Fizzle Like a Flood, Saudi Arabia tonight; Head and the Heart Sunday (SOLD OUT)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:08 pm October 7, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

Fizzle Like a Flood, Choice Kills Response (Nectar & Venom, 2011)

Fizzle Like a Flood, Choice Kills Response (Nectar & Venom, 2011)

It appears that my column has been a week early for the past two weeks. This week focused on Lincoln Calling, which ain’t until next weekend. Last week’s focused on Fizzle Like a Flood’s CD release show, which is tonight. Blame it on The Reader, who dictated those deadlines. So if you missed it, here’s my column/interview from two weeks ago with Doug Kabourek a.k.a. Fizzle Like a Flood, and if that’s not enough for you, Kabourek is the special guest on the latest episode of the Worlds of Wayne podcast, which you can listen to here. And if you’re still wondering what Fizzle’s new music sounds like, check “Cutters,” my favorite track from Choice Kills Response, embedded below:

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Too bad it won’t sound like that tonight at The Barley Street (if he even plays it at all), because Kabourek will be performing solo without a band or backing tracks, despite my incessant pleading that he do otherwise. Oh well. Opening for Fizzle is The Whipkey Three,  At Land (Kabourek’s other band), and Underwater Dream Machine. All four acts for a mere $5. Show starts at 9.

Also tonight, Saudia Arabia (the band formerly known as The Dinks) is playing at O’Leaver’s with Kansas City’s Dead Ringers and Swamp Walk. Come on down and get stinkin’ drunk. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Down at Slowdown Jr. Gerald Lee Jr. (The Filter Kings) opens for Michael Lee Firkins. $8, 9 p.m.

It’s another Husker football Saturday night, which means slim pickin’s show-wise. Slowdown Jr. has local indie slackers Family Picnic with Cymbal Rush and Dads. Show starts after the game and will run you $7. Meanwhile, at the Barley Street Tavern, Big Al Band is headlining a 5-band bill that starts at 9 (no idea on the cover).

Finally, Sunday night Sub Pop band Head and the Heart plays a sold-out show at The Waiting Room with San Francisco’s Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (Kill Rock Stars) and  SLC’s The Devil Whale. 9 p.m.

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