12th Annual Lincoln Calling is under way (and why Friday is the sweet spot); Wet Nurse tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:57 pm September 30, 2015
Lincoln Calling is happening all week.

Lincoln Calling is happening all week.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Lincoln Calling, the annual multi-day multi-venue fest held in the Star City, actually kicked off yesterday with a limited slate of shows. The real deal begins tonight with more than 100 bands playing in 10 Lincoln venues over the course of the week and into Sunday.

This is Year 12, if you can believe it. Whoda thunk it would still be around and would have gotten so big? It’s arguably the biggest music festival in Nebraska and continues to maintain its tradition of actually paying the bands that perform, which is not only amazing but magnanimous.

An all-access pass which gets you into all the venues all week is a mere $30. Day passes are available for the following prices: Wednesday: $10; Thursday: $10; Friday: $15; Saturday: $15. Or you can pay the cover for wherever you’re going.

The full schedule is in the event’s Facebook event listing. Tonight’s sched is below.

Someone yesterday asked me if I could only drive to Lincoln for one day of the festival, which day would it be. The answer is Friday, which is stacked with performances by Oquoa, Twinsmith, Head of Femur, Domestica, McCarthy Trenching, See Through Dresses, Halfwit and Gordon. You’d be hard-pressed to find that many quality bands playing in one city on one night. The problem, of course, is that many of their sets overlap. Decisions, decisions…

Here’s tonight’s LC sched:

Lincoln Calling for Wednesday, September 30

Bodega’s Alley
10 p.m. – Bassthoven w/ JMNM
no cover, 21+

Duffy’s Tavern
9 p.m. – Shark Week
10 p.m. – MC TEACH & Trev Taylor
11 p.m. – BOTH
12 p.m. – The Palmer Squares/The Rapper Chicks
1 a.m. – Psalm One
$7, 21+

Knickerbockers
9 p.m. – The Gov’t
10 p.m. – Clementine
11 p.m. – The Inner Party
12 a.m. – Bandit Sound
$6, 18+

Tower Square
6 p.m. – The Wildwoods
7 p.m. – CJ Mills
no cover, all ages

Zoo Bar –
(early show)
6 p.m. – Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
$6, 21+
(late show)
8:30 p.m. – The Bottle Tops
9:30 p.m. – Jack Hotel
10:30 p.m. – Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery
11:30 p.m. – The Mezcal Brothers
$6, 21+

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Meanwhile, back in Omaha, Wet Nurse is headlining a show tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s. The Orlando band who counts Taco Cat and The Vivians among its influences has a new album out on Recess Records. Opening is The Ridgways, The Morbs and Ebony Goddess Wanted. $7, 9 p.m.

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2015 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

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