The music portion of South by Southwest kicked off at the beginning of this week, and frequent Hear Nebraska contributor Chris Dinan is already in Austin catching artists. He’s been updating the Hear Nebraska Instagram account with who he’s seeing, so be sure to follow @hearnebraska this week and check out #nesxsw for all things Nebraska-related at the festival.
The rest of the crew leaves tomorrow to join Dinan in Austin. Be on the lookout for coverage this week of Nebraska acts playing the festival.
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Rock/Americana duo, The Talbott Brothers, is hitting the road tomorrow for a 27-show tour that will take the band as far as Washington. Check the dates below and get more info here. The Talbott Brothers will release a single from its forthcoming, Places, this week.
Mar. 18 – The Bourbon, Lincoln
Mar. 19 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha
Mar. 20 – The Lark, Hastings
Mar. 21 – Hawley’s Tavern, Sheridan, Colo.
Mar. 22 – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver
Mar. 24 – Coal Creek, Laramie, Wyo.
Mar. 25 – The Hog Wallow Pub, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Mar. 26 – Portneulf Grille and Lounge, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Mar. 27 – Portneulf Grille and Lounge, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Mar. 28 – Anchor Bistro and Bar, Twin Falls, Idaho
Apr. 1 – San Dune Pub, Manzantla, Ore.
Apr. 2 – Edgefield Winery, Troutdale, Ore.
Apr. 3 – Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, Ore.
Apr. 4 – Metronome, Tacoma, Wash.
Apr. 8 – Post Office Saloon and Grill, Redding, Calif.
Apr. 9 – Old St. Francis, Bend, Ore.
Apr. 10 – Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, Ore.
Apr. 11 – Skyway Bar and Grill, Zigzag, Ore.
Apr. 14 – Mississippi Pizza, Portland, Ore.
Apr. 15 – Pies and Pints, Seattle, Wash.
Apr. 16 – Goorin Bros., Portland, Ore.
Apr. 17 – Whitehosue Crawford, Walla Walla, Wash.
Apr. 18 – Tom Grainey’s, Boise, Idaho
Apr. 19 – Bleu Bistro, Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr. 23 – Moe’s BBQ, Engelwood, Colo.
Apr. 24 – The Bleroc, McCook, Neb.
Arp. 25 – The Bleroc, McCook, Neb.
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We’ve been saying for a several months now that 2015 would yield many strong Nebraska releases. Already we’ve seen Broken Glass in the Sun by Kill County and Freakabout’s debut Don’t We All, come down the pipe. There’s a few more we’re excited to see later this year.
At the end of this month, Woodsist releases Simon Joyner’s Grass, Branch and Bone.
Twinsmith and Icky Blossoms both have May releases on Saddle Creek Records.
Lot Walks is in the mastering stage of a debut full-length and Skypiper is recording in Minneapolis right now with Levi Stugelmeyer at Summer/Winter. We can expect new records from The Good Life, Millions of Boys, See Through Dresses, the aforementioned Talbott Brothers, Desaparecidos and Big Harp.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
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If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s day debauchery, you can catch punk act Killigans at Knickerbockers with Red Cities and Dead Man’s Run. The show starts at 7 p.m., RSVP here. Or Bolzen Beer Band is playing Dad’s Beer Night at Duffy’s (RSVP). Lately it seems like both bands crop up exclusively for St. Patrick’s Day, beer festivals and other hard-drinking special events. They’re certainly good fits.
In Omaha, Irish folk act Dicey Riley plays The Dubliner Pub (RSVP).