Black Lips, Solid Goldberg kick off solid week of shows in Omaha…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:48 pm April 28, 2014
The Black Lips play tonight at The Waiting Room.

The Black Lips play tonight at The Waiting Room.

by Tim McMahan,

I didn’t go to any shows this weekend. Not a single one. But I’ll make up for it this week, because there’s a good show happening every night.

It kicks off tonight with Black Lips at The Waiting Room. The Atlanta garage band has been kicking it since ’99. They’re on the road supporting their latest, Underneath the Rainbow (2014, Vice). Opening is Nashville trio Natural Child (Burger Records) and Omaha’s own Solid Goldberg (a.k.a. the legendary Dave Goldberg). 9 p.m., $13.

It goes on from there.

Tuesday is Angel Olsen at The Waiting Room.
Wednesday Jake Bellows returns to Slowdown Jr.
Thursday is the Deleted Scenes CD release show at Slowdown Jr.
Friday is the Mitch Gettmann CD release show at The Waiting Room.

Who needs sleep? I’ll attend as many as I can keeping in mind that I need to be able to function effectively at work the next day. Unfortunately none of these shows start before 9 p.m., which is a drag. Consider this another vote for 8 p.m. start times during the week (though I’m sure One Percent has heard it before)…

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  • Tim, I’m sure you’d have been there anyway, just shopping away, but Hear Nebraska and Urban Outfitters are throwing a free show (plus free beer/pizza) at Urban Outfitters Thursday at 6 p.m. featuring Twinsmith and See-Through Dresses.

    Comment by Andy Norman — April 28, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

  • Tim, hi….

    ALSO on Friday 2 Headed Dog, my oddly-dressed Roky Erickson tribute will be playing all night at O’leavers Pub. 2 sets of Roky plus choice cuts from the likes of Bowie, Nilsson, Bolan, Evan Johns…..maybe even some Joy Division.
    The band features current and former members of Ideal Cleaners, The Self Righteous Bros., Charlie Burton, The Mezcal Bros…and it rocks, I swear.

    Comment by Mike Keeling — April 29, 2014 @ 10:12 am


    I am sorry to announce The 2 Headed Dog gig scheduled for tonight at O’leaver’s has been cancelled due to illness in the band. We are very sorry.

    Comment by Mike Keeling — May 2, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

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