Lincoln Calling accepting apps; Mynabirds, Icky release tracks; Landing on the Moon tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 12:42 pm May 22, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

Lincoln Calling

Jeremy Buckley, the guy behind Lincoln Calling, says that he’s in the middle of  organizing the 9th year of the event, which takes place Oct. 9-13, 2012. As part of the process, he’s posted an form on the home page of for bands to apply. “As was the case last year, applying does not mean bands are ensured a spot, but it will allow me to compile contact info for bands and maybe find out about a few bands that might have so far slipped under my radar, definitely in the case of regional bands,” Buckley says.

Buckley also points out that bands are compensated for their appearances at Lincoln Calling, “and it’s been a great way for bands from Lincoln and Omaha to create relationships that last long past the fest itself,” he said.

Last year’s attendance at LC was just under 5k. If you’re in a band, go to the site and sign up.

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As a precursor to their respective full length releases on Saddle Creek, Icky Blossoms and Mynabirds are releasing tracks through various and sundry websites.

In Icky’s case, it’s Pitchfork, where yesterday IB premiered the album version of “Perfect Vision,” which you can check it out here. Their full self-titled debut comes on July 17.

And today Rolling Stone premiered the new Mynabirds track “Body of Work,” which you can check out right here. The rest of Generals hits the stores June 5.

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Tonight at The Barley Street Tavern it’s Landing on the Moon with Schwervon! and Tenderness Wilderness. $5, 9 p.m.

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