Thirst Things First, The Shidiots featured on NOFX compilation; Tim Kasher tours Northeast with Beach Slang

Thirst Things First, The Shidiots featured on NOFX compilation

A pair of Nebraska acts have joined bands from around the world in paying tribute to a classic punk rock band.

Thirst Things First and The Shidiots both contributed covers to A Tribute To NOFX: 40 or 41 Bands That Weren’t Good Enough To Go On The Other Compilations, released yesterday. The Los Angeles punk rock foursome released 12 studio albums with Epitaph and, later, lead singer Fat Mike’s highly influential label Fat Wreck Chords.

More than 40 bands from 13 countries leant their efforts to the 43-track digital compilation that spans NOFX’s decorated punk career. While The Shidiots’ cover of “Party Enema” is fairly straightforward, Thirst Things First adds its signature electronic “bleep-bloop” touch to “The Bag.”

Hear both tracks below:

By the way, Thirst Things First released the second episode of it’s web series Oiligins, which details the band’s fictional origin story. Chronologically the first installment, it depicts the creation of J.O.R.D. (drummer Jordy Elfers) by TTF overlord ://BOOT. (Yes, it is incredibly ridiculous, but a fun look into the story behind the story).

Check it out below:

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Tim Kasher tours Northeast with Beach Slang

Tim Kasher’s 2015 road life isn’t quite over yet.

The Omaha singer/songwriter will take his solo show on a brief trip through the Northeast with Philadelphia punk rockers Beach Slang and Field Mouse. Beach Slang joined Cursive for more than 40 dates earlier in the year as the latter toured in support of The Ugly Organ reissue. The Philly band has also played O’Leaver’s twice in the past six months.

Kasher’s most recent venture caps a busy 2015 touring schedule. The Good Life released Everybody’s Coming Down, its first album in eight years, in August, playing Maha Music Festival and a subsequent support tour with Big Harp.

If you happen to be in the New York or Philadelphia area, dates and venues are below:

Dec. 16 – Amityville Music Hall, Amityville, N.Y.
Dec. 17 – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
Dec. 19 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia

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Concert Round-Up

If you’re show hunting tonight in Lincoln, Jazzocracy plays its usual 6 p.m. spot at Zoo Bar, followed by Mike Zito & the Wheel. Zito released the second album with his new band in November, entitled Keep Coming Back. More show details here.

As always, head to our statewide calendar at for a full listing of this week’s 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.