And the winners are…; tap-dancing around the elephant in the room; Matt Pryor (Get-Up Kids) tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 2:07 pm January 8, 2014

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Drum roll please!!!

The winners of the drawing for a copy of the Lazy-i Best of 2013 Comp CD are:

Nick Blaylock, KC
Adam J, Omaha
Marty Maxwell, Plano TX

Congratulations! Your limited-edition collectable audio CDs will be sent tomorrow. Thanks to all for entering. Response to this year’s “drawing” was the lowest I’ve ever had. The reasons for that could be a reflection of the site’s readership numbers or my taste in music, but more likely reflects the shift in format preference and listener behavior. As I said in the liner notes, someone suggested simply making a Spotify playlist and call it good. Yeah, I could do that, but what fun is that? On the other hand, I’ve had more people then ever on “the list” ask where their copy is (It’s coming, it’s coming…), so someone still likes these. I’ll keep doing it until I can’t do it no mo’.

Speaking of music format issues, check out tomorrow’s column, an interview with Homer’s GM Mike Fratt about 2013 sales inwhich we talk a lot about music formats. Online tomorrow. Fun!

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Onto less seemly matters…

I was asked by a couple readers if I was going to report or address a currently controversial topic involving a certain local musician. The answer is no. And in the words of the much over-rated Forrest Gump: That’s all I have to say about that.

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Who remembers The Get-Up Kids? The last time I spoke to that band’s frontman Matt Pryor was waaay back in 2002 when GUK played with Hey Mercedes at Sokol Auditorium. Since then, Pryor’s put out a couple more records with Get-Up Kids and even more with his other project, The New Amsterdams. as well as four solo albums including his most recent, 2013’s Wrist Slitter (on Rory Records, a label run by Say Anything’s Max Bemis and distributed by Equal Vision in the U.S.), which I assume he’ll be playing tonight when he headlines a solo gig at The Waiting Room. Opening is Moses Prey. $12, 9 p.m.

Check out a live performance of a song off his latest album, below:

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2014 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

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