Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Chill out! Winter Scene Report
Winter is here, and here in Nebraska we have had accumulative snow three times already. Along with the colder, snowy weather, winter brings us closer towards the holidays and a stressful meltdown of crowded stores, long checkout lines, and everything else that comes with the mass consumer lifestyle. The Crucial Changes HQ is celebrating these festive days by getting the zine ready for the planned January release. Last year, I bought a 3ft tall plastic lighted tree for a couple bucks way late in the season, and it's about as festive as the CCHQ gets, ha. As you may already know, my zine This Is Nebraska Not Anywhere Else is coming along well, and all I need is to shoot and process pics for one more show and final designing will be finished. Once crazy day passes, maybe I can get up some visual updates on my progress.
The final show of the 2009 year is going to be a new years eve show at The Hole and is still in the process of being put together. So far on the bill is Hercules, Cordial Spew, and Rather Unsightly Gentlemen. This should be a pretty fun show, and it's all ages so there is no reason why you can't make it. To date there are a few good shows lined up in January for locals as well as national and regional touring acts. On January 2nd, Crooked Ways, Ready Resist, and Nothing To Nothing + more bands will be playing the Ghost House. Also on the 2nd, Ties, Wearing Thin, Lockjaw + regional bands: Wreak Havoc and Homewrecker will be playing the Hood House in Omaha. Chicago's Harm's Way will be back in Omaha to play The Manor with Worst Of Times from SD, plus Hominoid on January 7th. On January 16th the underrated Techlepathy from Omaha will be playing The Hole with a long list of regional acts. Cruel Hand will be returning to Omaha to play In Commons on January 23rd with BraceWar, Mother Of Mercy, and popular locals Eastern Turkish, and Plight. Check the Nebraska Hardcore Myspace and Blackheart Booking's website to see what other shows will be going on in Nebraska this winter as they are being put together.