Celebrating Mike Tulis, Cultural Attraction and Kilgore’s (in the column); Sam Beam duets, Fishbone tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 12:42 pm June 8, 2016
Cultural Attraction playing at Kilgore's circa late summer 1994. Says Mike Tulis, "The photograph is taken from the middle of the room; the stage is now where the Shelterbelt audience sits, and the Shelterbelt stage blocks the old entranceway to Kilgore's. The bar is off to screen right." From left on stage are Mike Tulis, Bob Garfield, Kevin McClay, John Riley and Milan Seth.

Cultural Attraction playing at Kilgore’s circa late summer 1994. Says Mike Tulis, “The photograph is taken from the middle of the room; the stage is now where the Shelterbelt audience sits, and the Shelterbelt stage blocks the old entranceway to Kilgore’s. The bar is off to screen right.” From left on stage are Mike Tulis, Bob Garfield, Kevin McClay, John Riley and Milan Seth.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

My column in the June issue of The Reader is a feature interview with Mike Tulis (whose birthday is today) about his former band, Cultural Attraction. Mike and the band will reunite this Saturday night at O’Leaver’s for what no doubt will be a reunion of a lot of people from back in the day.

You can read my interview with Mike — which also traces the rise and fall of golden age music venue Kilgore’s and the role it played in the very early days of Omaha’s indie rock scene — online right here. FYI, the building that housed Kilgore’s at 3225 California Ave. is now the home of Shelterbelt Theater, and has been for a couple decades.

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Sam Beam of Iron & Wine will be singing duets tonight with Jesca Hoop in The Slowdown’s big room. Their new album, Love Letter for Fire (Sub Pop, 2016) got a 7.5 rave from Pitchfork. Marlon Williams (the New Zealand singer/songwriter, not the American DJ also known as Marley Marl) opens at 8 p.m. $28.

Also tonight at The Waiting Room, Fishbone celebrates 25+ years playing ska-flavored punk rock. Downtown Brown & Cornerstone Dub open. 8 p.m., $18.

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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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