Floating Opera releases new video; Year-End Nebraska Music List Round-Up; Frostival, The JV Allstars, The Machete Archive this weekend

Floating Opera appear on television in new video

Lincoln chamber pop band Floating Opera has released a new video for its song “Infomercial,” which landed on the band’s new album Pop Song On The Elevator Down, released in February this year. Vocalist Genevieve Bachinski appears on television before herself, with sweeping footage of the band performing on a Lincoln stage. With all that, it has a pretty ‘90s-stylized theme. Check it out below:

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Hear Nebraska’s End-of-year 2017 Lists

As 2017 draws to a close, our year-end list contributors have given us their favorites in Nebraska songs, albums, concerts and music videos. Thus far, their picks comprise a diverse in-state offering of the year’s best.

In case you missed them, we rounded them up below. Sink your teeth into them and be on the lookout for two more: the most impactful scene developments of 2017 and a look at what lies ahead in 2018.

Scene List: Favorite Nebraska Albums of 2017 | Year In Review

Scene List: Favorite Nebraska Songs of 2017 | Year In Review

Scene List: Favorite Nebraska Music Videos of 2017 | Year In Review; Nebraska Funk & Soul Alliance, Nebraska Music Academy Showcase, The Copper Children this weekend

Scene List: Memorable Shows of 2017 | Year In Review

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Concert Round-Up: Weekend Edition

We’re off tomorrow and Monday, so these show picks will take us through the weekend. Get out of the cold and into one of these or ones listed in our statewide calendar here.


Winter Moves at Marz – A new multidisciplinary show throws its first gig at Lincoln’s Marz, with songwriter Izzy Dominguez and dance duo Embi with violist Jordan Ellis. 9 p.m. show, $5, RSVP here.

Andrew Bailie with Diego Hervalejo Sánchez and Mr. E & the Stringless Kite at The Down Under Lounge – American blues, funk and soul songwriter Andrew Bailie comes to Omaha with New York jazz pianist Diego Hervalejo Sánchez and Mr. E & the Stringless Kite. 9 p.m., free show, RSVP here.

Emo Nite Omaha at The Waiting Room – You know the drill. All the emo you can handle all night long. 9 p.m. $10 entry, 18-plus, RSVP here.


Artichoke Hearts, Frailin’ Hearts, Wendy Jane Bantam at Petshop – There’s a holiday hoedown tomorrow night at Petshop. Plenty of great country (and hot cocoa and snacks) to warm your heart. 7 p.m. refreshments, 8 p.m. free show, RSVP here.


The JV Allstars, A Summer Better Than Yours, Koizumi at 1867 Bar – Lincoln legacy pop punk band The JV Allstars is back to play what is now an annual holiday show tomorrow night. Omaha rock trio Koizumi — Brock Stephens (Bib, Bent Life), Aaron Broveak, Duane Bill — joins the bill after releasing new music, Broccoli, for the first time in eight years. Lincoln emo/punk band A Summer Better Than Yours rounds things out. 9 p.m. show, $8, 21-plus, RSVP here.


Frostival 2017 at The Waiting Room & Reverb Lounge – Longtime Omaha concert promoters Rad Kadillac Productions throw their 10th-annual Frostival live music and charity event this Saturday. Twelve electronic, funk and jam bands including Kris Lager Band, Linear Symmetry, A Ferocious Jungle Cat and The Jerry Pranksters perform throughout the evening. Tickets are $15 in advance, $15 at the door with five perishable food items or one unopened toy, $20 without. 6 p.m. all-ages show. RSVP here.

The Machete Archive, Unmanned, High Ruler at Duffy’s Tavern – Ten years ago this month, Lincoln instrumental progressive rock trio The Machete Archive released its debut Terra Incognita EP. They are back Saturday night for a rare performance, along with Unmanned and High Ruler. 9:30 p.m. show, $5 advance, $7 day-of, 21-plus. RSVP here.

Christmas Day

Shithook at Duffy’s Tavern – If you need to blow off some steam at the end of this holiday, head to Duffy’s Tavern for some live band karaoke the Shithook way. 9:30 p.m. music, no cover, 21-plus. RSVP here.

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