Alan Mansfield benefit, Clarence Tilton, Cuterthans reunion tonight; Domestica, Wagon Blasters Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:31 pm August 28, 2015

by Tim McMahan,

Funny thing about social media…

I never met Alan Mansfield. Not once. Never even spoke to him. But sometime over the last few years we became Facebook friends. And through that, I got to know him on a “Facebook level” — through his posts about music and movies and things happening around town, things we had in common.

I also followed his story as he battled cancer, cheering him on privately whenever he posted about a little victory; worrying when he suffered a setback. Along the way I read about his friends and family who fought alongside him, right up to the end.

They’re lifting glasses and singing toasts to Alan Mansfield tonight at Reverb Lounge. Among those on stage dedicating a set to Alan tonight are bands RAF, Bullet Proof Hearts, Matt Whipkey, Mother Molly & the May I’s, Fight Within the Master Sleep and Lift Ticket — quite a line-up. Your $10 admission will go to the Mansfield family. The show starts at 8.

Also tonight. alt-country rock band Clarence Tilton plays at The Harney Street Tavern with Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies. Not sure what it costs, but the bands start at 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at fabulous O’Leaver’s, John Klemmensen and the Party and experimental rock trio Working Man open for Lincoln’s AZP. $5, 9:30 p.m.

And crazy-ass punk band Masked Intruder returns to The Lookout Lounge. Opening is a reunion of Omaha pop-punk band The Cuterthans, who probably haven’t been on stage together for a decade. Also on the bill are  The Shidiots and DSM-5. $10, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for Domestica, Wagon Blasters and Giant’s Arrow. $5, 9:30 p.m.

And John Klemmensen and the Party headlines Saturday night at Reverb Lounge. $5, 9 p.m.

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

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