The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 15, 2000, Page 8, Image 8

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The following is a brief list of
events this weekend. For more
information, call the venue.
Duffy’s Tavern, 1412OSt
Sunday: Rocket F.M. and
Duggan’s Pub, 440S. 11th St
Friday: FAC with Jam Street
Saturday and Sunday: Wrexs
Knickerbockers Bar & Grill,
901 OSt
Friday: Meele and Sugarbum
Saturday: Kate Schrock
Pla-Mor Ballroom,
6600W. OSt.
Sunday: Double Standard and
Sandy Creek
Royal Grove Nite Club, 340 W.
Comhusker Highway
Friday: HiFi-90, Oil and Spiral
Saturday: Size 13
WCs, 1228PSL
Friday: Robynn Ragland
Saturday: Five Story Fall, Oil
and Aaron Zimmer Band
Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St
Friday: Randy McAllister
Saturday: Sandra Hall with
the Junior Wells Band
Lincoln Community
Playhouse, 2500S. 56th St.
All weekend: “As You Like It”
Star City Dinner Theatre &
Comedy Cabaret 803 Q. St
All weekend: “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the
Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater, in Sheldon Memorial
Art Gallery
All weekend: "Hamlet”
Burkholder Project 719 P St
All weekend: Ann Burkholder,
. Alan Smith and Nancy Childs
Doc’s Place,
Eigjith and P streets
All weekend: Nick Pella
Noyes Gallery, 119S. Ninth St
All weekend: Sandy Meyer,
Catherine Shields, Beth
Himer, Kelley Dachtler and
Katheryn Underhill
from 903 KRNU)
1. Duster
"Contemporary Movement"
Slo core followup to 1998's "Strato
2. The Olivia Tremor Control
'Presents: Singles and Beyond*
Leaders of the Elephant 6 nu-psych
edelia movement
juRoyal /
"The Pop Star EP'
Request "The Bathroom Song." It rocks.
4. Pole
j, The Glands
"The Glands"
Roots-pop from Athens, Ga.... that
should give them away.
6. King Biscuit Time
"No Style'
Compiles his first two solo EPs onto
one disc
7, A Sunshine fix
"The Future History of..."
New material from Olivia Tremor Con
trol frontman Bill Doss...alittle less
Brian Wilson and a little more George
5, Super Furry Animals
You'll wish you could sing along.
S.TheHeiio Sequence
'Com Plex" *
Somebody listened to My Blood Valen
tine and spiritualized when they were
10. Har Mar Supers tar
'Har Mar Superstar"
Filling the gap between the Backstreet
Boys and Watty Pleasant. |JI1
I Rising acoustic guitarist
I to play at W.C's downtown
Mamas, don’t ever let your ( Danlanrll
children grow up to be musicians. JWPynn flagiqiiqj
It’s a roadblock-filled path to /
fame, and rocker Robynn Ragland —C Where: W.C.'s, 12th and
has off-roaded over her share of
The biggest roadblock
occurred for Ragland when
her Red Ant record label
went out of business
before her debut CD
was released.
ted Ant’s collapse was the second label that went
down for Ragland before her CD's unveiling, caus
her to take matters into her own hands and
release “Modern American Female Gut" on her
on your own dime, it’s hard
going anywhere,” Ragland
But mamas, you better not get in the
ay of ambition because the Raglands
of the world may just be a step away
from prominence.
“I put the CD out of my home
town and have been building up
out of the grassroots to where I get
another label. That’s my goal,"
Ragland said with a confidence that
tells a person to believe her.'
On Friday, Ragland will show
off her talents at Lincoln’s W.C.’s,
1228 P St. She’ll take the stage at
about 9 p.m.
W.C.’s promoter Sean Reagan
.. JM Please see RAGLAND on 9
Oil album offers pure pop-rock
■The Omaha band mixes
quiet rock with uplifting drum
ming and soothing vocals. It
plays at two bars this weekend.
No Left Stone? By the time
you have listened to the first
track of Oil's debut album,
“Dreaming With a Deadline,”
you will have forgotten about
the band it used to be.
With the exception of one
member of the band, Oil used to
rock Omaha as No Left Stone,
but Oil's music is far different.
A concentration on song
writing is well received on
“Dreaming With a Deadline.”
The album celebrates pop-rock
music in its purest form. The
band uses uplifting drumming,
a lighthearted acoustic guitar
and an electric guitar with just
the right amount of distortion to
make you sway in your seat.
Craig Horth’s voice mixes with
the country-tinged rock to emit
a Better Than Ezra feel, but the
album blows Ezra out of the
“Dreaming With a Deadline”
is well performed by the Omaha
quartet, but it’s not your typical
local album. The artwork is a
breathtaking piece by Kent
Bellows, an artist also from
J Hanson plays a vast array of
instruments on the album,
including both keyboards and
guitars and provides some
vocals. The recording sounds
like a coastal album, but it was
recorded, mixed, and mastered
to perfection by Jim Homan and
Tom Ware.
Rock recordings don’t come
better than this from Nebraska.
All recording and talent are from
the area, proving that a band
with a real musical gift doesn’t
need to leave Nebraska to record
a hit.
Oil’s talents are laid out in
"Cake Doesn’t Have Emotions.”
The performance in the songs
shows the band’s confidence in
their abilities and the restraint
needed to create excellent quiet
The song begins with a soft
acoustic guitar and a minimalist
harmonica melody, soon joined
by Horth’s soothing vocals.
During the song, a lead electric
guitar slips in and out, adding
meaningful solos, but it stays
simple enough not to confuse or
arouse the listener. The exhibi
tion of such a careful ear by the
band and their producer is a
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Now is the perfect time to
catch the band in concert. If you
missed them at Field Club and
Prairie Wind Elementary
Schools, where they performed
on St. Patrick’s Day, you can
catch them this Friday at
Lincoln’s Royal Grove, 340 W.
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Cornhusker Highway, with HiFi
Though Oil has bookings
through December in the area,
“Dreaming With a Deadline” is a
must-have for anyone’s modern
rock collection. The album is a
presentation of rock performed
with the right amount of
Festival celebrates Nebraska authors
Nebraska authors famous and not so
famous will be celebrated during this week
end’s Nebraska Literature Festival.
Lincoln City Libraries and the Beatrice
Public Library are the hosts of this year’s festi
val, which includes a variety of programs, pan
els, special readings, workshops and guided
tours. The activities will take place throughout
the weekend in both cities.
High school students from across the state
are meeting today with Nebraska State Poet
William Kloefkom at the Homestead National
Monument in Beatrice. A program about
Hispanic storytelling kicks off the Lincoln fes
tivities tonight at Lincoln Station in the
The Comhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St., will
be the site for panels and programs on
The day will conclude with a literary tour of
Lincoln that will highlight places in the city
where famous authors have lived and worked,
said Carol Connor, Lincoln City Libraries direc
tor and literature festival co-chairwoman.
Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St., and the for
mer home of William Jennings Bryan will be
included in the tour.
Sunday’s activities will include a similar
tour in Beatrice of places related to native
writer, Weldon Kees, as well as a tour of the Jane
Pope Geske Heritage Room in Lincoln’s
Bennett Martin Public Library, 14^ and N
Although this is the first time in the festival’s
nine-year tradition it will be held by city
libraries instead of a college campus, festival
participants will be able to take guided tours
through UNLs Love Library’s archives and spe
cial collections.
Organizing the festival through city
libraries allowed for more entities to be
involved, while still including Love Library, said
Laureen Riedesel, director of Beatrice Public
Library and literature festival co-chairwoman.
“In Nebraska, of course, we’re proud of the
Cornhuskers, but the literary tradition that
we’ve got in this state is something to be proud
of also," Riedesel said.
Riedesel said people don’t always realize
Nebraska’s literary geniuses include more than
Willa Cather and John Neihardt. The work of
more than 3,500 Nebraska authors is included
in the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room.
“When you’re in regular organized classes,
you have a tendency to know the big names,”
Riedesel said.
Riedesel, not diminishing the importance
of those big names, said those “authors are
"In Nebraska, of course, we’re
proud of the Cornhuskers, but
the literary tradition that we’ve
got in this state is something to
be proud of also. ”
Laureen Riedesel
Beatrice Public Library director
truly international.”
“When you see the languages in which
these books have been translated, you realize
that people are reading about Nebraska all over
the world,” she said.
The theme of this year’s literature festival is
“Prairie Visions: Nebraska Authors and Their
Riedesel said it is easy to forget many of
Nebraska’s authors are also artists, and many of
the festival’s activities are intended to bring that
art to attention.
One discussion panel will be devoted to
Wright Morris, who has received international
Please see LITERARY on 9
Nebraska Literature
Festival 2000
Prairie Visions:
Nebraska Authors
and Their Art
Tonight: Opening
festivities including programs
and awards
Lincoln Station, 7th & P
6:30-9 p.m.
September 16: Various
programs and discussion
Cornhusker Hotel,
333 So. 13th St.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
September 17: Guided tours
Various Locations
For more information on times
and locations call:
Lincoln City Libraries, (402)
Beatrice Public Library, (402)