Higgins/Severin tonight, Oxford Collapse, Mal Madrigal, Techlepathy tomorrow…

Category: Blog — @ 7:05 pm June 13, 2008

So, another semi-quiet weekend for shows. The one that stands out tonight is Dereck Higgins and Scott Severin opening for Shinyville at The Barley St. SLAM Omaha says the cover is $4 (there’s rarely a cover at Barley). 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night’s marquee show is Frightened Rabbit, Oxford Collapse, Mal Madrigal and Techlepathy at The Waiting Room. Frightened Rabbit is a Scottish band that records for Fat Cat Records (distro by Caroline). They’ve been compared to Arcade Fire, The Shins and The Long Winters (i.e., they sound like an indie band). I halfway expected Brooklyn Sub Pop band Oxford Collapse to be headlining this show. They’re certainly more well-known around these parts. Methinks the majority of the crowd will be there for the openers — Omaha’s own Mal Madrigal and newcomers Techlepathy (which features among its members guitar virtuoso Lincoln Dickison). $8, 9 p.m.

You might have trouble finding parking for the above show, as the Benson Summer Festival also is going on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Among the featured bands are Shiver Shiver and Satchel Grande. It’s all outside and it’s all free.

Also tomorrow night, the Saddle Creek Bar is hosting a night of punk featuring Lincoln Celtic-core band The Killigans with KTP, Vandon Arms and The Upsets. $6, 9 p.m.

And Slowdown’s hosting a show Saturday night featuring emo-pop band Cobra Starship, along with three other bands I’ve never heard of. $14, 7 p.m.

Finally, Sunday night, it’s back to O’Leaver’s for The Shanks, The Dinks and Minnesota band The Short Cuts. The last time I bumped into a member of the Shanks, he mentioned that they recently had a personnel change. Better see what that’s all. $5, 9 p.m.

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