Isakov/Rateliff photos; Reptar album and tour; Weekend shows from Ted Stevens, Luke Redfield and JD Powers

Before the news, here’s a few photos by contributor Chris Dorwart of Gregory Alan Isakov and Nathaniel Rateliff at The Waiting Room last night.

We interviewed both Colorado-based folk singers this week leading up to the show. Read Isakov’s here and Rateliff’s here.

Gregory Alan Isakov at Waiting Room | Jan. 15, 2015
Gregory Alan Isakov at Waiting Room | Jan. 15, 2015
Nathaniel Rateliff at Waiting Room | Jan. 15, 2015
Nathaniel Rateliff at Waiting Room | Jan. 15, 2015

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Part-Athens, part-Omaha indie rock octet Reptar announced this week that its next album will be released on Joyful Noise Recordings. Frontman Graham Ulicny has lived and worked in Omaha for the last year. The forthcoming record will follow-up 2012’s Body Faucet (Vagrant). 

In anticipation of a new album, the band released a 500-copy run of a 7-inch single. Both songs are available exclusively on the 7-inch. Buy it here. And, of course, no big news is complete without tour dates. Catch Reptar in Omaha on April 14 at Slowdown.

Apr. 1 King’s Barcade, Raleigh
Apr. 2 U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C.
Apr. 3 Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Brooklyn
Apr. 4 Great Scott, Boston
Apr. 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland
Apr. 8 Hi-Fi, Indianapolis
Apr. 9 Abbey Pub, Chicago
Apr. 10 The Frequency, Madison
Apr. 11 Cactus Club, Milwaukee
Apr. 12 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
Apr. 14 Slowdown, Omaha
Apr. 16 Bottleneck, Lawrence
Apr. 17 Larimer Lounge, Denver
Apr. 18 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City
Apr. 19 Neurolux, Boise
Apr. 21 Tractor Tavern, Seattle
Apr. 22 Mississippi Studios, Portland
Apr. 24 The Independent, San Francisco
Apr. 25 Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles
Apr. 26 Soda Bar, San Diego
Apr. 27 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
May 1 Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas
May 2 Stubb’s Jr., Austin
May 3 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs, Houston
May 15 Terminal West at King Plow, Atlanta

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Let’s get to shows this weekend.

Vega hosts Luke Redfield tonight with Magma Melodier and Orion Walsh. Redfield spent some of his youth in Alliance, Neb. and has since played folk music all over the world. In 2011, Michael Todd published an interview with Redfield where he discusses playing his former hometown, seeing the world and the desire to revisit roots. Read it here. Redfield is on tour to support The Cartographer. RSVP to the show here.

Tonight, in Broken Bow, Neb., Dirty River Ramblers plays the opening of the brand new Kinkaider venue/brewery. If you’re in the central part of the state, go check it out and support live music in your community. RSVP here.

Tomorrow night at Reverb Lounge, Ted Stevens Unknown Project plays with McCarthy Trenching and Miniature Horse. Ted Stevens is also known for his work with Saddle Creek standbys Lullaby for the Working Class, Mayday and Cursive. RSVP. 

Down the street, Anthems, The Broke Loose and Dead Man’s Run play The Sydney for riotous rock show. RSVP here.

On Sunday night, Meadowlark hosts its second weekly Songwriter Sunday with Jd Powers. The Lincoln singer-songwriter released his Demolition EP at the beginning of the year. Check out the bombastic collection of thoughtful indie rock here. Powers played all the instrumentation himself.