* Brad Hoshaw is now raising funds via Kickstarter to mix and master his latest album with his backing band the Seven Deadlies. Hoshaw is looking to raise $7,500 by Tuesday, November 12th, with the goal of releasing the new record in February or March 2014. The funds will be used to pay off the studio costs for the album and then have the sessions mixed at ARC and mastered at Focus Mastering. The funds will also pay for manufacturing the CD and several of the donor rewards. Any donation will get the donor’s name into the liner notes, while Hoshaw is offering up chances at private shows for bigger donors. Also, for a $1,500 donation, Hoshaw will shave his flowing locks and provided framed before and after photos of the event. As one final incentive, Hoshaw has agreed to make his CD release show free , if the Kickstarter campaign hits its goal on or before Halloween. The fundraiser had already hit $2,000 by Tuesday, October 15th. To donate, visit kickstarter.com.

* See Through Dresses will unveil their self-titled debut album with a release show Saturday, November 30th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band is led by songwriters Matt Carroll and Sara Bertuldo (also of Millions of Boys). It’s a sonic evolution for the duo who formerly played in Honey & Darling. In See Through Dresses, the line-up is rounded out by Honey & Darling alum Robert Little and new drummer Nate Van Fleet. The indie-pop band will be joined by ACBs and Places We Slept at the release show.

* Halloween themed events seem to dominate most of the October calendar these days and among the biggest of those events falls Saturday, October 19th. That’s the Omaha Zombie Walk and its nighttime counterpart, the Omaha Zombie Ball at the Waiting Room Lounge. The $7 ball is the afterparty for the walk and will feature bands and a zombikini contest, with the proceeds being donated to the Siena/Francis House.

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