by Hear Nebraska Staff
Announced this morning, the Brooklyn-based punk band Cerebral Ballzy will play Vega on Sept. 18. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. and will be available here. Their second album Jaded & Faded comes out tomorrow (June 17) on Cult Records.
Andy Boonstra, the producer and beatmaker for Omaha hip-hop group Purveyors of the Conscious Sound, is working on a new video mini-series called Pick, Flip n’ Spit!. Boonstra says the series will focus on “local producers and lyricists.” The first episode is on YouTube now, and features Boonstra along with PCS bandmate Jake Dawson on a record shopping trip to Kanesville Kollectibles and subsequently working on beats and lyrics. More to come.
This weekend marks the third annual Junkstock event, the three-day West Omaha rummage and craft sale. Musical performers this year include Brad Hoshaw, Matt Cox, Prairie Gators Band, Waterfront Blues Band, John Larsen, Hillfolk Noir, Bad Country and more. Tickets for Junkstock are $5 per day or $12 for all three days. Learn more here. Read about the origins of the event here.