Thursday, December 20, 2007


Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Bellflowers - 12/20/2007

Pretty petunias party at the ZOO!
Oh yeah, the Bellflowers were back at the ZOO on Thursday night trying to keep the snow a way with some hot country tunes. I know I saw the light when Kristin picked up that singing saw.

C'mon guys put out a CD.

Info at:

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Saturday, December 15, 2007


Tabblo: ZOOfotos - 4020 - 12/15/2007

4020 stopped by the ZOO with a little wild ass country music on Saturday.  Tractor power gets mesured by drawbar pull. I expect these boys pull a little more than their John Deere namesake. They got a new album too.

Check out their site:
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Friday, December 14, 2007

ZOOfotos - Tijuana Gigolos - Last FAC

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tijuana Gigolos - Last FAC - 12/14/2007

People were crying all over Lincoln at the news that the Gigolos were going on hiatus. Several hundred of them came down to the ZOO on Friday to commiserate with each other at the last FAC. Seriously the bar was packed, and everyone seemed to be having a seriously good time. I wish the boys could go on forever, but everything has to end sometime, so thanks for the memories!

Still online at: Tijuana Gigolos or MySpace
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Snot, s'not Nice

Well, I've been fighting a cold for the past couple of days, and mostly it's been winning. I think I'm getting the edge though. I only coughed about a million times instead of a billion, and the snot is down to drips instead of gallons. I'm staying home to keep from spreading it around.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Hoppin' at the Hacienda

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Hacienda Brothers - 12/1/2007

The boys were back for three, count 'em three,  big nights. Some great western soul music. Everybody dance! Times a wastin'.

You can check 'em out online:
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Monday, November 26, 2007


Well as usual over the holidays, I ate too much, watched too much football and didn't get enough exercise. Now I need to get back in the saddle, but my butt won't fit. Guess I need to walk around a little first.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Baby Jason is Back

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Baby Jason and the Spankers - 11/24/2007

Baby Jason and the Spankers Jason and the boys were back at the ZOO for a little reunion on Saturday, 11/24/2007.We had some good times and some good music.You can check things out here:
or with Jason's current group:

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving with the Blues Messengers

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Blues Messengers - 11/22/2007

The Blues Messengers came on down to the ZOO on Thanksgiving to keep us awake after all that turkey. Perfect antidote to tryptophan, and apparently there were some people who wanted to dance off a few calories.

The Website:
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

First Snow

We got some snow today, so I guess winter is officially here for a couple of days at least. It's supposed to get above freezing, so it probably won't last too long though, and that's fine with me. I like a little snow just for variety, but I'm not that big a fan of having it pile up too much. ---gk

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sarah Borges

Tabblo: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles 7/15/2007

Well, I'd say bringing country music from the East Coast to Lincoln is a bit like  carrying coals to Newcastle ... whatever the hell that means. It was certainly worth the effort though. We all had a great time listening and dancing.

Catch your own country here:
Country on MySpace is here:
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Watermelon Slim and the Workers - 11/14/2007

Slim and the Workers were workin' hard at the ZOO on Wednesday night. We all appreciated some great music to get us over the hump. If you got careless and missed out, you can get yours at:

I do wish they'd left all that cold up in Canada!
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Friday, November 09, 2007

The Bel Airs at the ZOO

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Bel Airs - 11/9/2007

Yep, the boys were back in Lincoln for two great nights of Blues and Soul. I'm assuming they drove a Chevy, but I didn't see the car, and they're still singing that song, "I Need Me a Car." Don't get me wrong, because I ain't complaining. I love that song.

Check 'em out here:

They got all kinds of fun stuff like CDs and shirts.

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Tijuana Gigolos

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tijuana Gigolos - 11/9/2007

Well, the bad news is that the boys let us know that they're going to be taking a break after the first of the year, but that's a long time off, and we had a really great time at this FAC. AND, you can still get the CDs from the websites.
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Monday, October 29, 2007


Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Magic Slim - 10/29/2007

Magic Slim was back to his old stomping grounds at the ZOO on October 29th playing some great blues with a little help from an old buddy, Charlie Musslewhite.

On the Web here.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mezcal Mania

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Mezcal Brothers - 10/27/2007

The boys were back with their own peculiar brand of musical mania. A wonderful time was had by all. The singers sang, the players played, the dancers danced, and the drinkers drank.
If you missed out, you can check 'em out here:

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Kris Lager Band - 10/20/2007

Transient may be a great name for the new album, but the music will stick with you for a long time! Some serious get down to it.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bellflowers at the ZOO

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Bellflowers - 10/18/2007

The Bellflowers were back at the ZOO throwin' down some fine tunes.  You can check them out on MySpace:

Get yourself some great country music by going to a live show.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ZOOfotos - Miss E. C. Scott

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - E.C.Scott - 10/17/2007

The lovely Miss E. C. Scott was back at the ZOO with her band. Everyone had a great time, but some of the men were left wishing for bigger feet.

You can get yourself a taste here:
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Too Slim and the Taildraggers - 10/10/2007

Too Slim and theTaildraggers
Serenaded the Wednesday night ZOO Bar crowd with some of their eclectric electric blues.
Good music if you can get it, and you can get it here:

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Little Charlie and the Nightcats

Tabblo: ZOOfotos-Little Charlie and the Nightcats-10/9/2007

Little Charlie and the Nightcats
entertained the ZOO bar crowd with some hard driving blues on Tuesday evening. Dance 'til you drop. It's all good.

If you missed the show, you rascal, you can check 'em online. Order a copy of the new album too.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Tommy Castro at the ZOO

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tommy Castro - 10/8/2007

Tommy and his band were back in Lincoln to play for a huge crowd of music lovers at the ZOO. Too bad you missed it.

Check 'em out here for shows in your neighborhood:
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

ZOOfotos Old School

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Old School - 9/29/2007

The old timers were back in town playing some real blues on 14th Street at the ZOO. Too bad, so sad if you missed out on it.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rock 'n' Roll Rumble III

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Rock 'n' Roll Rumble - 9/16/2007

Rock 'n' Roll Rumble III
Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy
The Nedwrecks, The Tijuana Gigolos, and the Mezcal Brothers
It was almost too much fun. I had to sleep for a week.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Resonators

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Resonators - 9/8/2007

Long Lasting Local Legends
The Resonators
Most of these people have been around Lincoln music almost as long as I have. They still know how to make some noise.
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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - 9/6/2007

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
The boys were back for some good times on their way to Europe to educate about American music. People round here already know enough to pack the house.

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Kris Lager Band

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Kris Lager Band - 8/31/2007

KLB - The Kris Lager Band

They put on a really great show live at the ZOO. Crowd couldn't hardly get enough. I had to fight the dancers to get some pictures.

KLB Website
KLB on MySpace

Check out the new album, Transient. One hot bunch 'a' blues.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007


Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Bellflowers - 8/18/2007

The  BELLFLOWERS an electric group of local Lincoln musical maniacs lit up the ZOO Bar with some great classical country. A great group to hear and Mindy even tricked me into dancing one time.
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Tony's Back!

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tijuana Gigolos - 8/10/2007

Tony Meza seems to be all recovered from his recent medical problems. As you can see, he's back to his normal medication from those little brown bottles.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Blues Messengers

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Blues Messengers - 8/9/2007

The Blues Messengers
Featuring: Miss Anna DeGraff
The band was back at the ZOO for another great Thursday night show. You know you should have been there.
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Saturday, July 28, 2007


Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Nedwrecks - 7/29/2007

From out in Hall county, the wilds of Western Nebraska comes a band called the
This is real country and western folks as authentic as cowshit on your boots. Great bunch of guys and some great music. Get yourself a couple of longnecks and sit and listen a spell.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Blueground Undergrass

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Blueground Undergrass - 7/21/2007

Blueground Undergrass
Fun, funny and funtastic. These guys play an eclectic electric blend from bluegrass to blues. Stop on by and sit a spell or get up and dance. It's all good.

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I got to thinking about my childhood the other day and came to the conclusion that we really did live way out in the sticks. You know you ain't living downtown when you consider the howling of the coyotes in the evening a significant source of local news.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bike Back - Phone Phony

I got my bike back from the shop yesterday, but now my phone company died. I was using Sunrocket, and they just decided to go under and dropped service to all their subscribers. Fortunately, I was smart enough to have a monthly contract rather than a yearly one, so I won't be out much money. Currently I have no phone though, and I have to go through the hassle of getting a new service.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Blues Messengers - 7/19/2007

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Blues Messengers - 7/19/2007

The Blues Messengers - Featuring Miss Anna DeGraff
This band has always had a ton of musical talent, and adding Doug Rosencrans on guitar only added to that. He makes it fun, and his guitar style blends really well with Anna's vocals.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Darlings Band

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Darlings - 7/14/2007

The Darlings Band
Listen up people. You want some good old time Rock 'n' Roll, you get it here!


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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Bel Airs

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - The Bel Airs - 7/13/2007

The BEL AIRS came back to Lincoln to get some dance on, and they did a fine job. Just wish they could've stayed longer.
Bel Airs on the Web

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The Tablerockers Return

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tablerockers with Earl Cate - 7/13/2007

The Tablerockers were back in town with Earl Cate helping out on guitar, and Josh Hoyer playing some sax. Always a good time with these guys.

Album: Shake Your Junk

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

ZOOfotos - The Kris Lager Band

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Kris Lager Band 7/11/2007

KLB - The Kris Lager Band
Four great musicians highlighted by Kris Lager's virtuoso guitar playing and vocals. Straight up blues and Rock 'n' Roll don't get no better than this.

KLB Website
KLB on MySpace
The new album is out too!
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Broken Bike

I broke the chain on my bike this afternoon while I was out. Fortunately it happened just as I was passing the bike shop where I usually get my maintenance done. Unfortunately that place was five miles from where I live, and it was threatening rain. I did get a little wet on the way home, and I was too tired to go down to Stransky Park and see the Blues Messengers. They're playing in a couple weeks at the ZOO, so I'll get my fix then.

Monday, July 02, 2007

ZOO Bar 34th Anniversary

Tabblo: ZOO Bar 34th Anniversary

34 years of the best music anywhere. The ZOO Bar has a lot to be proud of. Hundreds of people gathered over the six nights of the celebration to help make some noise, and the party was on. Locals and Legends we all had a good time. Might just have to do it again next year. --gk
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Monday, June 18, 2007

More Mezcal Music

Tabblo: ZOOfotos -The MEZCAL BROTHERS - 7/15/2007

The Mezcal Brothers
The Brothers were back at the ZOO for some more great music. If the pictures look a little blurry, blame Tony Meza, Gerardo's brother. He talked me into having a little too much fun. I think the camera got drunk.
Mezcal Site  <->  MySpace Mezcals

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Laid to Waste

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Tijuana Gigolos - Laid to Waste - CD Release Party - 6/8/2007

Laid to Waste

the boys had an all night party at the ZOO to celebrate the release of their new CD. We all had great time with some great music.
Homepage  or  MySpace

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Weary Boys

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Weary Boys - 6/1/2007

The Weary Boys
The boys were back at the ZOO with a new banjo picker, but it was the same blend of great music, everything from blues to bluegrass. They've got a new album due shortly.
Check 'em out here:
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sarah Benck and the Robbers at the ZOO

Tabblo: ZOOfotos - Sarah Benck and the Robbers 5/16/2007

Back at the ZOO for a Wednesday afternoon show. I just can't hardly believe she gets all that sound out of that teeny tiny body. The band is really solid as well. Maybe all those big guys just make her look smaller.

Don't miss 'em if they're playing in your neighborhood; although you can get the album Suicide Double Wide at Homers.

Check out the band website at:

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