Tim Kasher’s Resolutions (in The Reader); Meat Puppets, Mike Watt, David Nance (is Brothers becoming a bonafide rock club?) tonight…

Category: Blog,Interviews — Tags: , , , — @ 12:39 pm May 3, 2017

Tim Kasher and his band plays The Waiting Room May 12.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

The May issue of The Reader, which I’m not certain has hit the racks yet, includes a feature/column focused on Tim Kasher, his new album No Resolution, and more specifically, his new record label, 15 Passenger, which he operates with Cursive bro’s Matt Maginn and Ted Stevens.

The story answers questions I posed about the label back in January, specifically why create a new label, how did you acquire the Cursive masters from Saddle Creek, will The Good Life be involved in the new label, and more. Kasher also talks his film No Resolution and how he hopes to screen it in the future.

Don’t want to scrounge around looking for a printed copy of The Reader? You can read the whole article online right here.

Kasher did the interview via phone while he was in Omaha rehearsing for the tour that brings him to The Waiting Room May 12. You should get tickets to this one while you can.

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The Meat Puppets with Mike Watt are headlining tonight at The Waiting Room. According to TWR website, the band could “revisit the folk and singer-song writer nuggets Curt put out in 2005 on his solo masterpiece, Snow, as well as similarly veined tracks from Rat Farm (‘Sometimes Blue’).” The Jom + Terry Show opens. According to Wiki, Jom + Terry “was the backup band led by American punk legend Mike Watt (formerly of The Minutemen and Firehose) for tours of the USA and Canada in 2001 and 2002. The band, in addition to Watt on vocals and bass, included Tom Watson (Slovenly, Red Krayola) on guitar and vocals and Jerry Trebotic on drums.” $20, 8 p.m.

Also tonight….

Is it me or is The Brothers Lounge turning into a regular go-to spot for live music? In the past, Omaha’s most famous bar (with the best jukebox) hosted a live rock show maybe once a month, if that. These days they’re doing shows almost weekly. And anyone who knows the bar’s owners knows they know how to put on a rock show.

You would be wise to follow The Brothers Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/brothersloungeomaha/) to keep up on their many events, like the one tonight.

Tonight The Brothers hosts Omaha’s hardest working noise/garage rock band, David Nance Group. Also on the bill are a couple Los Angeles bands, psych-rock act Olga and dirge band Dimples. $5, 9 p.m.

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A (very) detailed history of The Brothers Lounge; Yelp Helper (in the column); Lullaby’s purge; Pinegrove tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:53 pm July 26, 2016
Pinegrove plays tonight at Milk Run.

Pinegrove plays tonight at Milk Run.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

If you haven’t checked out the My Omaha Obsession blog you’re missing out on some fantastic writing and colorful history of our community. The latest installment is an exhaustively researched history of The Brothers Lounge and the buildings that surround it. The piece includes diagrams, advertising and lots of historic photos (including some great shots of Trey and Lallaya). I typically don’t share anonymous stuff, but I’ve been told by a reliable source who “Miss Cassette” is (and you probably know her, too). Check it out.

It’s a pleasure to see long-form writing like this online instead of the usual down-and-dirty write-ups designed to be shared in their entirety as a Facebook post. If you like this kind of writing, check out Medium.com for more.

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Speaking of long-form writing, I neglected to share last month’s Over the Edge column in The Reader with you. It’s a write-up about Yelp and how Yelping has resulted in my ridicule and being banned from  restaurants. It also includes an interview with Omaha’s Chief Executive Yelper Will Simons. Read it online here or pick up a July copy of The Reader while it’s still on the racks.

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Something else to check out, The AV Club’s Binge and Purge column, which details a writer going through his CD collection to make much-needed cuts. Our own Lullaby for the Working Class is among the artists featured. I find I have a lot of the same music in my collection as this dude, but I don’t feel the burning need to dump my CDs. Maybe because I have a place to store them. I know as soon as I sell something I’m going to be reaching for it in six months, and it’ll be gone…

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Tonight at Milk Run, Montclair, New Jersey’s Pinegrove headlines. The band is on the road supporting their recently released debut full-length, Cardinal, on Run For Cover Records (which got a massive 8.0 rating from Pitchfork). Joining them are Halfwaif and SPORTS. $10, early 7:30 p.m. show!

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