Third Eye Merchants give sneak peek at debut EP; Lord Green records Daytrotter Session; Photos of Pure Bathing Culture at Reverb Lounge

Third Eye Merchants give sneak peek at debut EP

After announcing its presence on the 2015 Make Believe Recordings sampler, Third Eye Merchants has dropped a sneak peek at its debut release.

The new Omaha hip-hop duo has released the preview track to Visions, its forthcoming label debut EP, mixed and mastered by Make Believe’s Rick Carson. Third Eye Merchants will host its album release party with Articluate and Conchance at The Sydney on December 5.

Third Eye Merchants appeared on the scene just recently, when Make Believe Recordings included “Who Can You Trust” on its 2015 compilation. The duo of emcee Static Soul and producer Downtown James Brown performed at the ensuing Make Believe Showcase, and at a recent Zoo Bar show with Lincoln’s Sleep Sinatra.

Mixed by M34n Str33t’s DJ Really Real, the album sampler flips through Downtown James Brown’s retro-flavored sampling and beatmaking coupled with Static Soul’s relentless delivery. Its style puts it right at home in the Omaha hip-hop scene.

Hear the Visions sampler below.

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Lord Green records Daytrotter Session

Omaha thrash punk band Lord Green recently stopped by Rock Island Ill., studio Futureappletree Too to record some live tracks for Daytrotter Session The resulting relentlessly chugging metal tracks were released last week.

Daytrotter is famous for releasing live, analog-recorded sessions with both noted and up-and-coming touring acts. Top sessions include Wilco’s Dec. 2011 set, Spoon’s in June 2008 and Bon Iver’s July 2008 set, according to Daytrotter’s website.

Lord Green finished its mini-run in September, hopping back up to Illinois to complete its Daytrotter Session. Hear “Dropping Out” below, and catch the entire session here.

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Pure Bathing Culture and Wild Ones at Reverb Lounge

HN contributor Bridget McQuillan went to Reverb Lounge last night to catch a pair of Portland-based bands in Pure Bathing Culture and Wild Ones. Pure Bathing Culture is touring in support of Pray For Rain, which released last month on Partisan Records. 

See her photos below:

Pure Bathing Culture

Pure Bathing Culture at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015Pure Bathing Culture at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015
Pure Bathing Culture at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015

Wild Ones

Wild Ones at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015
Wild Ones at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015Wild Ones at Reverb Lounge | 11.9.2015

photos by Bridget McQuillan

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HN Workshops: Protect yourself and your music

If you’ve ever written, recorded and released a song, you need to know this stuff.

Hear Nebraska is hosting a pair of free workshops designed to help musicians with the legal side of recording. University of Nebraska College of Law student attorneys will teach legal basics relevant to all musicians, including: copyright law; licensing; contracts; streaming services; performance rights organizations; and signing with agents, managers and labels.

The first session is this Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-2:15 p.m. at Omaha’s TipTop Building, 1516 Cuming St. (RSVP here). The second is in Lincoln at NonProfit Hub, 211 N 14 St in the third-floor conference room (RSVP here). Omaha’s session is sponsored by Omaha Creative Institute; Lincoln’s is sponsored by KZUM.

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Concert Round-up

Tonight, Country Music Hall-of-Famer Merle Haggard plays the Lied Center. The legendary country/western songwriter has piled up 38 number-one hits and countless awards over his fifty-year career. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard is credited with creating the Bakersfield sound, which feature the Fender Telecaster and country steel guitar in a rougher mix than the common Nashville sound of the time. Despite health issues, Haggard continues to tour and record. Tickets are still available at the Lied Center box office.

Also tonight, Detroit rapper Obie Trice’s Cheers To The Hangover Tour comes to The Waiting Room, where he’ll perform with Rippa, Kontages, Grownkidz and Scrybe. Obie Trice signed with Shady Records in 2000, jump starting his career and leading to platinum certification for his 2003 debut LP Cheers. He departed from Shady Records in 2008 and started his own label, Black Market Entertainment, in 2010. Notably, Obie Trice was shot in the head in 2005. Because the bullet wound was inoperable, he still carries it in his skull. The raper released fourth studio album The Hangover in August on his own label. RSVP to the show here.


As always, head to our statewide calendar at for a fuller listing of shows. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at, or add it yourself. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.