Three shows highlight Lincoln’s music calendar

* Lincoln's claim as a music city will ring true July 15th as they host three shows that would be marquee indie rock events in any Midwestern city. Within a square mile in the state capital, Vega, the Bourbon Theater and Knickerbocker's will all host excellent shows. Lo-fi slacker pop songwriter Mac DeMarco headlines at Vega with opener Calvin Love. Cloud Nothings will fill Knickerbocker's with...

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Home Boys

Doug “SA” Martinez of Omaha’s 311 answers the phone from his home in Ojai, California, while attending to one of his young daughters. Throughout the conversation, he routinely stops mid-sentence and calls to his daughter, “Hold on Nova, Daddy’s on a phone call,” and spells out any bad words. It’s a blatant reminder of how much time has passed since 311’s first opening gig for Fugazi in 1990.

So...

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PWF & Zoo 41st Birthday

Playing With Fire presents the second of its two 2014 concerts Thursday, July 3, at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park. Seating opens at 5. BluesEd youth performance band Mojo Bag plays at 5 p.m. Randy Oxford Band brings their trombone-driven mix of blues and R&B up second. Headliner The Madame Louise Project is fronted by  bandleader Lulu Hughes who has received nominations in Quebec’s equivalent of...

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Sweatfest July 5

The first ever Sweatfest, a loud array of local music acts, will take residence in the hothouse garage and the adjacent backyard of the Sweatshop Gallery Saturday, July 5th, starting early at 6 p.m. The art gallery/DIY show spot, 2727 North 62nd St., is looking to use the funds to upgrade the venue's sound system, as they hope to continue to host punk shows, DJ nights, hip hop showcases and other...

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Jumpin’ Jewel Tones & PWF

Hoodoo favorites Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling & The Jewel Tones have one metro show Tuesday, July 1, 6-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. This band is a don’t-miss, stellar powerhouse of jump, swing and Chicago blues. Doug Deming’s versatile guitar chops were recognized with the 2013 Sean Costello Rising Star Award from Blues Blast Magazine. Dennis Gruenling’s fat-toned harmonica style is rooted in...

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LADIES SING THE BLUES II

Sunday, June 29
LADIES SING THE BLUES II
Carol "Mama O" Rogers, Kainette Jones, Cynthia Taylor, Shasta Holland
Slowdown, 729 N 14th St.
Doors 6 p.m., Music 7 p.m., $15 ADV, $20 Day of Show
www.theslowdown.com

Local blues and jazz women perform for this Second Annual Fundraiser for ICARE Youth Services, Inc. Kainette Jones has toured with world-renowned blues singer, Vernon Garrett, whose hit...

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