Huston reaches ‘The Voice’ semifinals; OEAA announces 70-plus-band Summer Showcase, partners with New Generation Music Festival; 80/35 finalizes lineups

Huston reaches ‘The Voice’ semifinals

After an enchanting Monday night performance, Hannah Huston is moving on.

The Nebraska-native Voice contestant advanced to the competition semi-finals last night. Her powerful rendition of Jesse Ware’s “Say You Love Me” propelled her forward as the first of eight.

The Voice coach Pharrell Williams raved about his pupil, saying Huston “has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had.” Earlier in the week, we published a Q&A with Huston about her collaboration with the star producer/songwriter and her connections to the Nebraska music community. Read it here.

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OEAA announces 70-plus-band Summer Showcase, partners with New Generation Music Festival

More than 70 bands will converge on Omaha’s Benson neighborhood this summer in one of the largest music weekends in Nebraska.

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards announced the lineups for its 11th annual Summer Showcase. The two-night festival will take place in six venues June 10 and 11, and will feature both music and visual arts.

In addition to serving as a kind of proving ground for OEAA honors, granted by attendees’ votes, fans will be able to cast their vote for a slot in first-year New Generation Music Festival. That one takes place Friday, Aug 5 at Stinson Park.

Of note, those who attend a visual arts showcase (Saturday, June 11 from 6-8 p.m.) receive an extra New Generation Music festival ballot. Attendees of all seven will be entered to win tickets to the 2017 OEAA award show.

View the full lineup and schedule for both visual and music showcases below, and RSVP here and here.

Friday, June 10th

SoundCheck Studio

8:00-8:40 The Redwoods
8:55-9:35 Daniel Christian
9:50-10:30 Dilemma
10:45-11:25 Mariachi Zapata
11:40-12:20 Edem Soul Music
12:35-1:05 Mola-B
1:20-1:55 Nappy by Nature

The Sydney

8:00-8:40 Justin Carlisle
8:55-9:35 Ryan Osbahr
9:50-10:30 Eternal Amnesia
10:45-11:25 Saul
11:40-12:20 Through The Stone
12:35-1:05 Prophacy

Barley Street Tavern

8:00-8:40 Sack Of Lions
8:55-9:35 Skyloft
9:50-10:30 Desiato
10:45-11:25 Gottberg
11:40-12:20 Carson City Heat
12:35-1:05 Virgin Mary Pistol Grip
1:20-1:55 Josh Watson

Burke’s Pub

8:00-8:40 Pure Brown
8:55-9:35 Aly Peeler
9:50-10:30 The Ronnys
10:45-11:25 Time Giants
11:40-12:20 Pleiades and the Bear
12:35-1:05 Mitch Gettman
1:20-1:55 Tiny Monsters

Pizza Shoppe Collective

8:00-8:40 Sideways 8
8:55-9:35 Far and Wide
9:50-10:30 The Bishops
10:45-11:25 The Shineys
11:40-12:20 Charlie Ames Project

Reverb Lounge

8:00-8:40 24 Hour Cardlock
8:55-9:35 Damon Nomad
9:50-10:30 Angelo DelSenno
10:45-11:25 J. Crum
11:40-12:20 TKO
12:35-1:05 Rowdy and the M.O.B. Squad Click
1:20-1:55 Mesonjixx

Saturday, June 11th

The Waiting Room – all ages

8:00-8:40 Us and Them
8:55-9:35 Bucka Ruse
9:50-10:30 Latin Threat
10:45-11:25 Bazile Mills
11:40-12:20 The Hottman Sisters
12:35-1:05 John Klemmensen & the Party

The Sydney

8:00-8:40 R0Y0
8:55-9:35 In The After
9:50-10:30 Flight Metaphor
10:45-11:25 Naked Sunday
11:40-12:20 GrownKidz
12:35-1:05 Ridgelines

Barley Street Tavern

8:00-8:40 Fallible
8:55-9:35 Luke Heffron
9:50-10:30 Your Last Chance
10:45-11:25 Emily Ward
11:40-12:20 More Than A Memory
12:35-1:05 Citizen’s Band
1:20-1:55 Calling Cody

Burke’s Pub

8:00-8:40 Clear The Day
8:55-9:35 Pflames
9:50-10:30 The Madness Apparatus
10:45-11:25 Lucas Kellison
11:40-12:20 OMAHA
12:35-1:05 Ragged Company
1:20-1:55 Jackson Kings

Pizza Shoppe Collective

8:00-8:40 Troublesome Two
8:55-9:35 Voodoo Vinyl
9:50-10:30 Clark & Company
10:45-11:25 Keiria Marsha
11:40-12:20 Justin Ready & the Echo Prairie

Reverb Lounge

8:00-8:40 Mary Ruth McLeay
8:55-9:35 Jus.B
9:50-10:30 DJ Mellie Mel
10:45-11:25 Jump The Tiger
11:40-12:20 The Young Funk
12:35-1:05 The Sons of Rome
1:20-1:55 Rothsteen

Visual Arts Summer Showcase – Saturday June 11

Petshop Gallery
Star Deli
Little Gallery
402 Arts Collective
Larkin’s Parkin’

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80/35 finalizes lineup, schedule

In neighborly announcements, Des Moines’ 80/35 music festival finalized the lineup and schedule for its ninth annual downtown concert. The three-stage, two-night event features Nas, Lotus, Wolf Parade, Black Lips and The Decemberists among more than 40 acts.

80/35, curated by Des Moines Music Coalition, draws more than 30,000 each year to its Western Gateway Park setting in the city’s downtown. With legendary rapper Nas and Wolf Parade’s return, it looks to surpass that mark again in 2016.

Advance discount tickets — $42 for one day, $65 for two — are available until Tuesday, May 17. Purchase them here, or in-person at Zzz Records in Des Moines.

View the full schedule below:

Friday, July 8

Hy-Vee Main Stage
5:00 p.m. – Wolf Parade
7:00 p.m. – Lotus
9:15 p.m. – Nas

Kum & Go Stage (free stage)
5:00 p.m. – Courtney Krause
5:45 p.m. – The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins
6:45 p.m. – Dilly Dally *
8:15 p.m. – Craig Finn
9:30 p.m. – Jade Reed b2b Brad Goldman *
10:30 p.m. – Jeana Calvert *

Nationwide Stage (free stage)
5:00 p.m. – The Smoothsayers
6:00 p.m. – TIRES
7:00 p.m. – MarKaus
8:15 p.m. – Holy White Hounds

Saturday, July 9

Hy-Vee Main Stage
12:00 p.m. – TWINS
1:30 p.m. – Druids
3:15 p.m. – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
5:00 p.m. – Jeff Austin Band
7:00 p.m. – Black Lips
9:15 p.m. – The Decemberists

Kum & Go Stage (free stage)
12:00 p.m. – Odd Pets
12:45 p.m. – Genome
1:45 p.m. – Ravyn Lenae *
2:45 p.m. – France Camp *
3:45 p.m. – Mikel Wright and the Wrongs
4:45 p.m. – Vic Spencer
5:45 p.m. – Colleen Green
6:45 p.m. – Lucky Chops *
8:15 p.m. – Lizzo
9:30 p.m. – Dem Boyz vs RAGEthat *
10:30 p.m. – DJ RAJ and Strobe Trotters *

Nationwide Stage (free stage)
12:00 p.m. – FRO
1:00 p.m. – Easy Fruit
2:00 p.m. – The Dead Line String Band
3:00 p.m. – The Cardinal Sound
4:00 p.m. – Goldblums
5:00 p.m. – SIRES
6:00 p.m. – MaZoo
7:00 p.m. – MAIDS
8:15 p.m. – Green Death

* = Just Announced

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