View the Lineups for HN’s 6th-Annual Take Cover Concert; Photo coverage: The JV Allstars, Better Friend, Bed Rest at 1867 Bar; Holiday Concert Round-up features Criteria, Sweats, Icky Blossoms and more

View the Lineups for HN’s 6th-Annual Take Cover Concert

The artist rosters for our annual — and this year, free to attend (with suggested donation) — Take Cover benefit feature some of the brightest in-state acts around.

The two-night concert series’ sixth edition will feature the likes of Domestica, Jack Hotel, Dirty Talker and Life Is Cool at The Bourbon Friday, Jan 27, and See Through Dresses, David Nance, Jocelyn and Rothsteen at The Waiting Room Saturday, Jan 28. High Up’s Christine Fink will emcee the Omaha concert while this writer somehow got the Lincoln gig.

In all, 24 Nebraska acts will perform at least one cover of a classic or contemporary Nebraska band. Their choices will be announced in the lead-up to each concert.

This year’s Take Cover concerts are free to attend thanks to help from sponsors in Lincoln and Omaha. There is a $10 suggested donation, which will help Hear Nebraska continue to produce journalism and programming that promotes Nebraska music.

RSVP to the Lincoln and Omaha concerts here and here, respectively. View the partial lineups below (and stay tuned for more announcements):

The Bourbon — Friday, Jan 27

The Morbs
Mad Dog and the 20/20’s
Dirty Talker
Jack Hotel
Salt Creek
Life Is Cool

The Waiting Room — Saturday, Jan 28

Todd Zack Jr.
The Way Out
Bach Mai
Edem Soul Music
Thick Paint
See Through Dresses
Dominique Morgan
David Nance
Mint Wad Willy
Song Syndrome

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Photo coverage: The JV Allstars, Better Friend, Bed Rest at 1867 Bar

HN contributor Ben Semisch went to Lincoln’s 1867 Bar on Thursday for the first of a two-night run by The JV Allstars. The pop punk band’s reunion has become somewhat of an annual event; last year, it helped close down Knickerbockers by playing the now-defunct Lincoln venue’s final show. Omaha garage rock band Bed Rest and Lincoln post-hardcore band Better Friend opened the show.

If you missed it, The JV Allstars play 1867 again tonight, this time with Freakabout and A Summer Better Than Yours. The show is all-ages and tickets are $12. All proceeds benefit Kampout For Kids. RSVP here.

See Semisch’s photos from Thursday night below:

The JV Allstars

Better Friend

Bed Rest

Photos by Ben Semisch

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Concert Round-Up: Holiday Edition

The holidays are upon us, and tonight that makes for a busy concert schedule. See below for some of the picks and head to our statewide calendar here for a fuller listing.


Criteria, Little Brazil, Eric In Outerspace at The Waiting Room – Criteria gets together for maybe a handful of shows each year and the holidays usually bring one of them. Little Brazil and Eric In Outerspace are along for what should be a loud show. RSVP here.

All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Dani Cleveland, Chad Stoner at Reverb Lounge – There’s another good show around the corner. Hell, bounce back and forth if you feel like it. When else can you see Criteria and Dani Cleveland in one night? RSVP here.

Sweats, Bogusman, The Grand Poobah at The Bourbon – 9 p.m. show, 18-plus, RSVP here.


Icky Blossoms, Closeness, Nathan Ma & the Rosettes, Cult Play at The Waiting Room – The column is taking Monday off, but don’t sleep on this show. 8 p.m., $10, all-ages, RSVP here.