Take Cover features 130 musicians, raises $2,900; Those Far Out Arrows, The Sub-Vectors, Big Slur play Slowdown front room; New Music Monday tonight at The Waiting Room

Take Cover features 130 musicians, raises $2,900

Take Cover Omaha went off without a hitch Saturday, anchoring a successful two-week concert series that featured 130 musicians in Omaha and Lincoln.

We are extremely grateful for the support we received from the Nebraska music community for our 5th-Annual Take Cover concerts. With your help, we were able to break our fundraising goal, raising a total of more than $2,900. Thank you to the fans, bands, MCs, venues, engineers, door people, bartenders and local business sponsors for making the fifth installment the best yet.

These people include: The Zoo Bar and O’Leaver’s staffs, Ryan De La Garza, Annie Hildebrand, Pete Waters, Craig D, Mark Wolberg, Ian Aiello, Jon Oschner, all of the musicians who donated their time to perform and who donated to the backline.

We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the local businesses who donated to our raffle: Iron Brush, Zipline Brewing, Almost Music & Solid Jackson Books, Parlour 1887, Vega, Blue Line Coffee, Bread and Cup, Approach Rock Gym, Benson Brewery, Cultiva, Lincoln Exposed, Lefty’s, Measure Cut Cut, and Paper Kite.

Below, see photos of every band from Saturday at O’Leaver’s:

CJ Mills

The Hottman Sisters


Hand Painted Police Car

Kait Berreckman Band

Third Eye Merchants

Marcey Yates

All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

High Up

Vegetable Deluxe

Mint Wad Wally

Eric In Outerspace

photos by Lindsey Yoneda

Well Aimed Arrows

photo by Gabriella Parsons

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Those Far Out Arrows, The Sub-Vectors, Big Slur play Slowdown front room

HN multimedia intern Lindsey Yoneda was out at Slowdown the night before, catching front-room performances by Big Slur (Deleted Scene’s Dan Scheuerman), surf-rock trio The Sub-Vectors and psychedelic rockers Those Far Out Arrows. See Yoneda’s photos below:

Big Slur

The Sub-Vectors

Those Far Out Arrows

photos by Lindsey Yoneda

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Max Holmquist, Nicholas Naoti, Extravision, Jack Hotel at Duffy’s Tavern

HN contributor James Dean stopped by Duffy’s Tavern last night to catch a pair of touring acts in Extravision and Nicholas Naoti, on tour to the west coast from their native Iowa. Extravision (Annalibera’s Ryan Stier) released EvEP in October, which Naoti mixed and mastered. They were joined by Lincoln folk act Jack Hotel — playing as the two piece of Gunter Voelker and Marty Steinhausen — and Oquoa’s Max Holmquist.

See Dean’s photos below:

Max Holmquist

Nicholas Naoti


Jack Hotel

photos by James Dean

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Midwest Elite Concerts and The Waiting Room host New Music Mondays. This week’s concert features Omaha’s Ragged Company. The folk trio is currently at work on its second album, expected out early this year. Joining them on the bill are The Birds & the Beards and Skyside 6. The latter indie-rock outfit released its I’m Trying EP in November. RSVP to the free show here.


Also tonight, Los Angeles synth-pop band Metro Station plays Slowdown’s front room. Metro Station is perhaps best known for its 2007 Billboard Top 10 hit “Shake It,” from its self-titled debut. It released its second LP Savior in 2015. Houston band Waterparks joins them on the bill, as does Omaha’s State Disco. Tickets are $15 at the door. RSVP here.

As always, head to our statewide calendar at hearnebraska.org/events for a fuller listing of shows. 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.