Lincoln Exposed shares dates, lineup for 12th-annual festival; We’re Trying Records hosts two-night Omaha ‘House Fest’; The Time Burners hop through new album ‘Memories’

Lincoln Exposed shares dates, lineup for 12th-annual festival

The downtown Lincoln concert event which celebrates the city’s local music acts is back for a 12th year.

Lincoln Exposed has shared the lineup for its four-day festival featuring all Lincoln bands. More than 90 acts have been confirmed to play in five downtown venues Feb 8-11.

1867 Bar is new to the venue roster, joining last year’s hosts Zoo Bar, Duffy’s Tavern, The Bourbon and Bodega’s Alley. It is the second-straight year the event has featured a new venue after adding a revamped Bogeda’s in 2016.

View the full listing of participating bands below. Day passes are $8 for Wednesday and Thursday, $10 for Friday and Saturday, while the full weekend ticket is $25. RSVP here.

A Different Breed
A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Abby Nicole Music
Andrea von Kampen
Charlie Burton and His Pals
Commander Kilroy
Cornerstone Dub
Dirty Talker
Dude Won’t Die
Dylan Bloom Band
Emily Bass and The Near Miracle
Emmett Bower Band
Evan Bartels and The Stoney Lonesomes
Floating Opera
Gabe Nelson w/ PANTS
Gerardo Meza
Ghost Town Radio
Glo Worm
Golden Studio
Halfsies On A Bastard
The Hangin’ Cowboys
Herbert’s Rainbow
I Forgot To Love My Father
Ichiban Hashface
Jack Hotel
Jens Lehman and the Time Cops
King Thumper
Laughing Falcon
Lucas Kellison
M Shah
Mad Dog and the 20/20s
Magma Melodier
Magnetic Souls
The Mezcal Brothers
Mike and the Likes
Nebraska Music Academy
Night Push
Omni Arms
Once a Pawn
Ozark Hutch
Phipp Phippa
Powerful Science
Prairie Psycho
Primal Waters
Producers of The Word
Pure Brown
Risky Clique
Ro Hempel
Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band
Salt Creek
Sleep Sinatra
Sputnik Kaputnik
Swing Fever
The Bottle Tops
The Dancing Dead
The Grand Poobah
The Inbetweens
The Midland Band
The Morbs
The Renfields
The Way Out
The Whiskey Drinkers Union
Thirst Things First
Tie These Hands
Tijuana Gigolos
Tim Budig Band
Trash Kat
Tupelo Springfield
Verse & The Vices
Walk by Sea
Wendy and the Lost Boys
Within Wilds

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We’re Trying Records hosts two-night Omaha ‘House Fest’

We’re Trying Records, the fledgling Austin, Texas label with strong Nebraska ties, is bringing the festival atmosphere to an alternative venue.

The label has announced the inaugural House Fest, which will feature local and regional indie rock acts on two “stages” at an Omaha house show venue near 90th and Maple. The two-night event is set for Friday and Saturday, March 17-18.

Performances will take place in both the garage and the basement of the house, with all proceeds from the $5 cover to benefit a charity to be chosen via community poll, which can be found here. Label founder Jordan Hiebner, a Nebraska ex-pat and former HN marketing intern, says the setting will allow younger music fans to attend, and help showcase up-and-coming talent.

“I’m excited about the House Fest because I developed my passion for music and was given a ton of opportunities to follow that passion by several different people and companies in Omaha,” Hiebner says. “I’m excited to host an event and bring in regional bands so they can see how great the scene in Nebraska is.”

Find a list of participants below and RSVP here.

Eric in Outerspace
The Way Out
Uh Oh
Lobby Boxer
Super Ghost
Doom Lagoon
No Thanks
Better Friend
I See Land.
I Forgot To Love My Father
Bed Rest
The Ambulanters
This Machine Kills Vibes
House Vacations
Kill Vargas
Low Long Signal

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The Time Burners hop through new album ‘Memories’

Lincoln blues/rockabilly duo The Time Burners already are hitting it hard in the new year after a busy 2016, and they have invited a few guests to join the party.

Travis and Becky Koester’s new LP Memories dropped independently this week. The married duo’s third album in the past calendar year features lap steel player Mike McCracken (Lloyd McCarter & the Honky Tonk Revival, The Bottle Tops) on a few tracks, as well as Roots Music Shop owner Ryan Larsen on drums throughout its duration. Travis also reunites with former Flamekats bandmate Chris Robbins, who plays lead guitar on “Walking Away From You” and “Rebekah Darlin.’”

Memories comes on the heels of a pair of 2016 albums for The Time Burners. They released a Christmas EP in mid-October and original full-length Long Winding Road in February. That makes three in three years, with their December 2015 self-titled release.

Purchase the new album here, and listen to its title track below:

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