Events 2013

December 2013

Melanie Devaney (Los Angeles)
with Opening Act Ian Miller
Tuesday, December 3, 8pm
Americana-Folk Singer Melanie Devaney – At times country, at times pop, she’s like a mix of Carole King and Emmy Lou Harris with confessional lyrics and heartfelt music to spare. Facebook

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, December 4, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8

Southern Heights Food Forest Fundraiser
Featuring Jack Hotel and Genna & Jesse
Friday, December 6, 7pm

Jack Hotel – Jack Hotel has been blowing through the Lincoln music scene with the power of a tornado! Musicians Günter Voelker, Joe Salvati, Josh Rector and Marty Steinhausen have created an uncanny sound resembling the history of an old Nebraska barn renovated. Facebook

Genna & Jesse – Genna and Jesse are duo alchemy at its finest. Sweet and savory, raspy and smooth, together they create a unique vocal sound, and then they complement that blend with Jesse’s prowess at the piano and guitar. Whether they sing their own songs, or the well-chosen songs of their peers, audiences are along for the ride in an intimate and inclusive show. Facebook

Southern Heights Food Forest Website

Death Café
Sunday, December 8, 7-9pm
Join University of Nebraska students as they grab a cup of coffee and discuss the always-interesting topic of death. Death Cafe is a non-profit organization that was started by Jon Underwood. The main purpose of Death Cafe is to generate meaningful dialogue about death and help those participating to come to terms with the inevitability of death. Website | Facebook

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, December 11, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8

FCC Bros with Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
Friday, December 13, 7pm

FCC. Bros. – The FCC Bros. are an acoustic/folk trio featuring brothers Dylan and Casey Fink and brother-from-another-mother Adam Widger. Their lyric driven, harmony rich songs tell stories of life, love and loss. Armed with acoustic guitars and Grandma’s lap dulcimer, the FCC Bros. create a modern spin on their deep, musical heritage.
Facebook

Bud Heavy & The High Lifes – Bud Heavy & The High Lifes is an Americana (Old-Time, Folk, Pre-War Country) String Band from Lincoln, Nebraska. Bud Heavy is steeped in old-timey material. Heck-they’re silly with it. Max Morrissey – Banjo, Casey Hollingsworth – Mandolin, Kenny Kinlund – Bass, Emma Nelson – Fiddle, Jeremy Wurst – Guitar

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, December 18, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8

Slap Happy
Saturday, December 21, 8pm
Slap Happy is an acoustic music group from Lincoln, NE. It’s members include Chloe Pinkman, Noah Gose, and Noah Pinkman. Slap Happy performs live acoustic music to entertain guests for small events, garden parties, birthdays, anniversaries, camp outs, and live music venues. Music genre includes acoustic folk, pop, fiddle, and rock. (website)

Grover Anderson (San Diego)
Monday, December 30, 8pm

November 2013

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, November 6, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Slap Happy
Friday, November 8, 7pm
Slap Happy is an acoustic music group from Lincoln, NE. It’s members include Chloe Pinkman, Noah Gose, and Noah Pinkman. Slap Happy performs live acoustic music to entertain guests for small events, garden parties, birthdays, anniversaries, camp outs, and live music venues. Music genre includes acoustic folk, pop, fiddle, and rock. (website)

Elizabeth Grimes
Saturday, November 9, 8pm
Elizabeth Grimes is a singer/songwriter and pianist established in the NYC area, but now residing in the Southern Georgia area. She plays cocktail music for all events and provides music for wedding ceremonies and receptions. She also does session and accompaniment work.

Her debut album, “Silk in the Sky” is available for download on Amazon and iTunes. Hard copies are available for purchase at:
ebay | cd baby | facebook

Sarah Burton
Monday, November 11, 8pm

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, November 13, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Caleb Bailey & SAS
Friday, November 15, 7pm

Caleb Bailey: Remember Caleb? He used to serve drinks here. Now he’s serving sweet sweet music from his upcoming album!

SAS: From the humble beginnings of a karaoke mic duct taped to a floor lamp, SAS has been a self-innovator, drawing upon intuition to compose her sonic tapestry. At the age of 13, SAS grabbed her mother’s ramshackle guitar and a notebook, and set out to develop her signature style through introspective meanderings and isolated experiments.Taking early influence from Beck and Elliott Smith, she discovered her voice, and continued to uncover the courageous narratives of female artists such as Ani Difranco and Tori Amos to expand her own conceptual brand of songwriting.

In her youth, SAS was known for audience-participation-enhanced theme and variety shows at coffee houses and all-ages venues. However, as she matured, she sequestered the antics in favor of delving into more weighty material, while still maintaining an offbeat undertone. Songs once featuring elaborate depictions of her dislocated knee or her tenure at “Pic N Save” shifted into the more intimate tales of demise and dishonor , transcending into a collection of thoughtful observations and sagas of perseverance through heartache and hardship.

By early 2000, SAS connected with the Fullerton and Long Beach, CA music scenes and was a welcome addition with her refreshing perspective and quirky rapport. Her catalog developed into a robust blend of insight and intellect, lilting upon a sweet melody with an intricate backdrop. She was nominated in categories for Best Female Artist and Best Song for the Orange County Music Awards before settling in her new home of Lincoln, NE, in 2009.

With sonic comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Edwards, and Patty Griffin, SAS brings a warmth and repose to the stage while maintaining a witicism, edginess, and full-bodied sentiment to challenge the most jaded of listenerships. Through her distinctive voicings, SAS invokes audiences with a contemplative and honest delivery. She runs raw emotion through a poetic filter to give consolation and recognition to the human condition.

A musical peer once described listening to her as ‘experiencing the comfort of an old friend at the very first encounter’. This is the old friend you’ve been searching for. Once you recognize her you won’t retreat from the singular intonation and steadfast point of view of SAS.
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Grassfire
Saturday, November 16, 8pm
Matt Richardson, Laurie Fraser and Jenny Richardson are three friends with a passion for music and performing. With Matt on banjo, guitar and vocals, Jenny on bass, and Laurie on guitar and vocals, this high-energy acoustic trio performs traditional bluegrass, folk, and country, and puts a new spin on pop. facebook

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, November 20, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Sandhill Sound Showcase! The Riverfront Boys, Irony “Acoustic”, Jeremy Fifield, and Kalin Krohe Reference
Friday, November 22, 6pm
No Cover! All bands hailing from Western Nebraska! Event listing on Facebook

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, November 27, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Frek & the Elixir
Friday, November, 8pm
Witness for yourselves what is Frek the Elixir… Derek Dibbern with Jon Appleget and The Mystery and The Flow and Lincoln the Chain and One Lane Bridge and even a touch of Zen Pudding for the Pre-Drifting Era Bolo Paleo.

October 2013

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 2, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 9, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Lincoln Calling Acoustic Showcase
Saturday, October 12, 6pm.

No Cover! Priming the pump for Lincoln Calling which begins October 15th Downtown! So excited to have these guys play!

FCC. Bros.:
The FCC Bros. are an acoustic/folk trio featuring brothers Dylan and Casey Fink and brother-from-another-mother Adam Widger. Their lyric driven, harmony rich songs tell stories of life, love and loss. Armed with acoustic guitars and Grandma’s lap dulcimer, the FCC Bros. create a modern spin on their deep, musical heritage.
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Little Marais: Chance has been part of the Lincoln music scene for a long time now. His bittersweet songs of love lost or celebratory verses of love held help the listener through the highs and lows of this human experience. Chance is maximizing his journalistic talent to create a better Nebraska through his past work at the Daily Nebraskan and now at HearNebraska.org. From raising money for the Omaha Tribe at a benefit concert to playing local music on Hear Nebraska’s KZUM program. Chance is one of the hearts, minds, and backbones that make this place sacred.
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Jack Hotel: Jack Hotel has been blowing through the Lincoln music scene with the power of a tornado! Musicians Günter Voelker, Joe Salvati, Josh Rector and Marty Steinhausen have created an uncanny sound resembling the history of an old Nebraska barn renovated.
Facebook

Bonehart Flannigan: If Hunter S. Thompson was a songwriter he wouldn’t be as good as this man. Songs about whiskey a stuff broken down and being happy about it all. This is stuff you’ll want to remember and recite at 2am exiting Duffy’s.
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Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 16, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Ace & Dan w/ Scott Severin
Saturday, October 19, 7pm

Ace Bettinger and Dan Cox make up the dynamic acoustic guitar duet, cleverly named Ace and Dan. For more than 25 years, Ace and Dan have each studied guitar and song writing. They have been acquaintances on the Lincoln music scene for many years and began playing and singing together informally about 10 years ago, exploring different sounds of American music. Website

With opening act Scott Severin

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 23, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Frek & the Elixir w/ Nathan Armstrong
Friday, October 25, 7pm

Witness for yourselves what is Frek the Elixir… Derek Dibbern with Jon Appleget and The Mystery and The Flow and Lincoln the Chain and One Lane Bridge and even a touch of Zen Pudding for the Pre-Drifting Era Bolo Paleo.

With opening act Nathan Armstrong

Leftmore
Wednesday, October 30, 7pm
(from Leftmore’s facebook page) I have been writing and playing music as Leftmore since December 2004, touring with it since June 2008, and loving my life almost the entire way…. I’ve gotten to play with (and discover!) some of my favorite bands of all time because of my wonderful opportunities. I love music a near infinite amount, but it’s all about the people I meet when it boils down. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the friends that have been a part of this experience. Come be “the people.” 7pm showtime.

September 2013

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, September 4, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Slap Happy
Friday, September 6, 8-10pm
Slap Happy is an acoustic music group from Lincoln, NE. It’s members include Chloe Pinkman, Noah Gose, and Noah Pinkman. Slap Happy performs live acoustic music to entertain guests for small events, garden parties, birthdays, anniversaries, camp outs, and live music venues. Music genre includes acoustic folk, pop, fiddle, and rock. (website)

Loren Eiseley’s 106th Birthday!
Saturday, September 7, 2-4pm
A native of Lincoln, Loren Eiseley is one of America’s most important nature writers and philosophers. Celebrate Eiseley’s birthday by joining us for readings of favorite Eiseley passages by Loren Eiseley Society members and enthusiastic fans. It’s open mic, so bring your own short Eiseley quote to read.

Pies Against the Pipeline
Sunday, September 8, 12-2pm
We’ll be setting up a table outside Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso and selling baked goods and cold drinks to help raise money for Bold Nebraska’s “Build Our Energy” project. You can help by donating baked goods or cold drinks for the sale; volunteering to help run the bake sale table; or by stopping by on September 8th!

Jack Hotel | Josh Damigo
Tuesday, September 10, 8pm
Josh Damigo’s facebook bio states, “Singer/Songwriter who is probably peeing in a waterbottle somewhere on a Californian freeway…” We’re glad he’s peeing, er, playing, PLAYING… on our little stage the second Tuesday of September. Hailing (currently) from Southern California, Josh has garnered two San Diego Music Awards for “Best Acoustic” and “Best Local Recording,” as well as gigs opening for the likes of Zac Brown and Jason Mraz.(facebook)
Jack Hotel: is a Lincoln NE Folk, country blues band. Members include Günter Voelker, Joe Salvati, Josh Rector and Marty Steinhausen. (facebook) (website)

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, September 11, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Southern Heights Food Forest Benefit
Friday, September 13th, 7pm
Join us for a benefit to help establish the Southern Heights Food Forest. The goal of the Southern Heights Food Forest is to develop a publicly accessible space focused on food production and outdoor education that inspires, welcomes and transforms the Lincoln community. The evening will feature live music from local musicians and awesome company! More Info here >>

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, September 18, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

Sam Avery Book Signing
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00pm
Legendary Musician Jim Pipher takes the stage to support the book signing of visiting Author Sam Avery’s book “The Pipeline and the Paradigm”. Avery has written a series of books on the relationship of physics and consciousness, including The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness, Transcendence of the Western Mind, and Buddha and the Quantum. He is passionate about peace and environmental issues, having written The Globalist Papers and The Pipeline and the Paradigm.

Ben Kuzay
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7:00pm
Ben Kuzay is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and one of the world’s leading instrumental bassists. Known for his riveting compositions and virtuosic playing ability, he has earned a great reputation among fans and musicians alike. His third and latest cd Beyond Black Mirrors came out on November 15th, 2011, and features ambient music with occasional forays into classical and rock. His previous album Perpetual Reign was the first album ever, by anybody, to feature as its format lead bass with metal accompaniment. Kuzay is credited with having influenced a movement of instrumental bassists whose purpose in creating music is strictly the art of self-expression.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, September 25, Signup at 7pm, Performances at 8.

August 2013

Slap Happy
Friday, August 2, 8:00pm

Stereo Floe
Saturday, August 3, 8:00pm

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 7

Frailin’ Hearts (previously known as Blue Boat Pilots)
Saturday, August 10, 8:00pm
Frailin’ Hearts is a blossoming family band featuring original folk, new acoustic and Americana music as well as carefully selected songs from other artists. A few original band songs were recorded recently during KZUM’s (89.3 FM / KZUM.org) “Alive in Lincoln.” Roger Geery has performed for decades in several newgrass and acoustic bands, leading to his family band project with daughters Schuyler and Keelin Geery-Zink. After learning to play guitar at age 15, Schuyler quickly took up songwriting and then banjo at age 18. She’s mostly self-taught on both instruments and writes most of the band’s original songs. Keelin sings in school/church choirs and musical plays as well as playing flute in band. She sings some Frailin’ Hearts cover songs. (facebook)

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 14

SAS – Tie These Hands
Friday, August 16, 8:00pm

Ben Cosgrove
Sunday, August 18, 8:00pm
Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in Boston, MA. He performs regularly both as a solo artist and as a sideman and has written scores for films, plays, radio, and television, toured widely across the US and Canada, and produced several well-received albums of his original, often geographically-inspired work.

Ben is also a prolific writer of nonfiction, and his essays about landscape and place have appeared in publications including Appalachia, The Island Review, The Harvard Advocate, The Bad Version, The Monadnock Conservancy, and land that i live, where he is a regular contributor. As a Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism in 2011-12, he worked with acoustic scientists at national parks across the country to research noise pollution and the preservation of natural soundscapes.

His musical compositions have been called both “compelling and powerful” and “delicately romantic,” and he has earned a reputation as a hard-working collaborator and engaging performer. He lives in Cambridge, MA, where he is the Signet Artist-in-Residence Fellow at Harvard University.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 21

Grassfire
Friday, August 23, 8:00pm

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 28

July 2013

Tory Mo
Friday, July 12, 8:00pm

Tupelo Springfield
Saturday, July 13, 7:00pm

Film Screening of “Kooky”
Friday, July 19, 8:00pm

Frek & the Elixir
Friday, July 26, 8:00pm

FCC Bros.
Saturday, July 27, 8:00pm

Endolphins, Double Saginaw Familiarity
Sunday, July 28, 8:00pm

June 2013

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, June 5

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, June 12

Frailin’ Hearts (previously known as Blue Boat Pilots)
Friday, June 14, 8:00pm
Frailin’ Hearts is a blossoming family band featuring original folk, new acoustic and Americana music as well as carefully selected songs from other artists. A few original band songs were recorded recently during KZUM’s (89.3 FM / KZUM.org) “Alive in Lincoln.” Roger Geery has performed for decades in several newgrass and acoustic bands, leading to his family band project with daughters Schuyler and Keelin Geery-Zink. After learning to play guitar at age 15, Schuyler quickly took up songwriting and then banjo at age 18. She’s mostly self-taught on both instruments and writes most of the band’s original songs. Keelin sings in school/church choirs and musical plays as well as playing flute in band. She sings some Frailin’ Hearts cover songs. (facebook)

An Evening (John Denver Tribute Band!)
Saturday, June 15, 8:00pm
An evening was formed in September 2011. Consisting of Dustin West on guitar/vocals, Chris Harman on guitar/vocals, and Dorothy Harman on percussion/vocals, the group came together with a shared interest in the music of the late John Denver. They have created a fun, memorable show featuring many of the greatest hits from John, as well as a few surprise treats along the way. From Rocky Mountain High and Annie’s Song to Calypso and Country Roads, An Evening will have you singing along and tapping your toes from the first song of the evening. (facebook)

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, June 19

A Modern Prometheus
Saturday, June 22, 8:00pm (facebook)

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, June 26

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May 2013

Mildred Bonk
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8:00pm

The Upstairs Blues Band
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30pm

Lori Allison and Her Philosophers
w/King Kong the Puppet Show
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:00pm

Super Blues Party
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

Bud Heavy & The High Lifes
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

Pizza Delivery Guys
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

From American Idol, Joseph Smith!
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:00pm

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April 2013

Friday, April 12

Slap Happy, 8pm
Slap Happy is an acoustic music group from Lincoln, NE. It’s members include Chloe Pinkman, Noah Gose, and Noah Pinkman. Slap Happy performs live acoustic music to entertain guests for small events, garden parties, birthdays, anniversaries, camp outs, and live music venues. Music genre includes acoustic folk, pop, fiddle, and rock. (website)

Saturday, April 13

Ted Miller, 8pm
Muscle, Bone, Skin and Fat is a musical piece that is truly “Good For the Soul Music” Ted Millers music truly fits his style like a glove. (facebook)

Saturday, April 20

Purple Hays | Kevin Schlereth, 7pm

Kevin Schlereth (facebook)

Purple Hays is an Indie/Folk trio from Lincoln, Nebraska. All the members are female multi-instrumentalists who are music majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (facebook)

Monday, April 22

Leftmore, 8pm
Indie Rock from Colorado Springs, CO (facebook)

Friday, April 26

Frek the Elixir, 8pm (facebook) (web)
Experimental improv/jam/electro-acoustic music project.

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March 2013

Saturday, March 9

Blue Boat Pilots, 8pm

Sunday, March 10

Billy Saffyre, 8pm

Friday, March 15

Ben Kuzay, 8pm
Ben Kuzay is one of the world’s leading instrumental bassists, and forerunner of the ‘bass-shred’ movement. His second album is titled Perpetual Reign, and is the first album ever to feature as its format lead bass with metal accompaniment. Kuzay is already credited with influencing a movement of instrumental bassists whose purpose in creating music is strictly the art of self-expression. With each step he takes, musical boundaries are shattered, and new realms created by dint of sheer individuality, creativity, and inborn talent.

Saturday, March 16

Recovery Jam, 7pm

Friday, March 22

Acoustic trio Undisco Wood with Lucas Kellison, 8pm

Saturday, March 23

Daniel Christian CD Release, 8pm
Out of Nebraska comes a singer-songwriter who blends jam-band trends with Revolver-esque pop/rock sensibilities. Daniel Christian is a contemporary power pop/rock artist with country roots. He weaves hooky, stick-in-your-head melodies backed by big harmonies with thought-provoking lyrical content. The result is a style of art and entertainment that audiences have dubbed “thought rock,” which, according to fans, “sounds like cinnamon rolls taste!”

Friday, March 29

Frek the Elixir, 8pm

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February 2013

Friday, February 1

Blue Boat Pilots 8pm

Saturday, February 2

Doug Wood 8pm

Wednesday, February 6

Open Mic Night

Friday, February 8

Charlie Roth 8pm

Saturday, February 9

Occupy Cabaret 7pm

Wednesday, February 13

Valaska 6:30pm

Open Mic (immediately following)

Saturday, February 16

Pizza Delivery Guys 8pm (facebook)
PDG is a Folk Rock Blues group performing a unique blend of original music and stylings of Bob Dylan, Crosby stills and Nash, Arlo Guthrie and the like. Members: Chuck Foley Sr, Chuck Foley Jr, Dave Young.

Wednesday, February 20

Open Mic Night

Friday, February 22

Vagina Monologues 7pm

Saturday, February 23

Recovery Jam/Open Jam Session 7pm

Wednesday, February 27

Open Mic Night

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January 2013

Wednesday, January 9

Open Mic Night

Friday, January 11

The Bob Fuson Quartet/ Upstairs Blues Band Fundraiser for Cafe’ Network, 7-9pm
from the bands website: The Upstairs Blues Band is a band of teenagers formed by a blues class in Lincoln, taught by Ryan Larsen and Jake Wiese, musicians of Lincoln. We have been playing the blues since Sep. 2009. The Upstairs Blues Band has played many festivals, traveled to Memphis, TN in 2011 for the International Blues Challenge, and even made some appearances on TV and Radio Stations. We hope you’re enjoying what you’re hearing! Bob Fuson:

Saturday, January 12

Billy Saffyre, 8pm (facebook)

Wednesday, January 16

Open Mic Night

Friday, January 18

Blue Sky Angel Parade, 8pm (bandcamp)
Playing in support of their 4 track October 2012 release, Dingy Eighties Kids.
tagging themselves as: “blues britpop mod pop rock surf Lincoln”

Wednesday, January 23

Open Mic Night

Friday, January 25

Frek the Elixir, 8pm (facebook) (web)
Experimental improv/jam/electro-acoustic music project.

Saturday, January 26

Lincoln Underground Winter Issue Release and Discussion, 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 30

Open Mic Night

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December 2012

Saturday, December 8

Billy Sapphire (christmas songs), 8pm

Sunday, December 9

The Awful Truth, 8pm (facebook)

Monday, December 10

Leftmore, 8pm (facebook)
Leftmore’s Silver Surfer Tour brings him back to Lincoln. Please help spread the word and invite your friends. It’s bound to be a good time as usual!

Wednesday, December 12

Open Mic Night

Saturday, December 15

Pizza Delivery Guys, 8pm (facebook)
PDG is a Folk Rock Blues group performing a unique blend of original music and stylings of Bob Dylan, Crosby stills and Nash, Arlo Guthrie and the like. Members: Chuck Foley Sr, Chuck Foley Jr, Dave Young.

Wednesday, December 19

Open Mic Night

Saturday, December 22

The Original Suspects, 8pm 

Wednesday, December 26

Open Mic Night

Friday, December 28

Frek the Elixir (facebook) (web)
Experimental improv/jam/electro-acoustic music project.