OEAA Fall Showcase gives nominated acts last-chance to impress; Photo coverage: Halloween cover sets at 1867 Bar; Universe Contest, SQUAD, SunSquabi on Halloween night

OEAA Fall Showcase gives nominated acts last-chance to impress

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards season is coming to a close, and nominated bands have one last chance to impress voters before they cast their final ballots.

The Omaha arts nonprofit has announced the schedule of performances for its 2017 Fall Nominee Showcase, which happens in Benson neighborhood six venues on Saturday, Nov. 11. More than 40 area musical acts — each nominated by the public for an OEA — will show their stuff in one of the most eclectic events of the year starting at 7 p.m.

Next month’s showcase is the last in OEA’s series highlighting local musicians, visual and performing artists as part of its mission to publicly recognize standouts in Omaha’s artistic community. Following the event and final round of committee voting, awards will be handed out Sunday, Feb. 18 at the organization’s 12th-annual red-carpet ceremony at Omaha Design Center.

View the full schedule below. Entry to all six venues is only $10. RSVP here.

402 Arts Collective, 6051 Maple Street (all-ages)

7:00 p.m. — Virginia Kathryn
7:50 p.m. — Dylan Bloom
8:40 p.m. — The Bishops
9:30 p.m. — Skyloft
10:20 p.m. — The Wood Notes
11:10 p.m. — The Redwoods

Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N 62nd Street

7:00 p.m. — Low Long Signal
7:50 p.m. — The Beryllium Takeover
8:40 p.m. — Louder Than Love
9:30 p.m. — Satellite Junction
10:20 p.m. — Faded
11:10 p.m. — Flux Amuck
12:00 a.m. — In The Attack

Burke’s Pub, 6117 Maple Street

7:00 p.m. — The Wildwoods
7:50 p.m. — Peace, Love, Etc.
8:40 p.m. — 24 Hour Cardlock
9:30 p.m. — Jimmy Weber
10:20 p.m. — Jus B
11:10 p.m. — Ragged Company
12:00 a.m. — The Clincher

Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave 
(all ages)

7:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.  Sailing in Soup
7:5o p.m. – 8:25 p.m.  Bathtub Maria
8:40 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  TKO
9:30 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.  Citizen’s Band
10:20 p.m. – 10:55 p.m.  Mark Patrick
11:10 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. MurderHouse
12:00 a.m. – 12:35 a.m. The Sons of Rome
12:50 a.m. – 1:25 a.m. Houston Alexander

The Sydney, 5918 Maple Street

7:50 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.  The Shineys
8:4o p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck
9:30 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.  Jessica Errett
10:20 p.m. – 10:55 p.m.  Clark & Company
11:10 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.  Kait Berreckman
12:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Daisy Distraction
12:50 a.m. – 1:25 a.m. The Broke Loose

The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple Street (all ages)

7:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.  Us & Them Blues Band
7:50 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. Belles and Whistles
8:40 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  Wakanda
9:30 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.  Jump The Tiger
10:20 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. RAF
12:00 a.m. – 12:35 a.m.  J. Crum
12:50 a.m. – 1:25 a.m. Carson City Heat

*Schedule subject to change.

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Photo coverage: Halloween cover sets at 1867 Bar

HN photo intern Arianna Bohning stopped by 1867 Bar Friday night for the downtown Lincoln club’s Halloween party, which featured four local bands dressed in their cover band best. Lincoln bands Better Friend, Salt Creek and Mad Dog & the 20/20s and Kearney’s Cruz Control each took a turn performing as acts in their respective sonic wheelhouses. Below, see Bohning’s photos of Cruz Control as Jimi Hendrix, Mad Dog & the 20/20s as Fall Out Boy, Salt Creek as Nirvana and Better Friend as My Chemical Romance.

Cruz Control

Mad Dog & the 20/20s


Salt Creek

Better Friend

Photos by Arianna Bohning

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Concert Round-Up

A costumed and debauchery-filled weekend has come and gone, but Halloween proper is still on its way. A big album release show tops our early-week picks. Find them below and plan for the week ahead with our statewide calendar here.


Isaiah Dominguez with Names Without Numbers, Leadwolf, The Ramparts at Reverb Lounge – Omaha songwriter Isaiah Dominguez headlines this local billing just three months removed from releasing his third record Waking Up. Drawing influence from his hometown of Olympia, Wa. and its landscape, it mixes elements of indie and classic rock while Dominguez delivers personal tales with a voice reminiscent of early John Mayer. 8 p.m. show, $8, all-ages, RSVP here.

Tuesday (Halloween)

Universe Contest vinyl release show at Zoo Bar – The longtime Lincoln progressive rock band returns home from a month-long tour and will deliver its first full-length album in three years, Get Cot Livin’, Tuesday at Zoo Bar. Get your first taste with single “Cooler Full of Babes” below and watch HN.org tomorrow for our On The Record podcast review. Manslaughterer and DJ Relic will also perform, as will two yet-to-be-announced guest bands. Rumor also has it that a member from UC’s past will join them on stage. 9 p.m. show, $6 (or $3 with costume). RSVP here.

Halloween with Squad at The Bourbon – Dance your face off at The Bourbon with $pencelove, DJ Blac and DJKG. There will be a costume contest, the winner of which will receive the Bourbon’s Golden Ticket (which means a year’s worth of shows). 9 p.m. doors, 21-plus, $5 advance/$10 day-of (with costume, only $5). RSVP here.

Sunsquabi, Linear Symmetry at The Waiting Room – In Omaha, jam out your final 2017 Halloween party with Denver electronic funk band SunSquabi and Omaha trio Linear Symmetry. 8:30 p.m. show, all-ages, $12 advance tickets. RSVP here.

Death Cow’s Halloween House Show – And finally, Lincoln punk band Death Cow hosts a “Halloween rager” with fellow Lincoln acts Histrionic and Scout Camp and Omaha’s Jacob James Wilton. 7 p.m. show, free with costume, $5 without. RSVP here.

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