Iceage, Earth, Glow in the Dark, Corporate Merger (ex-Bloodcow) tonight; Neighbor Lady, Porchfest Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , , — @ 2:08 pm September 30, 2022
Iceage at Slowdown Jr., Oct. 24, 2014. The band returns to The Slowdown tonight.

by Tim McMahan,

This weekend is looking pretty good. Especially tonight. 

Down at The Slowdown, Iceage headlines in the front room. The former Matador Records band’s last release, 2021’s Seek Shelter, came out on respected indie boutique label Indian Summer Records. I saw these guys when they played Slowdown way in 2014 back when they were the hot, new thing. Eight years later, it’ll be interesting to see how they’ve changed. They’re on the road supporting Shake the Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021.

Also on the Slowdown bill is Olympia, Washington ‘90s drone-metal band Earth (Sub Pop, Sargent House Records) out on the road supporting 2019’s Full Upon Her Burning Lips, of which Pitchfork noted “The minimalist drone-riff masters pare away excess and focus on the seismic repetition that made their best work so resonant, creating a new peak in their long discography.” This is a sneaky little show that has had little/no promotion but is definitely worth checking out. Starts at 8 and is $25.

Also tonight at The Sydney in Benson is Glow in the Dark’s long-awaited album release show for Teenline / Neurotica. Teenline was planned to be released pre-pandemic, and Neurotica is a collection of songs that didn’t quite fit that album, or so GitD’s Aaron Gum tells me. With this release, you double your Glow in the Dark pleasure. Joining them are leather-geek-turbo-noise-god Plack Blague doing a DJ set, and the debut of The Corporate Merger, the new project by Matt Owen from Bloodcow with a lot of BC alumni including JJ Bonar, Dave Collins and Scot Adams. This one’s a monster and gets rolling at 9 p.m. $10.

Ain’t shit happening Saturday. Go out and enjoy the weather.

Sunday is the 6th annual Porchfest in the Gifford Park neighborhood. Among the performers are Jeremy Mercy, Las Cruxes, Justin Lamoureux and Omaha Girls Rock! The key to enjoying Porchefest is this handy online schedule, that shows the who/what/where. It’s free and runs noon to 5:30.

Sunday night, Atlanta indie band Neighbor Lady plays at Reverb Lounge. I can’t find any info on this band and the 1% website has zero info. Their band bio at their record label (the impressive Park the Van Records) also has bupkis. What I did find was their Bandcamp page and their music, which is gorgeous. So there’s that. Opening is mysterious Omaha band Sgt. Leisure. $10, 8 p.m. 

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

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15 Passenger’s Rare Coins; new Jason Steady; Neighbor Lady, Thick Paint, Flowers Forever tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , , , — @ 12:38 pm March 19, 2018

Dicey Riley at The Dubliner March 17, 2018.

by Tim McMahan,

The Dubliner was its usual steamy, sloppy way on St. Patrick’s. Dicey Riley brought the Irish tradition, and the Dubliner supplied the Guinness.

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Label 15 Passenger, run by the fine folks from Cursive (Kasher/Maginn/Stevens) announced their first non-Cursive/Kasher release last week. It’s the first in a new split-LP series called “Rare Coins,” wherein one band provides the A-sde and a related band provides the B-side.

“The Rare Coins Series was conceived to offer an established artist the opportunity to share one of their favorite artists with the rest of the world by way of a limited release split 12”,” sayeth the website.

For the debut, David Bazan of Pedro the Lion fame is the A-side artist. Seattle musician Sean Lane is the B-side artist. Lane has played in Perfume Genius and Yppah, and is currently on tour with Bazan in his latest incarnation of Pedro The Lion.

The split LP comes out April 6 and will be available on gold vinyl, limited to 1,000. Pre-order it now here.  Check out one of the Bazan songs below.


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Jason Steady just dropped a new video for “I Think She’s Real.” The song is a remake of an old Feel Tight song, backed by a full band that includes Knife de la Garza on drums and Aaron Lee on bass. The band is headed out to the West Coast for a few dates in May.

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Big show (for a Monday) tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s. Atlanta indie band Neighbor Lady is playing the center slot of a show headlined by Thick Paint and opened by Flowers Forever — stacked!

Neighbor Lady’s self-recorded debut LP, Maybe Later, was mixed by none other than Andy LeMaster of Now It’s Overhead (and Bright Eyes), and comes out in May on Friendship Forever Records. The band’s first video ever dropped just this morning. Check it below. Tonight’s show is $5, and starts at 9 p.m.

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