Sci-Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular
This Friday August 21st, the Waiting Room Lounge hosts the Sci-Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular, a benefit show for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of two brave women fighting Cystic Fibrosis. Alexis Stansbury and Meghan Zimmerman both received double lung transplants. Yes, double. If you can imagine the experience of having both your lungs replaced, just imagine the cost of doing so.
The Sci-Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular will feature a great line up with the Sub-Vectors, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, the SuperBytes, and Robo Dojo. The event will include a fund raising raffle with a galaxy of prizes as well as a costume/cosplay contest where participants can win various prizes including O Comicon Passes. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in sci-fi themed costumes, so there will surely be representatives from various alien planets, some Star Trekkies, a few Whovians, and probably a lightsaber battle or two.
Recently Sam, Dave, and Tenton from the Sub-Vectors as well as Rebecca Lowry and Molly Welsh from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns stopped by the Worlds of Wayne studios to record a podcast promoting the event. We chatted about favorite sci-fi themes, Star Wars vs Star Trek (no blood was shed), and some of the details of the benefit. You can listen to the Worlds of Wayne interview and learn more about CY Fi and the brave women who received the transplants below.
Una at Barley
On August 28th, the Barley Street Tavern will host Una Walkenhorst, singer/songwriter from Kansas City and daughter of Rainmakers Bob Walkenhorst. The show will also include performances by Blakk Mantra, Garfan, and Altura. Walkenhorst offers an acoustic Americana style that blends thoughtful lyrics with subtle instrumentation. This show would pair well with a cool night and a glass of good whiskey. Check out her bandcamp page to get a listen: https://unawalkenhorst.bandcamp.com/releases
Check out her facebook page for her schedule and other info: https://www.facebook.com/unawalkenhorst.music/timeline
Secret Weapon 10 year Anniversary show
This Saturday August 22nd, the Waiting Room hosts the 10 year anniversary of Secret Weapon, Omaha’s premier 80’s cover band. Each member is a veteran of the local music scene, each involved in various original bands. In a time where original music dominates local stages, Secret Weapon complement Omaha’s thriving music scene with familiar tunes done right. Check out the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/115440385460531/
Femme Fest in Benson
The weather is getting perfect for another multi-venue, multi-band night packed full of awesome bands. Headed up by AYGAMG Rebecca Lowry, this bill includes 44 bands and 7 venues, each showcasing bands with at least one female. Check out the band and venue schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/832161890200762/