Well Aimed Arrows, Relax, It’s Science, Electroliners tonight; Anna McClellan, Domestica Saturday; Shannon and the Clams cruise, Brian Jonestown Massacre Sunday…

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Well Aimed Arrows closed out Take Cover Five at O'Leaver's Jan. 30, 2016. The band celebrates its album release tonight

Well Aimed Arrows closed out Take Cover Five at O’Leaver’s Jan. 30, 2016. The band celebrates its album release tonight.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Big weekend for local-band shows capped off by a big national indie show on Sunday.

Let’s start with tonight.

There’s a record release show for Well Aimed Arrows new self-released album Head Arrangements at fabulous O’Leaver’s. The album was recorded by Matt Carroll, mixed by J.J. Idt and mastered by the master himself, Doug Van Sloun. It’s available at a “name your price” price at Bandcamp right here. Get a preview before the show! Opening is infamous Lincoln indie-punkers Halfwit and up-and-coming Omaha duo The Natural States. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also tonight, Relax, It’s Science is hosting an EP-release show of their own at Reverb Lounge. We’re talking two basses and a massive drum kit. Must be seen to be believed. Opening are The Sunks and Montee Men. $5, 9 p.m.

Just ’round yonder from them, the country bumpkins that call themselves The Electroliners have a CD release show at The Waiting Room. It’s indie Western swing at its finest. Opening are a couple lonesome cowpokes by the name of CJ Mills and Fizzle Like a Flood. $7, 9 p.m.

If that weren’t enough, Low Long Signal headlines at The Barley Street Tavern tonight. Joining them are Port Nocturnal and The Sleeperhits. $5, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for indie wunderkind Anna McClellan. See her while you can on a tiny stage. Joining her are McCarthy Trenching and Alcools (ex-Dead Flower Preservation Society (What happened, guys?)). $5, 9:30 p.m.

Down at little ol’ Milk Run it’s the big ol’ sound of Domestica from Lincoln Nebraska. They’re opening for Red City Radio. Russian Girlfriends opens. $10, 9 p.m.

And a surprise show: Shannon and the Clams are playing at The Brothers Lounge Saturday night with Vegetable Deluxe and Skull Fight. $10, 10 p.m.

Finally Sunday a couple very special engagements.

The first is the big Sailin’ and Wailin’ Boat Cruise on the River City Star featuring Shannon and the Clams with opener Nathan Ma and the Rosettes. This one’s been sold out since the day it was announced. For those who are going, I’m told if you’re not aboard at 6:55  you’re being left behind.

Also Sunday night ’90s psych-rock superstars The Brian Jonestown Massacre perform at The Waiting Room. Check out this review of their May 12 show in New Orleans. From the review: “The show continued for a full 3 hours and 20 minutes until it abruptly ended, the band left the stage, leaving behind only the instruments and a pile of maracas.” Needless to say, there’s no opening act. Tickets are $16 Adv/$18 DOS. I’m surprised this hasn’t sold out yet. Starts at 9 p.m.

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

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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 © 2016 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

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