Music » Critics' Picks

Ladyfinger (ne)

7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

by

comment
Lest one thinks that all bands from Omaha, Nebraska, keep their testicles in a jar on the nightstand, Ladyfinger (ne) rock balls-out. Musically, the group mixes the fits and starts of At the Drive-In with the buzzy overtones of the Jesus Lizard (translation: It's kinda like metal, but without the deadening gravitas), while singer Chris Machmuller has the pipes of a wizened '80s hair-metal frontman, one able to rise above the din and reach liftoff. Heavy Hands is the band's latest album (and first for Saddle Creek), and while it's certainly heavy at points, Hands proves to be nimble as well: The band snakes around time signatures and split-second tempo shifts with something close to grace.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.