Super Tuesday of shows next week: Mac DeMarco, Cloud Nothings and more

Just in case you didn’t know yet, next Tuesday (July 15) is going to be a huge night for shows in Lincoln and Omaha. Say Anything, Mac DeMarco and Cloud Nothings will all be headlining separate shows in Lincoln that night. Amen Dunes and Andrew Jackson Jihad will be stopping in Omaha. We hope you don’t have to agonize over this attendance decision too much, but here’s a rundown on the latest from each band, if you’re still making up your mind.

LA-based punk band, Say Anything, who soundtracked many an angst-filled adolescence in the early aughts, will be making their summer tour stop at The Bourbon next week. The Warped Tour regulars will be pulling from their 14-year discography with songs like, “Wow! I Can Get Sexual Too,” “Baby Girl, I’m A Blur” and “Do Better.” But expect play from their latest album, Hebrews, released last month.

Just a few blocks down O Street, Knickerbockers will be hosting Carparck Record’s Cloud Nothings, fresh off their spring release of their third studio album, Here and Nowhere Else. Still buzzing from Bonaroo, the Cleveland-based outfit is treking their way inland from the west with the English band The Wytches (look for an interview with them Monday on, making their way to Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival. The band released the video below just this morning.Charming gap-toothed singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco will float his way into Lincoln that night to the Haymarket’s Vega. DeMarco is known for his sonic range, spanning quirky glam rock and mellow bouts of introspection on a single album. He also has a reputation for throwing memorable stage performances, with or without clothing, with plenty of gutter humor. DeMarco will be performing from his latest critically-acclaimed album, Salad Days, released this spring. Pitchfork’s documentary on DeMarco, Pepperoni Playboy, is worth checking out, as well.

In Omaha, Amen Dunes will be performing their pensive, psychedelic folk at the Sweatshop Gallery. Their latest LP, Love, released on Sacred Bones records, is stripped-down and recorded in low-fi acoustics, but remains lofty and expansive. Damon McMahon, frontman and songwriter for the group, says he was inspired to pen an album of love songs by artists like Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison and Alice Coltrane. Again, look for an interview on our site Monday to preview the show.Phoenix-based group Andrew Jackson Jihad will bring their somewhat cynical and thoroughly political brand of folk-punk to the Waiting Room Tuesday. The group is touring their latest album, Christmas Island, released in early May on SideOneDummy Records. It opens with “Temple Grandin,” the video for which lead singer Sean Bonnette calls a “perfect visual representation” for the famous autism rights activist.