Sam Martin, Gramps tonight; Take Cover 5, BUHU Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:43 pm January 29, 2016
Sam Martin in the Sweatshop Gallery at Sweatfest, July 15, 2015. He's playing tonight at O'Leaver's.

Sam Martin in the Sweatshop Gallery at Sweatfest, July 15, 2015. He’s playing tonight at O’Leaver’s.

by Tim McMahan,

Believe it or not, it’s been more than a month since I last went to a rock show. Last show attended: Christopher the Conquered at Slowdown, Jr., Dec. 16. I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing a show.

Hey, don’t look at me. The only shows booked have been the same local combos that play all the same clubs all the time. Is the lack of shows due to a lack of touring indie bands coming through town or unwillingness of local bookers to book them? Who knows.

What I do know is that I’ll be back in circulation this weekend thanks to a couple “can’t miss” local shows going on, both of them at fabulous O’Leaver’s.

The first is tonight when Gramps (that’s the band headed by Django Greenblatt-Seay of Love Drunk Studio) opens for Sam Adams Martin and Karen Meat & the Computer at the aforementioned O’Leaver’s. Gramps is always a good time, and Sam Martin is something of a genius songwriter. I don’t know anything about Ms. Meat other than she’s from Des Moines and, based on the following track, has a knack for Phil Spector-ish garage rock a la early Camera Obscura. Check for yourself. Show starts at 9:30 and will run you five clams.

Also tonight, Those Far Out Arrows headlines at Slowdown Jr. with surf dudes The Sub-Vectors and Big Slur, the electronic project by Dan Scheuerman, formerly of Deleted Scenes. $7, 9 p.m.

And Milk Run is hosting a show tonight featuring Bed Rest, Minneapolis band The Crash Bandits and No•Getter. $5, 9 p.m.

Then tomorrow is the 5th Annual Take Cover benefit for Hear Nebraska at O’Leavers, the show I wrote about yesterday. Lots o’ local bands covering lots of other local bands (plus playing a song of their own). They’ll be asking for a $10 donation at the door, which goes to feed those hungry Hear Nebraska kids. Come on, open up your heart. Show starts at 9.

Also Saturday night Austin trio BUHU plays at Reverb Lounge. Their new album, Relationshapes, was released earlier this month by FMF Records. Lineman’s Rodeo opens. $7, 9 p.m.

And that’s all I got for this weekend. Have a great one as we all prepare to hunker down for next week’s snowmageddon.

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