Indie rock band leaves standing room only

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Story and photo by Snera Riley, NewsNetNebraska

The Zoo Bar opened in 1973 in Lincoln, Neb. Its long narrow form was modeled after Chicago blues bars in the 1970s. The Zoo Bar has featured artists from around the country including names like Magic Slim, Bo Diddley, James Harman, and Luther Allison.

Recently, Lincoln residents packed the club for UUVVWWZ, Big Language, and THUMP3R. For only $5, show-goers enjoyed the indie rock stylings of the three bands. UUVVWWZ was the first to take the stage. Their unique approach to rock music left the club with standing room only. Pronounced double U, double V, double W, Z this Lincoln native band started in 2007. The band’s website describes its music as indie rock; however, the band’s fans at the Zoo Bar describe the music simply as “awesome.”

Austin Lueth only went to the Zoo Bar to see UUVVWWZ play. During sound check Lueth yelled, “This is going to be awesome! He plays the keyboard with his feet!”

For nearly an hour and a half, UUVVWWZ played keeping fans coming in the Zoo Bar doors and swaying to its high-energy music.
Click here for the full list of details on upcoming shows at the Zoo Bar.