Monthly Archives: January 2010

Live Chat: Grammy Awards tonight

Starting at 7, I’ll be hosting a live chat about the Grammy Awards. Catch the telecast on CBS and tune in here for the chat. <a href=””>Grammy Awards Live Chat</a>

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Weekend roundup

After what seemed like quite a drought of shows for the last month or more, this weekend is stacked with them. Here’s a look at what’s going on: The big show this weekend is obviously the Waiting Room’s grand re-opening … Continue reading

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Top touring bands of 2009

Omaha did well bringing in the big names last year. Among the top 50 concert tours, Omaha and Council Bluffs brought in 25 of those artists. A few others, such as Bruce Springsteen and the Dave Matthews Band, were in … Continue reading

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Headlines: Jay Reatard, Lady Gaga and more.

What’s up, kids? There are some good shows this weekend. Check out Our Fox tonight (Thursday) at Slowdown. Another good show is on Friday: Third Frate at the Barley Street Tavern. Get details in my column, aptly titled Rock Candy. … Continue reading

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RIP: 49r and Beep Beep

Well, they’re totally unrelated, but we must mark the passing of two great things: The 49r and Beep Beep. I heard about the 49r’s demise from Matt Whipkey this weekend. The bar shouldn’t be mourned quite yet as it will … Continue reading

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Lincoln=Footloose is the title of an e-mail that I received Friday evening (unfortunately after I left work, so this is why I’m only getting to this now) from the folks that run Lincoln venue Box Awesome. According to the e-mail, … Continue reading

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Record sales, record sales (last year and last decade)

The final tallies are in for 2009. And man did we buy a ton of music. Last year, we made 1.545 billion purchases of music (up 2.1 percent from 2008), which includes everything from vinyl albums in your record store … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk ARE NOT working on a new album

Big news this morning was that the Monsters of Folk are working on a new album. reported it after reading about it on Conor Oberst’s supposed Twitter account. (UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: NME has taken down the story, but it … Continue reading

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