Lambchop, Lights, Lupines, Conduits, Harouki Zombi tonight; Bloodcow, Flashbulb Fires Saturday; Rainmakers Sunday…

Category: Blog — @ 12:40 pm April 27, 2012
Arrah and the Ferns plays at the Barley Street Tavern Saturday, April 28.

Arrah and the Ferns plays at the Barley Street Tavern Saturday, April 28.

by Tim McMahan,

There are way too many shows going on tonight. All you promoters and/or venues need to spread the love around a little more. Here’s what’s happening. Pick wisely.

As mentioned yesterday, tonight at Slowdown Jr. it’s Lambchop with So-So Sailors. $12, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at The Brothers, Team Love recording artist Conduits does a victory lap returning to Omaha after a successful month-long tour opening for Cursive. Up-and-coming buzz band Lightning Bug opens. $5, 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, up the street at O’Leaver’s, Omaha supergroup The Lupines plays with North of Grand (Des Moines IA) and The Dead Girls (Lawrence KS). $5, 9:30 p.m.

And if that wasn’t enough, red-hot electro-dance band Lights plays at The Waiting Room with Carousel. $15, early start time of 8 p.m.

But wait, there’s more: House of Loom is hosting a Goo night tonight with special guest Harouki Zombi — the psycho dance duo of Orenda Fink and Nina Barnes. $5, 10 p.m. More info here. BTW, Goo has found a monthly home at Loom, where it will be hosted every fourth Friday of the month.


Things are a bit more civil Saturday night:

Hear Nebraska and Love Drunk Studios are hosting a rock show at Barley Street Tavern featuring Philly band Arrah and the Ferns along with Denver’s Flashbulb Fires and Lincoln’s Good Show Great Show. $5, 9 p.m. This same lineup will be at Duffy’s Sunday night.

And let us not forget that tonight and tomorrow Big Al’s Free Music Festival wraps up with free shows at The Hideout on 72nd St. both nights. Saturday night is the festival’s best line-up, featuring Brad Hoshaw and metal-rock animals Bloodcow. 9 p.m., and did I mention that it’s free? More fest lineup info here.

Last but not least, one-hit wonders The Rainmakers will be playing a show on their reunion tour Sunday night at The Waiting Room. The band hit it big in 1986 with the single “Let My People Go-Go.” Now they’re back and headed to Omaha. $15, 9 p.m.

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  • Thanks for supporting the Free Music Festival!

    Comment by Big AL — April 28, 2012 @ 11:31 am

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