Wednesday night at Lincoln Exposed; Icky Blossoms throws crazy disco dance party in new video; RadiOmaha calls for local music; Conveyer, Manic Focus tonight

Wednesday night at Lincoln Exposed

Lincoln Exposed kicked off a packed weekend of music last night, with 18 bands playing across four downtown venues.

Included among them for the first time was Bodega’s, which was crowded all night. In fact, for a night that typically runs thin, we saw good crowds at every turn.

Some of our personal highlights included: Jeremy Fifield’s late-night performance with Shithook, who was playing across from its Duffy’s Tavern home turf at The Bourbon; almost being knocked sideways by Lloyd McCarter and his wife swing dancing to Mezcal Brothers at Duffy’s; and Sun Day’s orchestral folk ensemble giving forth from the Zoo Bar stage.

We’ll have fuller festival coverage on Monday. For now, see a few photos from last night below:


photo by James Dean

Mike Semrad and the Likes

photo by James Dean

Jack Hotel at Bodega’s

photo by James Dean

King Thumper at The Bourbon

photo by James Dean

Sun Day at Zoo Bar

photo by James Dean

Sputnik Kaputnik at Duffy’s Tavern

photo by James Dean

Mesonjixx at Bodega’s

photo by Andrew Dickinson

The Inbetweens at Zoo Bar

photo by James Dean

Mezcal Brothers at Duffy’s Tavern

photo by Andrew Dickinson

Red Cities at Bodega’s

photo by James Dean

Shithook at The Bourbon

photo by Andrew Dickinson

View tonight’s schedule below:

Duffy’s Tavern

8:40-9:20 – Verse and the Vices
9:40-10:20 – Ghost Town Radio
10:40-11:20 – blet
11:40-12:20 – Laughing Falcon
12:40-1:20 – This Machine Kills Vibes

Zoo Bar

6:00-6:40 – FCC Bros
7:00-7:40 – Ozark Hutch
8-8:40 – The Wildwoods
9-9:40 – Ambulanters
10-10:40 – Stonebelly
11-11:40 – The Allendales
12-12:40 – MrMc$

The Bourbon Theatre

8:20-9 – The Dancing Dead
9:20-10 – Cassandra and the Told Ya Sos
10:20-11 – Dr John Walker
11:20-12 – Magma Melodier

Bodega’s Alley

9:40-10:20 – Jazzocracy
10:40-11:20 – Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
11:40-12:20 – Emmett Bower Band
12:40-1:20 – Powerful Science

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Icky Blossoms throws crazy disco dance party in new video

Icky Blossoms’ brand of electro-dance feels built to swell or shrink into whatever space it occupies, able to shoot out into the night or reverberate frenetically around a tight club.

In its latest video, released yesterday via Baeble Music, the band rounded up a huge group of friends and danced through the panic-inducing space trip of “Living In Fiction.” Runway style, Icky’s Sarah Bohling, Nik Fackler and Derek Pressnall dance down a disco-tiled isle in the middle of an abandoned cowboy bar. The song adds a manic feeling to what appeared to be a blast of a party.

Watch “Living In Fiction” below, and see how many Omaha musicians you can spot:

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RadiOmaha calls for local music

Internet radio station RadiOmaha is looking to add more local music to its regular programming. Launched on Labor Day, it aims to provide a local forum for playing and discussing commercially underrepresented music. To that end, the station is asking for submissions from local artists.

RadiOmaha’s Ric Jensen says Nebraska music accounts for roughly 15 percent of its programming. While some shows are local music heavy, or even exclusively devoted to it, station management wants to continue to make it a focus.

If you are an artist interested in playing your music over the RadiOmaha air, contact the station here, or through Ric Jensen at

Listen to the RadiOmaha live stream below:

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Lookout Lounge hosts a six-band billing headlined by Minnesota hardcore band Conveyer. It released its Victory Records debut When Given Time To Grow in September. They’ll be joined by Ohio’s Motives, California post-rock band Dependence, Iowa metal band Beauty Killed The Beast and locals End Me Mend Me and Mirrors. All that for $10. RSVP here.

Also tonight, St. Paul EDM artist Manic Focus brings the Sowing My Zone Tour to The Waiting Room. A pair of Omaha artists in Buckhunter and Roscoe Whyte open the show. RSVP 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.