People’s Key at No. 148; Envy Corp, At Land, Whipkey tonight; Poison Control Center, Satchel Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:18 pm March 25, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

A couple things to pass along before the weekend…

Mike Fratt, who runs Homer’s, says Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key moved 3,311 units last week, enough to put the album at No. 148 on the Billboard charts. Sales to date for The People’s Key total 66,454 units.

Interestingly, Fratt says last week was the fifth week in a row that total industry records sales exceeded the same week in ’10. Year-to-date sales are down 6 percent compared to last year. Check out Mike’s column in Shout! Weekly for more perspective on these numbers.

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Now let’s take a look at the weekend.

Tonight at The Barley Street Tavern The Whipkey Three headlines a show that includes Better Days and  a new line-up for At Land, Doug Kabourek of Fizzle Like a Flood fame’s new band, which now includes guitarist Matt Rutledge, along with good ol’ Travis Sing. $5, 9 p.m.

Also tonight The Envy Corp headlines a show at The Waiting Room with Thunder Power, My Pal Dragon and Lonely Estates. $8, 9 p.m.

Lots happening Saturday night:

First at O’Leaver’s, it’s the return of Poison Control Center with New Lungs (DMax from Little Brazil/Corey Broman/Craig Fort) and Brass Bed. $5, 9:30.

Meanwhile, down at Slowdown Jr., Setting Suns headlines with Millions of Boys (Sara from Honey & Darling), The Plurals and Mint Wad Willy. $8, 9 p.m.

Over at The Waiting Room, Satchel Grande does a victory lap after returning from South By Southwest. Joining them will be John Klemmensen & The Party. $7, 9 p.m.

And if you’re in Lincoln, don’t forget Lincoln Exposed tonight and tomorrow:

Lincoln Exposed Day 2 – Friday, March 25

Lincoln Exposed Day 3 – Saturday, March 26

That’s all I got…

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