MEN, McCarthy Trenching CD Release show, Depressed Buttons tonight; Lincoln Calling weekend…

Category: Blog — @ 1:08 pm October 14, 2011

by Tim McMahan,

And so, the weekend…

The under-the-wire show of the week is MEN at Slowdown Jr. tonight with The Show Is the Rainbow (just back from a European tour) and Millions of Boys. MEN is the brainchild of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. The band now consists of Samson, Michael O’Neill (Princess, Ladybug Transistor) and Tami Hart (MKNG FRNDZ). Should be a dance marathon. $8, 9 p.m.

Tonight at O’Leaver’s is the McCarthy Trenching CD release show for Fresh Blood (Slumber Party Records). Opening is Kill County and The Bears of Blue River. 9:30, $5. Check out “Theoretical Love Song” (with Gus & Call) from Fresh Blood, below:

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Meanwhile, Depressed Buttons is making its usual monthly visit to House of Loom tonight. Special guest is Beataucue. $5 with RSVP to (with arrival before 11 p.m.), otherwise, $10. The room got to capacity last month, so you may want to get there early. More info here.

Also tonight, Blue Bird, Lonely Estates and The West Valley are playing at Studio Gallery, 4965 Dodge Street. $7, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night Witness Tree, Vago and Kyle Harvey are playing at fabulous O’Leaver’s. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Quing Jao and Tall Boys are at The Barley Street Tavern. $5, 9 p.m.

Sunday night it’s Japanese experimental rockers Boris (Hydra Head Records) at The Waiting Room with Tera Melos & Coliseum. $15, 9 p.m.

And of course, all weekend it’s Lincoln Calling in beautiful downtown Lincoln. Full schedule and line-up info is available at the Lincoln Calling website.

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