M34n Str33t plays Hear Omaha tomorrow; The Mynabirds’ “Wildifre” video released; Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, others bring Fat Tour to Omaha

Omaha’s M34n Str33t brings its smooth, soul-flavored hip-hop to 13th and Howard tomorrow at noon for Hear Omaha. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

The hip-hop group comprising producer Adam Haug (aka Haunted Gauntlet), MC Brenton Gomez (aka Conchance) and Brian Crow (aka DJ Really Real) are performing the makeup date from the June 18 rainout. Earlier that week, we published a Q&A with M34n Str33t, in which Haug discusses his taste for sampling soul music, the group’s use of symbols (specifically, Scottie Pippen and his third eye) and what amenities the guys would request on a band rider, if they had one. Read that Q&A here.

As we noted a couple of weeks ago, M34n Str33t recently reissued its 2014 debut LP Mutants of Omaha on a limited-run cassette tape, which will be available tomorrow. Also, Haug launched hauntedgauntlet.com, a website for all things Haunted Gaunlet, including videos, music, art and upcoming concerts and events. That night, the group plays Slowdown with Iowa’s Christopher the Conquered and performance-art pop duo Gloom Balloon (RSVP here).

As always, Hear Omaha is sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber and, this week, Secret Penguin. The inaugural series ends next week with Little Brazil.


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Former-Omaha musician Laura Burhenn capers through the alleys and streets of Los Angeles, flanked by about 20 of her friends. The group exudes a carefree camaraderie as they party all the way to the beach.

It’s all in The Mynabirds new video for “Wildfire,” a single from the Aug. 7 Saddle Creek release Lovers Know.

“…everywhere I went, I found my people,” Burhenn tells the A.V. Club, which premiered the video yesterday. She says that while traveling to make Lovers Know, she found like-minded individuals in the Dirty Girls Project, many of which participated in filming. The video builds on that idea, coupled with the youthful energy of “Wildfire.”

The Mynabirds is touring in support of Lovers Know, and will stop at Slowdown in Omaha Sept. 17. On the album’s release date, we published this ode to album track “Omaha,” which can be read here.

Read the rest of the A.V. Club article here, and see the “Wildfire” video below.


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HN visual editor Chris Dinan hopped over to O’Leaver’s last night to catch photos of Brooklyn dark pop trio Sharkmuffin, with fellow New Yorkers Lost Boy ? and Omaha’s Dumb Beach. Tonight, Lincoln lo-fi folk act Izzy Dominguez will join Sharkmuffin and Lost Boy ? at Vega (RSVP here).

See Dinan’s photos below:

Dumb Beach

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Sharkmuffin | O'Leaver's | 8.18.15Sharkmuffin | O'Leaver's | 8.18.15

Lost Boy ?

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photos by Chris Dinan

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Tonight, punk rock mainstay Lagwagon comes to Slowdown with Strung Out, Swingin’ Utters, The Flatliners, Toy Guitar and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. It’s part of the Fat Tour, celebrating 25 years of longtime punk label Fat Wreck Chords, founded by NOFX’s Fat Mike. Watch later today for our Q&A with Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, in which he talks about Hang, the band’s first LP in more than nine years and opening up his lyrical writing style. Entry to the 7 p.m. show is $25. RSVP here.

Tonight at Zoo Bar, Ryan Stier will perform as singer/songwriter project Extravision. Stier is also a guitarist and vocalist in Des Moines band Annalibera. He will be joined by a pair of bandleader-songwriters, Max Holmquist of Oquoa and JP Davis of I Forgot To Love My Father. Lincoln soul band Mesonjixx rounds out the bill. RSVP to the 9 p.m. show here.

As always, head to our statewide calendar at hearnebraska.org/events for a fuller listing of shows. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at news@hearnebraska.org, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.