Live Review: St. Vincent (in the column); Rebates reunion next week; Whipkey Three stream; Love Drunk continues; Quintron, Solid Goldberg tonight…

Category: Blog,Column — Tags: , — @ 12:51 pm May 16, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

A look back at St. Vincent’s performances in Omaha as the setting for last Monday night’s sold out show at The Slowdown is fodder for this week’s column in The Reader, which you can read it online here at Annie Clark, St. Vincent’s frontwoman, is bucking the one-hit-wonder trend that plagues today’s indie scene, where bands make a big splash with one record and then spend the rest of their careers frantically waving their arms while bobbing up and down in the vast sea of talent that makes up today’s music industry. I guess it helps to be unbelievably talented. And gorgeous. And talented. So is she the next PJ Harvey? Read on…

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Trey Lalley, everyone’s favorite bar owner and proprietor of The Brothers Lounge, sent a heads up about the big Rebates reunion show next Saturday night (May 26) at Brothers. The band is considered by some to be Omaha’s first punk band, whose members included Dave “Stinky LePew” Wees, who would go on to become a member of Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys. Stinky, who now lives in S.F., is headed back home where he’ll join fellow Rebates Steve Warsocki and Tim Drelicharz (later of The Click) for the Brothers gig, which is a warmup for a show the following day (May 27) at The Joyo Theater in Lincoln with Pogrom/Ex-Machina, The Spastic Apes, Sacred Cows, Informed Dissent, Lon’s Garden and Battle Ship Gray, according to Chris Aponick’s report in this week’s issue of The Reader (right here). Joining The Rebates at Saturday’s Brothers gig is Bullet Proof Hearts and The Bob Garfield Experience. It is, as they say, kind of a big deal. More info here.

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Matt Whipkey also sends a head’s up that The Whipkey Three’s new album, Two Truths, is streaming for free right here on Soundcloud. Check it out.

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The Love Drunk Tour 2012 continues as, according to the schedule, the band is in Knoxville, TN, today filming that ever-elusive band that goes by the name TBA. Regardless, check out their latest video from the tour (for “Somebody” by Jukebox the Ghost) and get a status update right here.


Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s Quintron and Miss Pussycat. According to good ol’ Wikipedia:

Quintron is a multi-instrumental one-man-band. During performances, Quintron utilizes a custom-made Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes synthesizer combo, which he has had custom outfitted to resemble the body of a car, complete with working headlights and a Louisiana license plate which reads “Quintron.” Quintron is often accompanied by The Drum Buddy, a rotating, light-activated analog synthesizer, one of many which he has created and manufactured himself. Quintron is regularly accompanied by his wife Miss Pussycat, who sings backup and plays maracas.

Sounds like quite a spectacle. Opening is Vickers and the always amazing Solid Goldberg, who by himself is worth the  $10 ticket price. Starts at 9 p.m.

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Tomorrow: Big news about Hear Nebraska. Bring your pocketbooks and/or wallets.

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