Friday, August 5, 2011

Hadden Sayers CD Release, Brothers Comatose, Guided By Vices
Hadden Sayers’ CD release party at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar is Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m.. His latest disc, Hard Dollar, is his best yet. Sayers’ Texas-rooted blues-rock puts his soulful vocals and serious guitar skills front and center in the service of mighty fine original songs. Be there.

Roadhouse Gets Comatose

Sunday Roadhouse
presents The Brothers Comatose on Sunday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m. at The Waiting Room. The San Francisco group describes themselves as “a 5 piece old-timey, rowdy string band.” They have been gaining attention and momentum at notable events like The Strawberry Music Festival and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Check for info and free music downloads.

Coming up on Aug. 24 are
David Olney & Sergio Webb. Chanteuse Eilen Jewel has been added on Sept. 9. Tommy Womack plays on Sept. 13.

And mark your calendars now for Hoodoo hero Jon Dee Graham on Sunday, Sept. 25, in a special Roadhouse at the Side Door Lounge. Seating is limited. See
Graham will also perform at the Zoo Bar on Saturday, Sept. 24, in a 9 p.m. set that will be followed by the Sons of 76. Watch for details. It will be a special treat to have Graham in the metro for two shows, slated to be solo acoustic at this point. Check for the latest info on Graham's fan-fueled JonDeeCo Co-Op that offers a bunch of member-only exclusives for those who join up for a modest $10 a month. The Co-Op members have already received member-only links to a special acoustic performance of "Look Up" and a humorous short film.

Weekend Hullabaloo

The Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival
is August 5, 6 and 7 at River West Park, 233 & Maple on the Elkhorn River. Over 25 great bands perform including Kris Lager Band, Funk Trek, Matt Cox and Sons of 76. For lineup, tickets and info visit

Brostad & Guided By Vices

Former Omaha musician Cass Brostad is bringing two fellow Austin songwriter friends, Mandy Rowden and Charlie Mason, to visit. They’re calling it the Guided by Vices Tour. They hit the Barley Street Tavern on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. with Bad Country, The Fergesons and a Family Gram reunion. Brostad and friends play Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Thursday, Aug. 11, 9 p.m., with special guests All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. For more info check

Lager Van Repair Fund

I wrote last week about the Kris Lager Band’s van fire enroute back to Omaha from a South Dakota show. Friends of KLB have set up a fund to help with vehicle repairs. Look up the Kris Lager Band Transportation Fund page on Facebook for details.

Hot Notes

The boogie-blues of The Bel Airs takes over The 21st Saloon on Thursday, Aug. 4. Next week the Texas blues of Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones
is featured. Both shows start at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6 at Barley Street Tavern catch Travelling Mercies with The Betties, Platte River Rain and John Klemmensen & The Party.

The female-fronted punky-pop of Nashville’s
Those Darlins is paired with The Killigans at the Zoo Bar on Aug. 9, 9:30 p.m.

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