Night Market event launches in Turner Park; Photo coverage of The 1975, Secret Weezer’s debut; Singer-songwriters top fresh HN Radio playlist

Night Market event launches in Turner Park

A new live music and community event series is coming to Turner Park.

The inaugural Turner Park Night Market happens this Friday, May 26 at Midtown Crossing, launching a three-part summer series highlighting local music, local vendors and local artisans. It opens with performances (booked by HN) by Miwi La Lupa, Lonely Estates and The Way Out.

In addition to music, the Turner Park Night Market series — free to attend and open to all-ages — will feature a Vendor Village with 20-plus local craftspeople and artisans, Moonlight Yoga with Lora McCarville, a Mini Food Festival and giant outdoor games. And, it’s dog friendly.

Later dates for the Night Market are July 28 and Sept. 22. RSVP to Saturday’s event here.

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Photo coverage: The 1975, Pale Waves, Colouring at Pinnacle Bank Arena

HN multimedia intern Lauren Farris went to Pinnacle Bank Arena — a less-traveled place for us — to catch The 1975 as the English rock band routed through Lincoln on its U.S. tour. The concert, which featured openers Pale Waves and Colouring, was moved to the Haymarket stadium from its originally scheduled location at Pioneers Park due to weather.

See Farris’ photos below:

The 1975

Pale Waves


Photos by Lauren Farris

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Photo coverage: Secret Weezer, Lonely Estates, Number One Hit Kids, Chris Twist at O’Leaver’s

HN multimedia contributor Connor Lepert stopped by O’Leaver’s on Friday for the debut of Secret Weezer with Lonely Estates, Number One Hit Kids and Chris Twist. His photos are below:

Secret Weezer

Lonely Estates

Number One Hit Kids

Chris Twist

Photos by Connor Lepert

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New HN Radio playlist

Happy Monday! We’ve refreshed our HN Radio playlist with a big batch of new music mixed in with recent live Hear Nebraska FM recordings.

Omaha post-rock band Fore1gn Body released its latest EP II in April, and “Dyatlov” from that record leads this week’s playlist. The song is inspired by the ill-fated Dyatlov Pass incident, in which which a group of hikers who mysteriously disappeared and then were found dead in the Northern Ural Mountains. The track itself soars with pulsating guitar riffs and vocalist Braden Rapp’s dramatic wail.

Also appearing on HN Radio are a pair of solo side-projects from Stathi Patseas (AllSortsOfGood) and Jyothi Samudrala (ex-Satellite Junction). Patseas has self-released new EP Backwash Thoughts, and the acoustic track “Ordinary” is included here. Samudrala has taken a more fleshed-out approach with his project entitled Timing Your Memory, which released She Had Dreams in April. Its middle track “If I Could Only Remember You” is a tender and dreamy recollection of a wonderful past tragically void of the person with whom it was shared.

Rounding out submissions for the week is Omaha musician André Vander Velde, who sent upbeat pop track “Get Up” from his self-titled debut album. Omaha Guitar Trio/Belles & Whistles guitarist Kevin Sullivan adds a little flair, while Old Money saxophone player Adrian Arriola gives the song warmth. Knife Fight Justice bassist Aaron Hadenfeldt and drummer Justin Fisher round out the group. Find the album here.

Rounding out the playlist are noted new tracks from See Through Dresses and Twinsmith, both with new albums out June 30 and July 14, respectively. Plus, hear new cuts from our Hear Nebraska FM live sessions featuring The Wildwoods, Unmanned and Head of Femur. Listen below or at the top of the website:

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Concert Round-Up

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