photo by Zach Hollowell
by Andrew Norman
One of Omah's most storied — not to mention prolific — musicians, Simon Joyner releases his band's double LP, Ghosts, Friday, Aug. 3, at the Sydney in Benson. The dark (though-diverse) folk-rock record is the product of a wildly succesfull Kickstarter fundraiser that nearly doubled Joyner's $6,000 goal.
Joyner told Lazy-i's Tim McMahan that the opening track, "Vertigo," announces some of the album’s themes: "escape and entrapment,” Joyner said. “Musically speaking, it sets the tone as far as the jagged, dissonant qualities of a band doing jagged, dissonant songs. It lets people know that this is going to be something different.”
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Simon Joyner and his band release Ghosts with Solid Goldberg, Lightning Bug and Sun Settings Friday, Aug. 3 at The Sydney, 5918 Maple St., 9 p.m, $5. (Purchase the album for $20 at the venue and admission is free.) Find more info at thesydneybenson.com.
Andrew Norman is Hear Nebraska's editor-in-chief. He's writing this while watching Love Drunk shoot a video with an Omaha Girls Rock band called Urban Scrunchies. How good is that name? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.