The Weekender: Kite Pilot + Well Aimed Arrows = ? tonight; Bright Eyes tomorrow; Iron & Wine Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:55 pm June 3, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

If you missed Kite Pilot when they played at the boats in CB a few months ago, you’ve got another chance to catch them tonight at The Barley Street Tavern (which is quickly becoming one of the hottest tiny indie music spots in Omaha). The band opens for edgy, angry noise punk band Techlepathy and angular mathematicians Well Aimed Arrows (who have the best new album that you’ve never heard). As you know, if you combined one member of Kite Pilot (Erica) with two members of Well Aimed Arrows (Koly and Clayton) you would get a reunion of seminal Omaha punk band The Protoculture. Maybe as a special birthday gift to me the trio will get together for a rendition of “My New Laugh.” I’m not holding my breath…

Meanwhile, over at Slowdown Jr., Saturn Moth plays with Lincoln punkers Her Flyaway Manner and Blue Rosa. $5, 9 p.m.

And over at O’Leaver’s it’s Honey & Darling with Everyday/Everynight and Betsy Wells. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday afternoon the S.S. Bright Eyes anchors for the evening at Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs for the only local Bright Eyes stop on The People’s Key tour (so far). Never been to Westfair? Neither have I. According to their website, it’s located two miles east of I-80 on Hwy 6 (Exit 8). There’s a mapquest on the website. I mean, how hard can it be to find? Opening the show is Con Dios, David Bazan (of Pedro and the Lion) and Jenny and Johnny. Gates at 5, concert at 5:30. $25 tix available online via etix right here.

If you’re not going to Bright Eyes, there’s a ton of other worthy shows going on Saturday night:

Domestica (Heidi and Jon from Mercy Rule) are back with a new drummer who’ll  make his Omaha debut at O’Leaver’s Saturday night with Wagon Blasters (Gary Dean Davis’ rig) and St. Louis legacy band Bunnygrunt. $5, 9:30 p.m.

The Barley Street has Blue Bird with Pony Wars (Craig Korth’s new band) and Death of a Taxpayer. $5, 9 p.m.

And I’d be remiss in forgetting to mention my nephew Christopher’s death metal band, Blessed Are the Merciless, are playing the Great American Metal BBQ at Sokol Underground tomorrow at 8 p.m. $8+pain.

Finally, on Sunday, it’s the long sold out Iron & Wine show at Slowdown with The Head and The Heart. 9 p.m.

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