Lincoln Calling schedule out now; Rival Sons and Eros and the Eschaton at Vega; Phantogram at Sokol

One week out from the festival, the full Lincoln Calling schedule is now available.

The downtown Lincoln festival, Oct. 7-12, kicks off at The Bourbon with Homegrown Film Festival and Found Footage Festival. Homegrown is accepting submissions until tomorrow. Find the details here.

Set times are staggered, as usual, helping attendees catch as many acts as they can, but good luck seeing every artist at a festival this large.

Things of note: for the first time in a few years, Universe Contest isn’t closing the festival at Duffy’s on Saturday night. That spot goes to Halfwit this year.

On Friday and Saturday night, Duffy’s will have its round of shows on the indoor stage and in the backlot. Friday features a handful of Lincoln’s Sower Records bands and similar Americana acts. Saturday will feature more power rock with Halfwit, Powers, Little Brazil, Twinsmith, Kickback and more.

For the first time, the festival prominently features comedy, including a showcase at Vega Wednesday night and the inclusion of The Zoo Bar’s regularly scheduled Zoolarious Showcase.

As usual, electronic acts like Buckhunter, Sharkweek and Nick the Quick appear exclusively at Mix and Fat Toad.

The newly opened Tower Square public space at 13 and P streets will host a handful of early shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Freakabout will play two sets, one at Tower Square and one at The Zoo Bar.

See the full schedule at the bottom of the page and buy an all-access pass here.

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Phantogram plays Sokol Auditorium tonight with Lia Ices. The New York City-based psychedelic pop band released its second full-length, Voices, in February. It reached the #11 spot on the Billboard 200 charts. RSVP here.

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After a weekend set at Barley Street Tavern, Eros and the Eschaton continue their round of Nebraska shows tonight at Vega with Rival Sons. Last year, the ambient-pop Nebraska ex-pats released Home Address for Civil War on Bar/None Records.

Rival Sons, formed in California in 2009, peddle a classic, blues-inspired rock. Rival Sons bassist Dave Beste is originally from Lincoln.  Interesting trivia: His brother Sean Beste played in short-lived Lincoln band called Square with James Valentine of Maroon 5 and Ryland Steel of Reel Big Fish. Rival Sons will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 9. RSVP here.

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Full Lincoln Calling schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Bourbon Theatre

6 p.m. Homegrown Film Festival | $3, all ages

9 p.m. Found Footage Festival | $8, 18+


Wednesday, Oct.8

Bourbon Theatre | $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

7:30 p.m. Churls

8:15 p.m. Lars and Mal

9 p.m. All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

9:45 p.m. GloWorm

10:45 p.m. The Baberaham Lincoln’s

11:45 p.m. Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Duffy’s Tavern

9 p.m. Domestica

9:45 p.m. The Gov’t

10:30 p.m. Laughing Falcon

11:15 p.m. Filmstrip

12 a.m. Omni Arms

Zoo Bar

9:30 p.m. Ro Hempel Band

10:30 p.m. Sol Seed

11:30 p.m. The Melon Company

Vega | $5 for one show or $7 for both, 18+

8 p.m. Comedy Central’s Austin Anderson with Brad Stewart, Drew Bohlke, Grant Parsons, Joey Zimmerman and Richard Reese

10:30 p.m. Go Flick You

Mix Lincoln | 9 p.m., no cover, 21+


Love Land




Thursday, Oct. 9

Bourbon Theatre | $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

9 p.m. County Road

10 p.m. Addis Browne Band

11 p.m. Dylan Bloom Band

12 a.m. Emmett Bower Band

Duffy’s Tavern | $5, 21+

8:30 p.m. Christopher the Conquered

9:30 p.m. Gloom Balloon

10:30 p.m. Hank & Cupcakes

11:30 p.m. White Mystery

12:30 a.m. Universe Contest

Zoo Bar | $5, 21+

9 p.m. Justin Ready and the Desert Fields

10 p.m. The River Monks

11 p.m. Annalibera

12 a.m. Weldon Keys

Vega | no cover, 18+

11 p.m. Bogusman

12 a.m. Handsomer Jaws

Mix Barcade | 9 pm, no cover, 21+





Darren Keen

Fat Toad | 9 p.m., no cover, 21+

DJ Jab

Nick the Quick

Yia Yia’s | no cover, 21+

10 p.m. Crayons

Tower Square (13th and P streets) | no cover, all ages

5 p.m. blét



Friday, Oct. 10

Bourbon Theatre | $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

9:15 p.m. The Midland Trio

10:30 p.m. Zed Tempo

11:45 p.m. A Ferocious Jungle Cat

Duffy’s Tavern | $5, 21+

Outside stage:

8:15 p.m. Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band

9:15 p.m. Jack Hotel

10:30 p.m. Evan Bartels Band

12 a.m. The Bottle Tops

Inside stage:

8:45 p.m. Matt Cox Band

9:45 p.m. Gerardo Meza

11 p.m. Bonehart Flannigan

12:30 a.m. Bud Heavy and the High Lifes

Zoo Bar

9 p.m. Thirst Things First


11 p.m. AZP

12 a.m. Sidewalk Chalk


9:30 p.m. Stonebelly

10:30 p.m. Lucas Kellison and the Assembled Soul

11:30 p.m. Bailiff

Mix Lincoln | 9 p.m., no cover, 21+

Kevy Kav



Fat Toad | 9 p.m., no cover, 21+

DJ Adam A

DJ Fastbreak

Yia Yia’s Pizza | no cover, 21+

10 p.m. Har Di Har

11 p.m. Blue Bird

Tower Square (13th and P streets) | no cover, all ages

5 p.m. The Emily Bass Project

6 p.m. The Renfields


Saturday, Oct. 11

Duffy’s Tavern | $7, 21+

Outside stage:

8:15 p.m. Dude Won’t Die

9:15 p.m. Twinsmith

10:30 p.m. Ages and Ages


Inside stage:

8:45 p.m. Powers

9:45 p.m. Little Brazil

11 p.m. The Kickback

12:30 a.m. Halfwit

Zoo Bar

9:30 p.m. The Inbetweens

10:30 p.m. Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery

11:30 p.m. Jillian Rae

12:30 a.m. Orion Walsh & the Rambling Hearts

Vega | $5, 21+

9 p.m. Flannel Channel

Mix Lincoln | 9 p.m., no cover, 21+




Fat Toad | 9 p.m. no cover, 21+

DJ Wizkid

DJ Brake


Sunday, October 12

Zoo Bar | $5, 18+

8 p.m. Zoolarious featuring Ross Brockley, Drew Bohlke, Heather Jones and Brad Stewart

Tower Square (13th and P streets) | no cover, all ages

Party in the Parks presents

5 p.m. The Wondermonds

6 p.m. Oketo