by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Over the past few days, Ian Aiello, now a member of Eli Mardock’s band but formerly a member of legendary Lincoln band The Golden Age, began leaking tracks from TGA’s unreleased album, Jealous Love. There’s an entire back story surrounding the rise and fall of The Golden Age. Back in the first half of the last decade, everyone assumed they would sign to Saddle Creek Records and join the holy triumvirate of Bright Eyes, Cursive and The Faint conquering the world. Alas, though there indeed were talks between Creek and the band, this album was never released by Saddle Creek (or any other label) for reasons that only the band and the label know. So far Aiello appears to have posted seven tracks from the album on YouTube (see them listed/listen them here). After listening to them, the album would have been a nice addition to the Creek catalog. Oh well…
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The Cowboy Junkies stop in Omaha tonight at The Slowdown. The band is touring its just-released album, The Wilderness: The Nomad Series, Vol. 4 (Razor & Tie), which finds Margo Timmons and Co. in fine form. The album retains the ethereal, hushed sound heard on their breakout album, 1988′s The Trinity Sessions, but with an obvious modern flare (This one presumably wasn’t recorded in a vacant church). $30, 8 p.m. No opening act is listed, so if you’re going, you better get there on time!
Also tonight, Snake Island plays at The Barley Street Tavern with Orion Walsh (CD release show) and Musical Charis (sic). $5, 9 p.m.
One more thing: Omaha peeps keep a close eye on the various and sundry social media sites late today and into the early evening. More than that, I cannot say…
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