Good Living Tour lineups revealed; The Good Life headlines first three dates; Defeater, Timecat, No Getter at Slowdown; Members of No Tide, Lighthouses announce new band, video debut

Good Living Tour lineups revealed; The Good Life headlines first three dates

The Good Living Tour will again take an eclectic mix of internationally touring and regionally burgeoning musical acts to Greater Nebraska.

Lineups have been announced for Hear Nebraska’s 2016 summer tour across the state, which will feature more than 37 musical acts and 12 DJs. Three sonically diverse, original Nebraska acts and one DJ will perform at each of 12 free, all-ages concerts in the following communities: Ord, Kearney, Grand Island, Red Cloud, Hastings, Norfolk, Lyons, O’Neill, Grant, Sidney, Imperial, McCook

International-touring rock band The Good Life headlines the first three concerts.

“As a lover of all things Nebraska, I’m proud to have The Good Life included in this year’s Good Living Tour,” says The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher. “Hear Nebraska has charmed us with the reminder that Nebraska is far greater than just Omaha and Lincoln; I’m ecstatic to cruise along those highways less taken to revisit towns and cities I haven’t been to in awhile.”

Other headliners include: Omaha indie-rock band See Through Dresses; Lincoln honky tonk group Lloyd McCarter & The Honky Tonk Revival; Lincoln soul group Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal; Omaha funk band Satchel Grande; O’Neill/Nashville pop artist Rachel Price; Omaha rock band (and recent Dwight Yoakam tour support) Matt Whipkey; and Omaha funk band Sam Ayer and the Love Affair.

On the heels of a successful inaugural trip, the Good Living Tour expands this year from nine towns to 12 total, with nine new stops. The larger tour and accompanying storytelling project are made possible with the help of presenting sponsor Nebraska Department of Economic Development and statewide sponsors the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Center for Rural Affairs, Pinnacle Bank, Nebraska Loves Public Schools and Union Pacific.

Keep abreast of more information in the coming weeks at the Good Living Tour website here. See the lineup and RSVP below:

July 21 – Ord: The Good Life, CJ Mills, Vegetable Deluxe, DJ Tyrone Storm
July 22 – Kearney: The Good Life, AZP, Minor Movements, DJ Kethro
July 23 – Grand Island: The Good Life, The Mezcal Brothers, Conchance, DJ Brent Crampton
July 24 – Red Cloud: Lloyd McCarter & The Honky Tonk Revival, The Hottman Sisters, Lester Junction, DJ Spencelove
July 28 – Hastings: See Through Dresses, For The Birds, Star Belle, DJ Dojorok
July 29 – Norfolk: Twinsmith, Rothsteen, Baker Explosion, DJ Really Real
July 30 – Lyons: Satchel Grande, Evan Bartels & the Stoney Lonesomes, Better Friend DJ TBA
July 31 – O’Neill: Rachel Price, Mesonjixx, Laughing Falcon, DJ Relic
Aug. 4 – Grant: Matt Whipkey, Karen Choi, Matt Chandler Smith, DJ TBA
Aug. 5 – Sidney: Sam Ayer & the Love Affair, Belles & Whistles, Matthew Scott, DJ TBA
Aug. 6 – Imperial: Kris Lager Band, Clarence Tilton, Was, DJ SharkWeek
Aug. 7 – McCook: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Matt Cox, Homemade Crazy, DJ Nick Fitch

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Defeater, Timecat, No Getter at Slowdown

HN contributor Ben Semisch was in the Slowdown front room last night, snapping photos of Boston punk rock band Defeater with NoGetter and Timecat. Defeater stopped in Omaha between its Denver and Minneapolis dates with UK’s Basement, hardcore band Turnstile and LA songwriter Colleen Green.

See Semisch’s photos below:



No Getter

Photos by Ben Semisch

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Members of No Tide, Lighthouses announce new band, video debut

Members of Lighthouses, Everything Breathes and No Tide have announced the formation of a new project, coupled with a brand new video.

Lincoln-based post-rock band Salt Creek debuted its first track/video, “Daydream,” today to coincide with its formal introduction. Members include Chase Thompson, (former HN intern) Cam Penner, Nate Skinner, Nathan Richardson and Roeby Hauf.

The video, filmed in one weekend at Indian Cave State Park, charts an abandoned protagonist’s search for answers both within himself and in the cold morning darkness. Brent Maze directed the video with Otto Gaiser.

“Daydream” is part of a two-song demo the band releases today via its own Bandcamp page. Its members all practically drawn to the road, Salt Creek have already announced a few in-state dates and one in Minneapolis (find them below).

Watch “Daydream” below:

June 17 – Omaha, Ne @ TBA
June 23 – Lincoln @ SPCE
June 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ CS House
July 22 – Kearney, NE @ Gillies Bar

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