OEAA showcase and Boximus Maximus schedules; Hard Girls tonight

Boximus Maximus 2.0, a nod to 2008’s two-night Box Awesome concert, unveiled its schedule this week. The Nov. 29 one-night, 12-band, three-venue mini-festival in downtown Lincoln announced a minor lineup change, as well.

Handsomer Jaws dropped off the bill for a schedule conflict and have been replaced by The Gems, a lo-fi electronic rock outfit. Additionally, Boximus Maximus will be Yesh’s first show. We don’t know much about the band yet except that Ian Francis, of The Machete Archive and Low Horse, plays drums.

Like Lincoln Calling and Lincoln Exposed, Boximus Maximus centers around 14th and O with shows at Duffy’s, The Zoo Bar and The Bourbon. RSVP here.

See the schedule here:

The Zoo Bar

9-9:40 Blue Sky Angel Parade
10-10:40 Red Cities
11-11:40 Once A Pawn
12-12:40 Thirst Things First

Duffy’s Tavern

9:20-10 Freakabout
10:20-11 Dirty Talker
11:20-12 Bogusman
12:20-1 The Crayons

The Bourbon

9:40-10:20 Yesh
10:40-11:20 Domestica
11:40-12:20 The Gems
12:40-1:20 Stonebelly

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Speaking of multi-venue show night’s, the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards nominee showcase happens on Friday. More than 30 musicians and nine visual artists will be taking over seven Benson venues starting at 8 p.m.

$10 gets you into every venue for the whole night. There are a lot of well-deserving acts on the lineup, but for a diverse night of music, here are a few interesting and notable selections: M34N STR33T at The Waiting Room, Marcey Yates and Latin Threat at The Pizza Shoppe Collective, Hector Anchondo at Burke’s Pub, Edem and Dereck Higgins at Reverb Lounge, Dirty River Ramblers at Barley Street Tavern and Belles and Whistles at 402 Arts Collective.

Each band and artist on the lineup has been nominated for an OEAA. See the full list of nominees, including music, visual arts, theater, stand-up comedy and more, here.

RSVP here and check out the whole schedule.

The Waiting Room – all ages

9:00-9:35 Bazile Mills
9:50-10:25 Arson City
10:40-11:15 Jason Earl Band
11:30-12:05 The Decatures
12:20-12:55 M34N STR33T
1:10-1:45 One Eye White

The Sydney – 21+

9:00-9:35 When Towers Fall
9:50-10:25 Pancho & The Contraband
10:40-11:15 Matt Cox Band
11:30-12:05 DJ Shor-T and E Babbs
12:20-12:55 Stonebelly
1:10-1:45 Break Maiden

The Pizza Shoppe Collective – all ages

8:00-8:35 Jocelyn
8:50-9:25 Omaha Guitar Trio
9:40-10:15 R Style
10:30-11:05 Marcey Yates
11:20-11:55 Latin Threat
12:10-12:45 Shuless

Burke’s Pub – 21+

9:00-9:35 Southpaw Bluegrass Band
9:50-10:25 Prairie Gators Band
10:40-11:15 Mitch Gettman
11:30-12:05 Nathan Wade
12:20-12:55 Hector Anchondo
1:10-1:45 The Willards Band

Reverb Lounge – 21+

8:00-8:35 Kait Berreckman
8:50-9:25 Edem
9:40-10:15 All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
10:30-11:05 The Bishops
11:20-11:55 Dereck Higgins
12:10-12:45 Dallas Hendrix
1:05-1:35 DJ Mista Soul

The Barley Street Tavern – 21+

8:00-8:35 Aly Peeler
9:00-9:35 Polka Police
9:50-10:25 Clear The Day
10:40-11:15 Dirty River Ramblers
11:30-12:05 Dylan Bloom Band
12:20-12:55 Low Long Signal
1:10-1:45 Uh Oh

The 402 Arts Collective – all ages

8:00-8:35 Dilemma
8:50-9:25 Clark & Company
9:40-10:15 Esencia Latina Band
10:30-11:05 Belles & Whistles
11:20-11:55 Punching Puppets

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Hard Girls play tonight at Vega with The Crayons and I Forgot To Love My Father. RSVP here.

The California-based trio plays anthemic rock music with a punk edge. The band’s most recent album, A Thousand Surfaces, released on Asian Man Records in July.

Jacob Zlomke is a Hear Nebraska contributor. Reach him at jacobz@hearnebraska.org.