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Landing on the Moon is among the 50 artists performing at this weekend's Omaha Entertainment Awards Summer Showcase.


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Showcase is all-local, all-encompassing
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


More than 50 artists will perform this weekend in Benson. The Omaha Entertainment Awards Summer Showcase is an all-local music festival that features artists from just about every style you can think of.

It should prove to be an exciting — and educational — couple of nights. Take a look at the schedule here and decide whether you want to buy a wristband for one night ($10) or both nights ($15). A wristband gets you into all venues.

And be sure to vote on your favorite artist at oea-awards.com through July 8. The winning artist will perform at the Maha Music Festival.

Now for some of the stuff I'm interested in for the weekend.

Artists I'd check out if I were you: All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Voodoo Method, Conchance, Landing on the Moon, Andrew Bailie.

Best band name: Lesbian Bus Crash. I'm not sure what it means, but it's definitely intriguing.

Band everyone's been talking about: Universe Contest. This band is causing a lot of chat in Lincoln. If you're curious, download a free EP from the band's website, universecontest.com.

Coolest venue: DP Muller's Photography Studio. These are all tried-and-true venues, but the photo studio should be fun. All of the artists look to be singers or acoustic performers, so it should be an intimate spot. I wonder how many people it fits.

Genres I'm really happy to see represented: R&B and hip-hop, which often get skipped during these sorts of events. We (myself included) are quick to look for the rock bands, singer-songwriters and the like, but jump over R&B and rap. I'm most intrigued by the R&B showcase set on Saturday at Muller's studio.

Friday

The Sydney, 5918 Maple St.

8 p.m.: The Minnahoonies

8:55 p.m.: The Bishops

9:50 p.m.: Hector Anchondo

10:45 p.m.: John Klemmenson & The Party

11:40 p.m.: Witness Tree

12:35 a.m.: Black Top Ramblers

DP Muller's Photography Studio, 6066 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Jill Marie

8:55 p.m.: Belles & Whistles

9:50 p.m.: Kat Naughton

10:45 p.m.: All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

11:40 p.m.: Tara Vaughan

The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Swampboy Blues Band

8:55 p.m.: Electroliners

9:50 p.m.: The Seen

10:45 p.m.: Cannonista

11:40 p.m.: Voodoo Method

12:35 a.m.: Scru Face Jean

1:15 a.m.: $pencelove & Cake Eater

Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St.

8 p.m.: Lesbian Bus Crash

8:55 p.m.: Furiosity

9:50 p.m.: Edge of Arbor

10:45 p.m.: The Curtain Calls

11:40 p.m.: Dirty Diamonds

12:35 a.m.: The Big Deep

Saturday

The Sydney, 5918 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Broken Crown

8:55 p.m.: Underwater Dream Machine

9:50 p.m.: Block Movement

10:45 p.m.: Matt Cox Band

11:40 p.m.: Tenderness Wilderness

12:35 a.m.: Vago

PS Collective, 6056 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Y-Kid & Degree

8:55 p.m.: Dominique Morgan

9:50 p.m.: AZP

10:45 p.m.: The Abstract

11:40 p.m.: Morning at Sea

12:35 a.m.: Conchance

Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St.

8 p.m.: Cornerstone Dub

8:55 p.m.: Young Pflames

9:50 p.m.: Guilty Is The Bear

10:45 p.m.: Touch People

11:40 p.m.: Purveyors of a Conscious Sound

12:35 a.m.: Landing On The Moon

DP Muller's Photography Studio, 6066 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Matt Banta

8:55 p.m.: Andrew Bailie

9:50 p.m.: JaSoulo, Shi Shi Sakari, Jus. B, Tagiz (R & B Showcase)

12:35 a.m.: Dirty River Ramblers

The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.

8 p.m.: Sub-Vectors

8:55 p.m.: Island Alumni

9:50 p.m.: Galvanized Tron

10:45 p.m.: Universe Contest

11:40 p.m.: Snake Island!

12:35- a.m.: Dim Light

1:15 a.m.: Bentone (from Basstoven)

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

kevin.coffey@owh.com    |   402-444-1557    |  

Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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