Solid Goldberg, Con Dios tonight, Jake’s Block Party (Little Brazil, Dim Light, Gus & Call), Anonymous American Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:47 pm May 13, 2011
Con Dios at The Waiting Room, Nov. 27, 2010.

Con Dios at The Waiting Room, Nov. 27, 2010. The band plays at Slowdown Jr. tonight.

by Tim McMahan,

We’re making up for this week’s drought in rock shows with a jam-packed weekend worth of gigs.

It starts tonight at The Barley Street with Dave Goldberg’s newest rock project, Solid Goldberg. I’ve been hearing nothing but raves about last week’s SG show at The Brother’s and the SG opening gig for Black Lips. If you missed those gigs like I did, you’ll get another chance tonight. Also on the bill is electro-metal freak show Cloven Path. $5, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, Omaha’s latest super-group, Con Dios, is playing at Slowdown Jr. tonight with Canby and Darren Hanlon. Con Dios is bassist Matt Maginn (Cursive), keyboardist Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching), drummer Pat Oakes (Ladyfinger) and frontman Phil Schaffart. Word on the street is that Con Dios just finished recording some new tunes. $7, 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Christian folk-rocker Tim Wildsmith’s new project, The Foresters, plays at The Waiting Room for a CD release show with Skypiper. $5, 9 p.m.

And let’s not forget O’Leaver’s, who has Dirty Fluorescents tonight with The Garden and John Klemmensen and the Party. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Then comes Saturday. The big event is, of course, Jake’s “Because We Can” Block Party, where they block off a section of Military Ave. right outside of Jake’s east door, set up a stage, and booze it up. It’s a solid line-up, featuring Dim Light, Ghost Runners, Brad Hoshaw & the Seven Deadlies, Blue Bird, Matt Cox, Gus & Call, Mojo and the Mofos, and headliner Little Brazil. 5 p.m., $5.

Also Saturday night, Anonymous American is having a one-off reunion at The Waiting Room with At Land (Doug Kabourek of Fizzle Like a Flood) and Tara Vaughn. $7, 9 p.m. And just down the road at The Barley Street, Lincoln punk band Once a Pawn plays with Saturn Moth. $5, 9 p.m.

Finally, Slowdown Jr. is hosting S. Carey (who’s a member of Bon Iver), with Stillwater, Oklahoma band Other Lives (Who remembers when they opened for Elvis Perkins back in May 2009? (review here)). $10, 9 p.m.

* * *

Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2011 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.


  • Ghost Runners? Is this the same Ghost Runners from years past… Chris & Javid & Aaron & whoever I’m forgetting?

    Or maybe their band was called something else. Sorry.

    Comment by wolfie — May 13, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

  • It’s these Ghost Runners:

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — May 13, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment