Pro-Magnum, Meat Puppets, Mark McGuire tonight; Universe Contest, Simon Joyner/Ghosts Saturday; Appleseed Cast Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:54 pm April 4, 2014

by Tim McMahan,

That was quite a week of shows. Hat’s off to One Percent Productions for putting them together. Needless to say, I’m exhausted, but that doesn’t mean I’m staying home this weekend.

Tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s Pro-Magnum is hosting a release show with Borealis. You can check out P-M’s tracks from the link below and download it for a mere $5. Borealis’s tracks come on good ol’ fashioned cassettes. Both bands play dark, heavy, growl-y shit, so be prepared for Satan to show up at some point in the evening and do a shot of Rumplemintz. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also tonight, Mark McGuire of Emeralds is playing at The Barley Street. McGuire’s new album, Along the Way, was released this year on Dead Oceans. Opening is Jenny Hval and James Maakestad. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile up the street at The Waiting Room it’s a trip back to the ’90s with Moistboyz and Kurt’s favorite band Meat Puppets. $16, 9 p.m.

BTW, it’s Benson First Friday.

Tomorrow night Universe Contest drives up from Lincoln for their Omaha CD release show at The Sydney. The self-released album is called We Are The Rattlesnake, and it’s pretty fucking strange, just like the video below. Openers are Manic Pixie Dream Girls, Saturn Moth and Low Long Signal. That’s a lot of bands. The big question: How will UC get their enormous light rig on The Sydney’s tiny “stage”? Show starts at 9 and no idea on the cover, probably $5. Bring extra beer cans to throw at the bands. I’m told they like that (or at least Universe Contest does).

Downtown at Slowdown Jr. Saturday night Simon Joyner and the Ghosts open for New Bums (Ben from Six Organs and Donovan from Skygreen Leopards). 9 p.m., $8.

O’Leaver’s also is hosting a show Saturday night with McCarthy Trenching, Sioux City’s Illium and Little Marais (Hear Nebraska managing editor Chance Solem-Pfeifer). $5, 9:30 p.m.

Finally on Sunday our old friends The Appleseed Cast have the opening slot at The Waiting Room for headliner Why? $13, 9 p.m.

Did I miss anything/ Put it in the comments section. Have a good weekend.

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