Morrissey Feb. 6; Beatles vinyl; King Khan free show (RSVP now); A Place to Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Killer Blow tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:45 pm November 12, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

The make-up date for the Nov. 1 Morrissey show at Rococo Theater has been announced. It’s now Feb. 6 — a Wednesday night (which means a lot of Omaha peeps will be taking the following Thursday off). See the full rescheduled tour at Morrissey’s “official” fan website. BTW, this one has been sold out for months.

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Mike Fratt of Homer’s Records dropped a heads up that 14 of the most important Beatles albums are being released on vinyl tomorrow. We’re talking back-to-the-basics individual British releases of everything from Please, Please Me to Abbey Road and everything in between, as well as a vinyl boxed set that collects all of them. Check ’em out at Homer’s tomorrow.

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Tasty booze-maker Sailor Jerry announced last week that it’s sponsoring The King Khan BBQ Show at The Slowdown Nov. 28 along with one of me and Todd Fink’s favorite bands, Digital Leather, opening. It’s free, but you have to RSVP at the Sailor Jerry website, here. 21+ only.

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Bleeding Rainbow at Slowdown Jr. March 1, 2012.

Bleeding Rainbow at Slowdown Jr. March 1, 2012.

Big show tonight at The Waiting Room: A Place to Bury Strangers headlines with Bleeding Rainbow and Snake Island. If the fact that APTBS’s new album, Worship, is a ball buster isn’t enough to get you to the show, here’s what their publicist is saying about the tour: “They bring smoke, lasers, blackness, and ear-splitting volume to their live performances. But this isn’t merely showmanship, these guys make  killer music. Lead singer, guitarist, Oliver Ackermann owns a company called Death by Audio which makes custom effects pedals with names like ‘The Sound Saw’ and ‘Total Sonic Annihilation.’ They’ve sold custom pedals to U2’s The Edge, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco and Lightning Bolt, to  name a few.

Sounds like I better bring my ear plugs.

As for Bleeding Rainbow, their set opening for Crocodiles at Slowdown Jr. last March was one of my favorites so far this year. From the review: “…Bleeding Rainbow was absolutely amazing — one of the best bands I’ve seen in a long time. The set-up was simple — two guitars, drums and bass, with Sarah Everton and one of the guitarists sharing vocals and creating flat-toned harmonies on songs that are jet-fueled by guitar riffs and loud as fuck.” Check out the Chris Aponick interview with the band. $10, 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Killer Blow (the duo of Genie Molkentine on drums and vocals and Todd VonStup on electric guitar) plays at Middle House (ex-Gunboat, ex-Hotel Frank, across the street from The Brothers Lounge) with Belleville, IL band Trauma Harness. No idea of cost or time. The house show revolution continues…

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  • Revolution? Why are you pretending like this is something new? You were complaining about being too old for house shows 10 years ago.

    Comment by JOC — November 12, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  • King Khan, btw, not Kahn.

    Comment by Chris — November 13, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

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