KZUM Pledge Drive in progress with ‘Women In Music’ showcase tonight; Thick Paint/Semicircle photos; Desa on ‘Late Night’; New Erinome

KZUM’s annual summer pledge drive is in full swing, and X-Rated: Women In Music is throwing a showcase tonight at The Bourbon to benefit.

Acts from Omaha and Lincoln comprise an eclectic lineup that will feature prominent women musicians, as well as a few new looks. Miniature Horse, originally the solo lo-fi project of Rachel Tomlinson-Dick, will play with Bogusman’s Nate Luginbill on drums and Katherine Morrow on bass. Freakabout will temper its volcanic hard rock with an acoustic set.

Rounding out the bill are R&B singer/songwriter CJ Mills, veteran punks Domestica and bluegrass group Bol’d Crow, playing what looks to be their final show for the foreseeable future. Domestica just released six-song EP Domestica 3 last week. CJ Mills will perform live on HNFM this Monday evening.

RSVP to the 7 p.m. show here. Entry is $5 for 21+, $7 for ages 18-20.

Notably, all proceeds from the show will benefit KZUM’s pledge drive, which began yesterday. The cause is near to our hearts, not only because we host a weekly Nebraska music show, but because we believe community radio is important the music scene in general. KZUM relies on donations and volunteers to continue to feature quality programming and events, like the Stransky Park series.

Learn more about KZUM’s summer pledge drive at Donations can be made via the donate button the right side of the webpage. Feel free to donate in HNFM’s name, if you feel inclined.

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Last night, O’Leaver’s played host to a pair of side projects from Reptar members in Semicircle and Thick Paint, along with Omaha surf rockers Lineman’s Radio. Our Samuel Bennett was on hand to capture the show.

Thick Paint

Thick Paint at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015
Thick Paint at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015


Semicircle at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015
Semicircle at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015
Semicircle at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015

Lineman’s Radio

Lineman's Rodeo at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015
Lineman's Rodeo at O'Leaver's | 6/24/2015

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Frequent HN contributor James Dean was out and about at Knickerbockers, grabbing a few photos of last night’s billing. See the below:

Phoebe Dro

phoebe dro at Knickerbockers | June 25, 2015


Kamakauzzy at Knickerbockers | June 25, 2015


crustaceanation at Knickerbockers | June 25, 2015

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Quick shout-out to Desaparecidos, which made its television debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The politically-charged punk act gave a rousing performance of “City On The Hill.”

As is often the case, sound levels were a bit different on the late-night stage, which thrust Denver Dalley’s squealing lead guitar further into the foreground. The guys seemed to be enjoying themselves, and for our part, we enjoyed seeing them on national television.

Meyers apparently dug the performance, as well:

Check out the performance on Late Night’s website here.

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Omaha musician Aaron Hansen is planning an ambitious slate of releases for his experimental soundscape project, Erinome.

Up first, a 62-minute piece entitled “In Hiding” will release in September via Canadian net label Basic Sounds. Hansen recorded the radio static in Phoenix in 2013 on a friend’s Hamm Radio, and then retouched the track earlier this year. He is also working on a music video to accompany a portion of the epic.

Transfigured will drop next, a slow building eight-track LP with rich texture and a booming finish.

Second-Floor is the third of Hansen’s releases, a two-track drone LP, which he recorded with cassette player. Hansen says that, like many of his projects, it took him a little more than a year to complete.

“I kept it on the back burner until I have some ideas for it worth pursuing,” Hansen says. “Some of the tracks on Transfigured were started over two years ago.”

The second and third projects are nearly finished, but have yet to find release dates. In the meantime, hear “Torche” from Transfigured below.

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Tonight, a pair of New Jersey rock bands with Lincoln expats — Désir Decir and Cicada Radio — descend upon Knickerbockers to play with Yesh. RSVP here.

Désir Decir has a few ties to Nebraska. The three-piece features former Lincolnite Mitch Cady on the drums, and their July 2014 EP Mechanics was mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering. Décir Desir also hits Lookout Lounge tomorrow night.

Yesh — the Lincoln pop-rock supergroup comprising members of Low Horse, Dirty Talker, Omni-Arms and the defunct Machete Archive — fits the bill nicely, given guitarist Craig Reier’s connection to the event. Beer drinkers will note that it celebrates the inaugural tapping of Zipline Brewing Co’s new Double IPA. Reier is Zipline’s resident cicerone.

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