Monthly Archives: October 2010

Column: Guitar games are coming around

I’m a guitar player. Not a great one, mind you, but I dabble. I can string some chords together and I can play quite a few songs. Anyway, playing guitar is one reason I’ve never been able to get into … Continue reading

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The skinny on Azure Ray

Maybe you’ve heard the name or one of the songs. Either way, here’s a quick course on Azure Ray. Who is Azure Ray? The dreamy pop duo is made up of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor, two singer-songwriters who have … Continue reading

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Review: Waters does well with ‘The Wall’

“The Wall” is something to behold. It’s like the king of concert tours. Since it was performed by Pink Floyd only a handful of times in its original form (and because it was so over-the-top even then), it has attained … Continue reading

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David Gilmour and Roger Waters reuniting in Omaha? Seems likely.

Roger Waters hinted at a reunion with former Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour for one date on his “The Wall” tour. Looks like that date is in Omaha. The (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider was kind enough to send me this … Continue reading

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Shed a tear for the 49′r

I’m being told that the 49′r will be no more as of next week. And tonight’s show will be its very last. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. Bad Luck Charm is playing the show tonight. Frankly, I’ve heard it … Continue reading

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Avi Buffalo is quite unsure of its musical future

For today’s Rock Candy, Jordan Minnick was kind enough to do a Q&A with Avi Buffalo, who plays Slowdown on Saturday with Mother Culture. Get your tickets for the front room show for $8 at etix.com or at the venue. … Continue reading

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Column: Oberst has role in new novel

Oberst Published a few months ago, “Freedom” is a book a lot of people are talking about. The author, Jonathan Franzen, was called the Great American Novelist by Time Magazine.“Freedom” came to my attention because of a sort of cameo … Continue reading

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Of Montreal brings quirky show to Omaha

Oh, Of Montreal. If you can’t tell by the photo above, the indie pop band can come off as a little strange. The band itself is made up of frontman and songwriter Kevin Barnes and a few others. But with … Continue reading

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Column: Maha plans begin for 2011

After a sun-soaked day of watching Superchunk and Spoon and all those other bands, we went home and slept in. Tre Brashear and others organizing the second Maha Music Festival woke up the next morning to clean up. And while … Continue reading

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Ra Ra Riot returns to the road

The last couple of years were spent on the road. This year has been spent waiting. And now that Ra Ra Riot’s new album, “The Orchard,” is out, the band can hit the road again. The New York indie pop … Continue reading

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