Take Cover Pt. 4, Relax It’s Science tonight; Bahamas (SOLD OUT), Bass Drum of Death, Oquoa Saturday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Here we go.
At the top of list is the fourth installment of Hear Nebraska’s Take Cover series, tonight at The Waiting Room. The concept is simple: Musicians are invited to perform one original song and one cover from one of their favorite Nebraska musicians/bands. The line-up:
Sarah Bohling (Icky Blossoms), Graham Ulciny
Jason Meyer (Talking Mountain, Feel Tight)
See Through Dresses
Lars & Mal
And among the artists being covered are Baby Walrus, Jake Bellows, Capgun Coup, Ojai, John Klemmensen, Little Brazil, Criteria and, of course, Conor Oberst. $8, 9 p.m. This is a benefit for Hear Nebraska (of which I’m a Board member, btw). See you there.
Also tonight at the Reverb Lounge the band Relax, It’s Science headlines with nanaHara and Montee Men. $7, 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, at fabulous O’Leaver’s tonight, LA band Handsome as Sin headlines with The Toppings and The Clocks. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, headlines at Reverb Lounge. You might recognize one of his songs used for that Motorola TV commercial that featured James Franco. The tune is “All the Time” off Bahamas’ latest album, Bahamas is Afie. Something tells me a lot of people now know the song, as the show sold out a couple weeks ago. Opening is Burkum Boys. 9 p.m. start time.
The other big show Saturday night: Bass Drum of Death at Sweatshop Gallery. The detes: American garage rock band from Oxford, Mississippi, signed to Innovative Leisure Records. John Barrett formed Bass Drum of Death, and performs and records his own albums. Until 2008, he performed as a one-man-band, playing bass drum and guitar. Currently, the touring band consists of two guitars and drums. The debut LP, GB City, was released on April 12, 2011, by Fat Possum Records. Opening is Dumb Beach and Those Far Out Arrows. $7 Adv./ $10 DOS. 9 p.m. start time.
Saturday night The Derby Birds headline at O’Leaver’s with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns and Shane Lamson. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also Saturday night Oquoa is among the bands playing the Band Build benefit for Habitat for Humanity at The Waiting Room. Also on the bill are Matt Cox, Belles and Whistles, Thinkin Machines and The Broken Matches. $12 Adv./$15 DOS, show starts at 8 p.m.
That’s what I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Have a great weekend.
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