Hey, I’m Alive; Solid Goldberg does Hootenanny tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:17 pm December 18, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

I’m back. And it only took three days. Don’t get what I got.

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Not much happening musicwise. The PR folks behind Statistics (Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos) are letting it be known today that you can download the first Stats track, “Nineteen Ninety-Nine,” right here. It’s free. Get it.

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Pitchfork just posted its top-100 tracks of the year. Grimes’ “Oblivion” was No. 1. Meh. They sure like Frank Ocean.

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There is actually a show going on tonight. They’re calling it “The Last Hootenanny.” I’m not sure if it’s a side-joke about the Mayan calendar or they’re really ending the series, which has been going on around town for years. Regardless, it’s happening tonight at The Waiting Room and features the usual collection of Benson-centered alt-country/Americana/folkies, with one very bold exception. Listed in the line-up is the one and only Solid Goldberg, a.k.a. Dave Goldberg’s one-man rock freakout which must be experienced to be believed. It’s not just a performance, it’s also fan-frickin’-tastic songs by one of Omaha’s most iconic musicians. Your $7 cover supports “the Nebraska Farmers Union and the Nebraska Agriculture Council in their efforts to start up a small food hub so you can buy more local, sustainable, humanely raised meat” (because “Humanely Raised Meat Just Tastes Better”®). The show starts super-early at 5:30 p.m., and the partial lineup of acts is here on the One Percent website.

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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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