There’s a Halloween tradition in the jamband scene... it’s a night for freaks to gather and get their freak on. Omaha’s no exception, as this Halloween marks a special occasion. Nebraska’s Kindest Jamband, Strange Pleasures marks its 6th anniversary this year with a costume contest and celebration that will help kick off a ‘new’ tradition in Omaha.
Local roots rockers Apostrophe will open the 18 and over 8 PM show at the Music Box at 77th and Cass streets, arguably the finest music venue within 100 miles of Omaha. A different kind of treat is in store for all the crazies this Samhain, as Clumsy Lovers from Vancouver, BC bring their Celtic, folk rock and bluegrass influences to town. Following a costume contest with prizes to the winners, Strange Pleasures will take the stage to finish out this most ghoulish of holidays.
The following week, Strange Pleasures will begin hosting a semi-weekly Groovy Tuesday night at the Music Box, featuring local, national and regional jambands in a kind, fan-friendly atmosphere. Strange Pleasures had previously hosted a regular gig at the Saddle Creek in Omaha until the bar closed in 2000, bringing in bands like The Big Wu, The Disco Biscuits and Snake Oil Medicine Show for their first taste of Nebraska. Though the night and venue have changed, the formula is the same, with cheap beer and out-of-state bands like Little Hercules (CO, Nov. 13) and Juice (New Orleans, Dec. 11), or local jam standouts Freaks From Earth (Nov. 6) and Ripple Effect (Nov. 27) opening for Strange Pleasures.
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