* Fresh off the release of their third album Contextual Doom, Capgun Coup will be heading to Los Angeles for a month at the beginning of June. The local indie-rock band will sublet a space, while setting up shows in southern California. The residency was organized by the band and their new record label, Org Music.
* Love Fest in the Midwest is scheduled for Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1st at RiverWest Park, 23101 West Maple Road. The three day overnight camping festival will include performances by Cornmeal, Wookiefoot and Kdubalicious with Keller Williams. Tickets are $60 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit lovefestinthemidwest.com.
* The Mynabirds will celebrate their latest album, Generals, with an album release show Friday, June 8th at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St. The show will come with a bargain price tag of $5, so re-invest those funds that would go towards modern show prices into picking up the new disc. The album will be out on Saddle Creek Records earlier that week on Tuesday, June 5th.
* Brad Hoshaw has surfaced on American Public Media once again, contributing a song to the program “Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal”. After being asked to contribute an original song based on what Hoshaw felt was the most important issue leading up to this year’s federal elections, he penned “The Health Care Song”. The slow-build acoustic song is centered on Hoshaw’s voice and a message that implores the listener to help “bring healt care through.” The song can be found online at marketplace.org.
* Iconic Lincoln punk zine Capitol Punishment will host a show Sunday, May 27th at the Joyo Theatre, 6102 Havelock Ave. in Lincoln. The free show starts at 4 p.m. The fanzine published from 1980 to 1984, covering Lincoln’s punk and post-punk scenes. The show will feature reunions by Pogrom/Ex-Machina, The Spastic Apes, Omaha-based Rebates and Sacred Cows from Kearney. Event organizers say several of these bands have not played since Capitol Punishment’s hey day thirty years ago. Lincoln bands Informed Dissent, Lon’s Garden, and Battle Ship Gray round out the bill.
* Bank of the West is looking for an unsigned, but up-and-coming local band to open up its yearly Bank of the West Celebrates America concert Friday, June 29th at Memorial Park. Huey Lewis & the News headline the event, which also includes Mockingbird Sun. Finalists will be put up to a public vote on Bank of the West’s Facebook page starting June 15th.