Nothing new from our Fellow Christian Superfan
Hey, are you in a local band? Are you willing
to play a gig in Omaha? If you answered “yes”
twice, then Bank of the West would like the
chance to see how cynical you are. On June 29,
the financial institution is hosting the “Bank
of the West Celebrates America” concert and
fireworks show in Omaha’s Memorial Park. According
to the press release, the free concert, which
was attended by “thousands” last year, is the
kickoff to Omaha’s Fourth of July week of celebrations,
and they want you! Maybe. Here’s the deal: people
are encouraged to go to Bank of the West’s Facebook
page (yeah) through May 15 and nominate their
favorite local bands. From there, a committee
of judges will pick finalists, who’ll be up
for public online vote (yeah) June 1-15. Upsides:
the winner gets to play a show in front of a
huge crowd in a good venue, at an event that
is promised to be viewed by agents from most
of the major labels. Downsides: it’s more a
contest of popularity than talent, the judges
will pick finalists based on things like “star
power,” and you open for Huey Lewis and the
News. Go with God.
The 80/35 band list continues to grow. Names
confirmed this week: Atmosphere, Jason Isbell
and the 400 Unit, Useful Jenkins, Jaill, Pieta
Brown,Christopher the Conquered, Dead Larry,
Mantis Pincers, Night Moves, Dumptruck Butterlips,
Bright Giant, Delta Rae, Now, Now, Dustin Smith
& The Sunday Silos, Derek Lambert &
The Prairie Fires, The Sun Company, Tajh Washington,
Brad Goldman, Jesse Jamz and Jade Reed.
Also in summer show news, Nitefall on the River
has added Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads on Sunday,
Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, and go on
sale May 11 on ticketfly.com.
SoundNotes pick o’ the week is at the Fremont
on Thursday, May 10. Go see Ashley Raines with
Stuttering Jimmy. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Wooly’s hosts two big shows on Friday, May 11.
The early show features Indexcase, along with
Dead Horse Trauma, 12 Days Silent and Dirtfedd.
The late show once again features Indexcase,
playing with Superchief, Hath No Fury, Switchblade,
Saturdays and Fatal Attraction. The early show
is all ages and kicks off at 5 p.m. The late
show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for one
show, or $10 for both.
Get your dubstep on at the Val Air Ballroom
Saturday, May 12 with 12th Planet and Treasure
Fingers. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets
run $12 in advance and $22 day of show.
Also on May 12, Love Songs For Lonely Monsters
headlines the early show at Vaudeville Mews.
Show starts at 5:30 p.m. and is all-ages. Tickets
are $5. Everyday/Everynight, Dear Rabbit and
Lesbian Poetry open. CV