Bob’s Daisy Glaze, Travelling Mercies, Silversphere, Once & Future Band Saturday; Zola Jesus, Alice Glass Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 12:52 pm May 4, 2018

Zola Jesus at The Waiting Room, Oct. 11, 2017. She returns to The Waiting Room Sunday night.

by Tim McMahan,

Finally we get a nice weekend of weather, and a nice roster of shows…

It starts tonight at The Brother’s Lounge. Bob’s Daisy Glaze is a super group featuring David Nance, Susan Hendrick, Mike Tulis and the band’s namesake Bob Malave-Garfield. As the esteemed Mr. Tulis described on the event invitation: “Bob Garfield played bass for many bands from Omaha’s late 1980s and early 1990s so-called ‘Golden Age’ of local bands, including but limited to Clambake, Acorns, Pioneer Disaster, Frontier Trust, Dude Wyoming and Pleasure Closet.” This show also celebrates Mr. Garfield’s 50th birthday. I’m not sure when the music starts, but probably around 10.

Also tonight (Friday) Travelling Mercies celebrate the release of their new LP Cheap Labor at The Waiting Room with Jack Hotel. $10, 9 p.m.

Over at fabulous O’Leaver’s Silversphere (ex-Lepers) headlines with Unclefoot (electroclassicalprogcoregrass trio) and Sam Martin (genius singer/songwriter). $5, 10 p.m.

It’s also Benson First Friday (#BFF). If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by The Little Gallery, 5901 Maple St., for It’s Not a Phase, Mom, a teen art show from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for Once and Future Band. The Oakland act has stuff released on Castle Face Records, whose roster includes such stellar acts as Oh Sees, Uranium Club and Prettiest Eyes. Ryan Menchaca and Invisible Horses opens along with Win/Win (members of Fortnight). $7, 10 p.m.

Also Saturday night, Matt Whipkey plays at The Down Under with Tragic Jack (ex-Millions). This one’s free and starts at 9:30.

Finally Sunday night Zola Jesus returns (remember her Ten Questions interview?) to The Waiting Room co-headlining with Alice Glass, the solo project of Crystal Castles’ Margaret Osborn. Pictureplane opens at 8 p.m. $20.

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

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