State Disco premieres electric live video, announces headlining show; See Through Dresses releases grungy new single; Crushed Out, Feral Foster tonight at O’Leaver’s

After opening recent dates for a pair of nationally touring indie bands in Twinsmith and The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Omaha’s State Disco has announced a headlining date of its own with a brand new live video.

The electronic indie dance band will play Reverb Lounge Friday, Nov. 13 with Omaha R&B singer Rothsteen and Lincoln hip-hop/rock band AZP (RSVP here, tickets here). This will be the first headlining date for State Disco following only a handful of shows, during which it has managed to gain a following.

To celebrate, State Disco has debuted a live performance video of “History Is My Teacher,” recorded during its May 15 opening set for Twinsmith. This version of the anti-bullying anthem serves as a nice preview, depicted neon-lined guitars, sing-a-long vocals and (of course) a disco ball.

See the live “History Is My Teacher” video below. State Disco — which comprises vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Cody Rathman, keyboard player Jay NeSmith, guitarist M.R. Brodie, drummer Nate Fowler and bassist Jared Bakewell — also plays Lincoln Calling this Sunday, Oct. 4 at Duffy’s Tavern.

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Deep into promotion of its forthcoming album, See Through Dresses has debuted the EP’s second single.

“Drag Scene,” the final track on Oct. 23 Tiny Engines release End Of Days, has premiered via Stereogum. The Omaha indie rock group sounds most like its debut self-titled LP on this track, with vocalist/guitarist Matthew Carroll’s subdued vocals pushed above soaring guitar riffs, buzzing leads and crashing drums.

Hear “Drag Scene” below. See Through Dresses plays Lincoln Calling tomorrow night at Duffy’s Tavern

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HN contributor David Gass swung by Sokol Auditorium last night to catch the Funk Volume Tour, and got photos of hip-hop artists Hopsin, Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton. See Gass’s work below:


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Jarren Benton

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Black Fist

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photos by David Gass

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Lincoln Calling rolls on this evening with the KZUM Showcase at Zoo Bar, outdoor performances at Tower Square and much more. RSVP here for the full schedule. Entry to individual shows is $5, and $10 for the entire Thursday event (there will be no cover at Bodega’s).

Elsewhere, Brooklyn surf rock duo Crushed Out plays O’Leaver’s with Ridgewood, N.Y., band Feral Foster and Omaha bands Mint Wad Wally and Robo Dojo. Entry to the 9 p.m. show is $5 as usual. RSVP here.