Crowded living rooms (Richard Buckner, Tim Kasher); The Entrance Band, La Luz, Millions of Boys tonight…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
If you haven’t already bought your ticket to the Richard Buckner Living Room Concert, to be held at one of the Omaha’s finer homes April 20, you better hurry. There are only four tickets left at Undertow Tickets (right here). Just $20 to have an indie legend serenade you in someone’s living room.
And in case you were wondering, the Tim Kasher Omaha Living Concert next Monday is sold out.
These living room tours are getting pretty popular. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, David Bazan, Vandaveer, Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic) and Rocky Votolato are all on the road playing living rooms across America (Simon Joyner just wrapped up his living room tour). Is this the new touring business model for mid-tier singer-songwriters?
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There’s a humdinger of a show going on tonight at Slowdown Jr. The Entrance Band is headlining with La Luz and Millions of Boys. Here’s the Lazy-i review from the September 2009 Entrance Band show at Slowdown Jr.
I didn’t know anything about The Entrance Band before last night. I found out while talking to one of the few patrons before their set that the band consists of frontman Guy Blakeslee, who’s past bands include The Convocation Of…, and Paz Lachantin — who in addition to being super-model attractive in her 5-inch high heels is something of a legend who can count among her former bands A Perfect Circle, Zwan and The Chelsea — a band with Melissa Auf de Maur. Lachantin also played on albums by Queens of the Stone Age, Jenny Lewis, Jarboe (of Swans) and many more. It seemed like more people were at the show for The Entrance Band than Amazing Baby.
As it turned out, their set was just as riveting as Amazing Baby’s set. The trio played a blistering — but short — set of psychedelic burn-out music that screamed, thanks to Blakeslee’s unreal guitar histrionics and Lachantin strutting around like a Bryant Park amazon holding the entire set together with her bass work.
$10, 9 p.m., Slowdown Jr. Go!
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