Take Cover Pt. 4, Relax It’s Science tonight; Bahamas (SOLD OUT), Bass Drum of Death, Oquoa Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 2:03 pm January 23, 2015

takecover2015by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Here we go.

At the top of list is the fourth installment of Hear Nebraska’s Take Cover series, tonight at The Waiting Room. The concept is simple: Musicians are invited to perform one original song and one cover from one of their favorite Nebraska musicians/bands. The line-up:

Anna McClellan
Mim Aparo
Sarah Bohling (Icky Blossoms), Graham Ulciny
Jeremy Mercy
Sam Ayer
Jessica Errett
Matt Whipkey
Heather Berney
Jason Meyer (Talking Mountain, Feel Tight)
Edem Kegey
See Through Dresses
Lars & Mal
Dan McCarthy
Andrew Gustafson
John Klemmensen

And among the artists being covered are Baby Walrus, Jake Bellows, Capgun Coup, Ojai, John Klemmensen, Little Brazil, Criteria and, of course, Conor Oberst. $8, 9 p.m. This is a benefit for Hear Nebraska (of which I’m a Board member, btw). See you there.

Also tonight at the Reverb Lounge the band Relax, It’s Science headlines with nanaHara and Montee Men. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, at fabulous O’Leaver’s tonight, LA band Handsome as Sin headlines with The Toppings and The Clocks. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, headlines at Reverb Lounge. You might recognize one of his songs used for that Motorola TV commercial that featured James Franco. The tune is “All the Time” off Bahamas’ latest album, Bahamas is Afie. Something tells me a lot of people now know the song, as the show sold out a couple weeks ago. Opening is Burkum Boys. 9 p.m. start time.

The other big show Saturday night: Bass Drum of Death at Sweatshop Gallery. The detes: American garage rock band from Oxford, Mississippi, signed to Innovative Leisure Records. John Barrett formed Bass Drum of Death, and performs and records his own albums. Until 2008, he performed as a one-man-band, playing bass drum and guitar. Currently, the touring band consists of two guitars and drums. The debut LP, GB City, was released on April 12, 2011, by Fat Possum Records. Opening is Dumb Beach and  Those Far Out Arrows. $7 Adv./ $10 DOS. 9 p.m. start time.

Saturday night The Derby Birds headline at O’Leaver’s with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns and Shane Lamson. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also Saturday night Oquoa is among the bands playing the Band Build benefit for Habitat for Humanity at The Waiting Room. Also on the bill are Matt Cox, Belles and Whistles, Thinkin Machines and The Broken Matches. $12 Adv./$15 DOS, show starts at 8 p.m.

That’s what I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Have a great weekend.

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1 Comment

  • 5th Annual Vago Burns Nicht at Barley St.


    7:00 – 8:00
    The Gathering

    8:00 – 9:00
    Parade of the Haggis

    9:00 – 9:45
    Brad Hoshaw

    10:00 – 10:45
    24 hour Cardloch
    Toasts to Lads and Lasses

    11:00 – 11:45
    Pink Flamingos

    12:00 – ??:??

    All things Scottish (or fake Scottish) There will be pipers, the almighty Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, Toats to the Lads and Lasses, Scotch and other Scottish delicacies!

    The Rev. Pfloyd will once again be undressing er addressing the Haggis.

    $5.00 or free admission if you bring a traditional Scottish dish. Blood pudding anyone? We would love some spotted dick!

    Wear your tartan or at the very least a bloody plaid shirt or skirt! Dressing the part is strongly encouraged. (Those not participating will be crowned with a diadem of burning iron)

    Comment by Danny — January 23, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

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