Ready, Set, Go Out

On Thursday, Sept.1, England’s acclaimed young blues-rock guitarist Oli Brown starts his U.S. tour with The 21st Saloon’s 5:30 p.m. show. Brown is a 2010 British Blues Awards winner for Male Vocalist of the Year.


Trout, Ana Popovic & Lil’ Ed

High-octane blues-rocker Walter Trout hits the Zoo Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for a 6 p.m. show.

Ana Popovic mixes sex appeal with guitar-driven blues-rock. She’s at The 21st Saloon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Blues Society of Omaha members get in free. Popovic plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials bring their raw, hard-driving Chicago blues to Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. The band is a winner of the Blues Music Award for Band of the Year. They are touring in support of their most recent Alligator disc, Full Tilt. Ed and the band also play The 21st Saloon on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m.


Other Notable Shows

Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies’ Americana-tinged original rock is up at the Barley Street Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 3, after 9 p.m. It’s a rare Seven Deadlies show and features one of Hoshaw’s recent songwriters’ retreat colleagues, Jeremiah Nelson from Madison, Wis. See

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Sugar Clay Winery in Thurman, Iowa, hosts the Missouri River High Water Revival beginning at noon, with proceeds donated to Fremont and Mills County, Iowa, flood victims’ recovery. Performers include Matt Cox, Swampboy Blues Band, Brich & Killion, JR & Gunner of Acoustic Groove, Midwest Dilemma and more. See


Hot Notes

Brad Cordle Band performances this week include Ozone at Anthony’s on Friday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m.

The Mezcal Brothers shake up the Zoo Bar with their retro-feuled rockabilly on Sept. 2, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, get old-school blues at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar with the Lil’ Slim Blues Band and special guest Magic Slim after 9 p.m.

At the Zoo Bar’s late show Wednesday, Sept. 7, it’s Austin’s Uncle Lucius and Lincoln’s The Hundred Miles. Uncle Lucius gets rave reviews for a music mix that draws comparisons to The Black Crows and The Band.

Kris Lager plays a solo acoustic show Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Pizza Shoppe Collective after 8 p.m.

Eilen Jewell is featured in a Friday Sunday Roadhouse at Slowdown on Friday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m.

posted at 04:26 pm
on Monday, August 29th, 2011


(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus


« Previous Page

Scottie Miller, Devon Allman, Bart Walker, Gina Sicilia & More

Coming up this week there is more great blues and roots music to keep you moving. Wednesday night at the Zoo Bar catch Cryin' Heart, a Hoodoo favorite built from veteran Lincoln musicians laying down...

more »

New Music & Big Favorites

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers take The 21st Saloon stage Sunday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. for a CD release show. Tommy Castro has been heating up stages for over 20 years and he continues to bring the blues...

more »

Shakin’ With Bacon

Lincoln’s Zoo Bar hosts the returns of a lot of audience favorites this month including Billy Bacon this weekend and James Harman Thursday, Oct. 15. 

Bacon, who resides in Austin, Texas, still puts...

more »

I Hate Lists: Hoodoo’s Bands We Like

I hate lists.I don't really read them and I hate compiling them. That said, our owner-publisher-editor John Heaston loves lists and think others do too. When it comes to music lists, I think they are...

more »

The 21st Saloon

Before you read the words “The Blues” and turn the page, check out what Scott Kirk wants to tell you.

“I have been saying for years now that the music world is starving for a change,” Kirk, owner of...

more »

Advanced Search