Another O’Leaver’s/Slowdown weekend; Simon Joyner Saturday; Elephant 6 Sunday…

Category: Blog — @ 1:54 pm March 11, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

Looking at the ol’ online calendars, I’ll be splitting my time this weekend between O’Leaver’s and Slowdown Jr.

O’Leaver’s kicks it off tonight with Millions of Boys (Sara from Honey & Darling), Furmer and Lincoln punk duo Once Upon. $5, 9:30.

Meanwhile, down at Slowdown Jr., it’s New York’s Marnie Stern (Kill Rock Stars) with quirky Sacramento band Tera Melos (Temporary Residence) and our very own Thunder Power (Slumber Party). $8, 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies are playing over at the casinos (Stir at Harrah’s to be exact). $5, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) at Slowdown Jr. it’s the unveiling of Gus & Call, a new band consisting of members of the now-defunct Bear Country. They’ll be opening for Iowa City’s Miracles of God and Simon Joyner. Kicking things off are Well Aimed Arrows, who will be playing music from their forthcoming album, so get there early. $8, 9 p.m.

Saturday night at O’Leaver’s it’s Honey & Darling (Sara from Millions of Boys), Denver’s The Photo Atlas, New Lungs and The Epilogues. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Finally Sunday night, everyone adjourns to The Waiting Room for the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise featuring Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss, Peter Erchick, John Fernandes, Julian Koster, Scott Spillane, Andrew Rieger, Laura Carter, Derek Almstead, Heather McIntosh, Bryan Poole, Theo Hilton, Robbie Cucchiaro and others playing the music of The Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, Circulatory System, The Gerbils, Nana Grizol, Major Organ and Adding Machine, Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t, The Instruments, The Late B.P. Helium and Nana Grizol. The show boasts games, films and other surprises. Find out more at $12, 9 p.m.

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