No Tide calls it quits; Perpetual Nerves announces Shannon & The Clams riverboat concert; Both rumbles through Sofar Omaha video; Plack Blague’s pulsating, voyeuristic new music video

No Tide calls it quits

When No Tide’s dented gray touring van, the one that endured more than 65,000 miles and countless patchwork repairs, went up for sale last week, it felt as though the end was near — a gut reaction which proved true.

No Tide has announced it will call it a day after five years. The hard-touring Lincoln punk band will pack up the van one more time April 16, capping its run with a final show at Slowdown, where it will open for Sioux Falls, S.D., band The Spill Canvas.

Seemingly always on the road, No Tide built a reputation as one of the hardest working in the state. With its players still in their teens and early 20s, the band remained a staunch supporter of the all-ages concert scene within which it flourished.

No Tide’s work ethic extended to its catalogue, piling up numerous EPs over the last three years. Last June, the band released debut LP Death Of The Sun on Massachusettes punk label Take This To Heart Records.

The band released a statement via Facebook:

In the way that music is constantly changing, so are all of us, and with that our lives as well. We never thought this band would take us to almost every state in the country, or that we would’ve connected with so many others, especially not from all over the world. From lyrics written on scraps of paper in bedrooms, to making records we believe in, we are forever thankful of every single person who has gotten behind the vision.

As it happens, it is time for the four of us to do different things. Time is never wasted when you’re working towards goals and dreams, and the last five years have brought friends from all over into our lives which is truly priceless.

The form of the album will ALWAYS outlast the band, and that’s part of the beauty. We ask that you please support Take This To Heart Records and pick up our vinyl releases which they have graciously released over the past few years. The label has created a scene of some of the best new bands releasing honest music, and it was amazing to be a part of it.

This won’t be the end of music for any of us, and we hope to have new things on the horizon to share with you in the near future.

Tickets to the April 16 show are $15, and can be purchased here. With The Spill Canvas and No Tide, Omaha pop-punk band Take Me To Vegas rounds out the bill. RSVP here.

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Perpetual Nerves announces Shannon & The Clams riverboat concert

Perpetual Nerves is taking the DIY party nautical.

The Omaha concert booking company announced yesterday garage punk trio Shannon & the Clams will play a concert Sunday, May 15 on Omaha’s River City Star. Nathan Ma & the Rosettes will join them on the recreational riverboat deck.

Oakland-based Shannon & the Clams seems to fit into the romantic Missouri River setting well. It’s dreamy, doo-wop-meets-surf-rock sound has drawn comparisons from Buddy Holly to ‘60s girl groups to ‘80s punk. Perpetual Nerves/Milk Run co-owner Sam Parker has been angling for this show for nearly two years.

Personally speaking, they are the ideal band to see on a boat cruise,” Parker says.

Tickets to the “Sailin’ and Wailin’ Boat Cruise” event go on sale here Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m, and are limited to 120. The $20 admission price includes free beer. Gates are at 6 p.m., while the River City Star will disembark from Miller’s Landing, 151 Freedom Park Rd, at 7 p.m. RSVP here.

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Both rumbles through Sofar Omaha video

Not even a living room can harness Both’s arresting live-performance energy.

Sofar Omaha releases video of the Omaha hip-hop duo’s performance of “Drug Abuse” today, filmed during the Aug. 22 secret show at the downtown Flywheel offices. It’s the lead track from its Bothsucks EP, which dropped last year via Make Believe Records.

When the sampled voice in “Drug Abuse” threatens “Do you want to see a dead body?” It’s as if it addresses the listener, referring to the darkened soul of the emcee in front of it. In Both’s Sofar Omaha rendition, emcee Scky Rei and producer INFNTLP bounce along with that voice in the contrasting warm Christmas-light glow, at once dancing through their stated fate by the song’s title and battling for their identity in music.

Watch Both’s rumble through “Drug Abuse” below:

Catch Both Thursday, April 15 at Vega for UNL’s Earthstock III with AZP and The Hottman Sisters. The all-ages show is $2 for students, $8 in advance for general public. RSVP here.

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Plack Blague’s pulsating, voyeuristic new music video

In a fluctuating state of consciousness, you’re led to a dark apartment littered with empty PBR cans and peppered with strobe lights. A leather-clad figure writhes seductively in the bedroom, beckoning you to join. It’s a scene devised by one of Nebraska’s most adventurous, boundary-pushing electronic artists.

Plack Blague debuted the voyeuristic new video for “The Touch” yesterday via Los Angeles counterculture blog The Brvtalist. It’s the Lincoln electronic/industrial artist’s third video, shot in the Capital City by horror filmmaker Dustin Ferguson.

“The Touch” is a track a cassette from Trigger Warning: A Queer Compilation, out on Minneapolis-based Fuck Mtn. Ltd. Release. Pulsating with bass, it’s a track less heard than felt, as Blague (aka Raws Schlesinger) growls deeply through the mix.

Watch “The Touch” below:

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Concert Round-Up

We’ll take a spin around the scene quickly:

San Fermin with Esmé Patterson at The Waiting Room: 8:30 p.m., $14, RSVP here.

Mugen Huso, Crown Larks, Black Finger Cult, Heavy Lungs at Milk Run: 9 p.m., $7, RSVP here.

Porches, Alex G, Your Friend at Slowdown: 8 p.m., $12, Front Room show, RSVP here.

AZP, A Ferocious Jungle Cat at Duffy’s Tavern: 9 p.m., 21+, entry by donation, Dad’s $1 beer night, RSVP here.

For a full listing of this week’s shows, head to our statewide calendar here. Send song submissions, story ideas and news tips to news@hearnebraska.org.

Andrew Stellmon is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. Reach him with news tips and story ideas at news@hearnebraska.org.