The Lincoln tape label Fantastic Cassettes launched this weekend. Founded by Colby Woodson (Blue Sky Angel Parade) and Jeff Bockoven, Fantastic Cassettes will cut its teeth release a split between Lincoln artists I Forgot to Love My Father and Lotus Leaves. The split is slated for a release later this month.
Woodson says Fantastic Cassettes is also working to on offerings from Miniature Horse and Jacoby Levi Vann.
The label will release splits, singles and full-lengths. With a designer, photographer and audio engineer on board, it looks like the label might be setting up to handle the process front-to-back, from recording to design and distribution.
Keep an eye out for more from the label.
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Omaha rapper Conchance kicks off a West Coast tour tonight at The Waiting Room. He and Kethro, his DJ since 2008, will stop in Lawrence, Kansas City and Denver, as well as five shows in Los Angeles.
Conchance plays tonight with Midtown Marauders, the Omaha group of which he was a part, for their first show in a year. The show is $5. RSVP here. On Wednesday, Conchance, Sleep Sinatra and Static Soul play The Zoo Bar in Lincoln on Wednesday. RSVP here.
On Friday, Conchance released an a capella video for “Bars and Beers Pt. 2.” Stay tuned for a Sessions interview with Conchance on our website tomorrow.
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Oquoa has joined the billing for The Good Life and Big Harp show at The Waiting Room on Dec. 27. Oquoa, helmed by Max Holmquist, shares drummer Roger Lewis with The Good Life, and Oquoa’s Patrick Newberry played with Tim Kasher this year and last in Kasher’s eponymous band.
The Good Life and Big Harp toured up and down California earlier this year and will play a handful of Midwest shows this winter. The show is $13. RSVP here.
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Monday means add day on HN Radio, streaming at the top of our website. The raucous lynchpin of the playlist this week is a trio of Powerslop songs from the Omaha garage metal band’s Live at O’Leaver’s set.
We’re also rolling with an Edge of Arbor song from its album released this weekend, a couple tracks from John Klemmensen and the Party’s appearance on Hear Nebraska FM last week, and a mammoth Machete Archive track looking forward to their New Year’s Eve reunion.