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A-1 HOUSE OF FUN
Years playing: 1989 - 1992
Members:
         Joel Lamson - Synths, Turntables
         Rob "Captain" Arnold - Guitar
         Paul Englehard - Drums (up to 1990)
         Steve Schultz - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: For Against, Pogrom, Ex-Machina
Members went to: For Against



A-10 HOUSE OF ZEN
Years playing: 1991 or 1992
Members:
         Charles Lieurance - vocals, Drums
         Kristen Bailey - Vocals, Drums
         John Berrigan - bass
         Shawn Harding - drums
Releases:
Members came from: Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Dawn
Members went to: The Black Dahlias

From Charles Lieurance: Oh shit, I forgot the coolest band of all I was in. Me, Kristen, Vince (John Berrigan of Sam the Butcher -- with Brian Zikmund & Tisdale) & Shawn Harding. We played Duffy's three times with the rave dancey group A-1 House of Fun as A-10 House of Zen. We all sat on the stage tied together and covered with Christmas lights, banged on tribal drums and blew through all manner of gourd horns and trumpets while Kristen recited the voice over at the beginning of 101 Dalmations. At the end, we sang a beautiful version of "Up On the Housetop....Down through the chimney with lots of toys/all for the good little girls and boys..." Kristen and I looked at each other right then and immediately used "Yes, Jesus loves me..." as the chorus. The audience honestly went wild. It fit perfectly and we never discussed doing it prior to, um, actually doing it. Kristen and I had great psychic energy even back then.


A CLOSE SECOND
Years Playing: 2005-Present
Members:
         Justin Runge - Piano, Vocals
         Zach Knudsen - Guitar
         Calvin Hughes - Bass
         Dave Kordum - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



ACTION SQUAD (Originally: The Action-Packed Underwater Adventure Squad in Space)
Years Playing: 1999-2004
Members:
         Ben Marker - Vocals, Guitar
         Zach Garfield - Guitar
         Joey Manthey - Guitar
         Mick Szydlowski - Bass
         Andy Marker - Drums
Also with:          Travis Bossard - Guitar, Bass
         Billy DeFrain - Guitar
         Nels Johnson - Bass
         Justin Brunken - Drums
Releases:
         Arockalypse Now - 2000
Members came from: Visual Aura, Quirk, Syndrome of a Downs
Members went to: The Guapotones



ADAM 12
Years Playing 1982
Members:
         Dan Kaspari - Guitar, Vocals
         Dave Westra - Vocals
         Ed Conley - bass
         Ted Alesio - drums
Releases:
Members came from: Toy Dept.
Members went to: Long Turkey



A DIM HALO
Years Playing 199?-2001
Members:
         Nate Mickish - Guitar
         George Krueger - Guitar
         Jason Moorehead - Bass
         Nolan Shigley - Keyboards
         Rob Hawkins - Keyboards
         Clint Wheeler - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Golden Age



A FAREWELL SHOW FOR MEGAN
Years Playing: 2003-Present
Members:
         Ryan Thomas - Bass
         Ian Francis - Drums
         Ian Aeillo - Guitar
Releases:
Members came from: The Blame Game, Tune Farm, Flight School
Members went to:



AFTER LATER
Years Playing: Early 80's
Members:
         Anne Gourlay - Vocals
         Joe Gourlay - Drums
         Tim Vontz - Bass
         Bill Lohrberg - Guitar
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: Opie, Love Slave



AIRSTRIKE
Years Playing: 1986-1988
Members:
         Gregg Lee - Vocals, Guitar
         Andy Melendez - Bass
         John Kent - Drums, Vocals
         Kurt Griffey - Guitar, Vocals
         Mike Babb - Keyboards Vocals
         Ronnie Moore - Guitar, Vocals
Releases:
         Initial Attack
Members came from: Mainstreet, Justin Morgan, Contraband
Members went to: On the Fritz, Cowboy X, Paisty Jenny



A/K/A
Years Playing 1979 - 1980
Members:
         Preston Klik - Vocals, Synth, Trumpet, Vacuum Cleaner
         Jim Ronder - Guitar
         St. Teresa - Drums
         Mike Swing - Bass
Releases:
         Sharp 7"
Members came from:Fever Blister, The Lincoln Improvisation Ensemble, Surreal Estate
Members went to: Book Of Lies



ALMOST BLUE
Years playing: 199? - 199?
Members:
         Dave Witt - guitar
         Jake Guenther - bass
         James Bundy - drums
         Scott Guartney- Vocals
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:


ALMOST NONE
Years playing: 1996 - 1999
Members:
         Zhenia Koval - guitar, vocals
         Pat Clinch - bass
         Heath Cole - bass
         Greg Joyce - drums
Releases:
          ????? E.P
Members came from: Tadpole Paddywack
Members went to: Raised on Zenith, Crush The Clown, Dynamo Hum, Wide, Strawberry Burns


ALEXANDER'S ROCK TIME BAND
Years Playing 1967 - 1968
Members:
         Kevin Kotera - guitar
         Jeff Travis - guitar
         Frank Elia - Vocals
         Bruce Watson - Drums
         Craig Perkins - Bass
Releases:
         Number One Hippie On The Villiage Scene B/W The Travel Song 45 - 1967 - J&T Records
Members came from: The Coachmen
Members went to: Band changed it's name to Professor Morrison's Lollipop



ALIAS JANE
Years Playing 1994 - 2001
Members:
         Jaci Augustin - Saxophone
         Maria Carpenter - Guitar, Vocals
         Linda Mackie - Bass, Vocals
         Kara Kugler - Drums, Vocals
         Kathy Tejcka - Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Releases:
         Casette release - 1989
Members came from: Amethyst
Members went to: Left Hand Blue



THE AMALGAMATORS
Years Playing 2004 - present
Members:
         Pat Bradley - Vocals, Guitar
         Hugh Hansen - Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
         Mark Wolhberg - Bass, Vocals
         Nick Buller - Drums
         Brian Pickle Gerkinsmeyer - Bass, Vocals (2004)
Releases:
         3 song Demo CD - 2004
Members came from: Tangelo, DJ Corky 9, The Gaws,
Members went to:



AMETHYST
Years Playing 1985 - 1993
Members:
         Deb Anderson - Percussion
         Jaci Augustin - Saxophone
         Maria Carpenter - Guitar, Vocals
         Deb Cirksena - Bass, Vocals
         Kara Kugler - Drums, Vocals
         Kathy Tejcka - Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Releases:
         Casette release - 1989
Members came from: JaMaLiKa
Members went to: Alias Jane



ANGST FOR EVERYTHING
Years Playing 1997 - 2000
Members:
         Jason Kelly - Vox
         Brian Luger - Guitar
         Justin Cermak - Bass
         Jason Oberdin - Drums
Releases:
         Demo - 1999
Members came from:
Members went to: Westside Proletariat, Two By Trent



ANIMATO
Years Playing 2002 - 2004
Members:
         Luke Kellison - bass
         Vince Miller - Keyboards
         Gene Lessman- Drums
Also with:
         Josh Hoyer - Sax
         Josh Martin - Trumpet
         Kris Lager - Guitar
         Eric Reimnitz - Guitar
         Kris Kerr - Guitar
Releases:
Members came from: Nucleus, Hammick, Jakk Six, Bossphilly, Magnificent 7, the Kind Tones, EC Scott, Planet Butter, Baby Jason & the Spankers, Kris Lager Band, Jam Factor, Cactus Hil, l
Members went to: Electric Soul Method



THE ANTELOPE PAVILLION
Years Playing 1967 - 1969
Members:
         Mark Dalton - Guitar, Bass
         Don Sutton - Guitar, Harmonica
         Ken Rose - Bass
         Roger Jacobsen - Drums
Also with:
         Lenore Barta - Vocals, Keyboards
         Sara Eichman - Vocals
         Pat Broughm - Harmonica
         Dave Troup - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Jacks, Inmates, The Eccentrics
Members went to: Natural Gas, Blues Crusade

From Don Sutton: Rick Evans and Denny Zager borrowed Mark and Dave to help out on the most successful single record of the decade if not the century - 2525. (Not the best song by any means, but probably the biggest.)



APATHETIC INJECTION
Years Published: early-mid 1980's

Started in the spring of 1983, AI was a zine put out By Daniel Kelley of (D.K.ed Willies), Liz Lang and Steve Schleich (from Rapid Vapid) and others. While it did cover a lot of Lincoln bands, it was more of a regional punk zine which included interviews and articles about bands like Minor Threat, P.I.L., Black Flag, The Minutemen. It also included photos, and comics. Issue one includes a great interview with Lincoln's Baby Hotline. Based on the few issues I've seen, future issues seemed to get away from music and became more of a skate punk zine.




ARMATRON
Years Playing 1993 - present
Members:
         Matt Lux - Bass, Vocals
         Joel Gibson - Drums, Vocals
         Joel Lamson - Keyboards
         Heath Preheim - Bass, Vocals

Releases:
         Armatron 7" - GSL Records
         Split 7" with As Good As Dead
         CD Single
Members came from: Filter, Slide, Backwood, As Good As Dead, A-1 House of Fun
Members went to:




THE ART STUDENTS
Years Playing 1982 - 1983
Members:
         Dave Westra - Vocals
         Dave Shoemaker - Guitar
         Ed Conley - Bass
         Phil Judt - Drums

Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: My Three Sons

The Art Students played the 1981 "Ordeal" concert that was shut down by Lincoln Police



ATLANTIC
Years Playing 2005 - Present
Members:
         Steve Wells - Guitar, Vocals
         Chuck Synovec - Guitar
         Dave Kimborough - Guitar
         Brent Todd - Bass
         John Hill - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Meelee, Starboy, (This band was formerly known as Hampton and changed their name)
Members went to:



THE ATOMIC PIGS
Years Playing 19?? - Present
Members:
         Michael French Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, vocals
Also with:
         Tery Daly - Bass, Vocals
         Nick Westra - Drums
         Courtney Nore - Drums
Releases:
         The Lo-Sketch E.P
         S.O.L.A.F. E.P. - 2002
Members came from: Crush The Clown, Starboy, Mister Baby
Members went to:



A-TOY
Years playing: 1981
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



AWESOME DIRTBIKE
Years Playing 2006 - Present
Members:
         Jeff Gusfarson - Vocals
         Michael Fancy - Guitar
         Amos Joseph - Drums
         Brady Johnson - Bass

Releases:
Members came from: Bear Eats Fish - The Static Octopus, Minutia Stew, Sad Old Lady
Members went to:



THE AWFUL TRUTH
Years Played: 2002 - Present
Members:
         Chris Bowling - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
         Matt Moeller - Guitar, Other Stringed Instruments
         Joel Alloway - bass, Piano, Synth
         A variety of drummers & other intstrumentalists
Releases:
         This Is More Than I Thought - 2005
Members came from: 2.9 Seconds
Members went to: Within A Budding Grove


AXES TO THE SKY
Years Playing 2004 - Present
Members:
         Theron Rhoten - Bass
         Greg Peterson (Sindee Staggers) - Guitar
         Josh Holstein - Lead Guitar
         Dave Soche - Drums
         Elliot Gibson - Vocals

Releases:
Members came from: Creagrutus, Pornado, Boycaught
Members went to:



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BABY HOTLINE
Years Playing 1983 - 1985
Members:
         Bill Bored (Jones) - Bass
         Shawn Theye - drums
         Andy Staley - guitar (Bernie McGinn - 1895)
         Al Wilson - Vocals
Releases:
Members came from: Twisted Justice
Members went to: Sideshow, Dry Heave



photo, article, and ad provided by Al Wilson



BABY JASON & THE SPANKERS
Years playing: 198?-Present
Members:
         Jason Davis - Guitar, Vocals
         ???? - Bass
         Danny Irvin - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Tablerockers



BACKWOOD
Years playing: ????-????
Members:
         Matt Lux - Bass, Vocals
         ???? - Guitar
         ???? - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BADGER
Years Playing 1980 - 1980
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE BAD SECTS
Years Playing 2003 - present
Members:
         Courtney Nore - Drums
         Jim Reilly - Guitar, Vocals
         James Pelter - Bass, Vocals
Releases:
         The Special Magic Of The Bad Sects - 2004
Members came from: Mister Baby, Experiment 13
Members went to:



THE BALANCE
Years playing: 2003-present
Members:
         Nate Green - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
         Sam Larson - Bass, Vocals
         Jake Van Noy - Lead Guitar, Vocals
         Brett Lofling - Drums
         Justin Stiers - Congas, Percussion
Releases:
         The Balance - 2004
Members came from:
Members went to:



B D ROADS
Years Playing: 1981 - 1981
Members:
         Paul Burner
         Kevin Moore
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BASELESS BLUES BAND
Years Playing: 1981 - 1981
Members:
         Mike Sweeney
         Dan Nelson
         Dan Westra
         John McCabe
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BEAR EATS FISH
Years Playing: 2003 - 2006
Members:
         Jeff Gustafson - Lead Vocals
         Mat Kister - Guitar
         Brady Johnson - Bass
         Deejay Sharton - Drums (2203-2005)
         Amos Joseph - Drums (2005-)
Releases:
         Get Off My Woman, Conor
Members came from: The Hot Carls, Minutia Stew, Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares, Starboy
Members went to: Sad Old Lady, The Static Octopus, Awesome Dirtbike

From Tery Daly: During our time together in Suzy Dreamer, Jeff kept talking about this other band he jammed with in his garage called Thieving Winona. When pressed for details about the band, all he'd offer is that "we're not very good". He told us that for months. After I and many others goaded him for months to sett up a show they finally did. SO help me, they were one fo the best punk bands I've ever seen, and I'm old enough to have seen some of the "real" punk bands in the late 70's! Jeff was like a different person out from behind the drum kit! They released their CD under the name Thieving Winona, but during that first live show, unbeknownst to the rest of the band, Jeff Gustafson announced to the crowd that the band was changing their name from Thieving Winona to Bear Eats Fish. Around for only a very brief time, this band made quite a stir on the scene with their very stripped down punk sound, driven by the fact that each member of this band was very new to their instrument. Jeff was known for making up many of the bands lyrics on stage during the show, so the songs would all be slighly different each time they played. They broke up and reformed several times, and in 2006, after a small lineup change, changed their name to Awesome Dirtbike. For more info see the interview with them in the feature band interview section.



BEDWETTING
Years playing: ????-????
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BEER GUT
Years playing: 1992-1993
Members: ???
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:

From Eric Hallstrom and Kevin Gregorius: Beer Gut: The band that wasn’t. Sometime in 1992-1993 several trouble makers came up with the idea of having an air band. The band would play only air instruments. This probably wasn’t the most original concept, except that they took to promoting their band through graffiti absolutely everywhere. The band was called Beer Gut and you couldn’t go much of anywhere in Downtown Lincoln or the UNL campus without encountering the face of beer gut. It inspired editorials in the Daily Nebraskan. I have at least one of these saved somewhere, I think. They eventually made the nightly news because of their relentlessness. Not sure if anyone was ever arrested. After some time, the original “members” of Beer Gut were joined by imitators who were also tagging Beer Gut.



BELL LAPUCE
Years playing: ????-????
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE BENDERS
Years Playing: 1965 - 1967
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:




BEYOND
Years Playing: 1996 - 2000
Members:
         Billy Chaos (Quimby) - MC
         Kevin ???? - Turntables
         DJ ????
         ????
Releases:
         Game of Death - 1996 - Ismista
         Droppin' The Next Shit - 1999 - Ismista
Members came from:
Members went to:

From Kevin Gregorius: I went to junior high with Billy and got along with him pretty well. Next thing I know, I’m in college, he’s doing some male-stripper thing, and he’s got a very, very dark hip-hop act. He used to rap with a mic in one hand and an axe in the other, dressed in some freaky garb looking like the escaped from a mental hospital. Kevin was also the DJ-of-choice at all the parties @ the Kid Quarkstar house.



BIG RED & THE PSYCHOTICS
Years Playing: 1964 - 1981
Members:
         George "Red" Freeman -
         Al Lehrdal - Bass
         Gil Eno - Drums
         Mickey Harris - Bass
Releases:
Members came from: The Coachmen
Members went to:

This band along with many other Lincoln and eastern Nebraska bands of the day, "The Eccentrics", Kansas City’s "Dani & The Roulette’s" (The By-Gones), and Norfolk’s Don Sohl & The Roadrunners, to name a few, had ratted "high hair" that sometimes soared to 12"-16" over their foreheads. This made it easy when "Beatle-hair" came in around 1964. All they had to do was comb the hair down-not up-to be cool.



BILLY KNUCKLES
Years Playing: 2005 - Present
Members:
         Andrew Bedrous - Guitar, Vocals
         Derek Thompson - Bass, Vocals
         A.J. Langemeir - Drums
         Dan Peterson - Vocals
Releases:
         Billy Knuckles (Demo) - 2005
         How Many Zombies Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? - 2006
Members came from: International Terrorist, Hegemonic Dysentery
Members went to:

ROY BIVINS & THE ACQUIRED FOUR
Years Playing: 196? - 19??
Members:
Releases:
         I'm Just A Fool B/W Each Night At Nine - Roto Records
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE BLACK DAHLIAS
Years Played 1996- 2002
Members:
         Charles Lieurance - vocals
         Kristen Bailey – vocals, saw, tambourine
         Mark Wohlberg – guitar, vocals (formerly Matt Silcock, and Pat Noecker)
         Randy Mollner – viola, banjo, guitar, vocals
         Ben Armstrong – drums, vocals
         Brian McCue – bass (formerly Terry Pieper)
         Also with: Amoree Lovell on accordion, Eric Ziegler on guitar.
Releases:
         Calaca City - 2000 - Daddy’s Circus records
         What I Do At Midnight - 2001 - Daddy’s Circus records (never released)
Members came from: Rise Up Beggar, The Self Righteous Brothers
Members went to Mister Baby, The Honey Hush, Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares, Head of Femur, Junior Mighty
The Black Dahlias
L-R: Terry Pieper, Ben Armstrong, Charles Lieurance,
Randy Mollner, Kristen Bailey, Amoree Lovell, Mark Wohlberg

Chalres Lieurance's list of essential Lincoln releases:

1. 13 Nightmares "Shit Ride"
Although I may be in the minority, I think Cosgrove's *Soul on Ice* schtick just adds to the charm of this record. And, of course, it rocks like all hell. The riff for the title song is monumental, in every sense of the word, and "Field of Glass" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, period. It breaks your heart AND makes you want to piss on the flag all at once. Anger, not as an energy, but as an exhausting enema. I am thankful, however, that great live recordings do exist of "FOG" in its more cranked-up pre-"Shit Ride" state. The 13 Nightmares debut cassette, "Hurts to Be Murdered" is worth it for "September" alone. Also, their cover of Bread's "Everything I Own" on Pravda's K-Tel Smash Hits record is great.

2. GC3 - Both unreleased recordings
Clarke County -- Murder Ballads (recorded live at Duffy's) -- "If You're Goin' Down" (with Nancy)" and "The Double Shift." & the aborted, bungled studio recording Cosgrove still firing on all cylinders with help from great musicians like Colby Starck, Steve Streit, LeAnn Dineson, Nancy Sullivan & the Bros. Zimmerman. "Matt, You Fucker," "Barns in Iowa," "Fear of Lightning," & "Poor Baby Jesus" all find the tarnished rusty link between Paul Westerberg, Van Morrison & Lee Hazlewood. All are woefully unavailable officially.

3. Red Max - Unreleased full-length & "Voodoo Liquor Hot Rod" 3-song single with "VLHR" b/w "I'm Sick" & "Huffer Boy"
Guitarist/singer Randy Doctor is Peter Fonda as the Motor Saint, Heavenly Blue, in Corman's *Wild Angels* channeling Heartbreakers' era Johnny Thunders. The greatest "True Believer" rock n roll to emerge from Lincoln. Gia & Mark Lee's Pull-Out being a close second. Also, Doctor dukes it out with Cosgrove & Jon Taylor for best onstage guitar stance.

4. Drive-by Honky "Thrift Americana"
Grunge without the monosyllabic journal-entry angst. Singer/songwriter lyricism with jittery, buzzing power chords. And a blazing state of the union address for midwestern guitar rock's legitimacy -- fueled by a farmboy sophisticate's take on Kiss, Dylan, Cobain, Mercy Rule & Firehose. Okay, so Jenkins is no farmboy, but that's just my way of saying it's real, says all it needs to say and not a shred more, and is not in the least dodgy.

5. Mannequin Beach - S/T cassette
Dan, Randy & Heath were an explosive, angry Minutemen-esque monster & I accidentally wandered onto their untimely -- from my perspective -- demise at Gilman Street in Berkeley.

6. Crush the Clown -- "Alright, So We're All Going to Hell" & "The Minister's Son"
Pop/psych so celestial & radiant, with such dark undercurrents that no one even questioned their Halloween costumes in 1999 -- Jarek the angel, Nick the Devil.

7. Some great singles & EPs -- "In the Year 2525" -- Zager & Evans; "Saddle Creek" b/w "Chinese Water Torture" -- Polecat; "Dead Giveaway" b/w "Mobile, Alabama" -- Charlie Burton & Rock Therapy; "Guitar Case" b/w "Dolled-Up Cutie" -- Charlie Burton; "I Beg of You," "I Was the One" b/w "Don't Be a Fool," "Skull & Crossbones" -- Janice K; "Umm Baby," "So in Love with You" b/w "Sixteen Chicks," "I'm a Fool" -- Bobby Lowell & Company.

8. Both Broadside Tapes
Sloppy beautiful all-over-the-place nonsense from a sloppy beautiful all-over-the-place time.

9. Johnny Rocket Science - "Johnny Rocket Science"
Pere Ubu, Rocket from the Tombs & Patti Smith Group all retardedly trying to play Sun Ra. The best thing I'd heard on KRNU in years. Where are they now?

10. Trout Mystery -- s/t tape and Puggy -- unreleased album/released single
Dave Sullivan & Chris Albright were Lincoln's correct answer to Television's twin guitar basket of snakes. I'm too close to this to say more than that.

Honorable mentions to "Drift" by Think, 13 County's debut, Holy Ghost's debut (the Lincoln band, not the New Yawk one) Amoree Lovell's The Burning Bush, and Power of the Spoken Word's LP.

Charles Lieurance was also a member of Rise Up Beggar, The Honey Hush, A-1 House Of Fun, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Dawn, and is currently living in Chicago, leading his new band, Mansion Drapes.

From Charles Lieurance: The Dahlias started in 1996 with Terry, Pat Noecker, Mark Wolberg, Kristen & myself at our house on Peach Street. Mark drummed and played saw. So did Kristen. I played keyboards our first show and Noecker played guitar. It was at Knickerbockers. Then Pat left for New Yawk and we put Silcock on guitar. Did Focht play drums for awhile then? I kinda think so. I played guitar as well on our Suicide cover ("Cheree, Cheree") and on "Calaca City Waltz" and we sat down while we played. We played The Cog Factory in Omaha a lot. That's where Ben joined up. Mark moved to just the saw. Then Silcock quit and Mark moved to guitar. Amoree Lovell joined up to play accordion when we practiced in the mine shaft under Knickerbockers. We just moved Mark around to wherever.

From Tery Daly: Some of my fondest show memories are from Black Dahlias shows. For those who weren't there, seeing the Dahlias do their song "Hound Dog Rain" was an experience. One thing you noticed that looked slightly out of place on stage, was a beat up looking old garbage can that was mic'ed. Throughout the show, Kristen Bailey used to circulate the bar and pick up people's empty beer bottles. It got to the point where fans knew to just bring them up and put them onstage. When they'd get to Hound Dog Rain, Kristen would put on her Safety Goggles and drag the garbage can out on the stage a bit. As they played the song, Kristen kept time by smashing beer bottles in the garbage can to the beat. It was a sight to behold, but unfortunately, most club owners didn't like the flying glass that accompanied the song and the fun had to stop, but while it lasted, it was cool as hell.

One of the Dahlias last shows in Lincoln before they took off for Chicago, took place at a private party in the basement of Homers when it was on the corner of 14th & O st. It was an illicit party, as we didn't have permission to be there, we just knew someone who worked there and had the key. My band Starboy played, as did The W.T., Crush The Clown, and maybe some other bands, my memory of that night is a bit foggy, as anyone who saw me there could tell you. Ben Armstrong says it's the first and only time he saw me drunker than he was. Anyway, The Dahlias were doing a kick ass set when they went into Hound Dog Rain. In my state of extreme inebriation, I thought it would be a great homage to Kristen if I broke my beer bottle on the floor while they played the song. I proceeded to do just that, then a few others joined in on the homage as well. I was in the process of looking for more bottles to smash when luckily people with clearer heads than mine convinced me to stop. Julee Dunekacke has the scars on her legs to prove her attendance at this particular bash.



PINKY BLACK & THE EXCESSIVES
Years Playing: 1982 - 1983
Members:
         Jeff Cloidt - Drums
         Butch Berman - Guitar
         Bart Becker - Guitar, Vocals
         Terry Clements - Bass
Releases:
         Givin It Up To Daddy B/W (Do The)64 Dances - 1982 - Real Gone Records
         Crazy Baby B/WIntimate Information - 1983 - Real Gone Records
Members came from: The Excessives
Members went to:




BLACKBERRY WINTER
Years Playing: 197? - 198?
Members:
         Elaine Donaldson - Vocals
         Brent Hernbloom - Keys, Vocals
         Mike Osterbuhr - Trumpet, Vocals
         Dee Cude - Guitar
         Terry Luce - Bass
         Monte Foster - Drums
         Rich Miller - Sax, Vocals
         Steve Petr - Trumpet
         Scott Richardson - Trombone
Also with; Murray Kahler, Randy Sharp, Fred Bettge, Richie Lane, Gary Hattan.
Releases:
         Blackberry Winter - 1975
Members came from:
Members went to:

from Randy Sharp: I was the writer of 9 of the songs on the album titled Blackberry Winter in 1975 whose song "Answers" reached #17 in a 15 state regional release. I'm now playing Las Vegas, Reno, Disneyland, etc. in my band The Basix www.basixmusic.com based out of L.A., California



BLANDINE COSIMA
Years Played: 199?-199?
Members:
         Nate Christiancy - Drums
         Aaron Drury - Guitar, Vocals
         Rob Walters - Bass
         Eric Bemberger - Guitar
Releases:
         ??? 7" - Sanguine Records
Members came from: RR. 134, Water, Caffiend, Slob Star
Members went to: Bright Eyes, Criteria



BLANE
Years Played: 2003-Present
Members:
         Brandon McKenzie - Guitar Vocals
also with:
         Jarek Olivetti - Bass
         Nick Westra - drums
         Brian McCue - Guitar
         Lori Allison - Drums, vocals
Releases:
         An Ending, An Explosion, A Rebirth - 2004 - Lone Prairie Records
Members came from: Strawberry Burns, Crush The Clown, Junior Mighty
Members went to: Takers



BLASTER
Years Played: 1994-1996
Members:
         Andy Brown - Vocals
         Brendan ??? - Guitar
         Ryan Krummel - drums
Releases:
         4 song demo
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE BLOODCLOTS
Years Played: 1980 - 1980
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:


BLONDE WALTZ
Years Played: 198?- 19??
Members:
         Richard Sullivan - vocals, guitar
         Terrill Clements - Bass
         Bob Heiser - Drums
Releases:
         A Perfect Dark - 19?? - Chrome Angel
Members came from:
Members went to


BLUE 88
Years Played: 1999 - 2000
Members:
         Nick Harrel - vocals guitar
         Eric Maly - guitar, vocals
         Sean Moon - guitar
         Steve Streit - bass
         Brandon McKenzie - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Pailee
Members went to: Strawberry Burns, The Gaws, The Honey Hush


BLUEBERRY MERRY
Years Played: 2005 - Present
Members:
         Christian Gates - Guitar
         Tim Kastle - Bass
         Jason Elliot - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:


BLUE DUCKS
Years Played: 1980 - 1980
Members:
         Arthur, "Art" Burnbaum - Bass
         Rod Laschanzky - Guitar
         Dean Bridges - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:


BLUEGRASS CRUSADE
Years Played: 1974 - 198?
Members:
         Steve Hanson - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
         Dave Morris - Bass
         Dave Fowler - Fiddle
         Matt Dalton - Guitar
         John Ingwerson - Guitar
         Gary Howe - Mandolin
         Pete Blakeslee - Dobro
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Lightning Bugs Also Known As: Born To Tune, Gentlemen of Jive


BLUE TANGO
Years Playing 1996 - 1999
Members:
         Brad Hayes - Harmonica, Guitar, vocals
         Brain Morrow - Bass
         Matt Richardson - Guitar
         Brad Walker - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Randies
Members went to:



BOATDOG
Years playing: ????-????
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BONECHINA
Years Played: 1990- 1992
Members:
         Thomas Irvin-vocals and occasional guitar
         Shamus Adams-guitar
         Julian Winston Terrance Vermaas-bass
         Eric Pierce-Guitar
         Jeremy Higgins-Drums (second cousin of Rich Higgins and early member of Pablo's Triangle)
Releases:
         Bonechina (cassette)
Members came from: Elysium Crossing
Members went to: Self-Righteous Brothers

From Thomas Irvin - John Taylor ending a Mercy Rule show by getting on his knees, taking off his guitar, slamming the guitar body (in time with the music) against the old wooden stage, and then after the fourth measure of the ending, pulling out the guitar cord which of course sent his amp into shrieks. This whole operation was well-rehearsed but that didn't make it any less cool.

The John & Heidi anniversary shows--there were a bunch of these, and one year Bernie McGinn and Dave Rabe and I blew up a big picture of J&H from their wedding, mounted it to foam core, and cut it out, just like the "standees" that you see of Schwartzenegger in movie theatre lobbies. J&H loved it and it stood on stage with them during the show. The only time they ever played as a five-piece.

In fact, wasting company time at the (now defunct) downtown Sir Speedy helping Dave Rabe scan flyers was always a great time.

The first Jukebox was a 45rpm record jukebox, and it featured some good stuff right next to Rod Stewart and New Kids on the Block. So of course I always played the Rod Stewart and New Kids songs. Drove Reg crazy. He'd run to the jukebox and turn it off and then get on the intercom and say, "Okay, who played the Rod Stewart?" I don't know if he ever knew it was me. Sorry, Reg.

The Millions release party for their first album was incredible. That was before the fire department cracked down on capacities, and I've never seen Duffy's more packed. The band was great, and when Reg brought out the free champagne for everyone, you could tell he was super proud to have them hold it at Duffy's, where they had pretty much started (and where Marty had worked as a bartender, for that matter). That night there was a feeling like anything was possible.

Playing the Joey Ramone tribute show with Bernie, Rich, and Paul from Sideshow was wonderful. Walking around before we went on I kept hearing people talking about how they were really looking forward to seeing those guys play together again, since it had been years. I wasn't about to tell Bernie, Rich, and Paul that, though, because they were pretty nervous about remembering the songs (Ramones songs are surprisingly tricky), and I didn't think they needed any extra pressure of hearing how everyone wanted to see them play together again. But they rocked, as I knew they would. Made it easy for me to enjoy the moment of wearing my leather jacket and singing Ramones songs to a packed house. What more could a punk rock kid want?



BONE GRAVY
Years Played: 198?- 19??
Members:
         Dean Hagger - Bass
         Dan Shoemaker - Guitar
         Shaun Theye - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Lunchmeat, Dry Heave, Brain Hammer
Members went to:



BORN DEPRIVED
Years Played: 1997
Members:
         Jim Pierce - Vocals
         Johnny Smith - Guitar
         Scott Luke - Drums
         Jake Lonkowki - Bass
Releases:
Members ca me from: The Illegitimates, Threat to Society (only played one show).
Members went to: Youth Against Communism, One Drop/RC Dub



BOYCAUGHT
Years Played: 1998 - 2003
Members:
         Zane Zimbelman - Bass
         Josh Holstein - Guitar
         Brad Kindler - Drums
Releases:
         One Size Fits Most - 1998 - 402 Records
         402 Comp - 199? - 402 Records
Members came from:
Members went to: Axes To The Sky


THE BOYS
Years Playing 1974 - 1980
Members:
         Phil Shoemaker - drums (originally Steven Light 74-75)
         Alan Havlicek - guitar, vox
         Danny Shonerd - Guitar, vox
         Terry Pieper - bass, vox
Releases:
         (She's My Girl) She's All Mine b/w I'm Not Satisfied - 1975 - Outrage Records
         You Make Me Shake b/w We're Too Young - 1978 - Outrage Records
         (Baby)It's You b/w Bad Little Girl - 1979 - Titan Records
          4 songs on Titan Comp LP - 1980 - Titan Records
Members came from: Grundy Gilpin, The Garden Wall
Members went to: The Eyes, Movie Eyes, The Black Dahlias, Charlie Burton & The Cutouts, Shithook, Floating Opera

From "Till The Cows Come Home" by Bart Becker - One of the most durable and notorious Lincoln groups of the 70's was The Boys, a band with a heavy Anglo stance. The Boys hooked up with David Hibler, a UNL English professor. With Hibler as manager, the band sprun upon the Lincoln scene in a bizarre publicity scheme that hit the front pages of at least one local paper.

In February 1975, a series of enigmatic "Invasion Notices" were passed out in downtown Lincoln by closemouthed men. Signed by "Heinrich", the notices were also marked with a stylized symbol that many people took to resemble a swastika. "Those who are wise will be watchful and vigilant for the time of their deliverance," said the second notice. "Those with eyes will see. Those with ears will hear. The rest, fortunately, will ignore this."

The newspapers , the police and the mayor's office didn't ignore it. It made them uptight.

By the third morning, the perpatrators were clearly having a field day. A man in a black trench coat delivered a notice to the clerk of the U.S. District Court. "Give this to the proper authorities", he said as he clicked his heels together and saluted.

"You have no doubt begun to hear the lies and vilifications which the reactionary press and media have begun to trump up against us", said the third notice. "DO NOT LET SUCH DEMENTED REACTIONS SHAKE YOUR FAITH." In fact, by the third day, the notices began getting mostly tounge-in-cheek coverage by most media, total disregard by the rest.

On the fouth day, Hibler denited he had anything to do with the notices.

On the fifth day, Hibler admitted he was Heinrich, and the whole thing was a promotion for The Boys. Lincoln Mayor Sam Schwartzkopf asked if the city could draft a law prohibiting such gimmics that might scare the public and cost the city money and time checking them out. The city attorney reminded the mayor that citizens have the right of free speech.

During the time The Boys were together, they briefly changed their name to Londen, The Yanks, and Cocky Monroe before changing back to The Boys.



THE BOYS FROM BLUE HILL
Years Playing: 1980 - 1980
Members:
         Chris Sayre
         Jim Virsh
         Dan Newton
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



BRAIN HAMMER
Years Playing: 19?? - ????
Members:
         Dan Shoemaker - Guitar
         Will Sahs - Drums
         Micha Heibel - Vocals
         Hall Smith - bass
Releases: Members came from: My Three Sons, New Movement
Members went to: Bone Gravy




THE BRICKYARD
Years: 1983 - 1985
The Brickyard was a venue in Lincoln near the Devaney Center by 16th & Holdredge St that hosted many local and touring punk bands, such as Power Of The Spoken Word, Speedwobble, Baby Hotline, Peer Puppet, NOFX, Social Distortion, and others. It wasn't a regular venue, it was a space available for parties that was rented on a show by show basis, usually by Al Wilson or Bill Jones of Baby Hotline, or members of Power Of The Spoken Word.

From Bernie McGinn: The first show there was July 7, 1983 with JFA, Baby Hot-Line, Antibellum (?) corrupted service) It was my 13th birthday, and they put Bernie's Big Birthday Bash on the flyer. I was stoked! At the last show there, sometime fall 1985 (i think), Peer Puppet was supposed to play, but the cops came and shut the show down and arrested people (including me) for Failure to Disburse. For more info and photos see Brickyard Daze



BRIGADE
Years Playing: 1985 - 1987
Members:
         Jon Jones - Guitar
         Brian Ahl - Drums
         Michael Beck - Vocals
         Dave Hodgen - bass
Releases:          2 Three Song Demos
Members came from:
Members went to: Manila Thrills, Scary Hairy, Chronic




BRIGHT CALM BLUE
Years Playing: 2000 - 2004
Members:
         Javid Dabestani - Drums, Vocals
         Austin Skiles - Bass, Vocals
         Dustin Wilborne - Guitar
         Mike Bredehoft - Guitar
         Ian Whitmore - Vocals (2000-2003)
Releases:          Split 7" w/To Dream of Autumn- 2001 - Magic Bullet Records
         Bright Calm Blue 7" - 2002 - Independance Day Records
         Asymetry Set - 2002 - Independance Day Records
         NE Vs. NC Comp - 2003 - Redemption Records
         A Direct Approach For Casual Conversation - 2003 - Level Plane
Members came from: Slay The Balanced, Dancing Makes You Fuck, July The Hard Boner, International Band, Mathazaar, The Slutty Benjamins, The Ghostrunners
Members went to: Call In Call Out, Eagle*Seagull

This band change it's name to It Soviet in 2005, and played it's debut show as Click at Duffy's on July 22nd.



BRIMSTONE HOWL
Years Playing 2005 - Present
Members:
         John Ziegler - Guitar, vocals
         Nicky Waggoner - Guitar, vocals
         Jeff Ankenbauer - Bass
         Calvin Ratzlaff - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: This band changed it's name from The Zyklon Bees in April 2005
Members went to:



BROADSIDE ZINE
Years Published: 1987 - 19??
Broadside was another Lincoln-based "audio" fanzine along the lines of Capitol Punishment but covered more than just local music it also included local arts, photography, poetry, writing, etc. Put out by Michael Davis & Bob Crisler and the audio portion handled by Randy Watson (The Return). They put out 3 comps called First, Relic, and Sucks.

Track listing for "Relic"



BRONCO
Years Playing: 2003
Members:
         Ben Kushner - Guitar, Vocals
         Case Maranville - Guitar
         Sean Moon - Bass
         Jason Anderson - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Honey Hush, Wide, Casting Pearls, The Millions
Members went to The Mezcal Brothers, Takers



BROKEN CROWN
Years Playing: 1998 - 2002
Members:
         Dan Kaspari - Guitar
         Chuck Synovek - guitar (2002)
         Randy Scott - Bass
         Ted Alesio - Drums
Releases:
         Thither - 1998
Members came from: Houndstooth, Melee
Members went to The Skinny (Broken Crown didn’t break up, they just changed their name to The Skinny)
Broken Crown



BROOKS HADLYN
Years Playing 1997 - 2000
Members:
         Matt Stetler - Lead Gutiar, Vocals
         Jason Krause - Bass, Vocals (previously Joe Loder)
         Simon Ringsmuth - Rhythm Guitar
         Nick Schlick - Drums (formerly Gunter Somebody and Vince Romell)
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to
Official Website



JOE BUCK
Years Playing 199? - Present
Members:
         Joseph Simpatico Buckley III (a.k.a. Dan Jenkins) - Guitar, Vocals
Releases:
         Where Easter Eggs Come From - Sailor Ripley Records
         3 Day's With Jim - Sailor Ripley Records
          Joe Buck LIVE @ Duffy's 08/29/2004 - 2004 - Lone Prairie Records
Members came from: Heaven
Members went to: Hell
Joe Buck
Sailor Ripley Records



BUGS MEANY
Years Playing 1997 - Present
Members:
         Gene Hogan - Guitar, Vocals
         Kevin Lyons - Bass
         Mike Catron - drums
Previously with:
         Marcos Uzueta - Rhythm Guitar, vocals
         David Weiser - Lead guitar
         John Wolcott - Bass
Releases:
Members came from: Prairie Psycho
Members went to:



BUMP FUZZ
Years Playing 1980's
Members:
         Achmed74 (Dan Rose, aka Milton McNeeLee) - Guitar, Violin, Vocals
         Buck Naked (Phil Bury) - Bass, Vocals
         Stinky LePew (David Wees) - Guitar
         Hector Naked (Stephen Bury) - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Flatland Boogie Band
Members went to: The McNeeLees



THE BURDGEGARDS
Years Playing 1967 - 1968
Members:
         Alan McCracken - Organ, Guitar
         Norm Hill - Guitar
         Joey Roberts - Drums
         Bob Rock - Guitar
         Steve Pejsar - Bass
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to



CHARLIE BURTON
Charlie Burton & Rock Therapy
Years Playing 1977 - 1980
Releases:
         Rock & Roll Behavior 45 rpm - 1977
         Guitar Case" b/w "Dolled-Up Cutie" - 1978
         Dead Giveaway" b/w "Mobile, Alabama - 1979

Charlie Burton & The Cutouts
Years Playing 1980 - 1994
Releases:
         Is That Charlie Burton...Or What? - 1980
         Don't Fight the Band That Needs You - 1983
         I Heard That - 1985
         Road Kill - 1987 - Loss Lieder Records
         Green Cheese - 1990
         Puke Point at the Juke Joint (live) - 1991
In 1982 the name of this band was changed to Charlie Burton & The Hiccups

Charlie Burton & The Texas Twelve Steppers
Years Playing 1994 - 1995
Releases:
         Spare Me the Details 7" - 1994 - Loss Lieder Records
         Rustic Fixer-Upper - 1997 - Lazy SOB Records
         Live Set - 1999 - Bulldog Records
         One Man's Trash - 1999
Official Website

Over the years Charlie also played in bands such as The Star-Spangled Wranglers (1970-1973), The Megatones 1973-19??), The Solid Senders, and Charlie Burton & The Cutouts during the 70's Most of Charlie's bands included Dave Robel on Drums, Bill Dye on guitar, and Dave Morris or Otto Spalti on bass. Charlie is currently playin as Charlie Burton & THe Dorothy Lynch Mob





THE BYSTANDERS
Years Playing 1994 - 1996
Members:
         Chad Schleuter - Guitar
         David Ledbetter - Bass
         Jay Kuchda - Drums
         Erik Delaney - Bocals
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to



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CAESAR THE GREASER
Years Playing 2002 - 2004
Members:
         Slippery John (Ziegler) - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
         Chauncy Patton - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
         Matthew 22:21 - Bass, Vocals
         Calvin Very Dangerous - Drums
Releases:
         Great Caesar's Ghost ep - 2003
Members came from:
Members went to: in April of 2004 this band changed it's bass player, and changed it's name to The Zyklon Bees.



CAFFIEND
Years Playing 1993 - 1994
Members:
         Nate Christiancy – Drums
         Aaron Druery – Bass
         Eric Hallstrom – Guitar
         Joel Gibson – Trupet (occasionally)
         Matt Lux – Trumpet (occasionally)
Releases:
         Split 7" w/Filter
Members came from: Rocking Horse, Water
Members went to: Rural Route 134, Ice 9, Blandine Cosima,



CAPITOL PUNISHMENT
Years Published Nov 1980 - Jan 1984

Capitol Punishment was a zine put out by Bill Jones, who was in D.K.ed Willies, Pogrom, and Baby Hotline and his brother Jim, who was in Pogrom and Ex-Machina. Their zine documented the Lincoln music scene of the early 1980s. At first it was just the print zine with band info, photos, lyrics, drawings etc, but they began including along with the zine, a casette of Lincoln bands. Their tapes gave exposure to bands like The Click, Rapid Vapid, Hymn To Joy, Twisted Justice, Pogrom, Cartoon Pupils, Holiday, and many other bands of the day. Many of the bands that had songs on a Capitol Punishment comp were recorded by Bill or Matthew Sweet



CARTOON PUPILS
Years Playing 1982 - 1983
Members:
         Harry Dingman - Guitar
         Steve Canney - vocals
         Carl Stephen - Bass
         Bruce Stephen- Drums
Releases:
Members came from:The Specs The Rebates
Members went to: Ex-Machina



CAST OF PLAYERS
Years Playing 1980 - 1980
Members:
         Rick Cowling - Guitar, Vocals
         T.K. Olson - Drums
         J. Banwell - Bass
         Terry Olson - Guitar
Releases:
Members came from: The Del Reys
Members went to:



CASTING PEARLS
Years Playing 1998 - Present
Members:
         Case Maranville - Bass, Vocals
         Bryan Olesen - Guitar, Vocals
         Scott Rutz - Drums
Releases:
         Really Great Sinners
         Rock - 2003 - Big Box Records
         Casting Pearls - 2004 - Inpop Records
         Live At The Rococo - 2004 - Big Box Records
Members came from:
Members went to:



CATALYST
Years Playing 2001 - present
Members:
         Ian Brown - Drums
         Sam Risenhoover - Vocals
         Jordan Kelley - Guitar
         James Oliva - Bass
Releases:
         Paradox - 2003
Members came from: Lunyala, Fed Intuition, Metropolitan Ape, BBQED Hamster, Mr. Green's Time Machine
Members went to:



THE CATHOLICS
Years Playing 1994 - 1995
Members:
         Kent Heine - bass & vox
         Ted Miller - Guitar & Vox
         Justin Cheney - Drums
Releases:
         unavailable live recordings
Members came from:
Members went to: Evel Paisley



CATHOLIC GUILT
Years Playing 1992 - 1993
Members:
         Julian Vermaas - Bass
         John Fyhbu - vocals
         Bill Sullivan drums
         M. A. Farrar - guitar, art & graphic design
Releases:
Members came from:Four Against One, Elisium Crossing (vers 1) Weird Beards
Members went to: Elisium Crossing (vers 2), Fish Box, Morphine Angel

From Michael Farrar: The proper name for the group was: 2000 Years of Catholic Guilt. Julian came up with the name. Julian was simply called 'Julian Vermaas' at the time - the 'Winston-Terrence' part wasn't in use at the time. Other than the basement of the house where Bill was living, we didn't play any gigs - anyplace. Although we didn't play anyplace (I wouldn't count the party's at Bill's place since they tended to spontaneous erupt while we were there to practice) I did design several posters advertising the band (just catchy/semi-offensive graphics and the band name - no other details) that Julian and I plastered all over the downtown area for a couple of weeks. This is probably the only reason a band that never played anyplace managed an entry to a list of Lincoln bands. Fynbu and Farrar had previously been working together in yet another band that didn't play anyplace outside of the drummer's basement. Depending upon which one of the members you asked it had a different name - but considering that we didn't ever play anyplace it really didn't matter what we were called. Fynbu and Farrar left to form Fish Box and then later Morphine Angel.



CHERRY CRUSH
Years Playing 1994 - 1995
Members:
         Ben Armstrong
         Erin Hansbrough
Releases:
         Bald Guy - song on Novelty Yellow Records comp
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE CHANCELLORS
Years Playing 1962 - 1972
Members:
         Gary Davis - Trumpet
         Chris Foreman - Tenor Sax
         Bruce Piller - Drums (replaced by Denny Goins)
         Keith Goins - Guitar
         Steve Klintberg - Alto & Baritone Sax
         Jim Kreitzinger - Organ
         Bert Marshall - Bass
         Bob Semrad - Trumpet
Releases:
         Everyone's Got To Lose Someone Sometime / It Was A Very Good Year - 1969 - El Cid Records
         Places We Once Knew / Something For Sure - 1969 - Chamus Records
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE CHANDELLS
Years Playing 1964 - 1965
Members:
         Bruce Watson - Drums
         Jim Schaffer - Bass
         Jim Reimuth - Guitar, Piano
         Dan Eikleberry - Guitar
         Rick Bell - Guitar
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Coachmen

E-mail received from Dan Eikleberry: I was in the Chandelles, 1962-1964. Band split to form The Coachmen, for the most part. I departed Lincoln for the USAF Academy 1964-1968, so I missed the Coachmen experience. I continued with studio guitar work at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, and fill-in guitar player for many name singers and bands in the 1960's. I'm a Boeing 747 Captain today, for United Airlines, based in Los Angeles. I live in Las Vegas, NV. I keep in touch with Bruce Watson. Bruce is President of a banking company in Concord, CA. We think Jim Reinmuth is in Palm Springs, CA. Jim Schaffer is probably still in Lincoln.



CHEYNTARA
Years Playing 199? - 199?
Members:
         Matt Silcock - guitar
         Colby Starck - drums
         Jason Merritt - bass
Also with: Mike Elsner
Releases:
         ^^^^^^^66666^^^^^^^ - High Knee Records
         Great Plains Music - High Knee Records
         Live in Lincoln cassette - 1996 - High Knee Records
Members came from: Roosevelt Franklin, Pablo's Triangle, The Geckos
Members went to: Head of Feumur, Bobby Conn



THE CHESSMEN
Years Playing Mid 1960's
Members:
         Bob Rock - Lead Guitar
         Steve Copple - Rhythm Guitar
         Don Hayes - Drums
         Linn Luben - Bass
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



CHINA DIGS
Years Playing 1996 - 1998
Members:
         Joe Biesterfeld - Guitar
         Troy Christensen - Guitar
         Jason Grotelueschen - Guitar
         Diane Prokop - Violin (1997-98)
Releases:
         Looking For George - 1997
Members came from:
Members went to: The Coachmen



CHRISTINA'S POTATO FUNK
Years Playing 1994 - 1996
Members:
         Nick Westra - Guitar, Vocals
         Jarek Olivetti - Bass, Vocals
         ???? ???? - Drums
Releases:
         Christina's Potato Funk Cassette - 1995
Members came from: Tulip Jiggle
Members went to: Crush The Clown

From Nick Westra: We were a mountain dew band with sing-songy tunes in the spirit of Camper van Beethoven, although we were trying to be like Nirvana. hits included "Hold My Penis" and "Pantyhose". Live performances were limited to famous garage shows, freedom rock festivals, and the purple moon cafe. Our self produced/self titled CASSETTE was released in like 1995. yeah, 1995. We were 16. Our 15 minutes of fame was when we played freedom rock with Plastik Trumpet and Cherry Crush. It was at this show when Jonathan Hischke misquoted our band name as Christmas Potato Funk. Jonathan Hischke was a god to us. Still is, for that matter.



CHRIST PUSHER
Years Playing 199? - 199?
Members:
         Brian Kelley - Bass, Vocals
         Shawn Morrell - Guitar, Vocals
         Mike ???? - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Peaye(Positive Aggression), Pacifist Warhead
Members went to: Jug Life, Mustache



CHRONIC
Years Playing 1993 - 1994
Members:
         Bob Spire - guitar
         Mike Ellerbeck - Vocals
         Brian Farr - bass guitar
         Phil Judt - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Ghost Dance Ritual, Scary Hairy, Manila Thrills, Brigade
Members went to: Thread

From Mike "Beck" Ellerbeck: "Chronic ended in 94 with me moving to Phoenix, AZ. I came to Chronic from Scary Hairy who was signed to Atco East/West records in 1993 & Manila Thrills before that, who was signed to Dune Records in 1990 to 1992. And even Brigade if you want to go back that far. I now work as a record producer/engineer in Phoenix & own SoundVision Studio. Great to see alot of names I havent seen in years! thanks for the memories"



CHRONIC BLISS
Years Playing 200? - Present
Members:
         Jeff Bower - vocals, guitar
         Jeff Chelewski - lead guitar
         Erik Josephson - bass guitar, vocals
         Jeff Beckstrom - Drums
Releases:
         Dos - 2003
Members came from:
Members went to:



CITIZEN'S BAND
Years Playing 199? - Present
Members:
         Jason Ferguson - Guitar
         Brian Corey - Keyboards
         Nate Barber - Bass
         Scott Zimmerman - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: New Atomic Robert
Members went to: Fuel Tank For A Sex Machine



CLARKE COUNTY (Country Version)
Years Playing 1992 - 1993
Members:
         Gregg Cosgrove - guitar, vocals
         Nancy Wiebelhaus – accordion/vocals
         Leanne Dynneson – violin
         Todd Daringer – guitar
also with:
         Matt Rutledge – guitar
         Todd Grant - guitar

CLARKE COUNTY (Rock Version)
Years Playing: 1993 - 1994
         Gregg Cosgrove- vocals/guitar
         Nancy Wiebelhaus – accordian/vocals
         Leanne Dynneson – violin
         Barry Zimmerman – drums
         Ben Zimmerman – bass
Releases:
         Linoma Comp – 1994 - ism Recordings / Fire Records
         6 tracks recorded w/Todd Grant, never released
         Releases: 2 tracks recorded w/Dave Snider, never released
Members came from: Compost, 13 Nightmares, Greg Markel
Members went to: The GC3, Antarctica



THE CLICK
Years Playing 1980 - 1984
Members:
         Rick Morris - Guitar
         Sara Kovanda - vocals
         Steve Warsocki - Bass
         Tim Drelicharz - Drums
Releases:
         The Click 7" e.p. - 1982
         Wampum e.p. - 1983
         Capitol Punishment compilation - 1983
Members came from:The Specs, The Rebates (Omaha)
Members went to: This band was also previous known as Dick Tracy and Coloring Books
The Click


a few of The Click's 7" covers



THE COACHMEN
Years Playing 1964 - 19??
Members:
         Rick Bell
         Jeff Travis
         Craig Perkins
         Red Freeman
         Bruce Watson
Releases:
          Mr. Moon - 1965 - MMC-Bear Records
Members came from: The Viscounts, The Chandells
Members went to: Big Red & The Psychotics, Professor Morrison's Lollipop

From the Nebraska Hall of Fame: The Coachmen, one of the most popular and successful rock bands in the Midwest, reunited with original members, Rick Bell, Jeff Travis, Craig Perkins, "Red" Freeman and Bruce Watson, at the August 23, 1997 show at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Lincoln.

Originally from Lincoln, the Coachmen were formed in 1964 and performed regionally at teen dances like 9-high, Keen Time, and Woods Park Pool Parties. In January 1965, The Coachmen won the KOIL radio Battle of the Bands in Omaha. Shortly thereafter they recorded and released "Mr. Moon", written by Freeman, first on the local MMC record label, later on Bear Records out of Minneapolis. The song was a smash hit...reaching #1 on the local charts in the fall of 1965, as well as going to #1 in regional markets like San Francisco and Sacremento California, Salem Oregon, and Minneapolis.



COCKTAIL SHORTY & THE TABLEROCKERS
Years Playing 1981 - 1981
Members:
         Sean Benjamin - Guitar
         Larry Boehmer - Bass
         Madison Slim
         Marc Wilson
Releases:
Members came from:The Heartmurmurs
Members went to:



COCKY MONROE
See THE BOYS



COLD FACTS
Years Playing: Early 1990's
Members:
         Tim Masters - Guitar
         ???? - Bass
         ???? - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: Mind's Eye



COLD SPRING
Years Playing 1980-1983
Members:
         Mike Botts - Banjo
         Marty Coniglio - Mandolin
         Mike Keefe - guitar (later Tim Tidball)
         Gary Paul - Bass
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



COLORING BOOKS
This band evolved into The Specs then The Click



COMMANDER VENUS
Years Playing 1994 - 1997
City: Omaha
Members:
         Coner Oberst - guitar, vocals
         Tim Kascher, Todd Baechle – bass, vocals
         Robb Nansel – guitar
         Ben Armstrong, Matt Bowen- drums
Releases:
          1 song on Ghostmeat Records comp, 1995ish
          Do You Feel At Home? CD, 1995ish
          The Uneventful Vacation CD, 1996ish
Members came from:
Members went to: Bright Eyes, Cursive



COMMON ENEMY
Years Playing ???? - ????
Members:
         Derek Buckley
         Austin Puschcar
         Ryan Sidwel
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



COMPOST
Years Playing ???? - ????
Members:
         Matt Rutledge –guitar
         Todd Grant - guitar
         Heath Cole - bass
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: Wide



THE CONFIDENTIALS
Years Playing 1984- 1987
Members:
         Paul Durant - Guitar
         Chris Hillier - Guitar, Trombone
         Fred Peterkin - Tenor Sax
         Mike Barna - Alto Sax
         Mark Munn - drums
         Robb Sheldrick - bass 1984-86br>          Mike Kealing - bass 1986-87
         Steve Spurgeon - vocal
         Stan Spurgeon - vocal
         Tim Donnelly - guitar 1984-85br> Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



THE COPY CATS
Years Playing 1982 - 1982
Members:
         Steve Lamphere - Guitar, Vocals
         Tommy Rierdon - Bass, Vocals
         Don Hitz - Drums, Vocals
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



COOL RIDDUM
Years Playing 1993 - 1999
Members:
         Kate Boner - guitar, vocals
         Jeff Angler - keyboards, vocals
         Dave Novak - drums
         Ken Winston- bass
         Tammy Van de Bogart - Instrumentalist
Releases:
Members came from: Jumpin' Kate & the Rollover Sisters
Members went to:



CORNERSTONE DUB
Years Playing 200? - Present
Members:
         Billy ?? - Guitar, Vocals
         Dana ?? - Drums
         Ted ?? - Bass, Vocals
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



COST OF LIVING
Years Playing 1980's
Members:
         Donald Christophersen - Guitar, Keys
         Linda Schaaf - Vocals
         Bill Honvlez - Drums
         John Schultz - Guitar, Vocals
         Mickey Sheridan - Bass
Releases:
Members came from: Minimum Wage
Members went to:



COTTON BLUES BAND
Years Playing 1960's - 1970's
Members:
         George Bryan - Lead Guitar (later Sean Benjamin)
         Jim "Cid" Cidlik - Organ
         Dave Trupp - Drums
         Gary Reeves - Bass
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



COWTOWN
Years Playing 1992 - 1994
Members:
         Marty Steinhausen - Guitar
         Tony Robertson - Guitar
         Matt Steinhausen - Bass
         Rand Paul - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Demagogues
Members went to: Radio King, The Darlings



CRAP DETECTORS
Years Playing 1977 - 1998
Members:
         Jim Jacobi - Guitar/Vocals
         Craig Kingery (1979-1985) - Bass
         Melinda Barret (1985-1998)
         Andrea Burgess (1995-1998)
         Dave Robel - Drums
Releases:
         Victims Of The Media- 1978
         Police State 7" - 1979
         Superficial World - 1980
         Expatriots From Reality/Someone's Sick 7" - 1981
         Crap Detectors e.p. - 1982
         Diseases On Display - 1983
         Cut The Crap - 1985
         Deprogramming Time Is Now - 1991
         Taste For The Absurd - 1993
         Hidden Agenda - 1995
         Cat Patrol - 1998
         Jim Jacobi & The Joe Jakimbi Band - 1999
         Crap Circles: The Jim Jacobi chronicles - 2001
         I'm Datin' Satan - 2002
Members came from:
Members went to The Joe Jakimby Band
Official Jim Jacoby site
Crap Detectors info
The Crap Detectors



CREAGRUTUS
Years Playing 2001 - 2004
Members:
         Theron Rhoten - Bass, Vocals
         Dave Soche - Drums
         Matt Kaminski - Guitar, Vocals
         Crait Corter - Guitar
Releases:
         split 7" w/ Aberrant - 2003 - Selfish Fucker Records.
         Accidental Therapy comp w/ Wasteoid, Resin, & Elephant Man
Members came from:
Members went to: Axes To The Sky



CREATURES OF HABIT
Years Playing 1991 - 2000
Members:
         Tery Daly - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Releases:
         Selling Off The Bees - 1998 - Bombardier Recording Co
         Schizophrenic Sandwich - 1999 - Bombardier Recording Co
Members came from:
Members went to: Starboy



CREEPING CHARLIE
Years Playing 2002 - 2004
Members:
         Erick Howard - Guitar, Vocals
         Mike Young - Drums
         Dan Robinson - Synth
         Josh Bodfield - Bass
         Kyle Thorfinnson - Guitar
Releases:
         A Place Where Peace Resides - 2004
Members came from:
Members went to:



CRITICAL INFANTS
Years Playing 1970's - 1980's
Members:
         Brian Allen - vocals
         Eric Peterson - Guitar
         Bill Bored - Bass
         Daniel Kelly - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



CRUSH THE CLOWN
Years Playing 1996 - 2004
Members:
         Nick Westra - Guitar/Vocals
         Jarek Olivetti - Bass/Vocals
         Greg Joyce - Drums (previously Logan Pennington, Mark Anderson)
Releases:
         Clowns After Midnight (very rare)
         The Potato Pop ep 2001
         Crush The Clown CD 2002
         Alright...So We're All Going To Hell ep 2004
         A Situation Presents Itself (comp CD) - 2004
Members came from: Tulip Jiggle, Christina's Potato Funk, Almost None
Members went to: Strawberry Burns
Crush The Clown


CRUSH VINUL
Years Playing: 2006 - Present
Members:
         Lena Lash - Lead vocals, Guitar
         Steve Holland - Lead Guitar, Vocals
         Lindsay Wiley - keyboards, vocals
         Dave Gilburd - Bass
         DLaurie Lindquist - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Deep Blue Heaven
Members went to:



CRYSTAL DAZE
Years Playing: Late 1970's
Members:
         Mike Atkins - Guitar
         Kent Bonebright - Lead Guitar
         Ken Kucera - Bass
         Chris Peterson - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



CRYSTAL IMAGE
Years Playing: 1980
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



CUSTER'S LAST BAND
Years Playing: 1970's
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: SEE SPIKE



CYNGE
Years Playing: 2001 - present
Members:
         Shaun Sullivan - Vocals
         Skip Riggs - Bass
         Aaron McCoy- Guitar
         Chris Knipple - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Maniacal, Detest, Tumult, Madcap, Kick The Dog, Wishpool
Members went to:



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DBL
Years Playing: 1983
Members:
         John Fynbu - Vocals
         Jeff Runnings - Keyboards
         Harry Dingman III - Guitars
         Greg Hill - Drums
         Liz Panarelli - Bass
Releases:
         Whispers cassette - 1983
Members came from:
Members went to:



DDT
Years Playing: Early 1970's
Members:
         Doug Dickeson - Guitar, Vocals
         Craig McClatchey- Bass, Vocals
         Tom Lott - Drums
         Jeannie Thomsen- Clarinet, Vocals
         Larraine "Cookie" Fawl- Flute
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Wheezetones



DEAD BLACK
Years Playing: 20?? - Present
Members:
         Mike ??? - Lead Vocals
         Ryan ???? -Guitar
         Kent ??? - Drums
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



DEADECHOES
Years Playing: 2004 - Present
Members:
         Brandon Ford - Lead Vocals
         Rich Johnson - Guitar
         Neil Thoene - Guitar
         Mark Contatore - Bass
         Ted Braasch - Drums
         Paul Smith - Electronics/Vocals
Releases:
         The Dead Will Walk - 2004 - Omnimedia
Members came from: VD6, Ezra, Driven Down, Trigger, Dark Phase, Madgik
Members went to:



DEEP BLUE HEAVEN
Years Playing: 1998 - 2000
Members:
         Lisa Lambelet - Guitar & Vox
         Troy Petersen - Bass
         Teresa Novak - Vocals
         Laurie Lindquist - Drums
         Kama Lenz - Guitar
Releases:
         Sweet Obsession 1999
         DBH 2000
Members came from:
Members went to: My Raging Mind
Website:
Deep Blue Heaven
Deep Blue Heaven



THE DEFORMITIES
Years Playing: 2004 - Present
Members:
         Allan Schleich - Guitar
         Johnny Feuerbach - Bass
         Beau Williams - Vocals
         Mark Contatore - Bass
         Justin Bauer- Drums
Releases:
Members came from: Their mom's basements
Members went to: McDonalds than back to their mom's basements



THE DEGOBAH SYSTEM
Years Playing: October 1993 - April 1994
Members:
         Steven Aldridge - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
         Ryan Connor - Vocals, Guitar
         Tom Lager - Drums
         Bart Miles - vocals
         Malcom Miles - Bass, Cornet
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Trendies

From Malcom Miles: We were together about 6 months when I was in college, played one house show at the house 2 of us lived in, half the songs were covers, never recorded anything (other than that show but it is a great recording because you can hear me getting knocked to the ground with electricity right as we are about to start and the nervous laughter of the crowd as they realized I survived.)


THE DEL REYS
Years Playing: 196? - 196?
Members:
         Jack Davis - Guitar
         Rick Cowling
         Vance Stone
         Stan Jacobson
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: Band changed their name to The Knights of Day



THE DEMAGOGUES
Years Playing 1990 - 1992
Members:
         Rand Paul - Drums
         Peter Lavin - Cello
         Marty Stenhausen - Vocals, Bass
         Baub Eis - Guitar
Also with:
         Dave Greckel - Drums (briefly)
Releases:
         Squishy Socks and Gum
Members came from:
Members went to: Cowtown
The Demagogues   The Demagogues

From Eric Hallstrom: The Demagogues definitely had a release, because it had this song called “Third Tower” aobut the highest diving board at the pool at Woods Park

From Kevin Gregorius: True ‘dat. That song kicked ass. First “punk” band, alt-rock band, what-have-you that I saw to incorporate a cello. I think the Demagogues gave at least some inspiration for Hour Slave’s use of a violin. I’ve definitely got a nutty picture of me and Peter at one of Jenn Graham’s Haloween parties.



DIAL TONES
Years Playing 19?? - 19??
Members:
         Matthew Sweet - Guitar
         Hal Smith - Bass
         Dave Farrens - Keyboards
         Ron Albertson - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: The Specs
Members went to: 13 Nightmares, The Return



DICK TRACY
Years Playing 1980 - 1981
Members:
         See The Click
Releases:
         Capitol Punishment comp
Members came from: The Specs, The Rebates
Members went to:This band evolved into The Click



DICKY & THE SOFT-TONES
Years Playing 1959
Members:
         Dickie Vaughn
         Denny Zager
         Floyd Colton
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Eccentrics



DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA
Years Playing 2002 - Present
Members:
         Scott Tomes - Guitar, Vocals
         Jake Curtiss - Bass
         Sean McGill - Drums
Releases:
         No Beliefs... Just Good Ideas
         Too Much Will Make You Tired
Members came from:
Members went to:



DIETRICH BONHOEFFER & DAWN
Years Playing 1986 - 1986
Members:
         Charles Lieurance - guitar, vocals
         Craig Anton - bass, vocals
         Chris McCubbin - Keyboards, Vocals
         Dave Sullivan
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Black Dahlias

From Charles Lieurance: I was in a really strange band with comedian Craig Anton (The Lampshades, now on the show Mad TV, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc.), Chris McCubbin (my friend who now lives in Austin and writes role-playing games) & Sullivan. I played a fucking out of tune balalaika ran through all kinds of effects pedals. There are recordings of this that were distributed. Our cover of "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" as done by Bob Dylan was pretty cool.


DIGITAL BITCH SHIFTER
Years Playing: Late 1990's
Members:
         Tim Masters - Guitar, Vocals
         ???? - Bass
         ???? - Drums
Releases:
Members came from: T.S.P
Members went to:



DIMENSIONS IN SOUND
Years Playing 1966 - 1967
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



DIRTFEDD
Years Playing 2002 - Present
Members:
         Dustin Travels - Vocals
         Eric Marshall - Guitar
         Brock Wettstead - Drums
         Cameron Ruble - Guitar (2002 - 2006)
         Brian Luginbill - Guitar (2006-)          Joe Fowler - Bass (2002-2006)
         Scott Root - Bass (2006-)
         Travis Wagner - Keyboards
Also With:
         Jeff Goff - Percussion
Releases:
         Midwestern Massacre - 2005
Members came from: Pain Theory
Members went to:



THE DISMEMBER
Years Playing 1982 - 1984
City: Started in Hastings, Moved to Lincoln
Members:
         Charles Lieurance - guitar, vocals
         Jim Story - bass, vocals
         ??? - Keyboards, Vocals
         ??? Howard- Drums
         Doug Marx -
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to: The Black Dahlias

From Charles Lieurance: the Dismember was a Hastings band I started with a friend of mine, Jim Story. We ran Rabbit Records (a punk/indie store) together. We ran it...into the fucking ground. We were sort of a cross between X, Flipper and Gang of Four (we covered "He'd Send in the Army". It was me on guitar & vocals, Jim on bass, guitar and vocals, his girlfriend (who worked at Dirt Cheap when we moved the band to Lincoln), whose name I can't remember on keyboards & vocals, and this really cool guy who drove a white Cadillac convertible on drums. Can't for the life of me remember his name either, although I'm pretty sure his last name was Howard. For awhile Doug Marx (great artist and old flame of Diane Cornelius and Sara Kovanda) joined us and we mostly got drunk and got into real physical violence with frat boys at Hastings College. We played some hardcore fests in the midwest with bands like The Sacred Cows (which became Island of Misfit Toys, sorta). Our only Lincoln show was at Larry Boehmer's (Zoo Bar's founder) short-lived rock venue, Larry's Showcase. We're on a compilation of Nebraska hardcore bands somewhere, doing a song called "Let's Put Ronnie on a Coin" and someone told me that we were on a California hardcore comp (this Howard guy moved to LA and started a few hardcore bands, one of which was on the great Live from the Eastern Front record, and he gave a live tape of us to some art damaged hardcore bands in Cali), doing a song called "I Shit Gold."

We were around on & off (Story was a very serious Sociology major and finally moved away to teach in VERY dangerous inner city schools) from 1982-84. Story was hospitalized after a beating he received from some frat boys at one of our basement shows. He was a big fucker too, for a Sociology student that is. The creeps broke two of my ribs the same night but I just laid around and moaned in my apartment in Hastings until they sort of healed. My girlfriend at the time, Lisa Norwood, kept insisting on sucking my dick because we were so cool getting beat up by frat boys for our punk ideals & even though it caused my ribs immeasurable pain, I let her do it repeatedly. After that, I got into as many fights as possible just to keep those blow jobs coming (as it were...)



DJ CORKY 9 (& the corduroy love tabernacle choir)
Years Playing 1992 - 1996
Members:
         Dustin Booth - Vocals
         Rik Minnick - Vocals
         Hugh Hansen - Guitar
         Todd Cox - Bass
         Kurt Gonnerman - Drums
         Ben Armstrong - Drums
         Brian Middendorf - Trumpet
         David McElravy - Saxophone
         Calen Olivetti - Trombone
         Chuck Foley, Jr. – Drums
         Justin Gaetzmeyer - keyboard
Releases:
Members came from: Rockinghorse
Members went to: The Black Dahlias, The Amalgamators

From Kevin Gregorius, regarding DJ Corky 9, you might mention the “MELP” phenomenon, which stood for Man Eats Live Perot. Apparently this was the headline of a Weekly World News article that spawned something more akin to a gang than a movement, which seemed to be an ever-present artifact of the music scene for sometime ultimately giving birth to DJ Corky 9.



D.J. ROBOT:MODERN
Years Playing ???? - present
Members:
         Dan Schmidt - Guitar, programming
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



D.K.ED WILLIES
Years Playing 1980 - 1981
Members:
         Bill Bored (Jones) - Bass
         Brian Allen - guitar, vocals
         Daniel Kelley - drums, vocals
         Eric Peterson - guitar
Releases:
         Capitol Punishment comp
Members came from: This band also at least once played under the name WABAFI which stood for "What A Bunch Of Fuckin' Idiots"
Members went to: Baby Hotline, Pogrom



THE DON'TS
Years Playing 2003 - 2003
Members:
         Brian Johnson - Guitar Vocals
         Sean Moon - Bass
         Jason Anderson - Drums
         ?????? - guitar
Releases:
Members came from: Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares, The Sissies, Wide, Bronco
Members went to: Takers



DON'T TELL ASHLEY
Years Playing 2002 - Present
Members:
         Chuck Foley - Guitar, Lead Vocals
         Kevin Lyons - Bass
         Dan Irvin - Drums
         Corey Schultz - Lead Guitar
Releases:
         7Hz - 2005
Members came from: the Illegitimates,Union,Tadpole Paddywack,Zimmerman Pike, DJ Corkee Nyne, Liquid Earth,Aaron Zimmer Band, Baby Jason and the Spankers, Chris Lager
Members went to:



THE DOO-DADS
Years Playing 1980-1981
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



DREAMS
Years Playing 1967
Members:
Releases:
Members came from:
Members went to:



DRIVE-BY HONKY
Years Playing 1998 - 2003
Members:
         Dan Jenkins - guitar, vocals
         Mike Keeling- bass
         Trout - drums (previously Tom Cabella)
         Jon Taylor – guitar (briefly)
Releases:
         God Damn Berlin - 1999
         Thrift Americana - 2001
         Double Live Platinum 2003
         Historia Nervosa 2004
Members came from: Sailor Ripley, Mercy Rule
Members went to: Ideal Cleaners
Website: Sailor Ripley Records
Drive by Honky

Dan Jenkins list of essential Lincoln releases:
These are in not in any order other than roughly chronological.

  • 13 Nightmares - "Shitride" - This one is such a classic that I snagged 3 more copies when Ron found a stash of records in his basement.
  • Mercy Rule - "God Protects Fools" - If this only contained the songs "My Mouth", "I Am I Said" and "Summer" it would probably still be better than everything else.
  • Sideshow - "Eggplants and Sunspots" - I think I listen to this more often than any other local release. It hits me right............there.
  • Mercy Rule - Bye Bye/Royal 7" - Heide and Jon duet like a motherfucker on "Royal" and then Jon plays a guitar breakdown/solo that should be studied in rock school.
  • Sideshow - Rust/Face Foot Ladder 7" - a different version of "Rust" later appeared on "Lip Read Confusion", but the drumming on "Face Foot Ladder" is worth the price of admission alone. Pawl in all his barefoot glory. Pawl=Rawk.
  • Linoma compilation / Novelty Yellow compilation - Granted, both of these compilations contain some grade-A crap mixed in with the good/great songs, but both are interesting snap shots of Lincoln music. Highlights: Novelty Yellow - St. Nicklehead, Polecat. Linoma: Mousetrap, Rosebud, plus the usual suspects.
  • Sideshow - "Lip Read Confusion" - Sometimes I'll be driving in my car and I'll start singing "Where did all you shattered people, where'd you come from?". The only bad thing about this album is that it was the last from Sideshow.
  • Polecat - Saddle Creek/Chinese Water Torture 7" - Back when "Saddle Creek" was just a road and a Polecat song. But buy this one for the b-side.
  • Red Max - Voodoo Liquor Hotrot 7" - Hey, all you sleazy, garage rock, greaser punks: Find a copy of this, NOW!! It will melt your face.
  • Opium Taylor - "Fade Machine, Fade Magazine" - Heine, Focht, Silcock and Noecker live up to their potential.......you knew they would.
  • Wide - "Gay" - This is just awesome. Probably the most unique CD to ever surface in Lincoln. And it's produced like a champ. Oh, and Thurston Moore liked it.....

    Booby prize: Mousetrap - "Lover" - Yeah, so this is out of Omaha, but you should still own it. Trust me, you'll love it.

    p.s. - Most of these records/CDs are still available. If you don't know where, I'll gladly point you in the right direction.

    Dan is currently in Ideal Cleaners and was also in Sailor Ripley and Teacozy.



    DRO
    Years Playing: 1998-Present
    Members:
             Dro - Emcee
             E. Babbs - DJ
             Flaco - DJ
    Releases:
             Another Day In tha Life Of....
    Members came from: Dirty Rhyme Slingerz, Tha Foundayshun
    Members went to: Thoughtless Poetz



    THE DROOGS
    Years Playing: 1981
    Members:
             Jon Donlan
             Bill Morh
             Joe Lempka
             Mark Patton
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    DR. SOLO
    Years Playing 1999
    Members:
             Ben Armstrong - drums, keyboards
             Jason Merritt - guitar, keyboards
             Colby Starck-drums, keyboards, bass, vocals
             Pawl Tisdale - Vocals, Bass, Drums
    Releases:

    Members came from:Pablo's Triangle, Roosevelt Franklin
    Members went to: Tangelo, Head of Femur, Bobby Conn



    DRUMFOUNDED
    Years Playing: 1994-Presents
    Members:
             Dave Marks
             Dave Conradt
    Releases:

    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    THE DRUMSTICK
    Years Playing: 1980's-1990's
    Info:
    The Drumstick was a venue located approximately where the McDonalds is on 48th St. between Vine and R St. It was one of the few venues for the bands of Lincoln early punk scene to play.



    DRY HEAVE
    Years Playing 198? - 19??
    Members:
             Bryan Hobbs - Guitar
             Andy Slaley - guitar
             Al Wilson - Vocals
             Mumph - Bass
             Charlie Logan - guitar
             Shaun Theye - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Baby Hotline, Power of the Spoken Word
    Members went to: Bone Gravy



    DEUS EX MACHINA (D.E.M.)
    Years Playing 1990 - 1993
    Members:
             Peter Morris - Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
             James Miles - Vocals, Guitar
             Jim McCleland - Keyboards, Vocals, Violin
    Releases:
             Quantize
             Lust Conrol
             It's So Nice, They Remixed It Twice (compilation)
    Members came from: Zeropoint, Chalktooth
    Members went to: Halo Effect, Figurehead
    Deus Ex Machina




    DUFF' STUFF & SON OF DUFF' STUFF
    Years Playing: Published ?
    The Duffy's monthly schedule you see sitting on the counter when you walk in the door is called Son of Duff' Stuff. That probably doesn't make a lot of sense to people who don't know what Duff' Stuff was. Duffy's monthly calendar started out as a 4 page full-size newspaper that came out each month, which featured full length articles about some of the bands who'd be playing that month, Interviews with local bands, reviews of CD's by local and non-local bands, cartoons, and the Duff' Stuff Tattoo O-De-Month, a photo of some local rockers tattoo.




    Duffy's OLD Stage being built



    Here's a funny article of Do's & Don'ts from March of 1992





    DUSTY BLUE
    Years Playing: late 1970's
    Members:
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    DYSTORTION
    Years Playing: 2001-Present
    Members:
             Chris Richman - Vocals
             Josh Griffith - Drums, Vocals
             John Cejka - Guitar
             Chris Manning - Bass
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



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    EATS LIKE A CHAMP
    Years Playing 1999
    Members:
             Adam 2000 - Guitar
             Brendan McGinn - guitar, vocals
             Phil Mayben - drums
             Kevin Chasek - Bass
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Wasteoid, Her Flyaway Manner



    THE ECCENTRICS
    Years Playing 1962 - 196?
    Members:
             Rick Evans - guitar, vocals
             Dave Trupp - Drums
             Denny Zager - guitar, vocals
             Denzil Mills - ???
             Jerry Wingate - ???
    Releases:
             Share Me/Stars 45 - 1964 - Applause Records
             Nighttime Noontime/I Still Love You - 1965 - Applause Records
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Zager & Evans



    ECHOING GREEN
    Years Playing late 1980's - 1994
    Members:
             Nate Woodhams - Bass
             Clint Lawrence - guitar, vocals
             Derek Lineberry - drums
             Pete Amisano - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from: The Neighborhood
    Members went to:



    ECORCHE
    Years Playing 1997 - 2000
    Members:
             Ian Whitmore - vocals
             Kyle Gibson - Bass
             Matt Bush - guitar, vocals (also Kevin Chasek in 1998)
             Tom Cabela - drums (Phil Mayben 1999-2000)
             Mark Petersen- guitar
             Adam White - roadie
    Releases:
             Split 7" w/Foundation - Sanguine Records
             Ecorche Cycle Records
             split 7" w/ Her Flyaway Manner - 2000 - 402 Records
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Bright Calm Blue, Drive-By Honky, Call In, Call Out



    EDDIE & THE CLONES
    Years Playing: 1979
    Members:
             Steve Rall - Bass, Vox
             Tommy Alesio - Guitar, Drums, Vox
             Bruce McCracken - Guitar, Vox
             Gale Cooper - drums
             Ted Larson - Sax
             Tom Larson - Keyboards
    Releases:
    Members came from: Nobody's Children, Music
    Members went to: Tunafish Jones



    8TH WAVE
    Years Playing: 1997 - 2004
    Members:
             Jimbo - Trombone
             Chris Crutcher - guitar
             Timmy "Norb" Wilson - Bass
             Kris - lead Vocals
             Emmy - Drums
             Jason Flatowitz - ???
             Tom - Trumpet
             Chris - Guitar
    Also with:
             Josh - Bass
             Owen - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from: Split Second, Renovation, Postmark, One Side Red, The Roommates
    Members went to: The New Invincibles, Trick Magnet, Carson City Heat



    THE ELECTRAS
    Years Playing: early 1960's
    Members:
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:

    From "Till The Cows Come Home" by Bart Becker - An ad for Feb 8th 1963 offers "Twist Night with The Electras at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, 9-12, Couples Only, Admission $1 each"


    ELECTRIC SOUL METHOD
    Years Playing 2004 - Present
    Members:
             Luke Kellison - Bass
             Nick Semrad - Keyboards
             Kris Kerr - Guitar (2004)
             Luke Polipnick - Guitar (12/04 - 5/05)
             Luke Sticka - Guitar (5/05)
             Josh Hoyer - Sax, Keys
             Laniece Micek - Vocals, Percussion
             Kyle Armes - Drums
    Also With:
             Vince Miller - Keyboards (2004)
             Aaron Wright - Guitar (2004)
    Releases:
             The Freedom Dilemma - 2005
    Members came from: The Magnificent 7, Animato, Tsumi
    Members went to: Son of 76



    ELECTROLITE
    Years Playing 1998
    Members:
             Lori Allison-vocals and occasional guitar
             Harry Dingman-guitar
             Fritz Gibbons-bass
             Brandon McKenzie -drums
    Releases:
             8 song E.P
    Members came from: This band was G.I.O, changed it's name.
    Members went to: The Golden Age, Junior Mighty, Floating Opera, Strawberry Burns



    ELYSIUM CROSSING
    Years Playing 1987 - 1990
    Members:
             Thomas Irvin - vocals, guitar
             Shamus Adams - guitar
             Julian Winston Terrance Vermaas - bass
             Bill Sullivan - drums
    (Marty Klabunde was the drummer in the later days of E.C. and the early days of Bonechina, and is the drummer that appears on the Bonechina tape)
    Releases:
             Rhythm Of The Rain
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Bonechina

    From Thomas Irvin: little known fact: the "Terrence" in Julian's name is thought to come from Terry Pieper (The Boys, The Black Dahlias), whom Julian's parents knew. If I remember correctly, his parents weren't sure they got the Terrance from Terry, but they think they did. The Winston comes from John Lennon's (original) middle name.

    Thomas Irvin's list of essential Lincoln releases:

  • The Click - I'm a big fan of either single (four-song 7" and five-song 12") by the Click
  • For Against - any album, but particularly the first two (Echelons & December)
  • The Millions - Raquel
  • Mercy Rule - Flat Black Chronicles (although the others aren't bad)
  • 13 Nightmares - Shitride
  • The Self-Righteous Brothers - Tastee
  • Linoma I compilation
  • Shithook - When a Boyscout Gets The Blues
  • Sideshow first album (the second one ain't bad, either)
  • New Brass Guns - White Dress tape

    There's also a rare Baby Hotline tape called "Boxman get a new forehead." I've never owned it myself, and always wanted to. It's from '85 or so. Baby Hotline was THE SHIT back in the day. I mean they ruled the scene completely. Power of the Spoken Word's album from '85 or so is also an important milestone, as I think it was the first full-length 12-inch album to come out of the Lincoln punk scene. Never my cup of tea, though.

    Thomas was also a member of Bonechina, and can occasionally be seen playing solo shows.



    ELYSIAN FIELDS
    Years Playing 1970-1972
    Members:
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:

    A seven piece horn-rock band "spanning the range from jazz to hard rock"


    EMANON
    Years Playing 1980's
    Members:
             Jim Butler
             Kay Butler
    Releases:
             That Woman Is My Wife / She Doesn't Know Me - 1981
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    EMPTY
    Years Playing 1998-2000
    Members:
             Sam Myers - Guitar, Vocals
             Andy Baker - Bass, Vocals
             Jake Samuelson - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Fatalist



    EMPTY PROMISE
    Years Playing: 1986-1988
    Members:
             Dan Ostdiek - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
             Jon Suddeth - Drums
             Matt Woodward - Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
             Todd Colwell - Guitar, Bass, Vocals (1987-1988)
             Mitch Larsen - Bass (1987-1988)
             Monte Willis, vocals (1986)
    Releases:
             Empty Promise - 1986 - self-released
             Lemonade Haze - 1987 - self-released
             Revelation - 1988 - self-released
    Members came from: Anorexic Cow
    Members went to: Such Sweet Thunder



    THE END
    Years Playing 1981
    Members:
             Jeff Runnings
             ???- guitar, vocals
             ???- bass
             ???- drums
    Releases:
             Anastasia / Don't Damn Me - Capitol Punishment comp
    Members came from: Pope Patrol
    Members went to: For Against



    THE ENTERPRISE
    Years Playing 1967
    Members:
             Jack Davis - guitar
             Jack Hagerman - Bass
             ???- drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:(this band was sometimes aka ENTERPRIZE)



    THE ERRATICS
    Years Playing: 1981 - 1982
    Members:
             Casey Schmid - drums
             Bill Graham - bass
             Scott "Bean" Schuflbien - Vocals
    Releases:
    Members came from: The Youngsters
    Members went to: My Three Sons



    ERIC THE RED
    Years Playing 0000 - 0000
    Members:
             Rich Higgins - guitar, vocals
             Chris Palmquist - bass
             Shane Aspegren - drums
    Releases:
             Life After Tuesday 7" - Caulfield
    Members came from: Sideshow, Eamon, Lullaby For The Working Class
    Members went to: TV City, The Sound of Rails



    ESSENCE
    Years Playing 1980
    Members: Hard Rock Quintet
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    ETCHED
    Years Playing 2005 - Present
    Members:
             Jay Potwin - Drums
             Jason - Vocals
             Sanchez - Bass
             Tony - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    ETHEREAL HOST
    Years Playing 2001 - Present
    Members:
             Sean Doyle - Drums, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Keys, Wind Instruments
             Dave Gilburd - Guitar, Drums, Bass, Vocals, Percussion, Keys, Harmonicas
             Julie Gilburd - Kys, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Organ
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Crush Vinyl



    EUROPEAN BREAD MACHINE
    Years Playing 200?
    Members:
             Neal Obermeyer -
             Andrew Ernz
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    EVEL PAISLEY
    Years Playing 1995 - 1996
    Members:
             Dave Sullivan - Guitar, vocals & words
             Kent Heine – Vocals, bass
             Shaun Theye - drums
    Releases:
             There are several four-track recordings floating around the Lincoln area,
              one of which hides under the alias The Removes.
    Members came from: The Catholics, Puggy, Trout Mystery
    Members went to: The Holy Ghost, That Good Night (Portland, OR)

    From Dave Sullivan: No one liked us. Kent and I wrote some great music together, some of which we recorded pretty well in Portland with Trout Mystery drummer, Jon Hofer.

    Kent Heine's list of essential Lincoln releases:

  • 1. 13 Nightmares "Shitride"
  • 2. 13 Nightmares "Shitride"
  • 3. 13 Nightmares "Shitride"
  • 4. 13 Nightmares "Shitride"
  • 5. 13 Nightmares "Shitride"
    The best record ever to be released by a Nebraska band.

    Kent was formerly with The Catholics, and is currently a member of The Holy Ghost in New York.



    EX-MACHINA
    Years Playing 1983 - 1984
    Members:
             Jim Jones - vocals, keyboard
             Joel Lamson- keyboards
             Karl Stephen - bass
             Rob Riley - drums
    Releases:
             Capitol Punishment Comp
    Members came from: Pogrom, Wargasm
    Members went to: Playground, A-1 House Of Fun



    THE EXCESSIVES
    Years Playing 1980-1983
    Members:
             Butch Berman - Guitar
             Terry Clements - Bass
             Jeff Cloidt - Drums
    Later with:
             Bill Dye - guitar
             Mike Hatfield - vocals
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Pinky Black & The Excessives



    EXPERIMENT 13
    Years Playing 1997 - 2000
    Members:
             Jim Reilly - Guitar, Vocals
             Nick ??? -
             Nolan Treadway - bass
             Dan Cheney - drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Flesh Eating Maggots From Space
    Members went to: The Bad Sects, Hymn From The Hurricane



    THE EXPLOITS
    Years Playing: 1964
    Members:
             Butch Berman - Keyboards
             J.D. Slice - Guitar
             Tom Hinds - Guitar
             Tiff Tyrell - Drums
             Tom Kos - Sax
    Later with:
             Mark Dalton and Kruce Kubick
    Releases:
             Surfer Blues
    Members came from:
    Members went to:




    EXTRA
    Years Playing: late 70's - early 80's
    Members:
             Brian Kent - Guitar
             Mike Myers - Guitar
             John Kent - Drums
             Chris Dittmer - Bass
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Noize Next Door, Major League, On The Fritz




    THE EYES
    Years Playing: 1981
    Members:
             Terry Pieper - Bass, Vocals
             Danny Shonerd
             Allen Havlicek
    Releases:
    Members came from: The Boys
    Members went to: Movie Eyes



    EYES CATCH FIRE
    Years Playing: 2004 - Present
    Members:
             Mark Beckenhauer - Lead Guitar
             Josh Sodin - Vocals
             Joey Sochar - Guitar
             Philip Kluck - Bass
             Geoff Marshal - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Illicit, The Angel Progress, Mandown, The Vagrants, Shiver
    Members went to:



    EZRA
    Years Playing: 1994- Present
    Members:
             Scott Schlesinger - Guitar, Vocals
             Carrie Weichmann- Guitar, vocals
             Brian Nystrom - Bass
             Brandon Rieschick - Drums
    Formerly with
             Julie ??? Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Hourglass, Mercy, Execution, Invincible
    Members went to: Deadechoes



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    THE FABIOS
    Years Playing 1999 - 0000
    Members:
             Derek Buckley - Drums
             Brian Deschuiteneer - Vox
             Matt Dubas - Bass
             Austin Pushcar - Guitar
             Rob Mcbride - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from: Band started under the name Common Enemy in December '98 became The Fabios in August '99
    Members went to: deadbysunset



    THE FABLOUS INSANITIES
    Years Playing 1972
    Members:
             Tim Hartin - Drums
             Bart Becker - Bass
             Matt Beckius - Guitar
             Carl Circo - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    FACE FOR RADIO
    Years Playing 200? - 2004
    Members:
             Doug McKenney - Guitar
             Joe Meyers - Vocals
             Jason Trabert - Guitar
             Tab Tworek - Drums
             Nate Young - Bass
    Releases:
    Members came from: Tetsuo
    Members went to:
    Face For Radio



    FAGATRON
    Years Playing 0000 - 1998
    Members:
             Abe Miner - bass
             Jeromy Ogg - drums
    Releases:
             Queer Corn
             Fagatron - Agitprop! Records
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    FARMER VINCENT
    Years Playing 1998
    Members:
             Shaun Sparks - Vocals
             Brian Luginbill - Guitar
             Lightnin Boy - Bass
             Travis Wagner - Keyboards
             Seth Bohnart - Drums
    Releases:
             Demo release
    Members came from: VD6, Gravey Train, Starla the Nudie Dancer
    Members went to: Pain Theory, The Gov't, Dirtfedd



    FASHION SENSE
    Years Playing 1998 - ????
    Members:
             Abe Miner - bass
             ????
             ????
    Releases:
    Members came from: FAGATRON
    Members went to:



    FATALIST
    Years Playing 2003 - Present
    Members:
             Cory Lighter - Guitar, Vocals
             Jake Samuelson - Drums
             Troy Peterson - Bass (2003-2005)
    Releases:
    Members came from: Empty, Gates of Dawn
    Members went to:



    FATTY & THE TWINS
    Years Playing 1978
    Members:
             Craig Reier - Guitar, Vocals
             Anthony Slattery - Guitar, Vocals
             Bob Kubicek - Drums
             Ryan Lassley - Bass
             Tyler Hottovy - Trombone
             Ryan Niemann - Trumpet
    Releases:
             Losers... Not Wieners - 2000 - Suckapunch Records
             The Unusual Suspects - 2001 - Suckapunch Records
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Good With Guns



    FEAR SIGHT
    Years Playing 200? - Present
    Members:
             Matt McPherson - Vocals
             Sean Joyce - Guitar
             Ryan Banyard - Bass
             Justin Lattig - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    FEVERBLISTER
    Years Playing 1978
    Members:
             Buzz Klik (Preston Koch) - Vocal, Keyboards
             Dr. Dark (Doug Lawson) - guitar
             Graveyard James (Jim Ronder) - guitar
             St. Teresa (Teresh Drda) - drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: A/K/A , Book Of Lies




    FIFTH STREET UNDERGROUND
    Years Playing 1960's
    Members:
             Larry Talbot - organ
             Dave Robel - Drums
             Jerry Jacobi - guitar
             Randy Loos
             Bruce Bell
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    FILTER
    Years Playing: 1992-1993
    Members:
             Heath Preheim - Bass, Vocals
             Matt Dooley - Guitar
             Joel Gibson - Drums
    Releases:
             Filter/Caffiend split 7"
    Members came from: Slide
    Members went to: Armatron, As Good As Dead



    THE FINNSTERS
    Years Playing: 1984-1994
    Members:
             Terry Olson - Guitar
             T.K. Olson - Drums
             Rick Cowling - Bass
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Souldawg



    FISH BOX
    Years Playing: 1992-1993
    Members:
             John Fynbu - vocals
             Steve Case - drums
             Keat Dyas - Bass (later Paul Macatee)
             M. A. Farrar - guitar, art & graphic design
    Releases:
             Countless practice and gig tapes
    Members came from: Weird Beards, Catholic Guilt, Hymn To Joy, Four Against One
    Members went to: Morphine Angel

    From Michael Farrar: Case ran Project Imports record store (located in the Berkholder Project in the Haymarket), D.J'd at the Edge (the first location in the Haymarket) and was previously in a short lived project called Bay Fish (or was it Blow Fish?) as well as others that I don't remember. Dyas had been in and out of the Brickyard and Malone center scene, basically playing off and on with who ever would let him - I think he played with Hymn to Joy at a couple of shows when their drummer couldn't make it for some reason or another. He also had been part of Weird Beards. Fynbu had previously been in Hymn To Joy and Four Against One. Farrar had previously been in Weird Beards and put out some self produced solo "experimental" guitar based tapes under the name 'zendog' (almost everybody would think that it was synth rather than guitar).

    Since Case was not only the D.J. at the Edge, but also booked the bands that played there Fish Box had a tendency to show up on stage way too frequently (there was a three month period where we played The Edge every weekend - even our closest friends were sick of seeing/hearing us). We had a semi-Bauhaus, British goth sound with an occasional very hard/heavy metal tinge. While the rest of the local groups like Mercy Rule/13 Nightmares and Red Maxx had that Nirvana/Sound Garden flavor we were trying to bring goth back. We weren't very successful at it, obviously.

    The high point of Fish Box for me was when Sara Kovanda made an appearance at one of our gigs. Fynbu knew Sara from way back, and I was working with Doug Marx (her husband at the time). Fortunately for me it was one of our good shows and I guess made an impression on her. I can remember many a surreal evening after wards at Sara and Doug's place where inevitably one of the birds would land on my head (a shaved/bald head never struck me as a good perch, but the birds seemed to think so.

    Keat got replaced by Paul Macatee (Red Max and One Dark Rabbit) and Steve got replaced by an Alesis SR-16. This line up turned into Morphine Angel.



    FLESH EATING MAGGOTS FROM OUTERSPACE
    Years Playing 1995 - 1997
    Members:
             Jim Reilly - Guitar, Vocals
             Nolan Treadway - Bass
             Dan Cheney - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Experiment 13



    FLESH PETAL
    Years Playing 198? - 19??
    Members:
             Scott Ideen - Guitar
             John Frochiser - Vocals
             Janet Rosenthal - bass
             Randy Krause - Drums (Pawl Tisdale and Jeff Perry at some point)
             Shamus Adams - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from: Mannequin Beach
    Members went to: The Return, Elisium Crossing



    FLOATING OPERA
    Years Playing 1992 - present
    Members:
             Richard Rebarber - Keyboards
             Lori Allison - Vocals, Drums
             Heidi Ore - Vocals
             Chris Wilson - Vocals, Violin
             John Taylor - Guitar
             Pawl Tisdale - Drums
             Scott Stansfield - Guitar, Vocals, Bass
             Dave Boye - Bass, Soprano Sax
             Alyssa Storey - Cello
    Also with:
             Ron Albertson - Drums
             Ben Kushner - Guitar
             Terry Pieper - Bass
             Eric Aspengren - Bass
             Kristi Pfabe - violin
             Leanne Dynnason - violin
             Justin Kohmetscher - trumpet
    Releases:
             Floating Opera (casette) - 1993
             Everybody's Somebody's Monster - 1997 - Ismist
             It's Not Easy Listening Anymore - 2000 - Ismist
             Burning Lighthouse - 2003 - Ismist
    Members came from: The Millions, Mercy Rule, The Boys, Middle Monkey, The Sissies, Tangelo, Prairie Psycho, Charlie Burton, The Black Dahlias
    Members went to:



    THE FOOLS
    Years Playing 2002 - 2003
    Members:
             Shanty Stovall - Guitar, vocals
             Sean Ballerin - Bass
             Josh Meyer - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Starboy
    Members went to:



    FOR AGAINST
    Years Playing 198? - present
    Members:
    1st incarnation
             Steven Hinrichs - guitar (formerly Harry Dingman III)
             Jeff Runnings – vocals, bass
             Paul Engelhard - Drums (Formerly Greg Hill)
    Releases:
             Autocrat/It’s A Lie 7” – 1985 - Independent Project Records
             Echelons - 1987 - Independent Project Records
             December - 1988 - Independent Project Records
             In The Marshes - 1990 Independent Project Records
             Aperture - 1993 - Independent Project Records
             Linoma Comp – 1994 - ism Recordings / Fire Records
             Return of the Banshee – 1995 - Sub Terranean
             Mason's California Lunchroom - 1995 - Rainbow Quartz
             Shelf Life – 1997 - World Domination/Independent Project Records
             Coalesced – 2002 - Words on Music
    Members came from:
    Members went to: Harry Dingman & Greg Hill left in 1990 to start The Millions
    Official Website
    For Against Info
    For Against

    For Against
    Photo by Alyssa Schukar

    From Thomas Irvin...This band started out as a 5 piece band under the name Four Against One, then John Fynbu left, and they continued on as Four Against One, then Liz left, so they decided to carry on as a 3 piece band and changed the name to For Against.



    FORCES OF BOWZER
    Years Playing 2003 - 2003
    Members:
             Micah Heibel - Vocals
             Steve Ward - Bass
             Bob Mersed - Drums
             Joe Humpal - Guitar
             Chris Maly - Guitar
             Nate Knisley - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from: Brainhammer
    Members went to: Jive Pistol



    FORM OF HABIT
    Years Playing ???? - 19??
    Members:
             Jim Jordan - Vocals
             Tom Snyder - Drums
             Craig Meisner - Bass
             Kevin Gude - Lead Guitar
             Clayton Allsman - Rhythm Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:

    From Eric Hallstrom: Form of Habit (FOH) had some amazingly ridiculous heavy metal shit that I couldn’t believe but loved. They were on the Innebraska compilation by Family man records


    FORTY TWENTY
    Years Playing 200? - Present
    Members:
             David Wilson - Fiddle, vocals
             Lloyd McCarter - Pedal Steel, vocals
             Lern Tilton - Bass, Vocals
             Jon Bradley - Guitar, Vocals
             J.J. King - Drums
    Releases:
             Lowdown and Dirty - 2003
             Sober and Stupid - 2004
    Members came from: Prairie Rose Band, The McCarter Family
    Members went to:



    FOUNTAINHEAD
    Years Playing 2004 - Present
    Members:
             Jared Bader - Guitar
             John Wolcott - Bass, Vocals
             Gary Herrman - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Minutia Stew, The Lepers
    Members went to: Band Changed it's name to Humbubba in 2005



    FOUR AGAINST ONE
    Years Playing 198? - 19??
    Members:
             Liz Panarelli - Bass
             John Fynbu - vocals
             Jeff Runnings - keyboards
             Harry Dingman - guitar
             Greg Hill - drums
    Releases:
    Members came from: Hymn To Joy
    Members went to: For Against



    FRAGILE
    Years Playing 1975 - 1976
    Members:
             Rob Palmer - Keyboards
             Rick Hamann - Keyboards
             Kevin Moore - Bass
             Paul Burner - Vocals, Guitar
             Chuck McCracken - Drums
             Keith Hamilton - Guitar
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    FRENCH LEAVE
    Years Playing 1983 - 1984
    Members:
             Jeff Dell - Drums
             Pat Yarusso - Bass (Replaced by...)
             Martin Pugh - Bass
             Mark Hendricks - Guitar
    Releases:
             4 or 5 song casette release
    Members came from: Red Club 13, Love Slave
    Members went to:



    FUEL TANK 4 A SEX MACHINE
    Years Playing 2004 - Present
    Members:
             Scott "Zip" Zimmerman - Vocals, Vibraphone, Marching Tenors
             Russ Zierke - Guitar
             Matt Richardson - Chapman Stick
             J-Ho The Funky Diabetic - Turntables
             Nate Campbell - Drumset
    Releases:
    Members came from: Soul Method, New Atomic Robert
    Members went to:



    FULL CLIP
    Years Playing 1980's
    Members:
    Releases:
    Members came from:
    Members went to:



    THE FUTURE PUNKS OF AMERICA
    Years Playing 1997 - 1998
    Members:
             Joe Shreve - Vocals
             Pat Flaherty - Guitar
             Jake Muhleisen - Bass
             Kyle Hurlbut - Drums
    Releases:
    Members came from:Twisted Poofus
    Members went to:



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