Habitat for Humanity benefit (Hoshaw/Satchel) Saturday…

Category: Blog — @ 1:57 pm January 21, 2011

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

A personal catastrophe didn’t keep me away from O’Leaver’s last night, but a lingering cold and general fatigue did. Now that I’ve glanced at the weekend’s line-up, I wish I would have gone out last night anyway.

There is nothing going on in regards to national touring bands. Nothing. Slowdown is closed for a private event tonight and tomorrow night, according to their website.  Saturday TWR is hosting a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Omaha featuring Satchel Grande, Midwest Dilemma, The 9’s, Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies and The Half Hearts. Tix are $10 today from onepercentproductions.com and $12 tomorrow at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Hoshaw’s also playing a singer/songwriter gig tonight with Sarah Benck and a few others at Louis’ Bar on Radial Hwy. Back in the day, Louis’ was the home of the 50-cent shot. Probably not any more, but you never know. That show starts at 9 p.m. and is free.

And that’s it for the weekend.

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  • On Saturday, Irish Rock band from Houston, TX… BLAGGARDS… are playing the Slowdown with local band Witness Tree. Slowdown did not want to handle ticket sales as it is a benefit show, so they list it as “closed for private event”. It is open to the public and donations are appreciated. Go to http://www.quinnfamilybenefit.com for more information or go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=180253712008439&index=1.


    Comment by Alan Mansfield — January 21, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

  • Is this standard policy for bars that are hosting benefit concerts, to announce that they’re “closed for a private event”?

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — January 21, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

  • I don’t know if it is S.O.P. for bars as this is the first one I have been involved in.

    Comment by Alan Mansfield — January 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  • BLOODCOW Sat night at Venue 162!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Dean Lundberg — January 21, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  • If I were to look at a venue’s website and it said “closed for private event” I would assume they were closed to the public and I would not go there. Weird that they would handle that way. Maybe they don’t like the cause?

    Comment by wolfie — January 21, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  • Venue 162? What is that, a landing strip in Council Bluffs?

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — January 21, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

  • There’s Burns Night in Omaha at the Barley Saturday night..

    All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Michael Campbell, Bill Arab (playing Scottish tunes), Jason Ferguson, Vago..

    Haggis, Cock-a-leekie, and more questionable food.

    Rev Pfloyd will address the Haggis.

    Cass Brostad will give the “Toast to the Laddies” live via sattelite from Austin.

    Come and celebrate your Scottish heritage McMahan! Or maybe you’re Irish, either way…

    Comment by Danny Burns — January 21, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

  • wolfie, venue 162 is the old Mikes Place.
    162 W Broadway
    Council Bluffs IA

    Comment by Dean Lundberg — January 22, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

  • Tim,
    Venue 162 is the old Mikes Place.
    162 W Broadway
    Council Bluffs IA

    Comment by Dean Lundberg — January 22, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

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