Tara Vaughan joined by Omaha Dancing Grannies in new video; Jens Lehman & the Time Cops releases studio recording video; Walk By Sea added to Fruit Bats show

Tara Vaughan joined by Omaha Dancing Grannies in new video

The second single from Tara Vaughan’s new album at once celebrates and distinguishes herself from youthful mistakes. What better way to show that visually than with the young at heart.

The Omaha singer/songwriter emptied Pageturners Lounge to shoot her brand new music video “Blame It On My Youth.” Filmed over the course of one day by Tony Bonacci and Brent Scott Maze, it features the Omaha Dancing Grannies tapping their way through Vaughan’s flirtatious barroom tale.

“I was hoping to find a woman to dance in the video, and a friend mentioned that she’d heard about the Grannies from a performance they did for her preschool class,” Vaughan says of their casting. “Tony and I went to one of their Monday morning rehearsals and loved them immediately.”

The song comes from Tara Vaughan’s latest full-length album Dandelion Wine, which dropped May 2016 and is nominated for this year’s OEAA Album of the year. The band is also up for artist and songwriter of the year. Catch them Friday, Nov 4 at The Waiting Room for Carson City Heat’s album release show. RSVP here

Watch “Blame It On My Youth” below:

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Coverage of Har Mar Superstar, Sweet Spirit, Powerful Science at Vega


HN intern Connor Lepert and editorial contributor Mark Hayden went to Vega last night to catch Har Mar Superstar, Austin indie rock band Sweet Spirit and Lincoln act Powerful Science. Watch later today for complete coverage; for now, here are a few of Lepert’s photos to whet your whistle:

photos by Connor Lepert

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Jens Lehman & the Time Cops releases studio recording video

Lincoln soul/pop songwriter Jens Lehman has solidified a band around his lively, charming tunes, and the group now has its first new studio recording since his debut EP

Jens Lehman & the Time Cops released the in-studio clip of “Perfect Sky” yesterday via its Facebook page. Filmed and recorded at Lucas Kellison’s SadSon Music Group, the track perfectly fits the “feel good” description, foregrounding Lehman’s soothing vocals backed by a bouncy rhythm section, smartly accenting brass and a groovy guitar solo to bring it home.

“Perfect Sky” is the first new release for Lehman since dropping his solo debut EP All That We Could Do in May. Catch The Time Cops Sunday, Nov. 13 at Duffy’s Tavern with The Maytags and Herbert’s Rainbow (RSVP here).

Watch the video here and listen to the track below.

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Walk By Sea added to Fruit Bats show

Lincoln indie/folk act Walk By Sea just returned from a nine-day regional tour and is already back at it, nabbing an opening spot for Fruit Bats this Friday at Reverb Lounge. It’s a logical fit, considering singer/songwriter Eric D. Johnson’s entry into the folk/rock boom in the early 2000s.

In the wake of tour, Walk By Sea is currently working on its first full-length album, which the band hopes will be ready by February. The four-piece released its As The Night EP one year ago.

Fruit Bats is currently on tour in support of its own most recent album Absolute Loser, which dropped earlier this year. It’s the band’s sixth studio album.

Tickets to Friday’s show are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. It’s all-ages, doors open at 8 p.m. RSVP here.

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Concert Round-Up

If you’re looking for shows tonight, New York rock band The Mystery Lights plays Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave, with Sean Pratt & the Sweats and David Nance. Known for its wild live show, The Mystery Lights comes to Omaha with a new self-titled album in tow, which blends classic ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk. The all-ages show is $8, with doors at 8 p.m. RSVP here.

Plan the rest of your evening and week in shows with our statewide calendar here. Musicians: have a news tip, story idea or other info to share? Email news@hearnebraska.org