July 16

Listener in Concert

Bemis Underground, 724 S. 12th St.

Doors open at 7p.m.; show at 8p.m., $7/$5 members

Bemiscenter.org, 402.341.7130

Listener vocalist Dan Smith describes the independent band’s style as “Talk Music … basically poetry and rock ‘n’ roll, or whatever music we want to make into poetry.”  Based in Atlanta, along with guitarist/drummer Christin Nelson, based in Las Vegas, Listener has traveled around the world playing in bars, homes, coffee shops, galleries and warehouses, and are excited for their third Omaha show in the last decade.  Though Listener’s songs have been described as depressed, lost and ignored, their newest album is said by Sputnik Music to be “like a diamond in the dirt, stumbling upon them is a true delight, and their fourth LP contains some of the best music of 2010.”  For a preview, listen for yourself at bemiscenter.org.-Sally Deskins

Subscribe to The Reader Newsletter

Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am.

Become a Supporting Member

Subscribe to thereader.com and become a supporting member to keep locally owned news alive. We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today.

Leave a comment