Lincoln Calling 2014 lineup (so far) announced; Homegrown Film Festival; new Kris Lager video; Urban Outfitters tonight

Lincoln Calling lineup and venues announced, Homegrown Film Festival accepting submissions

Lincoln Calling 2014 announced its lineup today. The 11th-annual, multi-venue music and arts festival in downtown Lincoln has 40 performances secured, “so far,” according to the Facebook event.

As always, the lineup features a wealth of local, regional and national acts, many of them Lincoln Calling veterans. Some groups holding down the local end: A Ferocious Jungle Cat, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Churls, Halfwit, Powers and Universe Contest — which closed out the festival the last three years.

Among other non-local acts, Chicago-based (and Lincoln beloved) The Kickback and Sidewalk Chalk will play, as well as Christopher the Conquered and Gloom Balloon from Des Moines and DEERPEOPLE from Stillwater, Okla.

So far, the lineup lacks last year’s heavyweights like the German duo BOY and Future Islands, which performed on David Letterman a few months after the festival. In the tradition of Lincoln Calling, it also leans toward the rock and roots varieties.

Nine venues will host the festival this year, including a few unsurprising standbys — Duffy’s, the Zoo Bar, The Bourbon, Yia Yia’s, Fat Toad, Mix — and three new to the festival, including The Cask and Vega, both in the Haymarket, and Tower Square, a park located at 13 and P streets that will presumably be finished by the Oct. 7-12 festival.

See the full lineup here:

A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Ages and Ages
All Young Girls are Machine Guns
The Baberaham Lincoln’s
Bonehart Flannigan
The Bottle Tops
Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
Christopher the Conquered
Evan Bartels Band
The Fabtones
Flannel Channel
Found Footage Festival
Gerardo Meza
Gloom Balloon
Hank & Cupcakes
Homegrown Film Festival
Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery
The Kickback
Lars and Mal
Manic Pixie Dream Girls
Matt Cox Band
The Melon Company
The River Monks
The Ro Hempel Band
Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band
Sidewalk Chalk
Sol Seed
Thirst Things First
Universe Contest
White Mystery
Zoolarious Comedy Showcase

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Speaking of Lincoln Calling, Homegrown Film Festival, a mini-film festival featuring short video art by local artists, will kick off the festival at the Bourbon for the fourth year in a row. Organizer Shannon Claire, in her first year as curator, is accepting applications to have work featured. Find submission details here.

Entries to the Oct. 7 showcase have no limitations except that they must be under 10 minutes long.

Applying is free until Sept. 20, and then it’s $5 until Sept. 25 when it goes up to $10.

For the first time, Homegrown will also feature an Instagram exhibit for Instagram videos under the hashtag #HGFF2014.

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Earlier this week, Kris Lager Band, Lincoln’s endlessly touring funk rock band, released a video for their song “Let Me Do My Thing.”

Lager said it’s the bands first-ever single, a song released exclusively to iTunes without an album behind it.

The video is inspired by a true story. Lager said he and the band were driving through northern California between shows during marijuana harvest season when they got pulled over and had all of their stuff searched.

“The cops followed us all the way to the county line,” Lager said. “They were basically just looking for hippies in van.”

The cops didn’t find anything.

Lager said he thought the video’s content was pertinent given an increased national attention on police aggression recently thanks to the police shooting of unarmed black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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It’s the first Thursday of September, which means Hear Nebraska’s hosting another First Thursday show at Urban Outfitters, featuring free music, art, pizza and beer.

This month, The Decatures and Lot Walks will play. Kaitlyn Davis Moeller will have art and photography on display, there will be Henna tattoos and Just Imagine Nails will be doing nail art. There is a clothes swap to benefit Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter.

The show starts at 6 p.m. RSVP here.