Universe Contest, MiWi La Lupa, Mardock tonight; Video Ranger, Ron Wax Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:53 pm January 31, 2014
Rudy, the star of Puppy Bowl X.

Rudy, the star of Puppy Bowl X.

by Tim McMahan Lazy-i.com

They’re talking about a couple inches of snow tonight. Let’s hope what happened in Atlanta doesn’t happen here; I want to get home from the bars after the show.

Speaking of shows…

Tonight at Slowdown Jr. Lincoln band Universe Contest brings their freakin’ huge lighting rig to Omaha again. Will it fit on junior’s smallish stage? UC is calling this their “3rd Annual Winter Formal with a drag theme.” Expect to see lots of bearded dudes in dresses. Hilarious! Opening the show are the equally theatric (and entertaining) Talking Mountain and Touch People. $7, 9 p.m.

Also tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s Buffalo, NY band MiWi La Lupa headlines. The band’s debut album, New Way Home, was released on Team Love Records (remember the label Conor built?). What I’ve heard from their SoundCloud page is quite pretty, acoustic fare. Opening is Lincoln’s Eli Mardock and Ojai. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night it’s all (only) O’Leaver’s, where Video Ranger headlines with mauling Lincoln stomp-rocker Ron Wax (Ron Albertson, formerly of Mercy Rule) and Zach La Grou. KC band Lazy was originally on this bill, but they’re not listed anymore…? $5, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday is the Super Bowl. Omaha has become a Denver Broncos town thanks to the Omaha-Omaha! campaign. Growing up, Denver was always a bad-guy team, along with Dallas and Minnesota. As far as I’m concerned, nothing has changed. If defense wins championships, than we all know who will come out on top. Seattle-Seattle!

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