The Show Is the Rainbow tonight; Marijuana Death Squad Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:42 pm January 28, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

What a long frickin’ week it’s been, filled with excitement and political intrigue. But somehow we managed to make it to the weekend…

Tonight at the Waiting Room it’s the triumphant return of The Show Is the Rainbow — Darren Keen’s original musical vision returns as a one-man show. There have been some memorable TSITR performances over the years, not the least of which was this March 2009 TWR gig where Darren ended up on stage in his birthday suit. Sorry, no photos, just this description: “His ‘full disclosure’ had the audience of around 200 in a state of shock and awe and eww.” Where will Darren go with it tonight? Opening is Lincoln’s Machete Archive and Prairies. $5, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night The Brothers Lounge is doing a a rare show, hosting Minnesota band Marijuana Death Squad. “Headed by Ryan Olson (the man behind GAYNGS), MDS is a mix of semi improvised electronic music mixed with absolutely explosive drumming,” says the listing on the webboard. Looks like MDS will be sharing a month-long residency with Omaha fave Har Mar Superstar at Satellite in LA. Opening is The Fucking Party (Craig Fort & Party Paul). $5, 9:30 p.m.

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