Bokr Tov, Sean Pratt, Bed Rest, BFF tonight; Beer Nebraska (Icky Blossoms, Conny Franko, Satchel Grande), Oquoa, Chvrches Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 2:27 pm August 3, 2018

Icky Blossoms at Farnam Fest, Sept. 16, 2017. They play Saturday night at The Slowdown as part of Beer Nebraska.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Just a few shows worth mentioning this weekend.

The Sydney (which is now under new management) is hosting a show tonight as part of Benson First Friday (#BFF). The line-up: Bed Rest, Bokr Tov and Sean Pratt. Bokr Tov will be rolling out some new material. This could be fun. $5, 10 p.m.

And if you’re in Benson for BFF festivities, be sure to stop by The Little Gallery, 5901 Maple (in the bottom of the Masonic Lodge building), where we’re opening a show of the works of ’80s/’90s Antiquarium artist Melvin Usher. The opening reception runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Booze and treats provided. See you there.

Tomorrow night is the big Beer Nebraska benefit for Rabble Mill at The Slowdown, which I wrote about yesterday. We’re talking five local brewers matched with five local bands that include Icky Blossoms, Conny Franko and Satchel Grande. Beer is 5 to 9 p.m. outside, music starts on the big stage at 7 p.m. Tix: $25 Advance/$30 Day of Show with Beer Tasting; $15 Advance/$20 Day of Show without beer tasting.

Also tomorrow night (Saturday) Oquoa headlines at fabulous O’Leaver’s. Joining them are Minneapolis prog/metal act Straya and Putter & Co. $5, 10 p.m.

Finally, Saturday night at The Waiting Room indie pop band Chvrches headlines. Local folks Field Club opens the show at super-early time of 7:30 p.m. Tix are $28 Adv/$32 DOS.

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

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Chvrches Vs. The War on Drugs (SOLD OUT), Synaesthesia, Vibrators tonight; Reverb opens Friday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 12:52 pm September 24, 2014
The War on Drugs plays tonight at The Waiting Room...

The War on Drugs plays tonight at The Waiting Room…

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

The indie music cage match we’ve all been waiting for finally goes down tonight. I intend to be at The Waiting Room for The War on Drugs, mainly because I like their records more than Chvrches’ records, but also because it’s close by, it’s cheaper and I like the opening act, Califone, more than The Range. That said, there will be more people at Sokol Auditorium tonight for Chvrches. You can’t go wrong with either show.

The detes: The War On Drugs is $15, starts at 9 at The Waiting Room; Chvrches is $20, starts at 8 p.m. at Sokol Auditorium. As of this posting, tickets are still available for Chvrches, but War on Drugs is SOLD OUT.

There are other shows happening tonight if you’re not digging the indie choices.

Mason Brown, whose work includes stints with Tilly and the Wall, Coyote Bones, Icky Blossoms and Jet by Day, will be performing tonight as part of a project called Color-Tone Drone. Brown says it’s “a guitar orchestra conducted by colors. I’ve done a couple here in Atlanta. This particular performance will feature 16 guitarists from various local Omaha bands.” The performance is called Synaesthesia. Opening is Omaha legend Dereck Higgins and TBD Dance Collective. $5, 9 p.m.

Here’s the trailer for the Atlanta version of the show that took place earlier this summer. Looks like a head trip:

More details here and here.

Also tonight, UK punk legends The Vibrators try to tear apart The Brothers Lounge. I think drummer John “Eddie” Edwards is the only original member. Regardless, should be a fun show, with Hand Painted Police Car opening. $7, 9 p.m.

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One Percent Productions announced this morning that their new club, Reverb, will open at 4 p.m. this Friday.  The new club is just north of Jake’s at 6121 Military Ave., and will have its official break-in show this coming Sunday featuring Sebadoh, which (surprisingly) is still not sold out.

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