Monthly Archives: August 2009

Matt Whipkey

Matt Whipkey has been the Movies. He’s been Anonymous American. He’s been Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American. He’s been the Whipkey Three. On Saturday night at the Waiting Room, he was just plain Matt Whipkey. The guitarist/songwriter/singer was celebrating the … Continue reading

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Outkast, Weezer and more

Big day of interviews, mostly about a Maha Music Festival story I’m working on. Concert is next week on the Omaha Riverfront (Dashboard Confessional and G. Love & Special Sauce headline). This afternoon, I rapped with Justin Kennedy of Army … Continue reading

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It’s GO time

Okay, worst headline ever. Sorry. Not my strong suit. Anyway, I wrote a bunch of stories for the World-Herald’s GO section. I hung out at the Interlude Lounge last week and talked to Matt Whipkey about his new album, recording … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk, Paula Abdul and more

So, that Land of Talk thing I talked about (see below) is available for pre-order and will be shipped as soon as Saddle Creek gets physical copies delivered to them. Will be available digitally (and on the band’s tour) sooner … Continue reading

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Land of Talk EP and tour

Saddle Creek will be releasing another effort from Land of Talk, this time a 4-track, 3 video EP. The band has been out of commission for a year, apparently, as frontwoman Elizabeth Powell had a “vocal ailment.” A west-coast tour … Continue reading

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Live Track: Green Day in Omaha

Missed out on Green Day last week? Or want to re-live the experience? A friend acquired a great recording of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life),” every graduating class’ song since 1998. For the record, this was from … Continue reading

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Radiohead, R.E.M. and more

I’m trying to get you a live track from Green Day’s Omaha performance last week, but I’m having some unfortunate technical problems. Hopefully, I’ll have them sorted out later. In the meantime, headlines! • Thom Yorke from Radiohead releases a … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes makes the top 500

Pitchfork has released it’s top 500 songs of the decade (slightly premature, in my opinion, but I guess they want to be first). Anyhoo, I figured Conor Oberst and maybe some other locals would make it on the list. So … Continue reading

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Nirvana, Weezer, more

Every day I read and learn all kinds of new musical information. I’ve decided to collect these little pieces in a semi-daily forum so you can find a bunch of musical news in one place. I’ll also be listing “today’s … Continue reading

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Blink documentary

I forgot to mention this earlier, but a few guys were working on a Blink-182 documentary at yesterday’s show. The card one guy handed me said their company was called HND$M*RND$M (pronounced “handsome ransom”) and the movie is titled “The … Continue reading

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