by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the clubs, not a creature was stirring except… the four assholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation…
OK, we’re not at Nakatomi Plaza. We’re in Omaha. And the weekend before Christmas in Omaha means rock shows. And believe it or not, there actually are a couple good ones happening this weekend.
Tonight, the best show in town is The Sons of Reverb opening for Bazille Mills at the Reverb Lounge in Benson. The Sons of… are always a good time. Bazille Mills I know nothing about, nor the other opener, The Talbott Brothers, but something tells me I’m going to find out about them tonight. $7, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Power Slop has its LP release show at fabulous O’Leaver’s with Swamp Walk and FLAK. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for the “Winter Solstice Celebration” headlined by none other than Saddle Creek Records band Son, Ambulance. Opening is hip-hop superstars M34N STR33T and The Renfields. Expect a full house. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday night Reverb Lounge hosts a Sower Records showcase. Sower’s roster is “is a collection of artists fancied in the styles of American roots music.” I’m not sure where they’re headquartered (contact info is missing from their website) but probably somewhere in Nebraska, considering who’s playing the showcase: The Bottle Tops, Bud Heavy and the High Lifes, Jack Hotel, Matt Cox, Little Marais and Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes. $5, 9 p.m.
Finally, Sunday night Routine Escorts headlines at Reverb Lounge with Thinkin Machines & Forest Television. $7, 9 p.m.
Meanwhile it’s C&W night at The Waiting Room Sunday night with Clarence Tilton, The Electroliners and Matt Cox. Your $7 cover will go toward the Coat Drive for the Heart Ministry Center. This is an early 7 p.m. show.
That’s all I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Merry Christmas, or as John McClane would say, Yippee-ki-yay, motherf***er! and to all a good night.
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