Blu Simon
Blu Simon will perform at Micek's Shangri-La Lounge Friday and Saturday. Members of the band are Aaron Shoemaker, Garrison Garza and Ben Shoemaker. Courtesy photo

COLUMBUS — Old time rock ’n’ roll is coming to Columbus.

The Omaha-based band, Blu Simon will be playing at Micek’s Shangri-La Lounge, 2506 12th St., at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.   

Members of the three-piece band are Aaron Shoemaker, guitar and vocals, Ben Shoemaker, drums, and Garrison Garza, bass.

“We play rock ’n’ roll. We’re bringing back that rock ’n’ roll you grew up with, the stuff you can dance to,” Aaron said.

According to the band’s websites, www.blusimon.com and www.sonicbids.com/blusimon, “Blu Simon is bringing a new vitality to an audience thirsty for Rock and Roll. This audience has been alienated by today’s music industry. What is being released under the guise of Rock and Roll is leaving them unsatisfied. ... Not hearing music they liked, they decided to write it for themselves.”

The band formed in 2008 and along with its own original music, covers bands such as The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Blu Simon released its debut album in May titled, “The American Dream.”

The band describes it as “a concept album that deals with the disillusionment of Generation Y from growing up in the American system.”

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