Once A Pawn plays final 2015 Hear Lincoln concert; New art for Blackstone Farnam Festival; Weekend photo round-up with AZP, Alli and I, Sofar Omaha and more

The 2015 Hear Lincoln concert series is in the books, and between the gorgeous weather and classic Lincoln act, the finale gave us plenty to look forward to in 2016.

HN intern Peter Barnes hit a pair of shows this weekend, starting with that final Hear Lincoln show. It was a rain-date performance by longtime Lincoln trio Once A Pawn, who put on a fast-paced power-pop punk performance.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the Cooper Foundation for sponsoring Hear Lincoln; Lincoln Chamber of Commerce for presenting; and media sponsor KZUM. And a special thank-you to everyone who stopped by Tower Square over the last few months to spend their lunch hour with us. We’re already excited for next summer.

For now, see Barnes’s photos of Once A Pawn below:

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photos by Peter Barnes

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As part of its continued rebranding, Blackstone Farnam Festival has added a new poster design replicating the district’s facade.

HN contributor Quentin Lueninghoener designed and created the rendering of the recently revitalized Blackstone district. The posters will be screenprinted by Ink Tank Merch in advance of the Sept. 12 festival.

Blackstone Farnham Festival returns after a three-year hiatus with headlining acts Digital Leather and M34n Str33t, along with indie rock band Oquoa, surf rock band Huge Fucking Waves and producer/DJ Kethro. Music, curated by Hear Nebraska, starts at 5 p.m. RSVP here.

There will also be beer, wine and food vendors, and booths run by the following neighborhood businesses: Dundee Bank; Farnam House; GreenSlate Development; Noli’s Pizzeria; UNMC/Midtown Clinic; Boquet Flowers; Hi-Fi House; Kleveland Clothing; Crescent Moon; and Pranam Yoga. The event is sponsored in part by Nebraska Medicine, Metro Credit Union and Dundee Bank.

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Barnes was on the beat Friday night, also catching Alli and I at Vega with Omaha singer/songwriters Andrea von Kampen and Alexa Kriss. His photos are below:

Alli and I

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Alexa Kriss

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Andrea von Kampen

Andrea von Kampen at Vega | 8-21-15Andrea von Kampen at Vega | 8-21-15

photos by Peter Barnes

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HN contributor Bridget McQuillan was at Saturday’s SoFar Omaha concert, which featured Omaha hip-hop duo Both, Lincoln jazz/soul band Mesonjixx and Omaha rockers Super Ghost. See her photos from the intimately-lit concert at downtown Omaha’s Flywheel offices.


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Mesonjixx at Sofar Sounds: Gig 8 | 8.22.2015Mesonjixx at Sofar Sounds: Gig 8 | 8.22.2015

Super Ghost

Superghost at Sofar Sounds: Gig 8 | 8.22.2015Superghost at Sofar Sounds: Gig 8 | 8.22.2015

photos by Bridget McQuillan

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Trenton Albers of The Sub-Vectors threw a sci-fi themed benefit concert Friday night at the Waiting Room in honor of Alexis Stansbury and Meghan Zimmerman, who are battling Cystic Fibrosis and facing organ transplant-related expenses. In a night complete with a costume contest and raffle prizes, Omaha bands All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, The Sub-Vectors, The SuperBytes and Robo Dojo loaded their musical ray guns and fired away. Here’s some photos of the event from HN contributor, Jared Bakewell.

The Sub-Vectors

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The SuperBytes

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Sci-fi-themed costume contest entrants

Constume Contest

Robo Dojo

Robo Dojo

All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

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photos by Jared Bakewell

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Finally, HN contributor James Dean hung out at the inaugural Skate, Art and Music Festival in the Railyard Friday evening. Hip-hip/rock outfit AZP played with fellow Lincolnite rockers Red Cities and vinyl DJ group Gettin’ Hipper Fun Bunch. See Dean’s photos below:

Red Cities

Red Cities | Railyard | 8-21-2015


AZP | Railyard | 8-21-2015

Gettin’ Hipper Fun Bunch

Gettin' Hipper Fun Bunch | Railyard | 8-21-2015

photos by James Dean

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It’s Monday, which means add-day for our HN Radio playlist. This week, we roll with a submission from Omaha R&B singer Mola-B aka Kerrington Hawkins. The track is called “Relationship Goals” and Hawkins says it will be the first from the forthcoming album on which he is currently placing the finishing touches.

We’re also featuring recently added Live at O’Leaver’s recordings from Calm Fur and Son, Ambulance; Omaha songwriter/pianist Anna McClellan’s new track “Let’s Be Quiet,” which we premiered last week; and the first single, “Golden Age,” from Big Harp’s Friday LP release Waveless on Majestic Litter (hear our podcast team review the album here).

Listen to HN Radio at the top of our homepage. And be sure to tune in to HN FM tonight from 8-10 p.m. on 89.3 KZUM in Lincoln and KZUM.org elsewhere.

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Check out a full list of this week’s shows at hearnebraska.org/events, where you’ll find out statewide calendar. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at news@hearnebraska.org, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming. See you out there.