A Seattle version of TheBandBrokeUp.com? Mynabirds, Big Harp tonight; Digital Leather, Kite Pilot Saturday; InDreama Sunday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
The Seattle Weekly ran this story Tuesday about Nebraska’s thebandbrokeup.com website — the now nationally famous online archive where anyone can download albums by a selection of Nebraska bands that no longer exist, including Polecat, Frontier Trust, Opium Taylor, 13 Nightmares, Pablo’s Triangle and a ton more (and I just noticed they have the download available of the classic Capitol Dark Mix compilation, taken from live recordings at the long gone Capitol Bar & Grill, which includes tracks by Cellophane Ceiling, Ritual Device, Mousetrap and Cactus Nerve Thang, among others — a must).
In addition to talking to site co-founder Dan Jenkins, The Seattle Weekly also spoke to Nebraska ex-pat now Seattle-ite Mike Jaworski about translating the idea to Seattle. Why not? Check it out, and check out thebandbrokeup.com if you haven’t already.
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Lots of good local shows going on this weekend.
Prime among them is tonight at The Waiting Room where The Mynabirds take center stage. Laura Burhenn and Co. will perform songs off the band’s upcoming Saddle Creek release Generals. Also on the bill are Big Harp and Howard. $8, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Bear Stories plays at O’Leaver’s with Dan Mariska and Family Picnic. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) Digital Leather returns to The Brothers Lounge with Baby Tears and Peace of Shit. They’re calling it a “night of pure, filthy energy,” which sounds about right. I’m told PoS will have a new cassette for sale as well. $5, 9 p.m.
Also tomorrow night it’s (yet another) return of Kite Pilot, this time to The Barley Street Tavern. Seems like the band pops its head out every six months for a show. Also on the bill are I Am The Navigator and Howard (that’s two nights in the row for them). $5, 9 p.m.
Finally Sunday night, experimental post-rock artist Delicate Steve headlines a show at Slowdown Jr. with Janka Nbay and the BuBu Gang, Dustin Bushon and the amazing InDreama — a psych rock project featuring Icky Blossoms’ Nik Fackler and Omaha legend Dereck Higgins. $8, 9 p.m.
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