Wednesday, December 05, 2007
OEAs Nominee Showcase Block Party tonight; Midwest Dilemma at O'Leaver's...
Tonight is the big Omaha Entertainment Awards Nominee Showcase Block Party being held at a handful of venues in Benson. For $5 you can pick up a wristband that will get you into showcases at Mick's, The Waiting Room, España, The Barley St. Tavern and PS Collective. Sayeth the OEA website: "The Waiting Room Lounge, Barley Street Tavern and Mick's will host bands performing in 20-minute segments. España will feature DJs and ethnic ensembles, and the PS Collective will present the performing arts showcase. Screens throughout The Waiting Room and other establishments will show a constant feed of visual arts nominee highlights." This is a helluva deal. There isn't an official schedule yet, but a tentative line-up has appeared on SLAM Omaha, and is below:
At The Waiting Room:
At The Barley St.:
As an OEA academy member, I need to see as many bands as possible that I haven't seen before, which means I'll be spending most of my evening at Mick's. I could come up with an elaborate personal schedule to weave back and forth through the various venues, but I know that none of them will adhere to their scheduled times. It's going to be a real crapshoot if you want to see a specific band. Just get there early and ask the guy at the door who's next.
Wouldn't it have been great if they had blocked off Maple St. and let people walk from venue to venue with beer/drinks in hand? Or if street food vendors (operated by Benson restaurants) were available so you could nosh as you go? I'm not looking forward to eating at Subway tonight.
If you don't want in to deal with the drama, swing over to O'Leaver's tonight for Midwest Dilemma with Zephuros and Lincoln singer/songwriter Cory Kibler (ex Robot, Creek Closer). I'm told the new MD recording is stunning and includes a plethora of instrumentation which may or may not be replicated tonight on stage. $5, 9 p.m.
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posted by Tim at 5:26 AM
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