The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 06, 1989, Page 9, Image 9

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    Arts & Entertainment
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Courtesy of Aillgator/lce Cube Records
A.C. Reed
Courtesy of the Rosebud agency
John Hammond
Courtesy of JKC Productions
Below, Joe “King” Carrasco and The Crowns
Local live music scene highlighted
by return performers, local band
By Mick Dyer
Staff Previewer
The long-awaited return of na
tionally acclaimed performers
such as John Hammond, A.C.
Reed, and Helios Creed -- as well
as a performance by the Lincoln
band Thirteen Nightmares in con
junction with the recent release of
its first album -- highlight live
music in Lincoln this week.
Tonight, Sideshow, Eleventh
Dream Day and Thirteen Night
mares will play at Duffy’s, 14120
Sideshow is a highly caf
feinated noise-reggae-thrash band
from Lincoln that plays rough
and-tumble 20 bcats-per-measure
catharsis rock.
Eleventh Dream Day is a nasty
big guitar band from Chicago.
Many bands play pop music in
Chicago. Eleventh Dream Day is
one ot the least pop-sounding
bands among them.
Thirteen Nightmares is a dark
hypnotic guitar throat-and-drum
apocalypse band lrom Lincoln.
The anal-expulsive embrace-ihe
revolution band is performing in
conjunction with the recent release
of its first album, “Shitride.”
Heller Skelter.
Friday, Helios Creed will play
at Duffy’s.
Helios Creed was a longtime
member of the San Francisco
based oncc-you’ve-heard-it
you’ll-ncvcr-forget-il electric
Wotan band Chrome. Chrome was
a psychedelic industrial mythol
ogy noise power band that took
control of audiences and made
them dance by plugging itself
straight into their souls.
At any rate, Creed is an electric
Helios Creed played at the
Drumstick on two occasions dur
ing the summer of 1987. He stood
with his back to the audience so it
couldn’t see his odd guitar con
figurations. And he spokc/sang
disturbing and cryptic lyrics
through a police bullhorn.
By the end of the night, many
audience members had left their
bodies — leaving their shells stand
ing there wide-eyed, motionless
and hollow. Some of them still
aren’t the same.
Creed said he likes the Lincoln
audience. That’s why he came
back. Look out.
See LINCLIVE on 10
Thirteen Nightmares now tougher, meaner
By Mick Dyer
Staff Reporter
Thirteen Nightmares
Pravda Records
'7 had learned that if you want
something, you had better make some
- Malcolm X, from his autobiog
raphy Nightmare
This may be the motto of Thirteen
Nightmares. Anyway, it appears on
the album insert of its first album,
Thirteen Nightmares has been
playing thick noisy guitar bass
drum music for more than two years
now. Over that period of time, the
Nightmares developed a steady local
following, took its show on the road,
and its members’ hair kept growing
longer and longer and longer.
And the Nightmares got tougher,
tighter and meaner.
Among other things, “Shitridc”
is a sonic and poetic exposure to the
anger, sadness and gentleness inside
the Nightmares’ collective soul.
Sonic. “Shitride” is a clean and
explosive album.
Thirteen Nightmares is well
known on stage for its dynamic inten
sity and for its ability to layer guitars
on lop of one another to create a dense
fluid sound that is bigger than the sum
of its parts. The album docs an excel
lent job of recreating all elements of
the Nightmares’ live sound. Every
thing comes through, loud and clear,
which speaks well for sound engi
neers Randy Watson, Greg Hill and
George Amen.
Poetic. “Shitridc” contains some
emotionally powerful lyrics.
Most of the lyrics are a stream of
consciousness. The attention to small
details and the phrasing of words and
images are quite revealing.
Also, Greg Cosgrove has a power
ful and expressive voice -- ranging
from throaty roaring in “The Black
and White” to light ephemeral vo
cals in “St. Christopher” - which
Courtesy of Pravda Records
Lied Center to recognize
donors for contributions
Donors to the Lied Center for
the Performing Arts will be recog
nized throughout the new $20 mil
lion center.
Sheila Griffin, Lied Center
project director, said donors will
be acknowledged in a Book of
Memory, on a “Donor Wall” or
through the naming of certain
items or areas in the building.
Those who contributed $50,000
or more will have an area, such as
a lobby, balcony or dressing room,
or an item in the building named
for them or for someone chosen by
the donor.
Johnny Carson has agreed to
have the rehearsal hall, known as
the black box theater, named for
him as a tribute to his support.
Griffin said.
Contributors of $1,000 or more
will have their names placed on a
annually for display in the street
level lobby.__
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