The calm after the storm; Big Harp, McCarthy Trenching tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:54 pm January 2, 2015
Big Harp plays tonight at O'Leaver's...

Big Harp plays tonight at O’Leaver’s…

by Tim McMahan,

After the last couple weeks of stellar reunion shows, I guess it’s payback time. A glance at the calendars for the next few weeks (months) shows very few national touring indie bands coming through Omaha. The winter months always are rather sparse show-wise, but somehow we make it through to the spring.

It ain’t all bad news. In fact, there’s at least one big show going on this weekend.

Big Harp is playing a set tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s. The band just opened for The Good Life last week, and now here they are again, this time on The Club’s tiny stage. Opening is the always impressive McCarthy Trenching. $5, 9:30 p.m. Expect a crush mob Looks like O’Leaver’s will be booking a lot of indie shows in the coming months. An early heads up for next Tuesday night’s show — The Good Life performing songs from their upcoming new release.

Also going on tonight, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns headlines at Reverb Lounge. Openers include the legendary Dereck Higgins, Xion and CJ Mills. $7, 9 p.m.

Barley Street tonight has Calling Cody, The Doneofits, Those Far Out Arrows, and Jazz Brown and the Afterthoughts. $5, 9 p.m.

And isn’t this supposed to be Benson First Friday? Maybe not… I don’t see any BFF info online anywhere. Maybe they’re skipping it this month.

Anyway, that’s it for shows this weekend. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section.

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