Black Heart Booking presents...
Swingin' Utters Sept 19, 2016 at Lookout Lounge
The Swingin Utters have been kicking around the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years now. Theyve met their wives and their best friends on these streets; theyve grown and aged right here in the Bay Area. This has ignited the very essence of what goes into their value system and more importantly their music, because it is a reflection of those experiences. For example, the band took a break to raise their families, right at the height of their popularity! Did it faze them? Not really. Darius became a plumber. Johnny honed his drawing skills and started a screen printing business in his garage. Spike continued singing for all-star cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. No one really knows how Greg spends his time. He is sort of a mystery. Thats the thing with these guys. It is family first, with music always germinating within those life choices. During the Utters semi-hiatus, they all continued playing music in bands like Druglords of the Avenues, the Re-volts and Filthing Thieving Bastards. Their life experiences influence what goes into their records. A case in point is their debut: 1995s The Streets of San Francisco; their first full length and an essential streetpunk masterpiece. Fat Mike took notice of their grit and honesty, and signed them to Fat Wreck Chords. From there they put out a ton of great records, including A Juvenile Product of the Working Class, Five Lessons Learned, Brazen Head, Swingin Utters and Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones. For 10 years the Utters toured relentlessly with the likes of Rancid, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys and everyone in between. Which brings us back to celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band fully recharged with their second album in three years and no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
The Killigans - THE KILLIGANS were born in a filthy garage in 2004, hammered together out of the spare parts of other Nebraska bands and fueled by a love of good whiskey, great friends, late nights, buzzing tattoo needles and crusty old punk rock albums. They have existed in various incarnations since their inception, but as their rabid fans will testify, they have never failed to ignite the passions of anyone who wanders close enough to hear their foot-stomping, glass-raising anthems for tenacious underdogs, lonely vagabonds, and anyone who's just trying to make it in this world. Their rapidly-growing body of work draws from the most enduring, vibrant aspects of American music - the storytelling of folk, the fighting spirit of punk rock, the heartfelt poignancy of country and the unforgiving grit of rock 'n roll.
Hand Painted Police Car - Hand Painted Police Car was formed in early 2014 with one simple philosophy. Play songs that they themselves would want to hear.
$12 advance / $15 day of show
ALL AGES (EVERYONE needs to provide a valid ID in order to secure entry. Patrons under 18 will need to provide a NOTARIZED parental permission form , per city of Omaha ordinance.)