Monthly Archives: February 2011

Today’s Downloads: Interpol with School of Seven Bells, Manchester Orchestra

• I noticed some recording equipment onstage when Interpol was at Slowdown recently. Well, they were indeed recording stuff. They’ve released a “North American Tour EP” with stuff from School of Seven Bells and Matthew Dear, too. Download it here. … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes plays ‘Jejune Stars’ on Letterman last night

[youtube] Bright Eyes played “Jejune Stars” on David Letterman last night, which you can watch above. It’s good to see them on a big show. And with electric guitars and a selection of good musicians rounding out the crew. … Continue reading

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The deal with Red Sky Music Festival

Concertgoers at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in 2010. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS By now, you’re probably aware of the Red Sky Music Festival, a six-day fest going down in July at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade ballpark and the surrounding parking lots. … Continue reading

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Tapes ‘N Tapes play the Waiting Room tonight; Bright Eyes on Letterman tonight

I really like “Outside,” the new album from Tapes ‘N Tapes. People loved “The Loon” when it came out a few years ago, but the band has mostly been written off since then. A shame, I think. With “Outside,” the … Continue reading

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No. 1 for Bright Eyes? Not quite, but still a strong showing

Bright Eyes didn’t have a No. 1 album, which I predicted could happen a few weeks ago. But it came damn close. “The People’s Key” debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. The album sold 40,816 copies (17,796 of … Continue reading

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Video: Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller and Tim Wildsmith

Saturday marked a fun night for me at the Whiskey Roadhouse in Council Bluffs. While others were packed into the MAC for the roller derby, we headed to the casino where a sold-out crowd was waiting for Ben Kweller and … Continue reading

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Video: Bright Eyes’ “Shell Games”

Bright Eyes has a new video today, fresh off the release of “The People’s Key” yesterday. It’s the video for the first single (if you want to call it that), “Shell Games.” It shows Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, … Continue reading

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Album Review: ‘The People’s Key’ by Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes, “The People’s Key”Label: Saddle Creek RecordsRelease: Feb. 15 You might think Bright Eyes is this indie acoustic project. You know, the one that’s really just Conor Oberst playing his folky tunes under a pseudonym? It’s not. Not anymore, … Continue reading

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It’s True is back! Record release party coming April 1

It’s True back in 2010. Remember how It’s True broke up? Yeah, right when they were getting a following and played the Maha Music Festival main stage. Then that Maha show (and the afterparty) turned out to be the band’s … Continue reading

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Slumber Party: The story with Bear Country; New stuff from Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship

 Bye, bye Bear Country. As you may have seen yesterday, Bear Country will be no more. Why? Aaron Markley of Slumber Party Records and Bear Country weighed in. “Bear Country isn’t what it used to be. We consider it to … Continue reading

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