Coverage of Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards Summer Showcase
More than 70 acts converged on Omaha’s Benson neighborhood this weekend for Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards’ annual Summer Showcase. All were in the running for OEAA awards consideration, as well as a vote-in spot for New Generation Music Festival, the first-year event hosted Aug. 5 by Raleigh Science Project.
First time HN contributor Christi Dougherty caught some of the action, grabbing photos of Edem Soul Music, The Hottman Sisters, Lucas Kellison, Carson City Heat and more. See her photos below:
Angelo Delsenno at Reverb Lounge
Carson City Heat at Barley Street Tavern
Edem Soul Music at Soundcheck Rehearsal Studio
Clark & Company at Pizza Shoppe Collective
The Hottman Sisters at The Waiting Room
Lucas Kellison at Burke’s Pub
Flight Metaphor at The Sydney
Emily Ward at Barley Street Tavern
Omaha at Burke’s Pub
Mitch Gettman at Burke’s Pub
Pleiades & the Bear at Burke’s Pub
Ragged Company at Burke’s Pub
Photos by Christi Dougherty
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El Jefe, Range Maggots, J Rods String Band play Gillie’s Bar
HN’s editorial team spent Friday in Kearney promoting the July 22 Good Living Tour concert. Your writer spent most of the evening at Gillie’s Bar, chatting with owner Matt Epp for the GLT story and taking in some live music.
The rest of the team joined around 9:30 p.m., and HN visuals editor Chris Dinan captured photos of El Jefe, Range Maggots and J Rods String Band. El Jefe is Vic Giron, the one-man riverbed-folk act who also hosts annual DIY music festival Pondstock roughly an hour away (we’ll have more on that later in the week). For now, see Dinan’s photos below:
J Rods String Band
Photos by Chris Dinan
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Brother’s Lounge celebrates 50th anniversary
HN contributor Harrison Martin stopped by Brother’s Lounge Saturday night as the Blackstone District haunt’s 50th anniversary. In addition to cake, drinks and its inimitable jukebox, patrons were treated to performances by Minnesota’s Jaw Knee Vee, a Love and Rockets cover band and Plack Blague.
See Martin’s photos below:
Jaw Knee Vee
You’ll Love These Rockets
Photos by Harrison Martin
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Cultural Attraction reunites at O’Leaver’s
HN contributor Andy Lachance was at O’Leaver’s Saturday, where long time Omaha musician Mike Tulis and early ‘90’s mainstay Cultural Attraction reunite for a one-off performance. Lazy-i blogger (and HN board member) Tim McMahan looked back at the band’s heyday in an interview with Tulis published last week (read it here). Little Brazil and Sons of (on this night) O’Leaver’s rounded out the bill.
Photos of Cultural Attraction are coming later today. For now, view Lachance’s shots below:
[Editor’s note: apologies to Son’s Of O’Leaver’s, whom we’ll most certainly get next time.]
Photos by Andy Lachance
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