by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Junkfest #20, brought to you by Unread Records (read all about the label and its founder, Chris Fischer, right here), is tonight and tomorrow at the Sweatshop Gallery in Benson. Yesterday, Simon Joyner published a new schedule for the event:
Nathan Ma & the Rosettes (9-9:30)
I am the Lake of Fire (10:20-10:45)
Joe Kile (10:50-11:30)
Church of Gravitron (12:30-end)
Mean Spirited Robots (10:15-10:45)
L Eugene Methe (11:00-11:30)
Simon Joyner & the Ghosts (11:40-12:20)
Ramon Speed (12:30-end)
It’s $8 per night or $13 for both nights. And there’s a large art show going on in the gallery as well, just in time for Benson First Friday.
Also tonight (and part of BFF) Millions of Boys plays at the Parlour 1887 salon with LA’s Allison Weiss (No Sleep Records). Music starts at 8, and this one’s free.
Not part of BFF, Travelling Mercies headlines tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s. Also on the bill is Kait Berreckman Band and Michael Wunder. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also tonight, Mitch Gettmann opens for Texas singer/songwriter Israel Nash. $10, 9 p.m. at Reverb.
Saturday night is the big Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers CD release show at The Slowdown. My comments about Hoyer’s new record, from this column in The Reader:
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers, Living by the Minute (Silver Street) — As I told Hoyer in a gush email, I don’t know anything about this genre of blues/funk other than what I learned from Sharon Jones + the Dap Kings, but he and his band do it as well or better than most of the bands in this category. Why he hasn’t been “discovered” yet is a mystery, though I’m told word is getting out about this Lincoln combo.
Opening is Funk Trek, Paa Know’s By All Means Band. $8, 9 p.m.
Finally Sunday night, Shreveport badasses Ghost Foot headline at O’Leaver’s. Opening is Omaha’s newest stoner/sludge rock combo Nightbird and Ted Stevens Unknown Project. $5, 9:30 p.m.
That’s all I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Have a good weekend.
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