Mousetrap, featuring Matt Bowen; Matt Pond PA, Guided By Voices tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:21 pm May 14, 2014
Matt Pond PA plays tonight at The Waiting Room.

Matt Pond PA plays tonight at The Waiting Room.

by Tim McMahan,

Well, the election results are in and it looks like Nebraska lost again.

In other news…

Mousetrap bassist Craig Crawford tells me that due to a scheduling conflict drummer Colby Starck is unable to make the trip to Omaha for the Punk Rock Reunion show Saturday night at The Waiting Room. Filling in is none other than Matt Bowen. Recognizable as one of your favorite bartenders at The Waiting Room, Bowen’s legend is long and includes stints in The Faint, Commander Venus, Lullaby for the Working Class, Race for Titles, not to mention Magic Kiss (the precursor to Tilly and the Wall (It’s a long story)) and most recently The Third Men. Bowen is rehearsing with Crawford and Mousetrap frontman Patrick Buchanan as we speak.

By the way, it’s been confirmed that Fischer no longer is on the bill for Saturday night’s show. The line-up as of now is Bullet Proof Hearts, Mousetrap, Cordial Spew, RAF, The Broke Loose and Drop a Grand. Tix are $10 adv/$12 DOS.

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Good ol’ Matt Pond PA returns to Omaha, this time to The Waiting Room tonight. Joining him is The Lighthouse and The Whaler. $12, 8:30 p.m. start time.

Also, tonight’s Record Club at the Shop @ Saddle Creek features Guided By Voices’ seminal 1992 release Propeller. Record Club is a chance for folks to get together and listen to an album in its entirety, then discuss it afterward. Fun! The needle drops at 7 p.m. More info here.

Also tonight, Zach Short plays at Slowdown Jr. with Blue Bird and Matt Whipkey. $7, 9 p.m.

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  • Not everyone’s favorite WR bartender, I assure you 😉

    Comment by M Bowen — May 14, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  • Definitely top 4 though.

    Comment by jsmimph — May 14, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

  • Pretty sure I’m not on the list at all now, hehe.

    Comment by M Bowen — May 14, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

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