UUVVWWZ signs to Saddle Creek; Record Show this Sunday; Box Elders, Stay Awake, Via Dove tonight, Crystal Antlers tomorrow …

Category: Blog — @ 6:20 pm May 1, 2009

Waitaminit, you already knew about UUVVWWZ signing to Saddle Creek? Seems like everybody already knew… except poor ol’ me (*sniff*) — just more proof of my “insider” status with the Omaha music scene. Ah well… It’s a smart signing for both parties involved, and of course, for all of us who will be reaping the benefits of more UUVVWWZ music in the future. In fact, the benefits will be heard on the rerelease of their debut, as I’m told AJ Mogis has remixed all the tracks. I wonder if Darren Keen, owner if It Are Good Records (who originally released their debut), got a big, fat buyout check from Creek…

It wasn’t the only announcement yesterday: Creek also signed a band called Rural Alberta Advantage, and will be rereleasing their debut, Hometown, on July 7 (also when the UUVVWWZ album comes out).

Pitchfork had the exclusive, here. They don’t say much about UUVVWWZ. Of course I’ve been writing about UUVVWWZ for awhile. Here’s a review of the first live show of theirs I attended over a year ago, and an interview/feature with the band from last August.

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With the recent rise in popularity of vinyl, I also foresee a new level of interest in record shows — after all, what good is having a turntable if you’re only going to play 180-gram reissues instead of the originals? Well, there will be plenty of originals available this Sunday at the Music & Collectors Show at the Firefighters Union Hall, 60th & Grover. I’m told the fine folks at Kanesville Kollectables are behind the event, which means there should be plenty of good stuff to choose from, including vinyl, CDs, posters and other memorabilia. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Let’s get to the weekend:

Tonight at The Waiting Room everyone’s favorite local rock trio The Box Elders are headlining a show with Brimstone Howl and Flameflower’s Tribute to Black Flag. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, down the street at The Barley St. Tavern The Stay Awake are headlining a show with Life of a Scarecrow, Techlepathy and Lightning Bug. $5, 9 p.m.

Thunder Power is headlining a show at The 49’r with Malpais and Lawrence band Cowboy Indian Bear. $5, 9 p.m. Get there early.

Finally, over at O’Leaver’s, St. Louis band Via Dove is headlining a show with Mal Madrigal. $3, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday night has Crystal Antlers over at Slowdown Jr. with His Mischief and Perry H. Matthews. $8, 9 p.m.

The Answer Team plays at Saddle Creek Bar Saturday night with Gyromancer and Oneword. $5, 9 p.m.

And finally, The Whipkey Three plays at The Barley St. with The Pilots and Two Drag Club. $5, 9 p.m.

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