Getting Sweaty and Radar Alert

Sweatshop Gallery will present artwork by Texan Tim Kerr, whose musical fingerprints lie on several strains of punk and garage music. The show will open Friday, May 16, with live music from Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, Snake Island! and The Broke Loose. Kerr was a founding member of Austin’s trailblazing 1980s skate punk act the Big Boys, who alongside acts like the Dicks helped pave an iconic and distinct strain of Austin punk rock that still influences that city today. Kerr subsequently turned his attention to producing a gassed-up, lacerating strain of garage-punk bands, mainly out of the Sweatbox in Austin. Meanwhile, Kerr played in bands including the Lord High Fixers and Poison 13. Kerr’s visual art is now takingcenter stage.

Meet Omaha Under the Radar, an upcoming local performance festival that seeks to combine the worlds of contemporary musical composition with live performances of theater and dance. The festival runs Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13, at four downtown Omaha venues. Organizer Amanda DeBoer says the event will be headlined by performances from Ken Vandermark and Tim Daisy. The festival seeks to foster collaboration, conversation and exploration across its multi-discipline performances. Catch a preview of the festival’s programming Monday, May 23, at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St., with a bass, percussion and vocal performance Recitations by Georges Aperghis and Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen. For more information about the festival, visit undertheradaromaha.com.

posted at 10:06 am
on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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