbox, which is The Faint’s old Orifice studios at 2406 Leavenworth. It’s a great place to see a show. Also on the bill are Lincoln’s Pharmacy Spirits, Conchance and Lightning Bug. $5 ($2 beers!) 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Son of 76 and the Watchmen are doing their thing at Harrah’s Stir Lounge for $5, 9 p.m. This is the laid-back choice of the evening.
Saturday night’s big show is down at Slowdown Jr., where they’ll be celebrating the return of Ladyfinger, with The Stay Awake and Techlepathy. This, too, will be a crush-mob experience. $7, 9 p.m.
Also Saturday night, Ragged Company is playing at the new Side Door Lounge with The Weeping Figs. 10 p.m. and it’s free.
In addition to the Superbowl, Sunday sees the Hear Nebraska Launch Party caravan head to Lincoln for a show at Duffy’s featuring Conduits, Kill County, Down with the Ship and Manny Coon. Same thing as tonight — show starts at 9, costs $5 and a portion goes to hearnebraska.org.
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