In addition to reunion sets from Desaparecidos and Lullaby for the Working Class, as well as previously reported performances by Cursive and Bright Eyes, next week’s Concert for Equality — a benefit concert in support of the ACLU’s fight against a controversial immigration law recently passed in Fremont, Nebraska — will host sets by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, David Dondero, Simon Joyner, and more.
Per an updated event listing for the sold-out Omaha show, one relatively new band that caught my eye has been added to the roster, as well: So-So Sailors. As their brand new Facebook page indicates, the So-So Sailors are made up of McCarthy Trenching’s Dan McCarthy, Ladyfinger’s Chris Machmuller, Dan Kemp, Brendan Greene, and the Bruces’ Alex McManus. Seeing as how most members have roots within the excellent Saddle Creek/Team Love family, I’m curious to hear what this lineup has in store. (Other than a few shows, they’ve only divulged that “demos are in the works.”) Meanwhile, let’s keep our fingers crossed for more Desa/Lullaby tour dates, not to mention footage from this epic July 31 event. (Photo by Mark Seliger)