Ghost Foot, Montee Men, BFF, Clarence Tilton tonight; Head of Femur, Cheap Girls, The Dodos Sunday; Lincoln Calling weekend…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:54 pm October 2, 2015
Head of Femur promo photo circa 2003. The band reunites tonight at Lincoln Calling and Sunday night at O'Leaver's.

Head of Femur promo photo circa 2003. The band reunites tonight at Lincoln Calling and Sunday night at O’Leaver’s.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Not sure how it happened, but the weekend’s back-loaded with shows, with three happening  Sunday night. So call your boss, tell her/him you’re gonna be late in on Monday. Or just get your excuses in order over the weekend.

Of the trio of Sunday shows, Head of Femur at O’Leaver’s stands out. The band is reuniting for this show and tonight’s show as part of Lincoln Calling. Here’s some background on the band from back in the day, and here’s a current-day story from Hear Nebraska. Opening is the entrancing McCarthy Trenching. $7, 9 p.m.

While that’s happening Sunday night, downtown at Slowdown Jr. Michigan punk band Cheap Girls headlines. The band has been on a zillion labels including Asian Man, Suburban Home and Paper + Plastick. Openers are just as good: the mighty Lupines and Gordon. 8 p.m. $10 Adv. /$12 DOS.

Show No. 3 happening Sunday night is The Dodos at The Waiting Room. The San Francisco duo of Meric Long on guitar and Logan Kroeber on drums has music on FrenchKiss, Wichita and their latest album, Individ, was released this past January by Polyvinyl. Eklectica opens. $12, 9 p.m.

Yeah, that’s all great and all, but what about tonight?

Tonight (Friday) fabulous O’Leaver’s hosts the return of Ghost Foot. Opening is local super group Montee Men (featuring John Laughlin (Pro-Mangum), Chris Kelley (Back When) and Matt Baum (Desaparecidos)). and the return of Peace of Shit. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also tonight is Benson First Friday — the usual art / bar crawl starts at 6 p.m. If you’re going, I beseech you to drop by and see the work of Omaha artistic legend Sidney Buchanan, who has a one-man show at The Little Gallery, the art gallery my wife and I run located right across the street from The Sydney. We’ll be hanging out ’til 9.

After checking out the Little Gallery, head on down to The Barley Street Tavern where Clarence Tilton is headlining tonight (Friday) with Denver’s King Cardinal and Omaha’s own Blue Bird. $5, 9 p.m.

Get your Benson fix in because you’ll want to avoid that stretch of Maple Street tomorrow (Saturday) when Benson becomes the playground for the annual Zombie Walk. Ugh. Have a good time.

Instead, head back to O’Leaver’s Saturday night for the return of everyone’s favorite electro-noise-leather-gimp Plack Blague. The one-man obscenity charge is headlining a show that’s sure to disturb, with openers Grab Ass, Ruby Block and Hag. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also Saturday night Make Believe Records is hosting a showcase at The Slowdown. Practically the entire label roster is performing, including Conchance, BOTH, Sam Ayer & The Love Affair, Lightning Bug, Sam Martin, Third Eye Merchants, Black Jonny Quest, and ​Dojorok & Kethro. $7, 8 p.m.

And then, of course, it’s Sunday.

But lest we forget, Lincoln Calling is happening all weekend long, and as I mentioned the other day, tonight features perhaps the weekend’s best line-up. For your convenience, here’s the remaining Lincoln Calling line-up, taken from the event’s Facebook event listing.

Lincoln Calling

Friday, October 2

Bodega’s Alley
9:30 pm – 3 Son Green
11:45 pm – The Midland Band
$5, 21+

Bourbon Theatre
9 pm – The Renfields
10 pm – Oquoa
11 pm – Twinsmith
12 am – Head of Femur
$10, 18+

The Cask
9 pm – Alli and I
11 pm – Ro Hempel
no cover, 21+

Duffy’s Tavern
(early show)
6 pm Bloodhound (Kyle Henderson of Desert Noises solo)
7 pm McCarthy Trenching
8 pm Emily Bass Band
$5, 21+
(late show)
9:30 pm – Domestica
10:30 pm – See Through Dresses
11:30 pm – Bummer
12:30 am – Halfwit
$5, 21+

Knickerbockers
9 pm – Gordon
10 pm – Hyborian
11 pm – Desir Decir
12 am – Powers
$5, 18+

Single Barrel
9 pm – Belles and Whistles
10 pm – Matt Cox Band
11 pm – Dylan Bloom Band
$5, 19+

White Rabbit
5 pm – Emily Bass
no cover, 21+

Zoo Bar
(early show)
6 pm – Red Elvises
$10, 21+
NOTE: NOT INCLUDED WITH ALL ACCESS PASS
(late show)
9 pm – Laughing Falcon
10 pm – Rock Paper Dynamite
11 pm – American Pinup
12 am – FREAKABOUT
$6, 21+

Saturday, October 3

Bodega’s Alley
9:30 pm – A Ferocious Jungle Cat
11 pm – Pure Brown
12:45 am – Life is Cool
$5, 21+

Bourbon Theatre
9 pm – Sleep Sinatra
10 pm – The Undisco Kids
11 pm – Motion Trap
12 am – AZP
$5, 18+

The Cask
9:30 pm – Martini Tiny w/ Hana Zara and Jack Rodenberg
no cover, 21+

Duffy’s Tavern
8 pm – Jay Kutchma
9 pm – The Heather Berney Band
10 pm – blét
11 pm – Mike Semrad
12 am – The Allendales
1 am – Desert Noises
$6, 21+

Knickerbockers
9 pm – This Machine Kills Vibes
10 pm – Scruffy and the Janitors
11 pm – Westside Proletariat
12 am – Night Push
$5, 18+

Single Barrel
9:30 pm – Lazerwolfe
$5, 21+

White Rabbit
9 pm – Luke Polipnick w/ Max Stehr
no cover, 21+

Zoo Bar
(early show)
6 pm – Maria Muldaur
$15 adv, $20 dos, 21+
NOTE: NOT INCLUDED WITH ALL ACCESS PASS
(late show)
9 pm – Tie These Hands
10 pm – Ghost Foot
11 pm – Cupcake
12 am – Universe Contest
$6, 21+

Sunday, October 4

Tavern on the Square
12 pm – Brunch on the Square featuring Alison Hill Catering and Aaron Weaver with Amu Manu + White Rabbit
with music provided by Polar Bear, $pencelove and Dr. Zhivago
$10 per person includes a drink ticket and food, 21+
NOTE: NOT INCLUDED WITH ALL ACCESS PASS

Duffy’s Tavern
9 pm – Omni Arms
10 pm – Glo Worm
11 pm – State Disco
12 am – Powerful Science
$5, 21+

Zoo Bar
8 pm – Zoolarious featuring Ross Brockley, Brad Stewart, Audrey Farnham, Jordan Kleine, Grant Parsons, Drew Bohlke, Chris Hinkle, Corey Brewer and Ariel Sinha
$5, 18+

That’s all I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Have a great weekend.

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  • And don’t forget Pears with Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck chords) Sunday, Lookout Lounge.

    Comment by Jesse — October 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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