Texas blues-rockers Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat hit The 21st Saloon Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. Suhler is an accomplished guitarist and bandleader who showcases the depth of his musical talents in his latest CD Panther Burn (Underworld Records), released in February. There is plenty of rockin’ guitar, but just like with his live shows, guitar solos are only part of the mix. Panther Burn embraces a variety of roots music styles with high-energy musicianship and a joyous celebration of the deep grooves that make roots music infectious. Suhler also hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.

Old Market Music

The Harney Street Tavern is the latest venue to bring music back to the Old Market, located at 1215 Harney Street in the basement level. Matt Whipkey has moved his “Whipkey Wednesdays” to the bar and celebrates his birthday with his April 30 show, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Luke Polipnick’s Modern Jazz is up. The venue promises live jazz every Saturday at 9 p.m. The Harney Street Tavern has its music calendar online at harneystreettavern.com.

Shadowboxers on the Radio

Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers have been heavily promoting their debut CD. Cuts from the disc are now being played on radio stations around the country from Memphis to Eugene, Ore., San Diego, Kansas City and Houston. Hear tracks from the disc and keep up with the band at joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com and also at facebook.com/JoshHoyerandtheShadowboxers. The band opens for Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, April 24, 9 p.m.

Hot Notes

Texas blues-rockers Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch are up at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. Elmore is a friend of Jim Suhler’s and they frequently gig together in Dallas. Lil’ Slim Blues Band plays the Zoo Friday, April 25, 5-7 p.m.

Tres Equis has a reunion show at The 21st Saloon Thursday, May 1, 6-9 p.m.

Big Al’s Free Music Festival happens at The Hideout April 24-27 featuring a variety of musical styles. Look up the event page on Facebook.

Rebecca Lowry presents The Lady Show II at Barley Street Tavern Saturday, April 26, 9 p.m. featuring a variety of female poets, comics and musicians including Sarah Benck Tardy. See Facebook.com/beckstraordinaryproductions.

Friday, April 25, McKenna’s hosts a night of Americana and roots with Matt Cox Band, Brad Hoshaw and The Electroliners.

Kris Lager Band has three Hullabacruise nights on Omaha’s River City Star riverboat, May 9, 10 and 11. For details and advance tickets see krislagerband.com.


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