Ridgelines new video features Marcey Yates, Mola-B; Carson City Heat previews new album with funk-flavored track; McCook Gazette features Good Living Tour

Ridgelines new video features Marcey Yates, Mola-B

Not quite a year removed from his debut release, Omaha producer Mike Johnson is ramping into a follow-up. Its first peek features a pair of smooth Omaha rappers.

Emcees Marcey Yates (Op2mus) and Mola-B both spit verses on the new ridgelines track “it’s okay,” the video for which was released earlier this week. It previews Johnson’s forthcoming ridgelines (ep II).

The video — shot by HN contributor/Love Drunk’s Django Greenblatt-Seay and edited by Johnson — charts the path of the moon overnight from various outdoor vantages, interpolated with shots of each featured artist. Watch the video below, and lookout for new music June 24.

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Carson City Heat previews new album with funk-flavored track

Omaha rock quintet Carson City Heat gave a peek at its forthcoming album, dropping new funk-flavored track “Dance Dance Revolution!”

The song is perfect for the club, driven by a straight-forward drumbeat and burning low-end synth. Guest saxophonist Mike Corring plays it cool until the final minute, taking the lead toward the song’s smooth fade-out landing.

Listen to “Dance Dance Revolution!” below:

 

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McCook Gazette features Good Living Tour

HN’s Good Living Tour is set for late July-early August, and is benefitting already from local press.

The McCook Gazette featured the town’s Aug 7 Good Living Tour concert yesterday as part of its Prairie Roots Festival write-up. The four-day festival begins Thursday, Aug 4 and culminates in the free, all-ages concert at Barnett Park. Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Matt Cox, local band Homemade Crazy and DJ Nick Fitch perform (RSVP here).

In addition to live music, Prairie Roots Festival also features a disc golf tournament, skate park exhibition, micro-brew beer garden and other activities, according to the Gazette. The corresponding Good Living Tour Concert is also the final GLT stop.

The Good Living Tour starts Thursday, July 21 in Ord, kicking off three straight weekends of free, all-ages concerts in 12 Greater Nebraska cities. Find more information, including lineups, locations and dates, here.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Minneapolis post-punk band Waveless plays Milk Run, 1907 Leavenworth St. The trio released five-track EP Spirit Island in January on Canadian punk label Deranged Records (White Lung, Wildhoney). Omaha labelmates Bib (who opened for Nothing and Culture Abuse Sunday) open the show along with Jocko and poet Jade Lacy. Entry is $5, RSVP here.

Also tonight, Denver surf rock band Colfax Speed Queen plays O’Leaver’s with Omaha’s Cordial Spew and Sidewalkers. Colfax Speed Queen releases a new full-length this July on Heavy Dose Records. The teaser EP, Piss Test, is up now on the band’s Soundcloud page. Entry is $7, RSVP here.

Plan your week in concerts with our statewide calendar here. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, leave it in the comments, or add it yourself via our contribution page here. Have a news tip, story idea, forthcoming release or other goings-on? Email us at news@hearnebraska.org.

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