Joyner/Dondero, Filter Kings, OEA showcase tonight; Digital Leather, Saturn Moth Saturday; Kite Pilot Sunday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Not a bad weekend for shows…
Tonight at Slowdown Jr. it’s the kickoff of Simon Joyner & the Ghost’s “Southeast Tour.” The devil’s goin’ down to Georgia looking for some souls to steal and won’t be back for 10 days. Wish him well at this bon voyage performance that also features The Betties, Mike Schlesinger of Gus & Call and headliner David Dondero. Not a bad lineup for $12. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Ribs and The Filter Kings — sounds like the perfect combination, as long as you throw in about four fingers of bourbon. That’s the recipe tonight at Mojo Smokehouse in Aksarben Village. Opening is the breakneck punk of Lincoln band Ideal Cleaners. Expect broken glass. I hope all those unsuspecting diners know what they’re in for. Starts at 10 and the show is free.
Also tonight is the Omaha Entertainment and Arts (OEA) semi-annual showcase in Benson — 40 local bands at five Benson venues for a mere $10. Schedule is online here at Facebook. Performing of note: Bloodcow at The Waiting Room at 10:20 p.m., and Snake Island at The Barley Street at 12:50 a.m. I haven’t heard of most of the other bands, but isn’t that the point of the showcase?
Saturday night’s hot show is Digital Leather with Sacramento punk band G.Green and Dads at Middle House (ex-Frank’s Hotel, ex-Jerk Store, the house across the street from The Brothers). The house show renaissance continues… $5, 9 p.m.
G.Green, “Your House” (Mt. St. Mtn. Records)
Meanwhile, up the street at fabulous O’Leavers, Saturn Moth plays with Goon Saloon and Mama Like. Who dat? According to a member of the band, “Goon Saloon is new and features former people from Ketchup & Mustard Gas. They’re in the experimental rock column. Mama Like is a new dark alt.-country band that is fronted by a really great female vocal trio. Saturn Moth is garage.” $5, 9:30 p.m.
Finally, Sunday night Kite Pilot is playing at The Barley Street Tavern with Milwaukee band Fossils and High & Tight. $5, 9 p.m.
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