Photo coverage of The Faint’s homecoming show at Sokol Auditorium; Black Heart Booking announces PEARS’ Zach Quinn at Lookout Lounge; Bed Rest releases single from new EP, announces joint benefit show with No-Getter

Photo coverage: The Faint plays homecoming show at Sokol Auditorium

News coverage starts with perhaps one of the most widely anticipated single shows of the year at Sokol Auditorium.

The Faint performed in front of a packed crowd at the east Omaha venue last night, its final show in a month-long nationwide tour with English post-punk band Gang of Four and electronic artist Pictureplane. It was the first time the band unveiled the latest advancements in its visually spectacular live performance.

HN intern Connor Lepert was on hand to capture the show in photos. View them below:

The Faint

Gang of Four


Photos by Connor Lepert

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Black Heart Booking announces PEARS’ Zach Quinn at Lookout Lounge

Spry and full of energy, Zach Quinn fronts New Orleans-based hardcore band PEARS with such physically-expressed emotion that each songs seems to exhaust all his reserves before you realize he’s back off the floor and jumping five feet in the air again.

But on December 4, Omaha will see the frontman’s softer side, as Black Heart Booking and Lookout Lounge have announced Quinn’s performance at the punk venue yesterday. His self-titled solo debut, made with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape, dropped in May on One Week Records and while it’s a drastic sonic departure from his main gig, Quinn writes with the same raw emotion and feeling.

Tickets to the all-ages show are $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Openers have yet to be announced. RSVP here.

Listen to “Infinite Sigh” here.

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Bed Rest releases single from new EP, announces joint benefit show with No-Getter

Omaha indie rock band Bed Rest looks to end 2016 on a high note.

The quartet released new single “Blood Orange” yesterday via its Bandcamp page. Recorded in Omaha and engineered/mixed by Minneapolis indie/punk artist Dan Mariska, it finds a guitar-heavy, ‘90s-influenced groove similar to the one established with the band’s debut 2015 EP Feel Better.

“Blood Orange” previews Bed Rest’s forthcoming sophomore EP Gloom, planned for release Dec. 2. That night, they play a release show and benefit concert at Milk Run with fellow Omaha indie rock band No-Getter, which will drop its debut EP Fitting. All proceeds from the show (and from No-Getter’s tape sales) will be donated to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). RSVP to the show — which also features The Way Out and Minneapolis-based The Crash Bandits — here.

Listen to “Blood Orange” below:

Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Har Mar Superstar brings its eccentric live performance to Vega, 350 Canopy St. The brainchild/alter-ego of Sean Tillman has been at it since the early 2000s, releasing his sixth studio album Best Summer Ever April 15 on Cult Records. Billed as a “compilation album” of his best hits from the 1950s to 1985, it is perhaps his most stylistically diverse album to date. Austin, Texas rock band Sweet Spirit (led by A Giant Dog vocalist Sabrina Ellis) opens the show. 9 p.m., $15, RSVP here.

Also tonight, No-Getter, Lincoln experimental dance band The Grand Poobah and Davenport, Iowa’s, Archeress plays The Commons LNK, 1239 S 14th St. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, RSVP here.

Find a fuller listing of tonight’s events at our statewide calendar here. Looking for coverage? Send all news tips, story ideas and other info to

Edit: this article has been updated to reflect that Black Heart Booking booked and announced the Zach Quinn show.