Linear Symmetry added to Sonic Bloom, Dancefestopia; Stonebelly announces upcoming show dates; House of Goon in Austin; Mike Semrad & the Likes, Jack Hotel, Matt Cox, Pleiades & the Bear, Bernardus at Duffy’s Tavern

Linear Symmetry added to Sonic Bloom, Dancefestopia

One of Omaha’s most well-known EDM acts will make a handful of national-level appearances this year.

Linear Symmetry has joined the lineups of Colorado’s Sonic Bloom Festival and Kansas City, Mo., festival Dancefestopia. Both appearances are part of a packed summer schedule that includes Strangeland Festival in Bellevue, Neb., and tour dates across the Midwest and Colorado.

Both events are perfect fits for the EDM act — which comprises keyboard player Chris Story, drummer Andrew Alback and vocalist/violinist Huma Haq. The 11th annual Sonic Bloom, June 16-19 at Hummingbird Ranch, features similar acts like EOTO, Tipper, Sunsquabi and a host of DJ sets. Dancefestopia, Sept. 9-11 at Kansas City’s Riverfront park, boasts acts like Griz, Gramatik, Adventure Club, Excision, Borgore, RL Grime and more.

In addition, Linear Symmetry will release a new EP, Native Science, late-spring/early summer. In the meantime, see a list of current tour dates below:

Current Tour Dates

Mar. 18 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Mar. 19 – St. Louis, MO – 2720
Apr. 16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s supporting Jon Wayne & The Pain
Apr. 20 – Lawrence, KS – Fatso’s – Crizzly After Party
Apr. 22 – Salida, CO – The Victorian Tavern
Apr. 23 – Dillon, CO – Lake Dillon Tavern
Apr. 24 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Apr. 28 – Denver, CO – Quixotes
Apr. 29 – Denver, CO – Tony P’s
Apr. 30 – Boulder, CO – Owsley’s Golden Road
Jun. 16-19 – Sonic Bloom Music Festival – Colorado
Sept. 9-11 – Dancefestopia – KCMO

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Stonebelly announces upcoming show dates

Lincoln jam rock band Stonebelly has announced a tour of its own, starting tomorrow night at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club in Kansas City. Highlights include a four-day stint in Chicago late next month and a weeklong trip to Colorado in June.

See the full tour, including a handful of Nebraska dates, below:

March 18 – Kansas City, MO at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club
March 19 – Wichita, KS at Kirby’s March 21st – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
March 26 – Omaha, NE – The Sydney
Apr. 8 – Omaha, NE – Junkstock
Apr. 21-24 – Chicago Invasion
May 4 – Lincoln,NE – Duffy’s Tavern
June 17-25 – Colorado Invasion

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House of Goon in Austin

When we listed 12 bands headed to Austin this weekend (13, if you count Universe Contest’s absence), we missed one. Omaha hip-hop duo House of Goon is in Texas as well this weekend, playing an offsite D.W.E. World Tour showcase Saturday

House of Goon just recently released a new single, “Excellence,” the follow up to July EP release Up In Smoke. Listen below, and if you’re in Austin, find show details as well.

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Mike Semrad & the Likes, Jack Hotel, Matt Cox, Pleiades & the Bear, Bernardus at Duffy’s Tavern

HN contributor James Dean went to Duffy’s Tavern last night, where Sower Records acts Mike Semrad & the Likes, Jack Hotel and Matt Cox were joined by Omaha’s Pleiades & the Bear and new Lincoln band Bernardus. See Dean’s photos below:


Pleiades & the Bear

Matt Cox

Jack Hotel

Mike Semrad & the Likes

Photos by James Dean

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Concert Round-Up

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without the Killigans, which plays The Bourbon, 1415 O St, tonight with Orion Walsh & the Rambling Hearts and Mad Dog & the 20/20s. If you haven’t seen Mad Dog, it’s a fun up-and-coming Lincoln ska band, which we profiled to preview its Lincoln Exposed appearance. Read that here. Entry to the 7 p.m. show is $7. RSVP here.

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