It’s Halloween; Digital Leather, Solid Goldberg, Superstar + Star, Living Color tonight…

Category: Blog,Column — Tags: , — @ 12:52 pm October 31, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

It’s Halloween which is usually a night to avoid the bars for obvious reasons, not the least of which is that most clubs celebrate with bad cover bands and costume contests. Thankfully, most of that took place last weekend, and as a result, there’s actually some fun stuff happening tonight that doesn’t involve dressing up like a zombie (Show of hands, who’s getting sick of the zombie bullshit? That’s what I thought. “Zombie walks” are this generation’s renaissance fairs).

Tonight, House of Loom is hosting “Solid Plackout” — a show featuring Digital Leather, Lincoln geek-rocker Plack Blague and the incomparable Solid Goldberg. Added to the bill is Superstar + Star, a one-man dance explosion (check out the video below). All for $8, or $5 with Facebook RSVP (go here for that). The fun starts at 9.

I’m told by promoter Chris Aponick that you’re not required to wear a costume to attend the Loom show. Chis is calling it a “can’t be bothered with costumes” event. On the other hand, if you feel the need to wear a costume, Chris tells me that none of the bands will make fun of you from stage. I will go in my traditional costume — off-duty cop.

Also tonight, ’80s MTV icons Living Color plays at The Waiting Room. You remember “Cult of Personality,” don’t you? How could you forget? The song was on heavy rotation on rock channels and MTV for about five years (along with Aerosmith’s “Love in an Elevator” — often played back to back). Voodoo Method opens. $25, and don’t be surprised if it sells out because Omaha loves its legacy acts.

There also are parties at The Sydney and Barley Street, and Boo Goo (with M34N ST33T) at The Slowdown.

Whatever you do, remember it’s amateur night. And expect cops…

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In this week’s column, a look at what’s involved with making a local independent film from the viewpoint of a producer. You can read it in this week’s issue of The Reader or online right here.

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