Tim Kerr, Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, Frontier Ruckus, Ted Stevens, Wye Oak tonight; Omaha Punk Reunion (Mousetrap, RAF) Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:03 pm May 16, 2014
Artist, musician, DIY pioneer Tim Kerr is the featured artist tonight at Sweatshop Gallery.

Artist, musician, DIY pioneer Tim Kerr is the featured artist tonight at Sweatshop Gallery.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

It’s a punk rock weekend, what with Tim Kerr tonight and Omaha Punk Reunion tomorrow. But there’s others stuff going on this weekend, too.

Let’s start with tonight’s punk show. Sweatshop Gallery in Benson is hosting a pop art exhibit by DIY music pioneer Tim Kerr. Kerr is a veteran of dozens of punk bands (check out his discography). He’s also an accomplished artist. See his work in the gallery, then hear some of Omaha’s best modern-day punks play in the Sweatshop performance space: Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, The Broke Loose and Snake Island. Bands start at 10 tonight. No idea how much to get in. More Info here.

Also happening tonight is the next installment in the Hear Nebraska Presents concert series, this time at fabulous O’Leaver’s. The headliner is Michigan band Frontier Ruckus. Also on the blll is Nebraskans Ted Stevens Unknown Project and Eli Mardock. $7, 9:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, The Waiting Room is hosting Merge band Wye Oak tonight. Braids opens. $12, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night it’s Omaha Punk Reunion 2014 at The Waiting Room. The highlights (for me, anyway) are Mousetrap and RAF. Also on the bill are Bullet Proof Hearts, Cordial Spew, The Broke Loose and Drop A Grand. Tickets are $10 today, $12 tomorrow. Show starts at 9. Don’t forget your Mohawk.

Also tomorrow evening (Saturday), Simon Joyner and the Ghosts do a victory lap after their recent tour. They’ll be playing at Almost Music along with tour mates Subtropics (or maybe Noah Sterba, the Facebook invitation is unclear) and Wooden Wand. It starts early at 7 and costs $5.

Also Saturday night, Love Technicians headline at O’Leaver’s with Low Long Signal and From Fragile Seeds. $5, 9:30 p.m.

And Satchel Grande is playing down at The Hive in the Old Market with Mr. Bendy. 9 p.m. and no idea on cover.

That’s what I got. If I missed anything, put it in the comments section. Have a dandy weekend…

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