I. Am. A. Slacker.
I don't remember the last time I went a week without posting on the blog. My apologies.
Today, I've got some suggestions for a weekend of concert-going. Next week, I'll be back with regular posts, including a list, a mailbag column (hopefully) and a lengthy Q&A with Henry Rollins (of Black Flag, Rollins band and generally-being-a-badass fame) who is coming next Saturday.
What should you do this weekend? Glad you asked. Check out these shows:
• Scott Severin's CD release party is tonight. I interviewed him and it made for a pretty good story. Check out the free show for "Birdhouse Obbligato" at the Waiting Room tonight at 9 p.m. Big Wheel (Sarah Benck) and Platte River Rain open.
• Also tonight is The Sleepover's CD release show for "Oceans of Ice, Island of Terror." The Lincoln melodic indie pop-rock band is fronted by Cory Kibler who has performed his own indie folk songs in the past. Techlepathy and Fortnight open the show, which is at 9 p.m. tonight at O'Leaver's. $5 cover, as usual.
• Simon Joyner performs Sunday night at Slowdown ($7 at the door) with Paleo and Bear Country. He has several summer tour dates lineup up, which is a rarity for him. He tends to stay home with his family instead of go on the road.
That should set you straight for the weekend. Enjoy and, as always, let me know how the shows were.