Orion Walsh announces seventh studio album, U.S. and European tours; No Thanks, Hussies embark on Midwest tour; Photo coverage of The JV Allstars, Sweats

Orion Walsh announces seventh studio album, U.S. and European tours

Lincoln singer/songwriter Orion Walsh has big plans for 2017, beginning with a new album and a return to his traveling ways.

Walsh has announced his seventh studio album 7, due January 7 on Sower Records. While his previous effort, Love Isn’t What You’d Expect found the troubadour weary from his travels, the available new tracks (on Walsh’s Bandcamp page here) indicate an album injected with the spirit of wanderlust.

It may come as no surprise, then, that Walsh will start the year on the road, playing six dates in the U.S. with fellow songwriter JM Lansdowne before heading overseas for a few months. He will spend most of his time in small clubs and living rooms in Germany, hopping over to Switzerland for two dates in February and to Finland for three dates at the end of tour.

See Walsh’s first-quarter schedule below, and listen to the first three tracks from 7.

“7” U.S. Tour w/JM Lansdowne
01.05.17 – Valparaiso, IN – Front Porch Music – 7:30pm (505 Lincolnway)
01.06.17 – Lansing, IL – Royal Skate (3429 Ridge Rd)
01.07.17 – Lafayette, IN – Digby’s (133 N 4th St)
01.08.17 – Fort Wayne, IN – Skeletunes Lounge (1201 W Main St)
01.12.17 – Lima, OH – Vino Bellissimo (2412 Cable Ct)
01.15.17 – NYC, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St)

“7” European Tour 2017
01.19.17 – Berlin, DE – House concert (see link below for details on house concerts)
01.21.17 – Meissen, DE – Sax 11 Studios w/Jante
01.22.17 – Stollberg, DE – Jakobikirche w/Jante
01.23.17 – Chemnitz, DE – Inspire (Brühl 49) w/Jante
01.24.17 – Chemnitz, DE – House concert w/Jante
01.26.17 – Chemnitz, DE – Lokomov (Augustusburger Str. 102) w/Jante
01.27.17 – Hof, DE – House concert w/Jante
01.28.17 – Gornsdorf, DE – House Concert w/Jante
01.31.17 – Leipzig, DE – Elsterartig w/Jante
02.03.17 – Koblenz, DE – Freiraum Koblenz (Am Moselring 2-4)
02.04.17 – Frankfurt, DE – Gluck ist Jetzt (Baumweg 20) um 19:00
02.10.17 – Geissen, DE – Cafe Amelie (Walltorstraße 17)
02.11.17 – Salzgitter-Bad, DE – House concert
02.16.17 – Unterweissach, DE – Missionsschule w/Melody Against Gravity
02.18.17 – Heilbronn, DE – K2acht w/Melody Against Gravity
02.21.17 – Konstanz, DE – House concert
02.22.17 – Zurich, CH – House concert
02.24.17 – Wetzikon, CH – House concert
02.25.17 – Nehren, DE – House concert
03.03.17 – Hamburg, DE – House concert
03.04.17 – Achim, DE – House concert
03.06.17 – Wesel, DE – Karo w/ Malojian (Freebirds 27 show)
03.10.17 – Bad Harzburg, DE – House concert
03.11.17 – Munster, DE – House concert
03.16.17 – Turku, FI – Sointu (Linnankatu 27)
03.24.17 – Turku, FI – Portti w/Old & Romance
03.31.17 – Kokemäki, FI w/Old & Romance

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No Thanks, Hussies embark on Midwest tour

There is more touring news, as Omaha bands No Thanks and Hussies embark on a weekend Midwest tour to St. Louis, Chicago, Madison and Minneapolis. It starts this Thursday, Dec 29, at Milk Run with David Nance Band (9 p.m., $7, all-ages, RSVP here).

See the five-day schedule below:

12.29.16 — Omaha at Milk Run w/ David Nance Band
12.30.16 — St.Louis at CBGB w/ Little Big Bangs, Shady Bug
12.31.16 — Chicago at The Mutiny w/ New Oceans (Phill Smith), Fieldmates, Electric Excuse Me’s
01.01.17 — Madison, Wisc. at Williamson Magnetic Recording Studio w/ Dumb Vision, Once A Month
01.02.17 — Minneapolis at Pork Ave w/ Cujo (STL), Indulge, Critic Dummies

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Photo Coverage: The JV Allstars, Freakabout, A Summer Better Than Yours at 1867 Bar

HN multimedia contributor Tarah Dawdy covered night two of The JV Allstars reunion at 1867 Bar on Friday. Like night one, the show was packed for what has essentially become annual tradition. Lincoln acts Freakabout and A Summer Better Than Yours opened the show.

See Dawdy’s photos below:

The JV Allstars

Freakabout

A Summer Better Than Yours

Photos by Tarah Dawdy

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Photo Coverage: Sweats, Bogusman, The Grand Poobah at The Bourbon

Also Friday, HN photo contributor James Dean caught Sweats, Bogusman and The Grand Poobah in The Bourbon’s front room. Sweats is currently eyeing a new release in 2017. Bogusman is fresh from this summer’s self-titled debut LP. The Grand Poobah is a buzzing new Lincoln act formed by guitarist/vocalist Adam D’Josey and drummer Max Church.

See Dean’s photos below:

Sweats

Bogusman

The Grand Poobah

Photos by James Dean

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Andrew Stellmon is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. Reach him with news tips and story ideas at news@hearnebraska.org.