Lookout Lounge announces Comeback Kid, The Falcon; Omaha ex-pat Skate Maloley dragged offstage during New York concert; Weekend photo coverage of Skatefest Benefit, J Dilla Tribute, Oketo’s album release

Lookout Lounge announces Comeback Kid, The Falcon

Lookout Lounge continues to fill its calendar with big name acts, unveiling another huge show this Spring

The Omaha venue has announced Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid will play the venue April 28 with Ontario’s Exalt and Omaha acts Bent Life and Varmint (RSVP here). The show is part of a 20-day Spring tour throughout Canada and parts of the West Coast and Midwest.

Initially conceived as a side-project for Winnipeg musicians Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert in 2000, Comeback Kid has spent the last decade and a half staking its claim to hardcore royalty. It signed with Victory Records in 2005, releasing five albums for the embattled punk/hardcore label over the next ten years and touring internationally, gaining a strong word-of-mouth following.

Throughout that time, Comeback Kid endured a litany of lineup changes. Neufeld assumed vocalist duties in 2015 after vocalist Scott Wade left the band. Founding member and drummer Kyle Profeta left in May 2014 to pursue his culinary career. Still, the band continues to tour internationally.

For Lookout Lounge, the show is another huge score in a recent run of them. Earlier this month, the venue announced punk rock supergroup The Falcon for April 10, presented in conjunction with Black Heart Booking. The Chicago-based band comprises The Lawrence Arms’ Brendan Kelly and Neil Hennessy, Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano and The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause. Feminist pop-punk band The Lippies joins them on the bill (RSVP here). This lineup sold out Chicago hardcore/punk/hip-hop venue Double Door, and expects to draw heavily in Omaha.

And that’s not to mention next month’s star-spangled indie lineup featuring Titus Andronicus, The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and locals Universe Contest and Gordon.

See Lookout Lounge’s full upcoming schedule here.

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Omaha ex-pat Skate Maloley dragged offstage during New York concert

Rapper Skate Maloley’s concert at New York’s Webster Hall ended prematurely Saturday night when an altercation with security led to his being dragged offstage.

Allegedly, the Omaha native artist drifted toward the front of stage in mid-concert, reaching out to stop security from tasing an audience member. He was then rushed by security and removed from the venue. Part of the incident was filmed, and can be seen below:

Maloley is a current Los Angeles resident and former Nebraskan. The emcee has toured and released music independently since jump starting his career via Vine in 2013. He often performs with Lincoln rapper Scru Face Jean.

Skate took to Twitter following Saturday’s incident, which resulted in show cancellations in Boston and Charlotte, N.C. according to the rapper:

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Skatefest Benefit: Cordial Spew, Hand Painted Police Car, The Kennicks, No Thanks

HN multimedia intern Adam LaRose attended Lookout Lounge’s Skatefest Benefit concert Friday night, grabbing photos of Cordial Spew, Hand Painted Police Car, The Kennicks and No Thanks. See them below:

Cordial Spew

Hand Painted Police Car

The Kennicks

No Thanks

photos by Adam LaRose

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J Dilla Tribute Concert at The Waiting Room

HN contributor Andy Boonstra went to The Waiting Room Friday night for the Fifth-Annual J Dilla Tribute Concert, hosted by Make Believe Recordings. The show featured many of the Omaha studio’s artists including Conchance, Black Jonny Quest, Keith Rodger aka DJ Kethro and Third Eye Merchants, as well as Marcey Yates, Xoboi, CJ Mills and Edem Kegey. The annual concert is aimed at honoring the legendary influential hip-hop producer while donating proceeds to his foundation (created by his mother), which helps fund inner-city music programs and music-related scholarships.

View Boonstra’s photos below:

photos by Andy Boonstra

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Oketo album release show at The Bourbon

HN multimedia intern Lindsey Yoneda went to The Bourbon Saturday night for part two of Oketo’s album release double-dip. The Lincoln indie band played a pair of release shows over the weekend, hitting Slowdown on Friday night before heading back to the Star City to play with Omah hip-hop duo Both and Lincoln’s I Forgot To Love My Father.

See Yoneda’s photos below (with help from HN contributor/former intern Peter Barnes):

I Forgot To Love My Father

photo by Peter Barnes



photos by Lindsey Yoneda

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Concert Round-Up

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