After our riveting trip to the World’s Largest Truckstop, we headed about 6 hours to Omaha to play at a hole in the wall, local music gem-of-a-bar called O’Leaver’s.
O’Leaver’s is the kind of bar that you want to live at. Qualifications for a bar that I would live at include but are not limited to:
- An epic patio set up that isn’t too pretentious and feels kind of like a patio that could be anywhere. This one happened to overlook a parking lot as well as a volley ball court//bar next door, which was super amusing.
- Bartender’s who are chill, and have 3 dollar fernet specials-(thanks Landon and Taylor!!)
- Christmas lights..although I’m pretty much a sucker for christmas lights anywhere and everywhere always..
- A good PA and a sound engineer who makes any room sound fantastic (thanks Thor!).
- A cat. There wasn’t a cat at O’Leaver’s, but if there had been I probably would have moved in and ditched the rest of the tour- so this is okay.
The whole night was a blast. The bands that played with us had heavy sounds that shook the place. The first band, Trench, was a technically intricate hardcore metal band that ended with a hilariously epic cover of Midnight Rider. The second, Bonghammer, was a sludge-y psych stoner metal band with driving drumbeats. Something that has to be noted is that both bands shared the same, super badass drummer, Amanda Deford. She was a force to be reckoned with, and played both sets without breaking a sweat. Definitely keep an eye out for her projects and check her out if she comes to your city.
After the show we went back to our pal’s Nathan and Ari’s apartment and binge watched a show called Chopped Jr.- a cooking show where little children compete for cash prizes and cry a lot about how their soufle’s did our did not turn out. It was a great end to a great Tuesday.