by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I’ve been out of town all week on biz, but I’m back just in time for the good stuff, all weekend long.
It starts tonight with some tough choices. You’ve got:
— The amazing power-pop stylings of Omaha’s own The Third Men at The Barley Street Tavern with Chromafrost. $5, 9 p.m. (though I’ve never been to a BST show that started before 10:30).
— The chamber-pop stylings of Lincoln’s Floating Opera at The SIde Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth. Floating Opera’s lineup has evolved over the years. For tonight’s show the ensemble features Genni Bachinski, lead vocals; Sarah Korf, keyboard, trumpet, vocals; Tery Daly, bass, vocals; Scott Stanfield, acoustic guitar, vocals; Richard Rebarber, keyboards; Jon Korf, electric guitar; Alyssa Storey, cello; Thad Miller, violin, and Douglas Allyn, drums — that’s a lot of bodies for the tiny Side Door. Add to that the opening bands: Foam Form, Gabe Cahill, Electric Needle Room, The Golden Hour, Jessica Errett and Mint Wad Willy, and it could be crowded without anyone else showing up. 8:30, no cover.
— The amazing ukulele stylings of All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, celebrating a CD release show at The Waiting Room with Honey & Darling and The Betties. $7, 9 p.m.
— The charitable stylings of the Take Action Tour at Slowdown, a touring benefit concert featuring Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers and Texas in July. $20. Note early start time of 6:30, and…
— The indie rock stylings of The Benningtons at Stir Lounge with The Allendales and The Big Deep.
And if you’re in Lincoln, tonight is Day 1 of The Honeymoon Tour, featuring Darren Keen as The Show Is the Rainbow. It’s also a vinyl release show for TSITR’s new record, Tickled Pink, released on Keen’s own It Are Good Records, distro’d by Illegal Art. Also on the bill are Piss Poor, Powerful Science, Grabass and Bentone. More info on the Facebook event page. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207354125964728
According to this article in The Atlantic, the end of the world starts exactly at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, May 22. That means you’ll have plenty of time to hit up Dundee’s Spring Fling concert bash tomorrow night. Part of Dundee Day, in years past the concert (held on Underwood right outside of KFAB studio) was a craptacular collection of cover bands, bad local pop bands, generally just a cast of shit. But this year, the fine folks at Amsterdam Falafels have been put in charge of the booking, and the result is one of the best local band line-ups since last weekend’s Jake’s Block Party. We’re talking Conduits, So-So Sailors, Gus & Call, Dim Light. And yes, there will be face painting.
But it’s not the only concert going on in Dundee Saturday. Dario’s Spring Fling starts at 6:30 featuring The Bishops Rock Paper Dynamite, Ragged Company and Blue Bird, all for $5, plus Dario’s fine cuisine and selection of potent beers.
Meanwhile, at The Barley Street Tavern, Kyle Harvey’s celebrating the end of the world with rock. Joining him are The Lepers and Zombie Vs. Shark. Cover is $5, but if you dress up as a zombie, religious cult member, religious figure (nun, priest, etc) you get in free! Show starts 9, supposedly…
Finally, Sunday, it’s Man Man at Slowdown with Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers. 9 p.m., $15.
See you at the show unless they I make the Rapture cut…
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