Reception spotty…; Maha announces an announcement; Stir’s summer snores; Ted Stevens tonight; White Lung, DL Tuesday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 8:17 am April 1, 2013
Ravine at The Junction, April 24, 2000, posted for no apparent reason...

Ravine at The Junction, April 24, 2000, posted for no apparent reason…

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

A head’s up that transmissions from Lazy-i Central may be spotty over the next few days as The World Headquarters is moving…but only a few blocks from its current location. Still, access to the World Wide Web could be difficult if not impossible. So here are a few parting shots since I don’t know when I’ll be back online.

Maha Music Festival logoThe Maha Music Festival people yesterday announced that it’s going to announce its line-up April 28 at 8 p.m. I guess they felt they needed to announce the fact that they’re going to make an announcement in the shadow of Stir Cove announcing its season last week. Or maybe they’re just really excited.

The announcement: Tickets to this year’s Maha Music Festival go on sale April 15, nearly two weeks before you’ll know who you’ll be paying to see. The local stage line-up will be announced April 21; the main stage line-up will be announced April 28. What they forgot to mention in their announcement (via Facebook) is that the actual festival is August 17 at Stinson Park.

Stir Concert Cover logoBack to that Stir announcement… You can read their full summer line-up at the Stir website, but for me, the highlights are… fuck, there aren’t any. Of the 14 acts, Cheap Trick is always fun, but I just saw them play Memorial Park a couple years ago. There’s the “Kings of the Mic” tour — a cavalcade of ’90s-era hip-hop acts. I guess Ice Cube could be interesting. And then what? She & Him? They come through here every year. Avett Brothers (the only other indie act).  Zzzzz. The rest is the usual county fair circuit. If you’re Stir, those county fair acts are always a sure bet (get it?) — just think who butters their bread. Put your money on Billy Idol and Alice Cooper, and let it ride…

The other big announcement — Stir shows are now “all ages.” Why weren’t they before?

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Speaking of festivals, who’s going to the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City? Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, Deerhoof, Iris Dement, Pujol, No Coast, White Lung, about 20 more. It friggin’ starts tomorrow…

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Speaking of White Lung, they’re playing at Slowdown Jr. Tuesday night with Digital Leather, Video Ranger and Sister Kisser. Show of the Week. $8, 9 p.m.

Yes, I know Cold War Kids is Thursday at The Slowdown.

And I know that Local H is Thursday at The Waiting Room.

But I overlooked the fact that Ted frickin’ Stevens is playing at Pageturners tonight (Monday) with Vic Padios, so maybe that’s the show of the week.

What’s that? PUJOL is this Friday night at O’Leaver’s? Freakin’ PUJOL?

And BTW, Touch People’s Omaha album release show is Saturday at The Waiting Room.

Hmmm… I better rethink this whole “Show of the Week” thing.

BTW, it’s April Fools Day, and all of this is true.

See you when I see you…

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