Dec. 10 Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective Slowdown, 729 N.14th St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS (admission includes CD) 614.3663, When Steve Villamonte isn’t whipping up gourmet delights or planning the next menu for an Omaha Press Club event, he’s jamming with fellow musicians of the 808 Band. Described as homegrown rock with a fusion of funk, soul and saxophone, Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band creates a unique sound that sets them apart from the rest of Omaha’s local talent. The octet credits Bob Seger, Eddie and The Cruisers, and Bruce Springsteen as its main musical influences, with each member bringing different inspirations to the table. Also scheduled to perform at the release party are the Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective

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