Icky Blossoms CD release show (and where their name came from), Avett Bros tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:06 pm July 3, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Icky Blossoms, self-titled (Saddle Creek, 2012)

Icky Blossoms, self-titled (Saddle Creek, 2012)

Though technically their debut album doesn’t hit the streets until July 17, there are a couple ways to buy a copy of Icky Blossoms’ debut record today, that is if you live in the Omaha area.

The best way is to come to Icky Blossoms’ record release show tonight at The Waiting Room with UUVVWWZ and Depressed Buttons (Todd, Clark & Jacob from The Faint’s EDM project). Don’t forget your dancing shoes — this one will definitely be a party. 9 p.m. Tix/ $7.

The other way to pick up a copy of their album is to drop by the Saddle Creek Shop down at the Slowdown complex where they already have both the vinyl ($15) and CD ($11) in stock. Sweet!

By the way, during our recent interview, I asked the band what exactly does “Icky Blossoms” mean. I figured it was some sort of southern-fried drug reference. It’s not. “We got (the name) from our friend Jesse (Mckelvey) from Capgun Coup,” said Icky mastermind Derek Pressnall. “It was the name for an art project he did; then he joined a punk band a couple summers ago and they played one show under the name Icky Blossoms at Hotel Frank. I thought the name was bad ass.” When Pressnall found out Jesse’s punk band was no more, he asked if he could use the name. Interesting story, but it still doesn’t answer the question of what “Icky Blossoms” means… Leave it to your imagination.

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Also tonight, the Avett Brothers are playing at Stir Concert Cove. No opener, it’s just them, and it starts at 8 p.m. Tix are still available for $47 from Ticketmaster.

And let’s not forget Bear Stories plays at The Sandbox with The End of the Ocean, Lee Corey Oswald and Family Picnic. $7, 8 p.m. More info here.

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  • Whoa whoa whoa, that’s where the name came from?! I’d always assumed that it was a natural transition and play on words on Pressnall’s previous band, “Flowers Forever.” Since “Flowers” died and, thus were no longer forever, they became “Icky Blossoms.” I mean, it makes much more sense, and provides an even better story, particularly if they’re being interviewed by Spin, Rolling Stone, and being featured by Stereogum.

    I find it very hard to believe that they’ve never made that connection. So hard to believe, in fact, that I’m just going to keep on thinking that this is where the name came from.

    Comment by Nayef — July 11, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

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