Maha nonprofit Community Village finalized; Do It Ourselves Fest schedule, call for volunteers; New Twinsmith video

Along with a full day of great local and national artists — Modest Mouse, The Good Life, Promise Ring, Atmosphere and eight others — the 2015 Maha Music Festival will again feature area nonprofits in its Community Village. A total of 26 area nonprofits will promote their missions — ranging  from arts and humanities to public health and education — to festivalgoers in interactive ways.

A Maha committee chose non-profits who submitted the most engaging, creative ideas with which to interact with concert attendees. HN is honored to be part of an amazing list of Community Village participants again this year, and we are excited to provide music-centric entertainment throughout the day.

View a full list of Community Village organizations below:

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
CASA of Douglas County
Conservation Fusion
Global Partners in Hope
Goodwill Omaha
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Hear Nebraska
Heartland Pride
Joslyn Art Museum
Legal Aid of Nebraska
Literacy Center of the Midlands
Montessori Parent Co-Op School
Nebraska AIDS Project
Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
Omaha Jitterbugs
Omaha Public Library Foundation
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Scare Away Cancer
Southern Sudan Community Association
St Pius/St Leo School
Ted E. Bear Hollow
The Union for Contemporary Art
Women’s Fund of Omaha — Adolescent Health Project

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The complete schedule for Do It Ourselves Fest has been released, and organizers are calling for volunteers to help run the free, all-ages festival.

The inaugural festival, which takes place  Aug. 13-16 at SP CE Commons 1239 S 14th St, aims to celebrate DIY culture, music and learning through mutual aid. Organizers seek administrative and organizational volunteers, including a lodging coordinator to help out-of-town attendees find couch or floor space, operational staff, promotion, child and daycare staff. The festival is also looking for help with stage building and running sound.

Those interested in helping with Do It Ourselves Fest can RSVP to the open meeting, which happens Saturday, 6 p.m. at SP CE Commons. True to the DIY spirit, organizers will field ideas and suggestions for its operation.

View the full, tightly packed schedule for Do It Ourselves Fest below:

Thursday, August 13th

5:00 p.m. – Workshop: Zine-Making with Ashley Martin
6:00 p.m. – Workshop: Conflict Resolution with Diane Amdor
7:00 p.m. – Workshop: Basic Musical Instrument Repair with Ian Egenberger
7:30 p.m. – Workshop: 4-Track Recording with Israel Cilio
8:00 p.m. – Workshop: Shadow Puppetry with Nick Svoboda
9:00 p.m. – Workshop: Cymatics with Lyndon Peter Lincoln
10:00 p.m. – End of Day

Friday, August 14th

5:00 p.m. -Workshop: Wild Edibles / Foraging with Dustin Rymph
6:00 p.m. -Workshop: Group Therapy Comic-Making with Lara McCoy-Rolofson
7:00 p.m. – Workshop: Photo Transfer Project with Shannon Claire
8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Self Defense / Beginner Kickboxing with Lyndon PeterLincoln
9:30 p.m. – Workshop: Audio Engineering for Live Music with Lee Lohrberg
10:30 p.m. – Music: Fruit Fight (Omaha)
11:00 p.m. – Music: Commander Kilroy
11:30 p.m. – Music: King Thumper
12:00 a.m. – End of Day

Saturday, August 15th

8:30 a.m. – Workshop: Greenhouses and Solar Energy with Jason Friedmutter
9:30 a.m. – Workshop: Intro to Yoga @ Home with Ruth Kohtz
11:00 a.m. – Discussion: Body Positivity with Jessica Lane
12:00 p.m. – Music: Jacoby
12:30 p.m. – Music: Abbie Lewis
1:00 p.m. – Workshop: Destined Music with John Freidel
2:00 p.m. – Workshop: Sewing and Mending with Rachel Tomlinson Dick
3:00 p.m. – Workshop: Art Miniatures with Leaves Brown
4:00 p.m. – Workshop: Tell Your Own Story: Preserving your Culture through Multimedia
5:00 p.m. – Music: CJ Mills (Omaha)
5:30 p.m. – Music: Miniature Horse
6:00 p.m. – Music: Big Red Rejects
6:30 p.m. – Workshop: Herb Spiral / Permaculture with Lacey Losh
7:00 p.m. – Workshop: Animal Husbandry with Justin and Lyric Orem
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion: DIY Music Labels with Israel Cilio
8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Know-Yr-Rights with Reid Murdoch
9:30 p.m. – Music: Churls
10:30 p.m. – Music: Sun Day
11:00 p.m. – Music: Multidemensional Cowboy
11:30 p.m. – Music: Producers of the Word
12:00 a.m. – End of Day

Sunday, August 16th

9:00 a.m. – Workshop: Building an Herbal First Aid Kit with Alex Svoboda
10:00 a.m. – Meditation in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
11:30 a.m. – Discussion: Sex Positivity with Jessica Lane
12:30 p.m. – Workshop: Letter Press with Amanda Huckins
1:30 p.m. – Workshop: Screen Printing with Jon Ferguson
3:30 p.m. – Music: Population Control
4:00 p.m. – Music: Crustaceanation
4:30 p.m. – Workshop: Fermentation 101 with Mallory Finch
5:30 p.m. – Workshop: Intuitive Touch with Sara Wingett
6:00 p.m. – Workshop: Non-Monetary Economics with Andira Losh
7:00 p.m. – Workshop: DIY Herbal Body Care with Mallory Finch
8:00 p.m. – Workshop: Consent with Lindsey Hand
9:00 p.m. – Music: Nathan Ma & The Rosettes (Omaha)
9:30 p.m. – Music: Pretty Healthy (Omaha)
10:00 p.m. – Music: Izzy Dominguez
10:30 p.m. – Music: Little Ripple (Omaha)
11:00 p.m. – Music: Fuiste (ATL)
11:30 p.m. – Music: This Machine Kills Vibes
12:00 a.m. – End of Day

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When four joyriding 20-somethings experience car trouble in Omaha four-piece Twinsmith’s unsettling new video, they wander to a nearby home to find its crazed residents ready to capture them. At the shocking conclusion, the protagonist escapes into an empty second-floor nursery to find an unexpected accomplice.

After its world premiere May 29, the indie rock quartet has publicly released the video for “Said and Done,” from its recent Saddle Creek release Alligator Years.

Directed by Omaha native filmmaker Gabriel Younes, the sinister, horror-movie tone is at-odds with the bright, summertime single. But the twist at the end hints at the video’s lyrical connection.

Check out the video here:

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In a quick Nebraska film update, Bent Over Neal filmmaker Aaron Gum has begun principal photography on his new horror film, Endor, which features a score by Lincoln musician Eli Mardock.

The project’s IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign ends later today. While the production team has reached 100% of its initial goal, those who feel inclined to give can do so here. For an independent film project, even the slightest extra budget room can make a big difference.

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Our Good Living Tour heads to North Platte tonight, where M34n Str33t, Brad Hoshaw and A Ferocious Jungle Cat will perform outside at 5th and Dewey (RSVP here). Watch the site all day for stories published from last month’s storytelling trip, including profiles on Kittle’s Music owner Rob Kittle and a conversation with musician and business owner Brandon Raby. And follow our crew’s trip with the #goodlivingtour hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

Jazzocracy will play a free concert at 13th and P for the third installment of Tower Jazz. RSVP here to the 7 p.m. performance. The month-long series has drawn well in its first year, and with beautiful weather today, it should continue to do so.

For a full listing of this week’s shows, check out our statewide events calendar at As always, feel free to email with shows, story ideas and news tips.