Thundersandwich single; Yanda’s Nebraska Music Showcase; Screaming for Silence tour dates

Releasing a single just a few days before your Lincoln Exposed timeslot is probably a good marketing strategy. Thundersandwich seems to understand that.

The Lincoln funk-rock act released “Tiger Wave,” for free on Bandcamp and Soundcloud yesterday. The quartet plays Lincoln Exposed on Saturday, 9:40 p.m., at Duffy’s.

“Tiger Wave” is the first track from self-recorded When Hunger Strikes. The album will get a vinyl release later this year. For now, listen to reggae-tinged funk track below.

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We’re always interested in Nebraska bands playing Greater Nebraska — outside of Lincoln and Omaha. Kearney-based music store Yanda’s will offer just that with its Nebraska Band Showcase on Feb. 28 at Buffalo County Fairgrounds.

The music store has operated in some capacity since the early 1900s and is a central Nebraska fixture, a locally-owned hub in a region without a Guitar Center or other big-box music store.

Yanda’s currently accepting online applications to play the show. It’s a short application with a deadline on Feb. 8. For Lincoln and Omaha bands, it might be a good way to stretch your road legs.

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Omaha hard rock band Screaming for Silence added a few dates to its nearly three-month southern, eastern and midwest U.S. tour. See the whole list of dates here, which includes a March 14 Waiting Room show for the band’s debut full-length. Check the added dates below:

Feb. 6 – Witt’s End, Dallas
Feb. 7 – Tomcats, Fort Worth
Feb. 19 – Hijynx, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Feb. 20 – Whammy Bar, Milwaukee
Feb 21 – Bada Brew, Crest Hill, Ill.
Feb. 22 – Mickey’s, St. Joseph, Mo.
Feb. 26 – Chesterfield, Sioux City, Iowa
Feb. 27 – Afterlife Lounge, Algona, Iowa
Feb. 28 – Shenanigans, Boone, Iowa
March 1 – Whiskey Dix, Des Moines

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Thank you to the more than 325 attendants, 60-some performers, two venues, 15 small businesses (who donated raffle items) and all of HN’s volunteers and staff for making this year’s Take Cover fundraisers a huge success.

Special thanks to Nebraska Arts Council for providing a mini-grant that helped cover costs. The concerts raised a total of more than $2,500, and provided great examples of the exceptional artistic quality Nebraska music offers.

This event gets better, and more fun, every year. We hope to see you next year at Take Cover 5.

Photos of Saturday’s Take Cover Lincoln are coming later this afternoon.

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Monday means a brand new HN Radio playlist. This week kicks off with “Seventeen” by Twinsmith. Last week, AV Club premiered the track as the first single from Alligator Years (Saddle Creek), the second album from Twinsmith, due out May 5. We’ve also got John Klemmensen and the Party’s rendition of “Four Winds” by Bright Eyes from Take Cover Omaha on Friday, Jan. 23. The playlist features Powerslop, Azure Ray, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers and more. Check it out at the top of any page on our site.