Perpetual Nerves opens cozy new venue, hosts first show this weekend; Audio engineer Sean Joyce to host three-day workshop; Local H, Wildhoney tonight

Perpetual Nerves opens cozy new venue, hosts first show this weekend

The Perpetual Nerves duo has been booking top-notch shows for years at places like Sweatshop Gallery, Lookout Lounge and O’Leaver’s. Starting this weekend, they’ll have a place of their own.

New venue Milk Run, run by Sam Parker and Chris Aponick, hosts its inaugural show this Saturday, featuring American Cream, David Nance, Robust Worlds and Church of Gravitron. In an interview with Lazy-i blogger and HN board member Tim McMahan, Aponick says that Sara Bertuldo and Matthew Carroll are also involved, and will run sound at the 1907 Leavenworth space.

In the interview, Aponick explains the goal is to provide “a space that put music in the forefront of its mission and one that would be an ideal spot for smaller scale bands.” That goes for not only local acts, but to also provide a positive experience for touring bands. Aponick says that Mike Zimmerman will be involved with the visual side as well, helping to create a collaborative arts space.

“Mostly we just wanted to keep going with the positive momentum that was flowing at the Sweatshop Gallery between Craig Dee’s Eyeball Promotions shows and our shows there,” Aponick tells Lazy-i. “We felt the best route was to give ourselves a home base that we curated and organized.”

Read the rest of the Lazy-i interview here. RSVP to Milk Run’s opening night here.

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Audio engineer Sean Joyce to host three-day workshop

Sean Joyce, sound engineer at The Bourbon and producer of recent albums from Better Friend and Wet Radio, is hosting an educational event that will help musicians and sound engineers looking to sharpen their audio skills. The three day workshop, which runs Nov 13-15, is designed for musicians and engineers of all skill levels and will teach studio fundamentals, pre-production, using click tracks and tempo maps, editing, microphone placement and a tool chest full of other techniques.

Omaha’s Wet Radio will provide practical experience by tracking songs from its recent release Tread Heavily. Joyce says that kind of experience is invaluable in learning how to handle studio work.

“Classroom show and tell can’t reproduce the same thing as bringing in real people to track real songs,” Joyce says.

Additionally, Pro Tone Pedals found Dennis Mollan will demo gear and show attendees how to coax metal guitar tone, as well as share insight into how to succeed independently in the industry.

Joyce says he hopes to help artists on both sides of the soundboard, and that musician participants will learn more about pre-production, which will better prepare them for the studio.

“Overall, this helps out everyone and everything audio related in Lincoln,” Joyce says.

The cost to attend Joyce’s three-day workshop is $75, which gets participants 50 percent off any one Pro Tone Pedals product, course guide, pre-production/tracking session templates for use with Reaper5 DAW, 15 percent off Sean Joyce Audio products & services for 1 year and more. Space is limited to the first 12 respondents. Check out the Facebook event here, and email to secure a spot.

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HN Workshops: Protect yourself and your music

If you’ve ever written, recorded and released a song, you need to know this stuff.

Hear Nebraska is hosting a pair of free workshops designed to help musicians with the legal side of recording. University of Nebraska College of Law student attorneys will teach legal basics relevant to all musicians, including: copyright law; licensing; contracts; streaming services; performance rights organizations; and signing with agents, managers and labels.

The first session is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-2:15 p.m. at Omaha’s TipTop Building, 1516 Cuming St. (RSVP here). The second is in Lincoln at NonProfit Hub, 211 N 14 St in the third-floor conference room (RSVP here). Omaha’s session is sponsored by Omaha Creative Institute; Lincoln’s is sponsored by KZUM.

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Concert Round-up

Tonight, Chicago’s Local H returns to Nebraska, plays Vega with The Deadwoods. The hard-rock duo has been active for more than 25 years and is credited with pioneering the two-man band format, creating a wall of sound big enough for four or more. Local H released its eighth studio LP Hey, Killer in April on G&P Records. RSVP to the 9 p.m. show here.

Also tonight, Baltimore indie pop band Wildhoney plays the Slowdown front room with Omaha’s Justin Ready & the Echo Prairie and Fake Plants. Wildhoney independently released its third EP, Your Face Sideways, on October 16. It combines elements of dream pop and new wave with a lot of fuzz and reverb to create sweeping, beachy songs rich in texture. The new EP will also be available at shows on orange cassette. Entry is $8, RSVP here.

As always, head to our statewide calendar at for a fuller listing of shows. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.