Well Aimed Arrows vinyl release (finally), Drowning Men tonight; Rebates reunion, Kite Pilot, Gus & Call, Nelo Saturday; Heartless Bastards Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:44 pm May 25, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

So what’s going on musicwise on this 3-day weekend?

Well Aimed Arrows, Adult Entertainment (2012, self released)

Well Aimed Arrows, Adult Entertainment (2012, self released)

We’ve been hearing about the release of Well Aimed Arrows’ debut, Adult Entertainment, for a long, long time. Well, tonight’s the night. The band is having its official vinyl release show at Slowdown Jr. with Millions of Boys and Dads. $7, 9 p.m. Before you go, check out the entire WAA album right here on their Bandcamp page.

Also tonight, The Drowning Men play a free show at The Sydney with Lightning Bug. Drowning Men is the latest in a long line of Arcade Fire-inspired bands, this time from Oceanside, CA.  Check out “Get a Heart” via SoundCloud below. BTW, The Sydney has been ramping up its live show calendar lately, including a Dave Dondero show booked for June 2.

The Drowning Men, “Get a Heart”:

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Saturday night is that big Rebates reunion show at The Brothers, which I told you about last week. A brief refresher: The Rebates 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, will join fellow Rebates Steve Warsocki and Tim Drelicharz (later of The Click) for the Brothers gig, which is a warmup for a show Sunday at The Joyo Theater in Lincoln with Pogrom/Ex-Machina, The Spastic Apes, Sacred Cows, Informed Dissent, Lon’s Garden and Battle Ship Gray. Joining The Rebates at Saturday’s Brothers gig is Bullet Proof Hearts and The Bob Garfield Experience. $7, 9 p.m., once in a lifetime event…

Also Saturday night, Kite Pilot returns to fabulous O’Leaver’s with Video Ranger and I Am the Navigator. $5, 9:30 p.m.

If that wasn’t enough, Gus & Call have scored a play for the Great Plains Theatre Conference, which will be performed on the opening night of the conference Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at House of Loom. Titled Muazzez, the play was written by Mac Wellman and directed by Elena Araoz. More info here. While your at the website, check out the Playfest schedule, which features local musicians including Shane Aspegren (the Berg Sans Nipple), Pearl Boyd and Bill Hoover, David Downing, The Answer Team, George Walker and  Gus & Call.

Finally, Austin-based indie band Nelo plays at Slowdown Jr. Find out more at their very cool website. $11, 9 p.m.

Finally Sunday night The Heartless Bastards perform at The Waiting Room with These United States. 9 p.m. Save a couple bucks and get your tix today: $12 adv./$14 DOS.

Have a fantastic Memorial Day.

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2012 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

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