McKenna’s Needs You & More

McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ launches a Wednesday night early concert series beginning Wednesday, June 18. Shows will start at 7 p.m. with a $5 cover. The first scheduled act is Felix y Los Gatos from New Mexico, billed as New Mexico’s best party band. The Albuquerque-based roots band is regularly recognized as an area favorite in newspaper readers’ polls in Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Their Tex-Mex sound should appeal to fans of acts like Billy Bacon or those who liked the accordion-fueled vibe of Chris Gaffney’s solo work. See facebook.com/FelixYLosGatos. The following Wednesday, June 25, McKenna’s features the Nashville roots music of Tom Buller. McKenna’s is hoping to see a show of support from music lovers for these early Wednesday shows to decide if live music is going to continue being booked there, according to management. McKenna’s is located at 7425 Pacific St. 

The 21st Saloon Blues
Highly entertaining band Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys are back at The 21st Saloon Thursday, June 12, 6-9 p.m. The band’s music is rooted in Chicago blues sounds and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. See reverendraven.com.

Estrin & Birchwood
Popular West Coast band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats is back for two shows next week with up-and-coming Selwyn Birchwood Band. Both are Alligator Records artists.  The bands roll into Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, June 18, and plug in at The 21st Saloon Thursday, June 19. Both shows are 6-9 p.m.

Trampled Under Foot at The Hive
The Hive features Trampled Under Foot on Friday, June 20, 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Trampled Under Foot took home two Blues Music Awards at the 35th Blues Music Award in Memphis. Their latest disc, The Badlands, won for Best Contemporary Blues Album and Danielle Schnebelen won for Instrumentalist – Bass.

Hot Notes
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar hosts acclaimed multi-instrumentalist David Lindley Saturday, June 14, 6-9 p.m.
Matt Wallace, the Hegg Brothers and Tim Kobza present a night of jazz at Harney Street Tavern Monday, June 16, 6-10 p.m.
Elkhorn’s Heartland Café, 2613 N. Main, presents Hector Anchondo Band Saturday, June 14, as part of their summer series. Doors open at 5 for dinner and best seating, bands play 7-10:30 p.m. Cover is $8. Lawn chairs are recommended.
After weeks holding at Number Two, Lincoln’s own Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers took the Number One place on the Roots Music Reports Soul and R&B Charts, ousting Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Yes, you read that right. See rootsmusicreport.com  and  joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com

posted at 08:15 pm
on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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