Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse series is back with the first of several notable shows this Sunday, Nov. 4. The duo presents Americana buzz band Shovels & Rope at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m., with special guests Shivering Timbers. Shovels & Rope’s recent gigs include some opening slots for Jack White. NoDepression.com says “There is lust and death and triumph and loss…and boy howdy, are they joyful.”
Other coming Roadhouse shows include Lake Street Dive Sunday, Nov. 11, at Slowdown and the just-announced, always luminous Jon Dee Graham Sunday, Dec. 9, at Side Door Lounge. See sundayroadhouse.com for details and links.
Zoo Bar in Art
Lincoln artist and longtime part of the Zoo Bar scene, Linda Benton, has an art opening as part of Lincoln’s First Friday at the Burkholder Project, 719 P Street, that includes images inspired by photos from the Zoo Bar. The collages incorporate photos taken at the bar through the years by Benton’s husband Ken Benton. There are 17 works in the Zoo Bar series, along with two other painting groups, one related to the Platte River and the other to the fossil exhibits of Morrill Hall. Lincoln’s First Friday gallery openings are 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
Larry Boehmer Honors
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler’s Chief of Staff Rick Hoppe responded to a letter-writing campaign looking for a way to honor the late Larry Boehmer on Lincoln’s 14th Street. Hoppe responded via group email to Boehmer’s friends in part “The Zoo Bar is a Lincoln treasure and a community attraction that generates regional and national excitement…We are hopeful that we can find a fitting tribute that captures the very passion Larry built as owner of the Zoo Bar.” Watch for updates on discussions.
Speaking of Art, the artists of Benson First Friday showcase their work at a variety of Benson venues Friday, Nov. 2, with a focus on Dia De Los Muertos. See Facebook.com/BensonFirstFriday.
Local blues from Hector Anchondo plus Dry County Winos hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, Nov. 1, 9 p.m. Chuck Brown & The Basement Devils play Shamrock’s Pub Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
Mississippi Heat is at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oklahoma blues-rockers the Dustin Pittsley Band play Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m., and The 21st Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. Pittsley’s band has won multiple awards including the 2010 Beale Street Blues Kings Award at that year’s International Blues Festival.