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    Keep Friday, April 21st & Saturday, April 22nd 2006 open for Scenefest 4!

    For the last four years, Scenefest, our two-day festival that hightlights the original music scene in Lincoln, has grown to be THE local music event of the year in Lincoln! Don't miss it! Each night’s performances runs from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Nightly admission is $6 at the door day of show, or advance tickets will be available through E-tix

    Friday, April 21st

  •  9:15 - 9:45 Tie These Hands
  • 10:00-10:30 Prints of Apple Island
  • 10:45-11:15 The Goddamn Rights
  • 11:30-12:00 The Static Octopus
  • 12:15-12:45 Straight Outta Junior High

    Sat Apr 22nd

  •  9:15 - 9:45 Robot, Creep Closer!
  • 10:00-10:30 Producers of the Word
  • 10:45-11:15 Electric Soul Method
  • 11:30-12:00 Once A Pawn
  • 12:15-12:45 Sinikil

    Scenefest is your opportunity to check out a whole bunch of awesome Lincoln bands at one time, Bring all your friends and come on down for a great weekend of Lincoln music!!!

    Check back here or our myspace site for additional updates. Be sure to put Scenefest 4 on your schedule!

    Scenefest 4
    4/21 & 4/22
    Duffy's Tavern
    1412 O St - Lincoln

    Previous Events:


    4/22/05 - 4/23/05 Scenefest 3 - is the third installment in's annual celebration of original music created in Lincoln. Scenefest is THE local music event of the year in Lincoln, and this year's show is bigger and better than ever. Scenefest takes place in two venues this year, and features 20 Lincoln bands. This year’s festival will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, at Duffy’s Tavern (1412 O St) and Bodega’s Alley (1418 O St). Each night’s performances runs from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Nightly admission is $8 at the door day of show, and buys access to both venues for that night. Start schedules are slightly staggered so people can sample some of all the bands. Doors open at 8:00 pm.

    sower image © Roger Bruhn

    Scenefest 3 schedule:

    4/22/05 Duffy's Tavern Bodega's Alley
    9:15-9:45 Jabid 9:00-9:30 Humbubba
    10:00-10:30 Sad Old Lady 9:45-10:15 Icarian Bird
    10:45-11:15 The Static Octopus 10:30-11:00 The Gov't
    11:30-12:00 For Against 11:15-11:45 Mr. 1986
    12:15-12:45 The Killigans 12:00-12:30 More Than Yesterday
    9:15-9:45 Near South Davenport 9:00-9:30 Eagle.Seagull
    10:00-10:30 The Golden Age 9:45-10:15 Bear Eats Fish
    10:45-11:15 The Show Is The Rainbow 10:30-11:00 The Master 8000
    11:30-12:00 Paisty Jenny 11:15-11:45 Honey Stump
    12:15-12:45 Axes To The Sky 12:00-12:30 A Farewell Show For Megan


    4/17/05 - 4/23/05 - At the request of Tery Daly, founder and publisher, Nebraska Govenor Dave Heineman has proclaimed the week of April 17-23, 2005 as "Local Music Awareness Week" in Lincoln. A high profile reminder to all citizens of Lincoln that they should support their local music scene, participate in live music music events this week, and all the year round, and be aware of all the fine contributions that Lincoln's songwriters and bands make to the rich cultural heritage of our city. In order to help people participate in local music events this week, we are proud to present this years Scenefest...


    4/1/05 - marks's 2nd anniversary, and as part of our Anniversary events, we're having a party! April 1st at Knickerbockers is the 2nd anniversary party featuring:

  • The Master 8000
  • Strawberry Burns
  • Eagle.Seagull
    Come on down and help us celebrate our first two years, and kick off the third Lincoln style!

    Star City Scene & Duffy's Tavern host a bi-monthly (that's every other month, not twice a month) live music series called "Powerless" Powerless presents Lincoln's rock, alternative, and indie bands reworking their regular "rock" sets for our acoustic forum.

  • POWERLESS VI - 1/12/05 - Duffy's Tavern
    Episode 6 of our acoustic music series will feature sets by
  • The Golden Age
  • Strawberry Burns

    Join us down at Duffy's for a great night of music!

    That One Guy - 11/21/04

    Mike Silverman, a.k.a. That One Guy, and his "Magic Pipe", a plumbing fixture made musical instrument, is perhaps THE most unique artist touring the country today! Mike lays down a unique blend of drone, funk, drum-n-bass, and other styles. His use of other self-made instruments including the Magic Pipe, electric saw and electric boot, (yes, an electric cowboy boot!) makes his frequent comparisons to other artists such as Primus, and Frank Zappa come as no surprise.

    That One Guy has recently been signed to Ani Defranco's Righteous Babe records, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision, and CNN, so he's well on his way to becoming a worldwide phenomenon, but don't take's word for it, read what others have had to say:

    “That 1 guys tunes are ‘eargasms’ lingering sublimely in your subconscious long after the show ends.” “All we as an audience could do was sit rapt, mouths gaping, and witness this amazing spectacle”
    Sylvia W. Chan
    SF Bay Guardian

    Like a one-man band plucked from the pages of Dr. Seuss, That 1 Guy delivers earthshaking future funk from ”the magic pipe” to accompany his madcap lyrics about turbo snails, meat storms, and weasel pot pies."
    Bass Player Magazine

    “Necessity is the mother of invention. But in the case of Mike Silverman’s slamming, futuristic funk act, That 1 Guy, the normal rules of biology just don’t apply.”
    Andrew Gilbert
    Billboard/Express & Orange Whip Productions present...
    That One Guy
    Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares
    November 21st, 2004
    Duffy's Tavern
    10:00 pm

    Halloween With Star City Scene!

    Come spend Halloween with Star City Scene! October 31st at Duffy's will be a fabulous show. Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares are holding their CD Release party tonight, and they'll be joined by Chicago's Evil Beaver. Come hear songs about Corpses, Monsters, Skeletons, and swimming pools filled with blood! As if that weren't enough, there's a costume contest! Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares are judging the contest, and the best costume wins a copy of the new Suzy Dreamer CD, their previous CD, a T-shirt, and some other assorted cool crap! It'll be the halloween party to end all halloween parties! See you there!

    Powerless V

    The fifth installment of our acoustic music series features performances by:

  • Floating Opera
  • Minutia Stew

    The Powerless series has allowed Lincoln's rock bands to showcase a very different side of their music, and tonight's performance should be no exception! Don't miss it!

    An Evening With Mike Watt

    That's right, Mike Freakin' Watt. Sunday, September 26th @ Knickerbockers, 901 O St Lincoln, (402) 476-6865. Ages 18+, 8 pm doors, 9 pm show. $10 advance / $12 day of show - tickets available 7/29/04 at Knickerbockers and all Ticketmaster outlets.

    From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
    The man looks more lumberjack that indie-rock icon, but don't let the broad smile, sometime wooly beard and trademark flannel fool you. Mike Watt is the real thing. In 1980 he formed the Minutemen, a trio of punk-rock pioneers who, along with SST labelmates Black Flag and Husker Du, defined the music of an era. After the death of fellow Minuteman D. Boon, Watt formed fIREHOSE and cemented his reputation as a vastly talented journeyman bassist. On his own, he toured constantly without the benefit of commercial success, and artists such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and The Beastie Boys lined up to appear on his debut solo album. Playing with his new band, The Secondmen, he's been crossing the country in his own van, and using more than 20 years punk history to help "lay the low flow." - Pete Humes

    Hallam Benefit is teaming up with The University Program Council, UNL SIPS, Pepsi, Backtrack Records, and The Red Cross to present a Hallam Benefit to raise funds for the victims of the Hallam storms.

    The tornadoes which hit Hallam were an F4 super cell, with winds reaching 210 m.p.h. There was only ONE home left standing in the entire town. All other buildings, including their school, were leveled.

    The local music community in Lincoln is donating it's time and talents to organize and perform a free show. The Red Cross will have booths set up to accept monetary donations.

    The event will take place Saturday, June 19th at the UNL Union Plaza on the city campus. The show will run from 2:00 pm until 9:30(ish) and feature 11 great local acts.

    1:55 - 2:00 Opening Announcements
    2:00 - 2:30 Allen Masterton
    2:40 - 3:10 Skyfive
    3:20 - 3:50 Tell Your Children
    4:00 - 4:30 The Fools
    4:40 - 5:10 An Hobbes
    5:20 - 5:50 Bear Eats Fish
    6:00 - 6:30 Mad Minute
    6:40 - 7:10 The Bad Sects
    7:20 - 7:50 Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares
    8:00 - 8:30 The Zyklon Bees
    8:30 - 8:45 ***Red Cross Presentation - Benefit Check Ceremony***
    8:45 - 9:15 Blane

    E-mail About The Hallam Benefit


    Scenefest, the local music event of the year in Lincoln, is's annual celebration of music created in Lincoln. The 3 day event spotlights Lincoln's incredible talent. This years event takes place at Duffy's Tavern on 6/11, 6/12, and 6/13 from 8pm to 1am.

    The Scenfest 2 lineup:

    Friday 6/11
      8:15 -  8:45 The Zyklon Bees
      9:00 -  9:30 The Amalgamators
      9:45 - 10:15 The Terminals
    10:30 - 11:00 Charlie Burton
    11:15 - 11:45 Ideal Cleaners
    12:00 - 12:30 The Mezcal Brothers

    Saturday 6/12
      8:15 -  8:45 Papers
      9:00 -  9:30 The Thielgoods
      9:45 - 10:15 13 County
    10:30 - 11:00 Prairie Psycho
    11:15 - 11:45 Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares
    12:00 - 12:30 Hymn From The Hurricane

    Sunday 6/13
      8:15 -  8:45 Bear Eats Fish
      9:00 -  9:30 Bugs Meany
      9:45 - 10:15 The Bad Sects
    10:30 - 11:00 Westside Proletariat
    11:15 - 11:45 Thunderstandable
    12:00 - 12:30 Marianas

    Admission for the event is $6 at the door, day of show, or advance tickets for all 3 days can be purchased in advance for $15. Tickets on sale now at Duffy's Tavern (1412 O St) and Dropbay Records (1601 P St)

    Come out and support your local rockstars!

    For more details about Scenefest 2 check these resources:

  • 6/03/04 - KZUM 89.3 - Alive In Lincoln 10-11
  • 6/06/04 - KZUM 89.3 - Other Music 10-11
  • 6/09/04 - The Omaha Weekly Reader writeup
  • 6/10/04 - KRKR 95.1 - Scott Kaye show 8:30 am
  • 6/10/04 - KRKR 95.1 - Star City Rock Report 4:00 pm
  • 6/10/04 - Omaha World Herald GO section writeup
  • 6/10/04 - KRKR 95.1 - Star City Rock Report 4:00 pm
  • 6/11/04 - LJS Ground Zero cover story

    Star City Scene & Duffy's Tavern host a bi-monthly (that's every other month, not twice a month) live music series called "Powerless" Powerless presents Lincoln rock bands in an acoustic setting. Many times, the open mics and other acoustic nights around town are more like "amateur nights" where anyone can wander in off the streets with their guitar, so you get a weird mixture of good acts and not so good acts (frequently more of the latter). This series presents local rock, alternative, and indie bands reworking their regular "rock" sets for our acoustic forum.

  • POWERLESS IV - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - 4/21/04 - Duffy's Tavern
      Episode 4 of our acoustic music series will feature kick ass sets from 3 very different bands, but whom all fit comfortably within the punk genre:
    • Good With Guns
    • The Bad Sects
    • The Zyklon Bees

  • FIRST ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT! celebrates it's first anniversary on April 1st, and we've got several special events taking place as part of the celebration.

    • Lincoln Rock Show Poster/Flyer Exhibit
      During the month of April 2004 for our first anniversary, we displayed over 300 Lincoln rock show posters and flyers covering Lincoln shows going back over 20 years.

    • Encyclopedia of Lincoln Bands
      You've probably heard the old timers talking about all the cool bands that used to be around in Lincoln, but that was before you were around so you never saw 'em. has done exhaustive research to attempt to gather information on EVERY original rock band that's ever existed in Lincoln. O.K., perhaps we don't have every single one, but we've currently got info on over 300 of them, and we hope to get them all eventually. During the process of talking and e-mailing with folks to gathering the info, I also got peoples recollections about the scene of their day, so step into the way-back machine and enjoy the Encyclopedia of Lincoln Rock.

    • Star City Scene Radio Ver 2.0
      Star City Scene radio hasn't been around for a full year yet, but we've upgraded the server so we can stream between 15 & 20 hours of music. Lincoln Rocks, and you can listen!

    • Star City Scene Anniversary Blowout P-A-R-T-Y !!!
      Not all our events are online, after all, the site is about the local music scene! Join us at Duffy's on Sunday April 4th to celebrate and support the local music scene, celebrate's first year, and kick the 2nd year off in styleee! We'll be having 3 great bands; The Bad Sects, Rent Money Big, and Tangelo.

  • POWERLESS III - 2/18/03 - Duffy's Tavern

      The 3rd installment of our acoustic music series will feature:
    • Shyaway
    • Shacker
    • Marianas

  • POWERLESS II: Ladies Night! - 12/17/03 - Duffy's Tavern

      Powerless 2 featured 3 female-fronted bands:
    • The Thielgoods
    • Junior Mighty
    • Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares

  • POWERLESS I - 10/29/03 - Duffy's Tavern

      The launch of our acoustic music series with:

    • Tangelo
    • Crush The Clown

    Star City Scene's first live music event was Scenefest 1, a 3 day festival of Lincoln music that was held August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2003 at Duffy's Tavern. 3 nights, 18 bands.

    Free buttons were given to the first 25 people through the door each night.

    Free Stickers were given out to everyone who attended Scenefest

    The Scenfest 1 lineup:

    Friday 8/1
    Mr. Miyagi
    Strawberry Burns
    Rent Money Big
    The Republican'ts
    The Skinny

    Saturday 8/2
    DJ Robot:Modern
    The Bad Sects
    Her Flyaway Manner
    Ideal Cleaners

    Sunday 8/3
    Floating Opera
    The Return
    Minutia Stew
    Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares
    Caesar The Greaser
    Crush The Clown

    Scenefest 1 show poster

    • Star City Scene Launch Party!
      Come on out and join the rest of the local music community in kicking this thing off right!

      When: April 20th, 2003 10:00pm to 1:00am
      Where:Duffy's Tavern with:

      • Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares
      • Junior Mighty
      • The Dont's
    Hope to see you there!