By now, if you’ve been following Hear Nebraska, you know: Matthew Sweet is playing our inaugural “Hear Hear” fundraiser tomorrow night at Holland Center’s 1200 Club. Yesterday, our managing editor Chance Solem-Pfeifer published this feature interview with Sweet, the ‘90s alt-rock luminary who rose to prominence with the likes of Girlfriend and 100% Fun.
But before you see Sweet in the intimate 1200 Club setting, catch The So-So Sailors open with the band’s first show since December 2013.
The Omaha-based quintet released its EP Young Hearts in 2011 and went on to record a full-length that never found a proper release.
Collectively, The So-So Sailors has a notable resume. Chris Machmuller fronts Ladyfinger (ne), Aaron Markley played in Gus and Call, Dan Kemp and Brendan Greene-Walsh are both in Bloodcow. Guest contributors have included Dan McCarthy, Megan Siebe, Laura Burhenn, Patrick Newberry and more.
See the band’s reunion tomorrow night. RSVP here.
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Tickets for both of Conor Oberst’s Nebraska appearances with The Felice Brothers went on sale this morning. Get tickets for the June 18 Waiting Room show here and the June 19 Vega show here.
Likewise, tickets for Brand New’s June 29 show at Ralston Arena go on sale this morning. Find details here. One Percent Productions also announced yesterday that Manchester Orchestra would open for Brand New. The two bands have made a few touring laps together.
The Athens-based indie rock band released Cope and Hope last year. Cope is Manchester Orchestra’s fourth album. Hope was released as an acoustic companion later in the same year.
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Let’s get to shows this weekend.
Tonight, Shut Up Matt Jewett plays The Hideout with Erik Jarvis, Olde Style Flatland Band and Scotchrocket. Jewett, from Oklahoma City, plays a ragged folk-punk. He released I Wish I Liked You in November last year. The show starts at 6 p.m. RSVP here.
Later tonight, Jarvis and Jewett, among others, both perform Yorick’s Kickstarter house party at Yorick Studio. Earlier this year, the Omaha collective ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to release its first collaborative album, produced by Des Moines’s Christopher the Conquered. Find the details here.
Tomorrow, Juan Wauters, singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Beets, plays at Saddle Creek Shop before opening for Tweedy on Sunday night. The show starts at 6 p.m. RSVP here.
On Sunday, Cymbals Eat Guitars plays Vega with Split Single and The Ambulanters. The New York-based indie prog rock band released its third album, Lose, in August. RSVP here.