Film Streams calls for Local Filmmakers Showcase submissions; I Forgot To Love My Father releases HN FM Live tape; Fontenelle previews forthcoming album with new instrumental track

Film Streams calls for Local Filmmakers Showcase submissions

Omaha nonprofit cinema Film Streams is now accepting submissions for its annual Local Filmmakers Showcase.

In its seventh year, in addition to curating submissions from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota residents, Film Streams has introduced the Student Spotlight. The yet-to-be-announced jury will reserve space for an entry by area primary or secondary school students, encouraged to submit projects individually or as a class.

More details, including independent jury members, will be announced later this summer. Filmmakers who are selected for the showcase will be invited to the opening night screening, plus will share a percentage of box office sales for the week-long run. For a second-straight year, the Local Filmmaker Showcase will tour the aforementioned three eligible states.

Filmmakers are invited to submit completed works electronically by sending a link and submission form (available here) to Submit a DVD or flash drive by mail to Patrick Kinney, P.O. Box 8485, Omaha, NE 68108. A maximum of three submissions are allowed per person. For more information, visit Film Streams’ website here.

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I Forgot To Love My Father releases HN FM Live tape

Back in October, Lincoln band I Forgot To Love My Father punctuated its transformation from the brooding acoustic solo act of JP Davis (former HN intern) to full-on seven-piece rock outfit live and right before my eyes on Hear Nebraska FM.

Today, the band makes available the eclectic, raucous performance on limited-run cassette via We’re Trying Records. Simply titled Live on HNFM, it features all four tracks played live on the air at KZUM’s Lincoln studio.

Only 100 copies of Live on HNFM exist, and are now available via We’re Trying Records’ store here. Catch the band Friday, May 13 as it opens The Ambulanters’ album release show (RSVP here).

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Fontenelle previews forthcoming album with new instrumental track

While the soundscapes in Fontenelle’s work are front and center, it’s the active, steady rhythm section that drives the band forward.

Such is the case for the Omaha instrumental prog rock band’s news single “Good Times.” It’s the second track previewing Live & Maintain, Fontenelle’s forthcoming LP, which drops July 8 at a Slowdown show. The quartet recorded and mixed with Rick Carson at Make Believe Studios and went to Chris Athens (Coldplay, Usher, Rick Ross) for mastering.

Listen to “Good Times” below:

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, historically influential Slick Rick graces The Waiting Room stage. Rick The Ruler’s landmark 1988 LP The Great Adventures of Slick Rick launched one of the most successful hip-hop careers of all time. He is widely considered both the most successful British-American rapper in history and the most widely sampled, with his work appearing in that by artists like Beyonce, The Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas and many more. Egyptian singer-songwriter Hakim opens the show. RSVP here.

Also tonight, California experimental pop duo Haunted Summer plays Dad’s $1 beer night at Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O St. Lincoln DJ SharkWeek will spin to open the show. There is no cover, but as always, you’re encouraged to support the acts via donation (the cheap beer should help). RSVP here.