Anchor Inn heads to 72nd and Q, dude; Baby Tears to release Rusty Years; Conduits, So-So Sailors tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:01 pm March 20, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

Funny thing about going to SXSW, one day back at the office and it’s like it never happened. So what happened when I was gone?

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Well… It looks like The Anchor Inn is relocating inland. According to this story in the Council Bluffs Nonpareil,  the venue will occupy a 4,800-square-foot space just south of 72nd and Q Streets. The bar’s owners will appear in front of the Omaha City Council today for a liquor license hearing. The bar is slated to open in its new location April 6. Among those quoted in the article was One Percent Production’s Marc Leibowitz, who said he wasn’t sure whether promoters would be interested in booking touring bands at the new location. “If they have an infrastructure and it fits in the right niche, then maybe,” he said in the article.

I have to admit, the two times I went to the Anchor Inn I had a blast. It was a prime location right next to the river, with plenty of space to roam. I hated to see it go. I can’t imagine the new location will have near the appeal, and for me, the only attraction at the new location will be its bookings (which I guess was the only reason I went to the original Anchor Inn in the first place). Wonder how it will impact Stinson Park’s concert opportunities…

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Baby Tears, Rusty Years (Rainy Road, 2012)

Baby Tears, Rusty Years (Rainy Road, 2012)

Baby Tears’ album Rusty Years, which became available as a free digital download last December, will be released on vinyl in the late spring/early summer of 2012, courtesy of Rainy Road Records. The LP release will include screen-printed cover, black vinyl, and photocopied insert. Limited to 200 copies. It should be a brutal slab of plastic. Pre-order, download, and stream the LP here from the Rainy Road website.  Just $10!

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Tonight at O’Leaver’s, celebrate the release of Conduits’ new album (which came out today on Team Love Records) when the band plays with So-So Sailors. $5, 9:30 p.m. Expect a crush mob!

Also tonight at Slowdown Jr., it’s experimental duo Talkdemonic with Barsuk band Cymbals Eat Guitars. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room, Texas psych band The Night Beats play with The Growlers and Snake Island. $8, 9 p.m.

Is it too soon after SXSW to go to a show? Hell no…

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