OEAA nominee showcase announced; Lincoln Calling continues all weekend; Junkstock, Farnam Festival too

OEAA nominee showcase announced

With less than a month before its voting period closes, acts in the running for Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards get one last chance to impress.

The OEAA has announced the 11th annual fall nominee showcase lineup for Friday, Oct 21 throughout downtown Benson. The Omaha nonprofit arts organization bills it as the final look before awards voting ends October 31.

Mesonjixx, The Wildwoods, Edem Soul Music, TKO, Rothsteen and Ragged Company are among the 40 diverse acts playing in six venues that night. RSVP here and view the complete schedule below.

The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple Street (all ages)
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. The Shineys (indie folk /rock / blues)
8:50 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Clark & Company (jazz)
9:40 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck (blues/pop)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. 3D In Your Face (rock/hard rock / covers)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Sack of Lions (country/folk/rock)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Mesonjixx (soul/R&B)

SoundCheck Rehearsal Studio, 6118 Military Avenue (all-ages)
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Greco (hip-hop)
8:50 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Spencelove (DJ)
9:40 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. SharkWeek (experimental)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. DJ Mellie Mel (DJ)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. E Rawq (R&B, hip-hop)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Polka Police (covers)
1:00 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. Human Teeth Parade (progressive)

Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N 62nd Street
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Born on Leap Year (rock)
8:50 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Before I Burn (hard rock)
9:40 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Ryan Osbahr (country)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. The Wildwoods (folk/pop/bluegrass/country)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Edem Soul Music (world soul)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Tiny Monsters (indie/folk/soul)
1:00 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. Naked Sunday (rock)

PS Collective, 6056 Maple Street (all ages)
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Steve Lovett (blues)
8:50 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Mola-B (hip-hop/R&B)
9:40 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. TKO (hip-hop)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. J. Crum (hip-hop)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Skyloft (pop/alternative/rock)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.

Citizen’s Band (instrumental/funk/rock)

Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave
(all ages)
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Time Giants (rock)
8:5o p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Belles & Whistles (country)
9:40 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. A Ferocious Jungle Cat (funk)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. Steve Raybine (jazz)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Aly Peeler (singer-songwriter)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Rothsteen (soul)
1:00 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. Kellison Quartet (funk/jazz/fusion/rock)

Burke’s Pub, 6117 Maple Street
8:00 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Emily Ward (singer-songwriter/indie/alternative)
8:50 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. All Young Girls Are Machine Guns (soul)
9:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Dominique Morgan (R&B/soul)
10:30 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. Mark Patrick (hip-hop)
11:20 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Jack Hotel (Americana/folk/roots)
12:10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Mitch Gettman (rock/indie)
1:00 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. Ragged Company (Americana, folk)
12:35 a.m. – 1:05 a.m. Lucas Kellison

*Schedule subject to change.

The 2017 OEAA awards show happens Sunday, Feb 19 at 6 p.m. at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. RSVP here.

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Concert Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Lincoln Calling presented by Allo Communications rolls on this weekend, featuring festival headliners Cloud Nothings and Real Estate on Friday and The Mynabirds on Saturday. Plan ahead with our complete festival guide, with schedules and various points of interest, here.

Thanks to the Lincoln Journal Star for its Thursday night coverage of Gaelynn Lea, Domo Genesis and more, which can be read here. Watch for our photo essay early this afternoon. Here’s a sneak peek:

Icky Blossoms plays the Duffy’s Backlot Thursday | photos by Lauren Farris

Thirst Things First plays Duffy’s Tavern Indoor | photo by Tarah Dawdy

The Architects at Zoo Bar | photo by JP Davis

Weekend passes and single-day tickets are still available. Friday’s day-of tickets are $32, while Saturday is still $29. It is still cheaper to purchase the full pass at $53. Find tickets here.

Don’t forget the Saturday workshop block from 1-5 p.m. in the Nonprofit Hub, 211 N 14th St. A new festival component this year, it features instructional talks on independent production and promotions as well as a panel on gender issues and inclusivity in the music community. Plus, it’s free and open to the public. Find more information here.

Here’s the rest of what’s going on around the state.


Junkstock is already in session at Sycamore Farms in Waterloo, Neb. The all-ages event brings together junk vendors, food trucks and live music all weekend long. Clarence Tilton, Hector Anchondo, Kris Lager and more play throughout the weekend. Tickets are $20 for the weekend or $8 per day. RSVP here for more info and set times.

Tonight, Durham, N.C., rock band Delta Rae plays The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The six-piece band is often likened to a southern Fleetwood Mac. Its second full-length album After It All, dropped last April on Sire Records to generally favorable reviews. The band is a regular on the national festival circuit, having played Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. New Orleans singer/songwriter Kristin Diable opens the show. 9 p.m., $15. RSVP here.


The 2016 Farnam Festival celebrates the Blackstone District community tomorrow night. Musical acts include Head of Femur (which reunited last year for Lincoln Calling), Twinsmith, Those Far Out Arrows, Conny Franko, The Diplomats of Sound and A Ferocious Jungle Cat. There will also be a DJ battle between Benson Soul Society and Obvious Funk DJs. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Omaha punk band The Shidiots releases a new record, Black Shirts and Records, tomorrow night at Lookout Lounge, 320 S 72nd St. Super Moon, DSM5 and Wolf Dealer open the show. The all-ages show is at 9 p.m., $7 for 21-plus, $9 otherwise. RSVP here.


To cap the weekend, New York indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars plays Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The group tours in support of its ambitious fourth LP Pretty Years, which combines its cacophonous attack with an explosion of synth and keyboards. Philadelphia post-goth band Field Mouse and Baltimore pop band Wildhoney make this a stacked bill. The all-ages show is 9 p.m., with entry at $12. RSVP here.

Find a fuller schedule of weekend events here. Email news tips and story ideas to news@hearnebraska.org. Follow along all weekend on social media via @hearnebraska and @lincolncalling_.