Beth Israel, Decemberists, Radkey tonight; Mini-Maha (Kweller, Dodos) Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:51 pm May 29, 2015
The Decemberists at The Holland Performing Arts Center, April 17, 2011.

The Decemberists at The Holland Performing Arts Center, April 17, 2011. The band plays tonight at Sumtur Amphitheater.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

It’s a busy weekend for shows.

Tonight is the long-awaited Decemberists concert at Sumtur Amphitheater. The band puts on a fantastic show (Their 2011 concert at The Holland was one of my faves). Opening is Sirius XM’s 2015 Artist of the Year Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Based on what I’ve seen posted in Facebook, ticket sales have been brisk; this show should be huge. 8 p.m., $35. BTW, this is a rain-or-shine event.

Also tonight, Austin indie/garage band Beth Israel plays at The Sweatshop Gallery. Also on the bill are Telepathy Problems (last show for now); Working Man (new trio featuring Dereck Higgins); and Chalant. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at Reverb, St. Louis punk band Radkey headlines with local boys Low Long Signal. $10, 9 p.m.

And over at fabulous O’Leaver’s Comme Reel (Mike Saklar and Co.) headlines a show that also includes Relax, It’s Science, and Laika the Space Bitch. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) is the big Mini-Maha Festival at Loess Fest at River’s Edge Park (That park on the other side of the Bob Kerrey Bridge). The free concert features Ben Kweller, The Dodos and Oketa. 7 p.m., rain or shine.

Also Saturday night Copeland (Tooth & Nail) headlines at The Waiting Room with Anniversaire. $20 today/ $22 DOS. 8 p.m.

And it’s Ukulele night at Reverb Lounge Saturday with Danielle Ate the Sandwich along with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. Also on the bill (though probably not playing a uke) is Aly Peeler. $7, 9 p.m.

And finally, Glass Animals plays at The Waiting Room Lounge Sunday night with Gilligan Moss. 8 p.m. and SOLD OUT.

That’s all I got for this weekend. If I missed your show, put in the comments section. Have a great weekend and don’t forget about this BIG show going on next Wednesday at Reverb Loung…

The 50th Birthday Concert at Reverb, June 3, 2015. A benefit for Hear Nebraska.

The 50th Birthday Concert at Reverb, June 3, 2015. A benefit for Hear Nebraska.

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