Eric in Outerspace at UO x HN tonight, Orenda Fink announces Europe dates

Hear Nebraska and Urban Outfitters’ monthly First Thursday show happens tonight at the clothing store’s downtown location. The November installment features lo-fi folk rock outfit Eric in Outerspace and basement rock band Nathan Ma and the Rosettes.

As always, the free event offers complimentary pizza and beer and, this time around, art by Sarah Craw, nail art by Just Imagine Nails and used and local vinyl from Almost Music.

The show is from 6-8 p.m. RSVP here.

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With a batch of European, mostly German, tour dates announced yesterday, Orenda Fink continues her extensive efforts in support of August’s  Blue Dream on Saddle Creek. Check out the dates below: 

1/15 – Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
1/16 – Mortizhof, Berlin, Germany
1/17 – Nato, Leipzig, Germany
1/19 – Pension Schmidt, Munster, Germany
1/20 – Tivoli Bredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
1/21 – Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
1/22 – Steinbruch, Duisburg, Germany
1/23 – Hasenschaukel, Hamburg, Germany
1/24 – 1000 Fryd, Aalborg, Denmark
1/25 – Lagerhaus, Bremen, Germany
1/27 – Societaetstheater, Dresden, Germany
1/28 – Haus der Musik, Vienna, Austria
1/31 – Swamp, Freiburg, Germany

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Speaking of Nebraska acts touring, Omaha emcee Conchance began his westbound tour last night at Zoo Bar. He stops in Lawrence tonight, ultimately destined for a handful of Los Angeles shows this month. 

.@connyfranko and @kethro at Zoo Bar.

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Looking ahead to live music options this evening: 

Oquoa plays with Dylan Ryan/Sand and Hotlines at O’Leaver’s. The $5 show starts at 9:30 p.m., and you can RSVP here. The California trio Dylan Ryan/Sand brings an impressive resumé to town. Drummer Ryan has played with Cursive, guitarist Tim Young with Reggie Watts and and bassist Devin Hoff with Nels Cline of Wilco. 

Brick + Mortar and Freakabout play at The Slowdown tonight. The frontroom show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $8. RSVP here. The New Jersey-based indie pop duo have an album and EP under their belt and are on the cusp of a new full-length.

At The Zoo Bar, Lincoln regular Dan Tedesco plays with local Americana singer-songwriters Mike Semrad (The Bottle Tops) and Günter Voelker (Jack Hotel). Tedesco, a Des Moines-based minimalist folk act, released his most recent album, Death in the Valley in February. The 8 p.m. show is $5. RSVP here. 

Perennial Lincoln passers-through The Blind Pets make a stop at Duffy’s Tavern tonight, the band’s third this year. This time around, it’ll be with Powers and The Gems. The 9 p.m., $5 show might be the hardest rock you can find tonight. RSVP here. 

Rock band Saving Abel plays Vega tonight with Another Lost Year. The band’s forthcoming album, Blood-Stained Revolution, is out next week and streaming on Loudwire, but Saving Abel is perhaps best known for 2008’s “Addicted.” RSVP here.