Weekend Shows: David Dondero, Portland Cello Project, Roger Clyne and lots more

David Dondero

There are a whole ton of shows this weekend. If you’re at all interested in music, you have to find something interesting going on tonight through Sunday. There’s just that much variety.

If you had the time and the interest, you could go broke running around town.

• As mentioned on the blog, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero are making a surprise visit to Vega tonight.

• One of the best shows of the weekend is definitely Iron & Wine at the Rococo Theatre tonight. I saw them back in 2011 and it was a pretty fantastic show.

• Austin-based singer-songwriter David Dondero hangs around in Omaha a lot and he’s playing O’Leaver’s tonight with Ted Stevens and Brad Hoshaw. That’s a fan-freaking-tastic lineup if you like singer-songwriter stuff. They’re some of hte best in town. Show at 9:30 p.m.

• The Sydney scored a pretty sweet headliner tonight: Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. The Americana group will be pretty sweet to see in the smallish Benson venue. The Willards and Randy Burk open.

• Tonight at Slowdown is Rock N Roll Suicide, the local cover band that specializes in playing full albums from famous rockers. Tonight’s playlist is an impressive one: Prince’s “Purple Rain,” David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust,” and Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense.” It’s going to be a long, awesome night. Show at 9 p.m. $5 at the door.

• ”Old school rock ‘n’ roll” band Vintage releases a new EP with Saturday’s show at Slowdown. Show at 8 p.m. $8 at the door.

• Anyone else going to Pink on Saturday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena? I’ll be reviewing the show, which is sold out.

• I really dig Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and I dug them all the way back when Clyne was The Refreshments. If you dig that blend of Southwest-flavored Americana and blues-rock. I sure do. They’re a fantastic live band, and you can catch them Sunday at The Waiting Room. Show at 8 p.m. $15.

• Vega is hosting the Portland Cello Project on Sunday. The group’s mission is to bring cello music to places you wouldn’t normally hear it and to play pieces you wouldn’t normally hear on the cello. Expect a mix of classical and pop and hip-hop covers. Should be an interesting one. Show at 7 p.m. $8.

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