Lincoln Calling 2012 weekend; blues stuff, Zombie Walk, etc…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:56 pm October 12, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

Trend Watch: The hottest new trend in air travel headgear is gigantic headphones. Wherever you go in airports or airplanes there’s always people wearing a pair of large, colorful cans on their heads. I guess we can thank Dr. Dre (who has his own line) and Michael Phelps (who was never seen without a pair of Sol Republics during the Olympics). I realize some of these have noise-cancelling qualities, but they can look ridiculous, especially when the airline waitresses have to consistently ask “Are those things plugged into a portable listening device. TAKE THEM OFF.”

Anyway…. I’m wasting time writing about headphones because there isn’t a whole helluva lot to write about musicwise in Omaha this weekend. All the best shows took place during the week apparently. The irony, of course, is that it’s a “bye week” for Husker football. You’d think the clubs would be loading up on rock bands to get asses in seats. Apparently not.

Needless to say, one man is taking advantage of this non-Husker weekend: Jeremy Buckley. Lincoln Calling 2012 is going full steam for the next three days. More bands, more venues, more fun! Here’s the sched for the balance of the week:

Friday, October 12

$10 for day pass (age restrictions may apply)

Duffy’s Tavern
8 p.m. The Betties (Lincoln/Omaha)
9 p.m. Kill County (Lincoln)
10 p.m. The Kickback (Chicago)
11 p.m. Masses (Lincoln)
12 a.m. DEERPEOPLE (Stillwater)
1 a.m. Universe Contest (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

Zoo Bar
5 p.m. Tijuana Gigolos (Lincoln)
6:15 p.m. The Mezcal Brothers (Lincoln)
7:30 p.m. My Brother (Lincoln)
$5, 21+
9:30 p.m. Manny Coon and the Spotlight Killers (Lincoln)
10:30 p.m. Lil’ Slim (Lincoln)
11:45 p.m. Black Cohosh (Lincoln)
$8, 21+

The Spigot
9:30 p.m. Haggard Mess (Lincoln)
10:30 p.m. Gallows Majesty (Lincoln)
11:30 p.m. Dope Pope (Lincoln)
12:30 a.m. Wooden Coat (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

The Alley
9:30 p.m. Stonebelly (Lincoln)
10:30 p.m. Vibenhai (Lincoln)
11:30 p.m. FREAKABOUT! (Lincoln)
12:30 a.m. Midland Trio (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

The Black Market
7 p.m. Mildred Bonk (Lincoln)
8 p.m. Talking Mountain (Omaha)
No cover, all ages

The Fat Toad
Fusion (Lincoln)
Kronan (Lincoln)
No cover, 21+

Mix Barcade
Think 2wice Records showcase featuring
Brent Tactic (Kansas City)
B-Stee and Archie (Kansas City)
Ra Cailum (Kansas City)
Andrew Thomas Sinclair (Kansas City)
No cover, 21+

Yia Yia’s
11 p.m. Amy Schmidt (Lincoln)
12 a.m. Tie These Hands (Lincoln)
No cover, 21+

Saturday, October 13

$13 for day pass, does not include admission to Wolfgang Gartner show (age restrictions may apply)

Bourbon Theatre
Rad Kadillac nd HLN Productions present
Wolfgang Gartner’s “Love and War” tour w/ Pierce Fulton and Popeska
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $10 w/ all access pass, $18 adv, $20 dos

Duffy’s Tavern
6 p.m. Academy of Rock (Lincoln)
8 p.m. The Static Octopus (Lincoln)
$5, all ages
9 p.m. Dastardly (Chicago)
10 p.m. Snake Island
11 p.m. Ideal Cleaners (Lincoln)
12 a.m. Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles (Minneapolis)
1 a.m. The Killigans (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

Zoo Bar
6 p.m. Academy of Rock (Lincoln)
7 p.m. Entendre Entendre (Lincoln)
8 p.m. Everyday/Everynight (Kansas City)
$5, all ages
9:30 p.m. Gerardo Meza (Lincoln)
10:30 p.m. Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo (Chicago)
11:45 p.m. JARANA (Lincoln)
$10, 21+

The Spigot
8 p.m. Ghost Hollow Road (Springfield, IL)
9 p.m. Saint Christopher (Lincoln)
10 p.m. Mob Action (Quincy, IL)
11 p.m. SS Web (Milwaukee, WI)
12 a.m. Beaver Damage (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

Black Market
6 p.m. Windpants (Lincoln)
7 p.m. Green Trees (Lincoln)
8 p.m. John Klemmensen and the Party (Omaha)
No cover, all ages

The Alley
9:30 p.m. All My Friends Are Dinosaurs (Lincoln)
10:30 p.m. Dude Won’t Die (Lincoln)
11:30 p.m. Voodoo Method (Omaha)
12:30 a.m. AZP (Lincoln)
$5, 21+

The Fat Toad
Ponce de Leon (Lincoln)
DJ Jab (Omaha)
No cover, 21+

Mix Barcade
The JHAM (Lincoln)
No cover, 21+

Yia Yia’s Pizza
11 p.m. The Renfields (Lincoln)
12 a.m. Dark Satellites (Lincoln/Kansas City)
No cover, 21+

Sunday, October 14

Duffy’s Tavern
9 p.m. Eli Mardock (Omaha/Lincoln)
10 p.m. Life is Cool (Omaha/Lincoln)
$3, 21+

Zoo Bar
6 p.m. Gooding
$8, 21+


So is there ANYTHING going on in Omaha this weekend?

Well, tonight local blues guy Kris Lager and his band is playing at The Waiting Room with Voodoo Method. Anyone else notice that in recent photos Lager is starting to look like Kid Rock? Is that by design? If not, someone should let him know. $7, 9 p.m.

More blues is happening at Slowdown for the Playing With Fire Fundraiser featuring Curtis Salgado, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Castro and The Painkillers. $35, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday is the Zombie Walk in Benson. Dress up like a zombie and take a stroll through Lover Luxuries. The walk starts at 6 p.m, followed by the Zombie Ball at The Waiting Room at 7 p.m., where there will be a Zombikini contest. $7.

Also Saturday night in Benson, it’s Cass and Dylan’s Barley Street Wedding Party. I remember Cass when she was behind the bar at the ol’ Saddle Creek Bar and from her musical exploits. But even if you don’t know who they are, stop by for the music, which features performances by Brad Hoshaw, Reagan Roeder, Dylan Davis, Cass Brostad (Davis?!), Matt Cox and Underwater Dream Machine. The free show starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday Minneapolis rock band Motion City Soundtrack plays at The Slowdown with Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now. $20 Adv/$23 DOS, 9 p.m.

Also Sunday, El Ten Eleven plays at The Waiting Room. You may know them from the soundtracks to Gary Hustwit documentaries Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Opening is Boyfrndz. $8 adv./$10 DOS. 9 p.m.

So I guess there is stuff going on in Omaha. Go out and do something…

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