Maha picks the Envy Corps to round out line-up

* The Maha Music Festival has added the Envy Corps to its lineup. The atmospheric danceable indie-pop band is from Ames, Ia. Maha takes place Saturday, August 13, with Guided By Voices and Matisyahu headlining. Maha is still working on details for a new site. Flood waters chased the event from the downtown riverfront area. The only spot left on the program is reserved for the winner of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards summer showcase, which is set for July 8 and 9 at several venues in downtown Benson.

* Gunk turns three years old in July. DJs KobraKyle and $pencelove will celebrate with a Gunk dance party Friday, July 15 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The DJ dance night often couples its genre-hopping style with themes, inviting participants to show up in costume. The dance night shows drew about 70 people when they began. Now they regularly pack the Waiting Room.

* Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival will unfold the two-night concert series at the Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St. The original riverfront setting was another casualty of concerns about possible downtown flooding. The event features The Whispers, Gerald Albright, Maysa, Eric Darius and Jonathan Butler. All original tickets for the event will be honored. Additional tickets are available through ticketomaha.com and at both Homer's Music locations in Omaha.

* The Shanks bled through a scorching first night of their two-night reunion stand at O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road, with a set that was starkly confrontational and more than a little scary. Guest drummer Jeff Lambelet provided an important anchor as chaos built towards his right. Guitarist Todd VonStup continually rushed into the crowd, guitar in hand, only to be jostled back toward the band, while frontman Jeff Ankenbauer took center stage with abandon. His face was streaked by his own blood midway through the set, after he had smashed a beer bottle on his forehead. Saturday's set reportedly contained more carnage, as VonStup focused his ire on a trustafarian-with-white-earplugs, who thought the stage show was his own excuse for fighting. Video abounds from both nights, including some from Kevin Cline of Rainy Road Records.

posted at 07:20 pm
on Thursday, June 30th, 2011

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