Why I won’t be attending tonight’s amazing Faint concert; Omahype rock-n-shop tonight; Whipkey 3, Killer Blow tomorrow…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Where the frick is Lazy-i today? Well, I spent the last 10 hours with a substance that resembles fluorescent-yellow pudding dribbling out my ass (and flying out my mouth). Needless to say, I won’t be attending tonight’s Faint concert, but if I did, my mere presence could put a lot of you down (and a few of you in the hospital). Nasty shit, but I’m on the mend. The fever’s broke, so to speak. But it puts a damper in my social calendar. Going tonight just ain’t worth it, especially since I just saw Omaha’s most entertaining band a few months ago at The Slowdown. I was going to go tonight because, really, isn’t every Faint concert a frickin’ blast? And Icky Blossoms is opening, Omaha’s next generation of twisted dance party madness. Also on tonight’s bill is the creepy-but-fun band Trust. For those of you without tickee-s, too bad. This one will smoke. It starts at Sokol Auditorium at 8, but, unfortunately, without me.
Also going on — and starting in just a few hours — is the 3rd Annual Omahype Holiday Rock-n-Shop event at The Slowdown. We’re talking performances by AYGAMG, Noah’s Ark, Laura from the Mynabirds, Thunder Party, Eli Mardock and stand-up comedy all for $5. On top of that, there will fantastic local vendors set up around the club selling you their very cool hand-made wares just in time for the holiday. Stop down before The Faint show, it starts at 7. Find out more here. And have fun…in my absence (damn).
If that wasn’t enough, The (freakin’) Yuppies are playing at The Barley Street tonight with Lincoln porn-core act Plack Blague (must be seen to be believed) and Astral Menace. $5, 9 p.m.
While over at the new, improved (but-still-the-same) Fabulous O’Leaver’s it’s Bear Stories with arntwealldead and The Debt. $5, 9:30 p.m. Check out the fresh new paint and the expanded booze selection and have a Rolling Rock for me.
Tomorrow night it’s back to O’Leaver’s for The Whipkey Three and Chromafrost with Korey Anderson. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Over at The Brothers Lounge Saturday night Killer Blow takes the stage with Millions of Boys and traveling band, Seattle’s The Pharmacy. This one will indeed kick ass. $5, 9 p.m.
And I think that’s it for the weekend. If I’m missing something, toss it into the “comments” section. As for me, I’m going back to bed. Maybe I’ll see you Saturday night, but I suggest you keep your distance (like you always do anyway).
Have a good weekend…
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