Lincoln Exposed announces lineups, expansion in 11th year; Photo coverage of Country Road, The Wildwoods, Ozark Hutch, Orion Walsh; Battling Giants showcase tonight

Lincoln Exposed announces lineups, expansion in 11th year

Lincoln Exposed is back and bigger than ever for its 11th anniversary,

Lineups have been announce for the multi-venue Lincoln festival, which takes place in February each year. It will feature 75 bands — as per tradition, all hailing from the Star City — in four downtown venues from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13.

In its 11th year, Lincoln Exposed continues to grow. Having occupied Zoo Bar, Duffy’s Tavern and The Bourbon for the last few years, the addition of Bodega’s Alley this year has allowed the band list to expand to its highest total yet. That means more bands with which to scramble lineups, as evidenced by the hodge podge below. For our money, seeing folk acts like Jack Hotel grace the same stage as loud, racing bands like Red Cities is what gives these festivals an extra punch.

See for yourself below. Tickets are on sale Jan. 25. Weekend passes are just $20, and there will also be day and venue passes available. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Duffy’s Tavern
9:20-10 – Toasted Ponies
10:20-11 – Sputnik Kaputnik
11:20-12 – The Mezcal Brothers
12:20-1 – Producers of the Word

Zoo Bar
7-7:40 – Swing Fever
8-8:40 The Cadillac Men
9-9:40 – Mike Semrad and the Likes
10-10:40 – Sun Day
11-11:40 – The Inbetweens

Bourbon Theatre
9:40-10:20 – SAS and The Final Arrangement
10:40-11:20 – King Thumper
11:40-12:20 – The Magnetic Souls
12:40-1:20 – Shithook

Bodegas Alley
9:20-10 – Domestica
10:20-11 – Jack Hotel
11:20-12 – Mesonjixx
12:20-1 – Red Cities

Thursday, Feb. 11

Duffy’s Tavern
8:40-9:20 – Verse and the Vices
9:40-10:20 – Ghost Town Radio
10:40-11:20 – blet
11:40-12:20 – Laughing Falcon
12:40-1:20 – This Machine Kills Vibes

Zoo Bar
6:00-6:40 – FCC Bros
7:00-7:40 – Ozark Hutch
8-8:40 – The Wildwoods
9-9:40 – Ambulanters
10-10:40 – Stonebelly
11-11:40 – The Allendales
12-12:40 – MrMc$

The Bourbon Theatre
8:20-9 – The Dancing Dead
9:20-10 – Cassandra and the Told Ya Sos
10:20-11 – Dr John Walker
11:20-12 – Magna Melodier

Bodega’s Alley
9:40-10:20 – Jazzocracy
10:40-11:20 – Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
11:40-12:20 – Emmett Bower Band
12:40-1:20 – Powerful Science

Friday, Feb. 12

Duffy’s Tavern
8:40-9:20 – Meadow Rave
9:40-10:20 – Lucas Kellison
10:40-11:20 – TJ Saddler
11:40-12:20 – A Ferocious Jungle Cat
12:40-1:20 – Pure Brown

Zoo Bar
6-6:40 – The Dust Jackets
7-7:40 – Hana Zara
8-8:40 – Gabe w/ Pants
9-9:40 – Orion Walsh & The Rambling Hearts
10-10:40 – Emily Bass
11-11:40 – Walk By Sea
12-12:40 – Bogusman

Bourbon Theatre
8:20-9 – Yesh
9:20-10 – Dirty Talker
10:20-11 – Giant’s Arrow
11:20-12 – Low Horse
12:20-1 – Bloodrail

Bodega’s Alley
9:40-10:20 – Commander Kilroy
10:40-11:20 – Whiskey Drinkers Union
11:40-12:20 – Sunleaf
12:40-1:20 – Thirst Things First

Saturday, Feb. 13th

Duffy’s Tavern
6-7:20 Academy of Rock
7:40-8:20 – Down in Circles
8:40-9:20 – Tie These Hands
9:40-10:20 – Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band
10:40-11:20 – Life Is Cool
11:40-12:20 – Warbonnet
12:40-1:20 – Sweats

Zoo Bar
8-8:40 – On The Rocks
9-9:40 – Powers
11-11:40 – Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes
12-12:40 The Morbs

Bourbon Theatre
N/A – Turnpike Troubadours (not a Lincoln Exposed event)

Bodega’s Alley
8:20-9 – Wendy & the Lost Boys
9:20-10 – The Hangin Cowboys
10:20-11 – Gerardo Meza Band
11:20-12 – Once a Pawn
12:20-1 – Mad Dog and the 20/20s

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Country Road, The Wildwoods play Duffy’s Tavern

HN multimedia intern Lindsey Yoneda stopped by Duffy’s Tavern last night as Norfolk country band Country Road performed with Lincoln folk outfit The Wildwoods, playing with a couple of extra members in the rhythm section. That band is set to release a full-length, Take A Chance Feb. 19 at Vega.

See Yoneda’s photos below:

Country Road

The Wildwoods

photos by Lindsey Yoneda

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Ozark Hutch, Orion Walsh at Zoo Bar

Around the corner, HN contributor James was on the beat, covering performances by Ozark Hutch and Orion Walsh at Zoo Bar. Walsh is fresh off of his latest string of European touring, as well as new LP Love Isn’t What You’d Expect, released Oct. 31. Both acts will play Lincoln Exposed next month (see the schedule above).

Check out Dean’s photos below:

Orion Walsh

Ozark Hutch

photos by James Dean

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, the Slowdown front-room will see Super Moon, In The Attack, Naked Sunday and Through The Stone. The concert is a showcase hosted by Battling Giants Management, a new Omaha-based band management company we profiled in brief yesterday. Entry is $8, RSVP here.

Also tonight, Omaha’s Matt Cox opens for country songwriter Eric Paslay at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs. Paslay has penned number-one singles for artists such as Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band. Tickets are $38.25 for the 8 p.m. show. RSVP here.

Lastly, save the date for HN’s Fifth Annual Take Cover concerts. In two shows — Lincoln’s The Zoo Bar (Jan. 23) and Omaha’s O’Leaver’s (Jan. 30) — a total 37 Nebraska musicians will each reinterpret/cover a song by an influential Nebraska musician, plus one original.

New this year: awesome Nebraska comedians Annie Hildebrand (Lincoln) and Ryan de la Garza (Omaha) host. Nearly all performances are full bands. And proceeds help support HN’s paid internships! Rsvp to the Lincoln concert here and Omaha show here.

As always, head to our statewide calendar at for a full listing of this weekend’s shows. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.