Travelling Mercies tonight; Electroliners Saturday; Jake Bellows, Son Ambulance Sunday…

Category: Blog — @ 12:54 pm May 23, 2014

by Tim McMahan,

It’s a holiday weekend, and from a music standpoint, it’s all local.

It starts tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s where frontier rockers Travelling Mercies headlines a show with Omaha newbies Uh Oh. $5, 9:30 p.m.

And that’s it for Friday. Seriously.

Saturday night, The Electroliners bring both country & western to the Barley Street Tavern. Joining them are Southpaw Bluegrass Band and Township & Range. $5, 9 p.m. Bring your cowboy hat.

And that’s it for Saturday. Seriously.

Sunday has the only show that could be considered a “national touring band” with Jake Bellows at Slowdown Jr. Jake used to live here, though, so we still consider him “local.” Joining him is fellow Saddle Creek Records band Son Ambulance and local upstarts The Derby Birds (which I wrote about here). $8, 9 p.m. We have Monday off so why not?

And that’s it for Sunday and the weekend. If I missed anything, put it in the comments area. Have a happy Memorial Day.

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