Monday, March 24, 2008

Omaha's Slowdown Gets Accolades /
All the Kickass Shows

Ever since Esquire named Slowdown the No. 1 club in the country a few weeks ago, it seems the swank venue has become somewhat of a powerhouse amongst Midwestern venues. As Slowdown notes on its blog, "Thanks to Esquire...even though we haven't been open for a year."

Just oogle these upcoming shows:

3/24 - Beach House/Papercuts
3/28 - Jens Lekman
4/10 - The Black Keys
4/19 - Man Man/Yeasayer

And so forth. Did I mention they also have Wii Bowling nights?

Slowdown can hold up to 500 drunken concert goers, and features a pretty kickass bar and overall design scheme. (Think the raw industrial look of a Chipotle restaurant dressed up for a night out. Ooooh, Chipotle.) The venue is also the new home of Saddle Creek records (named for the early SC band Slowdown Virginia).

So congrats, Slowdown, for making the Midwest that much cooler. Even if it is your fault I have to drive three hours to see Beach House tonight.


Hackworth Artifex said...

Chipotle was closed on Easter. Jesus ruins everything!

The Moon said...

I really wanted to go the Beach House/ Papercuts show... how was it?

Femme Fatale said...

Wondrous! I'm in love with Victoria Legrand.

I took some video that hopefully turned out well, and that I should have up on the site shortly.

Of course, we got home at 4 and had to get up at 7... but it was worth it!