Above: Pianist Emily Bass. Catch her at the Zoo Bar tonight, 5 pm.
compiled by Kevin Mussman
It's a relatively quiet Monday night, but there are still a few options on the table. Plus, if you are a student returning for the new school year, any one of the following events can provide a temporary escape from the soul-sucking sense of dread that inevitably struck upon reading your syllabi today. At least that's how the first day always was for me. If you don't see your event, let's fix that. Register a free profile and add your event so that we can ensure we aren't missing a thing on our statewide music calendar. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic @ Barley Street Tavern | Omaha
Super certain that you can seriously shred? Prove it at Barley Street Tavern's weekly open mic night. 9pm, no cover.
Duffy's Comedy Workshop @ Duffy's | Lincoln
If you think you've got what it takes to make it in the unforgiving world of stand-up, Duffy's weekly comedy workshop is a great place to cut your teeth. Regardless of how bad your jokes are, there oughta be some people drunk enough to laugh at anything. 10 pm, 21+, no cover.
Piano Happy Hour with Emily Bass @ The Zoo Bar | Lincoln
Emily Bass reprises her weekly role as Zoo Bar's house pianist. 5 pm, no cover, which means there is no reason you shouldn't go.
Z-Jam Open Stage @ The Zoo Bar | Lincoln
Check out Zoo Bar's open stage after Emily Bass' set. 9 pm, no cover.
Kevin Mussman is Hear Nebraska's listings editor intern. For the first time in 17 years, he doesn't have to go to school tomorrow. He'll be listening to this song on repeat instead. Reach him at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.