On the beat: be smart! and The Click to Play Capitol Punishment Reunion Show Saturday | Music

Four bands who played The Drumstick and The Brickyard in the 80s reunite on Saturday for the Capitol Punishment 2022 Reunion Show.

Named after the Capitol Punishment Fanzine, which from 1980 to 1984 chronicled Lincoln’s punk/new wave scene, released recorded compilations of local bands, booked shows at rental venues and hosted bands from around the world. Out of town, the reunion show will bring together Lawrence, Kansas’ Get Smart!, featuring Lincoln’s The Click and Baby Hotline, and Kearney’s Sacred Cows for an evening of music at Duffy’s Tavern.

Get Smart!, a three-piece alternative rock ‘n’ roll trio, earned a national reputation for intense gigging and released a few highly regarded albums that received airplay on college radio in the mid-’80s.

Baguette Favorites, Get Smart! reformed a few years ago, releasing “Oh Yeah No”, a collection of previously recorded songs, mixed by Steve Albini late last year and playing 40+1 anniversary shows in Lawrence and Chicago.

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One of Lincoln’s top bands of the time, The Click formed in 1980 from New Wave band The Specs, which included a young Matthew Sweet, and Omaha punk band The Rebates.

Led by glamorous and charismatic vocalist Sara Kovanda, who would paint her face half black and half white and cram into a glass-encased trash can, the foursome became Drumstick regulars early on and then weekend headliners. end and has opened for the likes of Romeo Void, The Professionals and L’embarrassment.

Baby Hot-Line, a hardcore skate punk band that mixed thrash with Ventures-style surf music, created an invigorating wall of noise from their unannounced 1983 debut at a KZUM all-ages event until until they split up a few years later.

Sacred Cows, a trio from Kearney, formed in 1982, toured, then broke up before having the chance to record more than the EP “Separatist” and the songs they did for the Capitol Punishment tapes.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $15. Advance tickets are available at Duffy’s Tavern.

Record Store Day Part 2 Saturday

Record Store Day will return for a second drop of 2022 on Saturday, largely because strong demand for vinyl has made all the titles that were slated for the spring drop impossible.

“That’s the main reason,” said Les Greer of Lefty’s Records. “There were more titles that couldn’t come in April. But this one doesn’t have as many titles.

Records likely to get people into stores on Saturday include Prince’s ‘The Gold Explosion’ on gold vinyl, live recordings from Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel, the soundtrack to ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ – “there’s still a soundtrack that people went crazy for.”

Partly due to the reduced number of titles, local stores will not open at 7am, the usual start time of Record Store Day. Instead, Lincoln Vintage Vinyl will open at 9 a.m. and Lefty’s at noon standard hour.

The latter is not due to the small number of titles. Greer plans to go to the Captiol Punishment show – “and it wouldn’t work if I opened at 7 a.m., that’s for sure.”

Upcoming trade fairs in Bourbon

The Bourbon Theater has just announced two notable shows:

Steve Earle and the Dukes, who just played Westfair Amphitheater outside Council Bluffs, Iowa, as the opening act for Turnpike Troubadours, will be at the Bourbon on August 4. Earle, who hasn’t played at Lincoln since 2016, when he joined Emmylou Harris for a concert to benefit refugees. The country literary outlaw has a fine album, “Jerry Jeff,” a set of his version of songs by Jerry Jeff Walker, one of his mentors.

Dead Boys, the most punk of the original CBGB punk bands, is set to play the Bourbon on October 12. The Dead Boys, originally from Cleveland, were active from 1975 to 1980 and have banded together periodically since. Stiv Bators, the band’s ultra-destructive frontman, died in 1990. But the reunited Dead Boys, fronted by guitarist Cheetah Chrome and drummer Johnny Blitz, have been great every time I’ve seen them. This old punk is excited about this one.

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