Monthly Archives: December 2010

Column: Some resolutions are easier to keep than others

You may not remember, but near the close of 2009, I wrote a list of music-related resolutions. They weren’t necessarily for me, but some suggestions for readers who wanted to do some cool musical stuff. Well, I also tried to … Continue reading

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Hear Nebraska launch parties

Looks like everyone’s getting a music/entertainment site. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve seen the new efforts from the fine folks at Omahype and Hear Nebraska. They’ve both got some great stuff, so keep them on your radar. Anyway, Hear … Continue reading

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Top Concerts of 2010: Were you there?

 Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds performs at the Maha Music Festival. (Photo by Chris Machian/The World-Herald) In a given year, I see at least a couple hundred bands perform. I’ve never counted (maybe I should), but I know it’s a … Continue reading

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More new tunes from Bright Eyes: “One For You, One For Me” and “A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)”

“The People’s Key” [ UPDATE: At the request of Saddle Creek Records, the two songs have been taken down. Apparently, the songs weren't authorized by the band. I am assured, however, that new tunes will be available soon. ] Apparently, … Continue reading

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Top Albums of 2010: The 25 very best

Just glance at the top of my desk and you’ll see how much music is released in any given year. Hundreds of CDs are piled in one corner, while a couple hundred more are in boxes on the floor. Even … Continue reading

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New Music: “Shell Games” from Bright Eyes’ “The People’s Key”

I’m actually off this week, but I have to share this news: Bright Eyes dropped its first new song from The People’s Key.” Stream the song here:http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F8275933&show_comments=false&color=000000 It’s a driving tune and a little more rock than I would have … Continue reading

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Photos: Holiday Throwdown at Slowdown

Photo by Chris Machian/The World-Herald Check out a big ol’ slideshow from last night’s Holiday Throwdown at Slowdown by the OWH’s one-and-only Chris Machian. Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds got some friends together on Friday night at Slowdown for a … Continue reading

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Red Sky Music Festival: Get ready for some summer fun

So, I’m assuming that you’ve heard the big news: the Red Sky Music Festival is happening. If you don’t know, read the news. It’s enlightening. The folks at the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (that’s MECA to you) are planning … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes announces tour, but no dates in Nebraska

Excited for the first big Bright Eyes tour in more than three years? Me too, except it’s not coming to Nebraska. At least, the announced dates (13 in all) to support “The People’s Key” don’t include any dates near to … Continue reading

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Listen to me sound like I know what I’m talking about (sorta)

Sorry about the “no post” yesterday. I have something for you today instead. I was asked to be on “The Weekly Grind” radio show on Saturday. Since it’s broadcast early on Saturday mornings, I don’t know how many of you … Continue reading

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