More music from ARC? More SXSW coverage; The Killigans, Ocean Black tonight; Rainy Road Records showcase (Worried Mothers), Brad Hoshaw Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:44 pm March 18, 2016
Nightbird at The Sydney, July 18, 2014. The band has been rechristened Ocean Black, who are playing tonight at Slowdown Jr.

Nightbird at The Sydney, July 18, 2014. The band has been rechristened Ocean Black, and are playing tonight at Slowdown Jr.

by Tim McMahan,

This was left over from what didn’t get posted yesterday:

The day after it was announced that Trashcan Sinatras just recorded an album with Mike Mogis comes word of another album produced from the ARC compound. Or I least I think it was. The story about the debut LP by Sydney’s Spookyland is confusing. From the article:

It is with this sentiment that Australian group Spookyland reveal plans for their debut album Beauty Already Beautiful. Recorded over three weeks in Omaha, Nebraska, at Conor Oberst’s live-in Saddle Creek compound….

Conor Oberst’s live-in Saddle Creek compound? Whut? Consequence of Sound has a little more on it, but it’s just as vague. ARC has been busy lately…

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How do I judge coverage of SXSW2016? It’s good if, when I get done reading the coverage, I wish I was there. That’s how I felt after reading Paul Trap’s Wednesday SXSW diary entry at Where else but at SXSW are you going to see Diet Cig and Iggy Pop the same day?

UPDATE: Here’s Paul’s Thursday SXSW entry. Good stuff!

That said, it looks like they’re in for some rain again there today. Never fails…

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Onto the weekend…

Tonight Slowdown Jr. has just the thing for your post-St. Patrick’s Day hangover — Lincoln’s The Killigans playing their own Flogging Molly-flavored rock. Or maybe Pogues-flavored rock? Regardless, it’s fake brogue all around. Opening is the sludge/stoner metal rock of Ocean Black (FKA Night Bird). The legendary Bottle Tops open. $7, 9 p.m. Wear green… and black.

Also tonight, No Thanks headlines a night of punk at fabulous O’Leaver’s that also includes ’80s  heroes R.A.F. and Lincoln’s This Machine Kills Vibes. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for the Rainy Road Records showcase. The local tape label, recently featured here at Hear Nebraska, has been putting out cassettes for years and years. Among their roster is what-will-they-do-next indie act Worried Mothers, who headlines tomorrow night’s showcase. Also on the bill are Kansas City band Kool 100’s and Sioux City’s It Really Is. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also Saturday, Milk Run has Relax, It’s Science with Sowers and Laika the Space Bitch. $5, 9 p.m.

And finally, the weirdest listing of the weekend. Brad Hoshaw headlines a show at The Shark Club, 2808 So. 72nd St. This was the same infamous location as the old Crazyhorse Saloon, where I spent too many wasted nights in my youth. (In fact, Shark Club isn’t the exact location as Crazyhorse, but it’s in the same hotel complex). Also on the bill are Naked Sunday, The Willards and The Cosmic Smiths and The Sunks. This free show starts at 7 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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