Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase continues, features videos by Orenda Fink, Icky Blossoms, M34n Str33t; The Talbott Brothers announce Nebraska tour; The Underachievers, S. S. Web tonight

Film Streams Local Filmmakers showcase continues

In case you’ve missed it, there are still three more days to catch work by some of the area’s most talented independent filmmakers, curated by Omaha musicians.

Film Streams’ sixth-annual Local Filmmakers Showcase is in full-swing, featuring music videos by Orenda Fink, Icky Blossoms and M34n Str33t. Jury members include Icky Blossoms’ Sarah Bohling, singer/songwriter Orenda Fink, former UUVVWWZ vocalist Teal Gardner and Saddle Creek staffers Nayef Aljuraid, CJ Olson, Jeff Tafolla and Jadon Ulrich selected 12 films from more than 50 submissions, landing on four music videos, a screendance film, three experimental nonfiction films, three straightforward documentaries, and a sci-fi short.

Local film buffs will recognize returning directors Nik Fackler and Derek Pressnall, Aaron Gum and Harrison Martin, all of which entered music videos. Fackler nabbed two credits: one for Icky Blossoms’ Craven-esque “In Folds” video with Pressnall and screendance film “Journey to Shiva-Loka.” Gum directed Fink’s “This Is A Part Of Something Greater” video, a nod to Stanley Kubrick and other horror auteurs, while Martin created M34n Str33t’s “Nite Owl.”

Check out Film Streams’ Local Filmmakers Showcase page here for more information on each short. The showcase, which opened October 8, runs through Thursday, Oct 14. The entire program runs 90 minutes. RSVP here.

After finishing its run at Film Streams, the showcase will head to Iowa City’s Filmscene October 19, Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines October 21 and Kearney’s The World Theater November 6-8.

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The Talbott Brothers tour Nebraska

Nick and Tyler Talbott have returned to Nebraska, and are set to tour the state as a duo next month.

The Talbott Brothers’ state tour starts Nov 14 at Reverb Lounge with special guest Evan Bartels. The pair then head to The Lark in Hastings, The Bieroc in McCook, and a handful of other Greater Nebraska towns, ending in Kearney post-Thanksgiving.

The folk duo just recently made their way home from a northwest tour that took them through southern Idaho and much of Oregon, including up the coast.

See the full list of tour dates below:

Saturday, Nov 14 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha w/ Evan Bartels
Sunday, Nov 15 – The Lark, Hastings
Thursday, Nov 19 – The Bieroc, McCook
Saturday, Nov 21 – Sidney Fine Arts Center, Sidney
Tuesday, Nov 24 – Lied Auditorium, Tilden
Saturday, Nov 28 – Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney

Talbott Brothers | Love the Ride | Sonata Sessions from Hear Nebraska on Vimeo.

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Concert Round-up

Tonight, Brooklyn hip-hop group The Underachievers plays The Waiting Room with Pouya & the Buffet Boys, Kirk Knight and Bodega Bamz. The Underachievers comprises the duo of rappers AK and Issa Gold, and is part of the East Coast collective Beast Coast with Pro Era and Flatbush Zombies. Flying Lotus signed The Underachievers to his Brainfeeder record label in 2012, flying them out to Los Angeles one day after hearing their recordings. They’ve release two mixtapes, an EP and two LPs in the years since, most recently dropping Evermore: The Art of Duality Sept. 25. Tickets are $20, RSVP to the show here.

Over at Duffy’s Tavern, Milwaukee, Wisc., band S.S. Web plays to the tallboy night crowd with Lincoln’s Willy Citro & The Dusters and Warbonnet. The punk/folk trio self-released three albums in the three-year span from 2011 to 2014, and tour behind them relentlessly. Donations are accepted at the door. RSVP here.

For a full list of this week’s show, head to our state head to our statewide calendar at If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.