Take Cover Lincoln tonight at Bourbon; Pennywise coming to Slowdown; Weekend shows

Tonight, we host our final Take Cover fundraiser of 2015 at The Bourbon in Lincoln, a follow-up to last week’s Omaha show.

Take Cover asks about 15 Nebraska musicians and songwriters to play two songs this evening: one original and one cover by another Nebraska artist. Maybe we’re biased, but it’s one of the most fun music community events of the year: a chance to see what everyone has been up to, who’s influenced by whom and, if you’re not that familiar with the local scene, one the best primers on the wealth of local variety and talent.

We’ll have raffle prizes, including a $50 gift card to Iron Brush Tattoo, two passes to Lincoln Exposed, a gift card to Meadowlark Coffee, a $20 gift card and t-shirt from Lefty’s Records, a $25 bar tab at Vega, a $20 gift card to Bread and Cup, as well as a t-shirt and mug from Ploughshare Brewery, a gift basket from Cultiva and Hear Nebraska merch.

Check out the lineup (and a little of who is playing what) below. We can’t wait to see you tonight. Music starts at 9 p.m. RSVP here.

Eli Mardock covers “A Bluer Sea” by Tim Kasher
Jack Hotel’s Günter Voelker and Joe Salvati cover “Thunderstorm Blues” by McCarthy Trenching
Freakabout’s Cortney Kirby, Aaron Galvan, Alex Drvol cover “Goddess” by Laughing Falcon
blét’s Spencer McCoy and Cole Keeton cover “Better Man or Ghost” by Logan Vath
AZP’s Zachary Watkins and Ishma Valenti
Churls covers “Starfish” by Dos Hobo Erotica
Gordon’s Aaron Parker covers David Dondero
Producers of the Word’s Chanty Stovall covers “Nothing But Time” by Strawberry Burns”
Universe Contest’s Tim Carr and Joe Humpal cover “Get in the Van, Let’s Go” by Bonehart Flannigan
Gerardo Meza
Miniature Horse (Rachel Tomlinson Dick) covers “People I Love” by Churls
Oquoa’s Max Holmquist covers “New Resolution” by Azure Ray
Thirst Things First’s Mikey Elfers covers “Felt Right” by Low Horse
The Bottle Tops’s Mike and Kerry Semrad cover “Flunkin’ Out Again” by Shithook

If you missed it yesterday, here’s a taste of what you could be in for: John Klemmensen covering Bright Eyes from Take Cover Omaha last week:

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Pop punk and hardcore outfits Teenage Bottlerocket and A Wilhelm Scream were set to play The Hideout in March for a night off during their tour with Pennywise.

Black Heart Booking announced last night that Pennywise will join the bill and the show will be moved to Slowdown. Tickets are now $25 instead of $10. Black Heart Booking’s Lucas Wright says on the event page that he hopes people who already purchased tickets to the original show will have them honored at Slowdown, though it doesn’t seem likely. If that’s the case, all tickets will be refunded.

Slowdown is a great venue, but the location change and addition of the veteran punk band, definitely changes the atmosphere from The Hideout’s tight-knit, all-ages feel.

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Let’s get to shows this weekend.

Des Moines-based Christopher the Conquered and Feel Tight play two shows together this weekend.

Feel Tight, made of members of Calm Fur, Talking Mountain and The Seen, releases its EP Spooky Mingo, first tonight at O’Leaver’s with Christopher the Conquered and Big Slur. Tomorrow night Feel Tight and Christopher the Conquered play The Zoo Bar with Miniature Horse.

Multimedia intern Marco Meyer and contributor Molly Misek spent some time with Feel Tight last week, getting comfortable in the cultish robes and weird attitude that together surely drive the band. Check out the photo essay here.


Christopher the Conquered, helmed by Christopher Ford, recently finished a massive tour of Italy and the recording of his fourth studio album. He tells contributor Andrew Stellmon that he feels it’s his best effort to-date. Read about it here.

Big Slur is the new project of Deleted Scenes frontman Dan Scheuerman, which seems so far like it will be experimental noise.

Tomorrow night, Sweatshop Gallery hosts the sixth //FITNESS event. The monthly experimental-electronic showcase will feature Ruby Block, Channel Pressure, Nick Holden and Superstar and Star. RSVP here.

This week, Songwriter Sunday at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso will benefit Finding Muluneh, an ongoing fundraiser that covers costs of transportation and treatment at Joy Center for Autism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The funds raised ensure the Muluneh, an 11-year-old autistic boy can receive proper care.

The show features La Musa Confusa, fronted by Alyson Osterbuhr (who runs Finding Muluneh), Crow Moses, Miniature Horse and Mesonjixx, who plays in Xion. RSVP here.