Desaparecidos cancels remaining U.S. tour dates; Lincoln emcee Phoebe Dro launches Tiny Giant art collective; See Through Dresses streams new EP; Wednesday night photo coverage featuring Sufjan Stevens, Timeflies

Desaparecidos cancels remaining U.S. tour dates

Desaparecidos has cancelled the remainder of its U.S. tour dates, the Omaha band announced yesterday via its website. Frontman Conor Oberst was hospitalized earlier in the week, suffering from laryngitis, anxiety and exhaustion. After foregoing its Oct. 27 Jacksonville show, the band decided to end its tour, citing doctor’s orders that Oberst begin recovery.

Desaparecidos was scheduled to appear at The Fest this weekend in Gainesville, Fla., in addition to a string of dates that ended in a Nov 22 O’Leaver’s homecoming. Others include Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas and the Florence Project Fundraiser to benefit immigrant and refugee rights.

All cancellations are below, with tickets refundable at point of purchase.


10-28 The Orpheum – Ybor City, FL
10-29 The Social – Orlando, FL
10-30 THE FEST- Gainesville, FL
11-01 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11-02 Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
11-03 The Republic – New Orleans, LA
11-05 Numbers – Houston, TX
11-06 Trees – Dallas, TX
11-07 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11-09 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11-10 The Pressroom – Phoenix, AZ – Florence Project Fundraiser with Tom Morello & The SoSo Glos
11-11 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
11-12 The Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
11-13 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11-14 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11-15 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11-17 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11-18 Showbox – Seattle, WA
11-20 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11-21 Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
11-22 O’Leavers – Omaha, NE

Conor Oberst Solo:
12-02 Webster Hall – Ground Control Touring – 15th Anniversary Show – New York, NY

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Lincoln emcee Phoebe Dro launches Tiny Giant art collective

Lincoln emcee Phoebe Huxleigh, aka Phoebe Dro, has dreamed of starting a web-based art collective for about as long as she’s been an artist. That dream comes to fruition tomorrow night with the launch of her new independent art collective.

Huxleigh hosts Tiny Giant’s launch party tomorrow at Meadowlark Coffee (RSVP here). The fledgling art collective will release EPs by Leaves Brown, Teapot, SOREN and Huxleigh as Phoebe Dro. In addition, Lincoln artist Amber Stevens will be doing live art throughout the concert, HN contributor James Dean will operate a photo booth and Funtastic Faces will paint faces.

Now a multi-talented producer and emcee, the collective model has appealed to Huxleigh ever since her dubstep days, when she worked with a small Beatport-associated label. Though it was a small label, it held all creative control, from editing her production right down to the cover art.

“The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth,” Huxleigh says. “It just seemed to me that – especially as a small indie label – there’s no reason the artists shouldn’t retain complete creative control.”

Thus, Tiny Giants is aimed at providing a supportive environment for artists of all mediums to develop their craft and produce work. Huxleigh hopes to attract photographers, painters, writers and even artists who work in “less-appreciated” mediums like zines and flash-fiction.

Tiny Giants will operate as a conduit for its artists’ success, giving them ultimate freedom while they support the label in turn. Label artists retain the rights to their own work, allowing them to pursue opportunities with other labels if they arise. And there’s no pressure to fulfill contracts; artists determine their own level of involvement.

Huxleigh says that she hopes to create revenue through concerts, showcases, merch sales and an occasional label sampler. However, success won’t be measured in dollars, but rather, notoriety and acceptance.

“I almost want it to be more of a network than a label,” Huxleigh says. “A collective of artists who all support each other while doing their part to keep the scene a creative, friendly place. Tiny Giant is an idea more than anything, so all it really needs is the awareness and interest of the public to keep it going.”


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See Through Dresses streams new EP

In advance of its Friday release, See Through Dresses’ new EP End Of Days is now streaming for free via Tiny Engines and Impose Magazine. The release, originally schedule for last week, is the Omaha indie rock band’s first on its new label home, as well as the follow up to its 2013 self-titled debut.

Hear End Of Days in its entirety below. The album drops Friday, and is available digitally, on vinyl and on a split cassette with labelmates It Looks Sad.

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Sufjan Stevens, Gallant at the Orpheum Theater

HN visuals editor Chris Dinan went to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater last night to see performances by Sufjan Stevens and Los Angeles R&B singer Gallant. Stevens drew heavily from this year’s Carrie & Lowell, draped in a beautifully lit backdrop. See Dinan’s photos below:

Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens @ Orpheum | 10.28.15Sufjan Stevens @ Orpheum | 10.28.15


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Gallant @ Orpheum | 10.28.15

photos by Chris Dinan

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Faded Black, For Edward, Hope For The Fallen at Duffy’s Tavern

Aforementioned HN contributor James Dean walked his beat last night, catching photos of a Duffy’s Tavern hard rock billing comprising Faded Black, For Edward and Hope For The Fallen. See Dean’s photos below:

Faded Black

Faded Black | Duffy's | 10/28/2015

For Edward

For Edward | Duffy's | 10/28/2015

Hope For The Fallen

Hope for the Fallen | Duffy's | 10/28/2015

photos by James Dean

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Timeflies at Sokol Auditorium

First-time HN contributor Kasie Wilcox snapped photos of New York City electronic duo Timeflies and Kalin & Myles perform at Sokol Auditorium last night. Timeflies released its third studio album Just For Fun last month on Island Records. Kalin & Myles is the San Francisco-based pop duo of Kalin White and Myles Parrish.

See Wilcox’s photos below:


Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15
Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15
Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15Timeflies | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15

Kalin & Myles

Kalin & Myles | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15Kalin & Myles | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15
Kalin & Myles | Sokol Auditorium | 10.28.15

photos by Kasie Wilcox

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