UO x HN this Thursday; Twinsmith title track; HN Vol. 3 shows announced; Built to Spill at Waiting Room

It’s the first week of March, which means we’re co-hosting a fresh UO x HN showcase at Urban Outfitters on Thursday evening.

For the first time, the showcase features four artists: Omaha rock quartet Gramps and DJs Kethro, Dojorok, INFNTLP (of Both). Gramps, which is led by Love Drunk creator Django Greenblatt-Seay, is currently working on its debut EP. As always, the show is free, the beer is free and the pizza is free.

The showcase also features art by Chelsea Jahn, jewelry from The Mock Turtle and Nail Art by Just Imagine Nails.

RSVP here.

art by Cody Fenske

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In case you haven’t heard, Hear Nebraska Vol. 3 is available for preorder via Kickstarter. The album comes on beautiful multi-colored vinyl and features 10 of Nebraska’s finest musical acts. Find yours here.

To celebrate, we’re hosting two release parties. Jake Bellows will return to Omaha from his home in Los Angeles for the twin shows, which aim to feature lineups as diverse as the record they kick off.

In Lincoln on April 17, Bellows, The Bottle Tops and Universe Contest play Zoo Bar. Universe Contest is not on the third compilation, but they are on last year’s. RSVP here.

The next night, The Waiting Room hosts Bellows, Ladyfinger(ne) and Both. RSVP here.

Tickets to each show are $7 or $20 with a record purchase.

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Recent Saddle Creek signee Twinsmith released the second song from its forthcoming album today. “Alligator Years,” the album’s title track, premiered via Flood Magazine. It’s a bouncy synth nod-along that Twinsmith devotees once knew as “John Elway’s First Touchdown Pass.”

Alligator Years comes out May 5 on Saddle Creek. Catch the band’s upcoming tour dates here.

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See Through Dresses’ busy spring ramps up on Friday when the lo-fi rock band heads to Kansas City for a nine-show sprint to meet Cursive in Buffalo. They’ll then play eight more shows with Cursive, ending at The Waiting Room and Vega on March 21 and March 22, respectively.

But that’s just the beginning. The band will spend April wrapping up a new EP. Then, it’s on to a massive 28-stop European tour in support of This Charming Man’s European release of See Through Dresses’ debut self-title album.

Many of these dates have already been announced, but see the finalized schedule below:

May 11 – Schokoladen w/ Levitations, Berlin
May 12 – Black Hammer w/ Dulac, Leipzig, Ger.
May 13 – AC17 w/ Dropout Patrol, Chemnitz, Ger.
May 14 – Plzen, Papírna, Czech.
May 15 – Café Potrva, Prague
May 16 – PMK, Innsbruck
May 17 – Rhiz, Vienna
May 18 – Sub, Chemnitz, Austria
May 19 – Glockenbachwerkstatt w/ Mile Me Deaf, München, Ger.
May 20 – K4 w/ Astronautalis, Nürnberg, Ger.
May 21 – Oetinger Villa w/ Freiburg, Darmstadt, Ger.
May 22 – Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, Ger.
May 23 – Nordbahnhof w/ Decibelles, Stuttgart, Ger.
May 24 – Slow Club w/ Des Ark, Freiburg, Ger.
May 25 – Archiv, Bassel, Swiss.
May 26 – Alte Kupferschmiede, Giessen, Ger.
May 27 – Cairo w/ Des Ark, Würzburg, Ger.
May 28 – Exhaus w/ Hildegard von Binge Drinking, Trier, Ger.
May 29 – Privat, Köln, Ger.
May 30 – Baracke w/ Gloom Sleeper, Münster, Ger.
May 31 – The Loch, Enschede, Neth.
June 1 – Trauma, Marburg, Ger.
June 2 – Café Wagner, Jena, Ger.
June 3 – Nordstadt, Kassel, Ger.
June 4 – Molotow, Hamburg, Ger.
June 5 – 1000fryd, Aalborg, Den.
June 6 – UJZ Korn, Hannover, Ger.
June 7 – Monarch, Berlin, Ger.

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Yesterday, along with a new music festival announcement, One Percent Productions announced Built to Spill will be playing Slowdown on May 23. The psychedelic indie band will release its eighth studio album in 20 years later this year. RSVP here.

Tonight, Milo Greene plays The Waiting Room. We spoke with the band’s Robbie Arnett to talk about their unique approach to songwriting on Milo Greene’s second album, Control. Buy tickets here.