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8/15/11 | Today’s Shows

compiled by Kevin Mussman

Always complaining that there's nothing to do? Jonesing for some killer live music? You've come to the right place. Everyday in this space, we'll feature the shows that are on our calendar. If you don't see your event, let's fix that. Register a free profile and add your event to our statewide music calendar. Or email kevinmussman@hearnebraska.org.

Grandfather, Lightning Bug, Family Picnic @ Slowdown | Omaha

NYC band Grandfather, who recorded their debut record "Why I'd Try" with renowned producer Steve Albini, play Slowdown's front room with local acts Lightning Bug and Family Picnic. 9 pm, $6.

Grandfather – Blood Theme (From Dexter) / Tremors from Big Ass Lens on Vimeo.

Doyle Dykes @ Rococo Theatre | Lincoln

Catch fingerpicking virtuoso Doyle Dykes at Lincoln's Rococo Theatre. 6 pm, $20.

The Howl, Mojo Bag, Army of 2600 @ Pizza Shoppe Collective | Omaha

Omaha bands The Howl, Mojo Bag, and Army of 2600 play PS Collective. 8 pm, $5.

Songwriter Showcase & Open Mic @ Barley Street Tavern | Omaha

Flex your songwriting talent at Barley Street Tavern's Weekly open mic night. 9 pm

Piano Happy Hour w/ Emily Bass, ZJAM Open Stage @ The Zoo Bar | Lincoln

Lincoln-based pianist Emily Bass plays an afternoon set, while the night ends with an open stage. Events begin at 5 pm and 930 pm, respectively. FREE.

Kevin Mussman is Hear Nebraska's listings editor intern. He is currently contemplating the merits of cashing his graduation checks so that he can 'make it rain' vs. depositing them into savings. Decisions, decisions. Reach him at kevinmussman@hearnebraska.org, or calendar@hearnebraska.org.