Her Flyaway Manner, Dim Light tonight; Yeasayer, Millions of Boys, Filter Kings, Jane’s Addiction Saturday; Crackin’ reunion Sunday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
And so we made it to the last weekend of the year before being engulfed by Husker mania. Let’s make the most of it, shall we?
Tonight at The Brothers Lounge Lincoln band Her Flyaway Manner headlines a show with Dim Light and Dead Wave — two bands with a few common demoninators, one of which is frontman Cooper Moon. $5, 10 p.m. You should go.
Also tonight, Blue Bird plays at Slowdown Jr. with Orion Walsh and Steps to Mars. $7, 9 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday), Secretly Canadian recording artist Yeasayer returns to The Slowdown. Remember when they played Slowdown Jr. in 2008 with MGMT? This time Daughn Gibson opens, who’s new album All Hell (White Denim, 2012) scored a whopping 8.1 on the Pitchfork meter. Tix are $20 today, $23 tomorrow. Show starts at 9.
Also Saturday night, Millions of Boys returns to fabulous O’Leaver’s with Kite Pilot and St. Joe Missouri band Dsoedean. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Filter Kings return to The Sydney Saturday night with Matt D. and the Profane Saints. They’re calling this Lee’s Birthday Extravaganza in honor of the birthday of the Filter Kings’ illustrious frontman. This one should be out of control. No idea on the cover. The fun starts at 9.
There’s also a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at The Waiting Room Saturday night with Rock Paper Dynamite, Witness Tree, Two Drag Club and Vago. $10, 8 p.m.
Dundee Day is happening Saturday night. There’s a shit-ton of lame-o bands (other than Satchel Grande) playing the main stage all afternoon and night ($5 cover). At the same time, Dario Day is happening at Dario’s. Unfortunately, I have no idea what bands are playing this time around. If anyone knows, post it in the comments section.
I almost forgot — Jane’s Addiction is playing at The Orpheum Saturday night with Big Black Delta. Tickets are still available for $45-$65. Show starts at 8:30.
Finally Sunday (and Monday) night is the reunion of ’70s Omaha band Crackin’ with L.A. Carnival and Les Smith Soul Band at the Om Center, 1216 Howard St. Both shows are sold out. Chris Aponick writes about the reunion in this week’s issue of The Reader, or read it online here.
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