Beer Nebraska tickets on-sale; See Through Dresses back on tour; Good Living Tour wraps week one

Beer Nebraska tickets on-sale

Zipline Brewing and Hear Nebraska have partnered to celebrate the classic pairing of local beer and local bands.

Cursive, Criteria and reuniting Columbia Vs Challenger play the inaugural Beer Nebraska benefit concert Sept. 24, and tickets are now on-sale. Universe Contest and Better Friend round out the five-band bill, and each band will be “paired” with a locally-crafted beer by Zipline, Empyrean, Blue Blood, Get Lost and First Street.

Tickets are $30 (find them here) and include entree and three samples per brewery. Proceeds benefit Hear Nebraska. Food trucks will also be in attendance. RSVP here.

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See Through Dresses back on tour

Omaha indie rock band See Through Dresses is heading back out on tour, sandwiching a month of Midwest/East Coast dates between three home-state shows.

The trip kicks off tomorrow night, as See Through Dresses joins Omaha soul band High Up in opening for Soul Asylum at Vega. The quartet then heads to Hastings Thursday to play The Good Living tour with Jack Hotel, For The Birds and Star Belle. Maha Music Festival awaits upon their return home Saturday, Aug. 20 at Aksarben Village.

Earlier this year, See Through Dresses began recording the full-length follow up to its October EP release End Of Days. That album, expected Spring 2017, will also drop via Tiny Engines.

See tour dates below:

July 26: Lincoln at Vega (RSVP here)
July 28: Good Living Tour, Hastings (RSVP here)
July 29: Wichita, Kan., at Tomb of Toons
July 30: Lawrence, Kan. at Replay Lounge
July 31: Columbia, Mo. at Cafe Berlin
Aug 1: Bloomington, Ind. at The Bishop
Aug 2: Columbus, Ohio at Double Happiness
Aug 3: Pittsburgh at Mr. Roboto Project
Aug 4: Washington, D.C. at DC9
Aug 5: Annapolis, Md., at The Metropolitan Lounge
Aug 6: York, Pa., at Skid Row Garage
Aug 7: Philadelphia at The Pharmacy
Aug 9: Brooklyn at Alphaville
Aug 11: Rochester, N.Y. at Vineyard Community Space
Aug 12: Toronto, Ontario at Smiling Buddha
Aug 13: Buffalo, N.Y. at Tudor Lounge
Aug 14: Lakewood, Ohio, at Mahall’s
Aug 15: Fort Wayne, Ind, at CS3
Aug 16: Chicago at Subterranean Downstairs
Aug 17: Rock Island, Ill. at Rozz-Tox
Aug 20: Maha Music Festival, Omaha (RSVP here)

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Good Living Tour wraps week one

The 2016 Good Living Tour’s first week is in the books, wrapping a four-day run through that started Thursday in Ord and ended last night in Red Cloud. We’ll have full coverage of the weekend later today, but here are some choice shots below.

Kearney-based Minor Movements plays The Good Living Tour | photo by Lindsey Yoneda

AZP plays the Friday night Kearney stop of The Good Living Tour | photo by Lindsey Yoneda

The Good Life plays the Friday night Kearney stop of the Good Living Tour | photo by Lindsey Yoneda

Lloyd McCarter and The Hottman Sisters cover “Blue Suede Shoes” at the Starke Round Barn Sunday night for the Red Cloud stop of the Good Living Tour | photo by Andrew Dickinson

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Sires, Lineman’s Rodeo, Eklectica at O’Leaver’s

HN contributor James Dean was at O’Leaver’s Friday night, snapping photos of Iowa trio Sires and Omaha acts Lineman’s Rodeo and Eklectica. See his photos below:


Lineman’s Rodeo


Photos by James Dean

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Los Angeles-based indie/pop band Saint Motel plays The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The band has built a following on catchy, danceable pop, especially in Europe. Its most recognizable single, “My Type,” is certified platinum in Italy. Saint Motel’s sophomore album saintmotelvision drops Oct 21 on Elektra Records. Dark pop duo MUNA opens the show. Entry is $20, RSVP here.

Also tonight, Devin Frank Vanishing Blues Band comes to Milk Run, 1907 Leavenworth St, with Des Moines’ Annalibera and Omaha acts Mike Schlesinger and Sean Pratt & the Sweats. The Vanishing Blues Band hails from Columbia, Mo., but some might recognize Frank as part of beloved Ames, Iowa, band The Poison Control Center. The show is at 9 p.m. 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, email us at, or add it yourself here.