by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Tonight at — of all places — fabulous O’Leaver’s the folks behind the Maha Music Festival will unveil their 2014 concert line-up. I, along with other members of the music press, are already privy to this information, but have taken an unwritten blood oath not to publish the names until after the official word is made tonight at Nebraska’s Favorite Neighborhood Drunktank™.
I can tell you that you’ll be surprised by at least a few of the bands chosen. That the line-up blows away the 80/35 Festival and Stir Concert Cove line-ups. That Maha has managed to land one performer who has never been to Omaha and who I’ve always wanted to see. That the variety of music spans indie, punk and hip-hop. That the local stage selections are impressive without being redundant (They’ve yet to repeat themselves with any band; that trend cannot continue forever).
I’ll write more about the line-up tomorrow. I suggest you either head down to O’Leaver’s tonight or watch the various Social Media channels at 8 p.m. when the information is released.
Afterward, head on over to The Barley Street Tavern where Dan McCarthy, Brad Hoshaw and Michael Todd will be performing “in the round.” $5, 10 p.m.
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In this week’s column, Pt. 1 of The MINI Cooper saga (including plenty of Porsche commentary). You can read it in this week’s issue of The Reader or online right here.
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