Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts



It’s called the bemisUNDERGROUND for a reason.

Like the space itself, experimental indie-rock band Listener has certainly worked hard to cultivate a subversive, underground reputation. With their show at the Bemis Center on Saturday, July 16, the band spearheaded a return of music to the subterranean gallery.

And what a return it was. A crowd of over 150 music fans crowded into the bemisUNDERGROUND to hear Listener’s unique brand of “Talk Music,” essentially a modern day mash up of lyrical poetry and garage rock.

Bathed in a red glow, lead singer Dan Smith and guitarist Chris Nelson’s songs of the depressed, lost and ignored took on an eerie quality – projected images of old science fiction films accompanying them onstage like ghosts.

For a moment, it seemed the UNDERGROUND had become the underworld.

Thanks to Kalee Olson for the photos below.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791