EOTO @ Bourbon Theatre

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EOTO @ Bourbon Theatre 

Ahhhhhh. Another night at Bourbon Theatre. As always, I had arrived about 20 minutes late for the April 20th show in Lincoln, NE. Rushing to get into the venue, I was instantly greeted by a hard hitting performance by the excellent sounds of EOTO with an extremely crowded Bourbon in front of me. As many of you music lovers know, EOTO consists of Michael Travis and Jason Hann of the famed String Cheese Incident. Mixing together several styles of music, while lying heavily on electronic, EOTO offers a much different feel than there days with SCI, yet they attract many mutual fans. Switching up roles from their roots with Cheese, each show is promised to be 0 improvised, making each evening a new experience.

Check out some more pictures from the evening, after the jump.

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Dr. Dog, The Growlers @ The Waiting Room

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Dr. Dog @ The Waiting Room

 

Philadelphia is no stranger to good music. Having produced great artists, such as G. Love, The Roots, Man Man, and the Disco Biscuits gives you street credentials in my mind. With my musical tastes often morphing, I find myself falling in and out of a lot of different bands. Dr. Dog is an exception to that, as I can’t seem to get enough of them.

Having caught a brief portion of their set at the monsoon known as Wakarusa 2008, I was already interested in their music. But, it wasn’t until my good friend, Eggs, suggested I check out their latest album. Out of sure luck, I found myself at our local record store here in Lincoln, with the employees jamming out to Fate. As I lurched up to the counter, I was informed as to what album was playing. Minutes later, I was on my way home with some new music, and a newly found obsession with Dr. Dog. Luckily for me, I was able to catch them at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on February 8th.

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Keller Williams @ Slowdown

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Keller Williams @ Slowdown

 

Alas, the drab winter has surely taken it’s toll on us Midwest dwellers. Endless days spent in an ice chest will have that effect from time to time, and now that it has been gloomy and foggy for the past week, Seattle syndrome will soon set in. Well luckily, thanks to our good friends over at Rad Kadillac, a slew of shows have taken over the south eastern corner of the good life state, allowing us to cease writing out suicide notes. That takes us to Sunday night, as a sold out all ages crowd at Slowdown in Omaha, NE played host to Keller Williams, which may have been the only ounce of sunshine I’ll see in the month of January.

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Trampled By Turtles @ Knickerbockers

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Trampled By Turtles @ Knickerbockers
Dave Carroll and Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles

Sometimes the weather in Nebraska can change almost instantly. One minute you’re wearing shorts, the next you’re in thermals, chattering your teeth under a mound of blankets. This was definitely the case this past weekend, as it seems to be every time Duluth, MN natives Trampled By Turtles (TBT) make their way to the Star City. I spent most of Saturday in bed, recuperating from an extended booze-induced festival that had kicked off for no reason other than it was the weekend. Finally, no day job! Pulp Fiction and Friday were my best friends, as I took myself back a few years enjoyed a lazy day. But when I finally got moving at about 6pm, I found out that it had been about 60 degrees all day, and I’d missed it! I In a moment of extreme optimism, I hoped to be greeted by similar weather the following day as TBT made their way into Lincoln to take over the stage at Knickerbockers on December 14, 2008.

No such luck with the weather. The high on Sunday wound up being about 10 degrees with a severe wind advisory (bet you Texas folks haven’t even heard of that). Oh well, when it comes down to it, everyone will stay plenty warm shaking their asses to some traditional bluegrass, right? At least they are from Minnesota and are used to the cold, I suppose.

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