Monthly Archives: May 2011

Live Candy: Several great shows this week

A lot of good live shows are coming this week in Omaha, starting tonight. Portland, Ore., indie punks The Thermals play tonight at The Waiting Room with Kentucky band Morning Teleportation and local favorites (now with keyboards!) Little Brazil. Should … Continue reading

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MAHA Watch: Somasphere added to local stage

MAHA Music Festival has five spots open on its local stage. Three were already chosen by MAHA and HearNebraska.org: The So-So Sailors, Machete Archive and Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship. Those three were narrowed down from a list of 15 … Continue reading

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Red Sky Watch: Zac Brown Band

Who: Zac Brown Band with Blackberry Smoke and Sonia Leigh When: Thursday, July 21 What’s up: Zac Brown Band have become one of the most popular country groups around with songs such as “Toes,” “Chicken Fried” and “Free.” And a … Continue reading

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Foo Fighters’ Shiflett fondly recalls the Ranch Bowl

The Foo Fighters are, standing from left, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel and, seated, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Previewing tonight’s Foo Fighters show at the Mid-America Center, Chris Shiflett brought up Omaha. Back when Shiflett, Foo Fighters guitarist, … Continue reading

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Column: Don’t like Red Sky’s lineup? Don’t go

The following is my column from today’s World-Herald, but I thought I’d post it here for you blog readers as well. * * *  By Kevin CoffeyCopyright ©2011 Omaha World-Herald® Mention the words “Red Sky Music Festival” to certain people … Continue reading

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Here’s to another 1,000

Last week, I reached a career milestone: 1,000 Twitter followers. OK, maybe not a career milestone, but still kinda cool. Thanks for following me, friends. And thanks to Anniversaire, the local Omaha band who was the first to click that … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: More main stage artists announced

More of today’s festival news: Welcome J. Mascis and The Reverend Horton Heat to the lineup of Maha Music Festival. You know Mascis as the frontman of indie group Dinosaur Jr. At the moment, Mascis is supporting his latest solo … Continue reading

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Red Sky Watch: Kid Rock

Kid Rock is the latest artist to be announced as a Red Sky Music Festival headliner. He’ll play on Wednesday of the festival, July 20. Rock’s latest, “Born Free,” was produced by superproducer Rick Rubin and didn’t include many musicians … Continue reading

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Non-existent vinyl now exists

Remember that vinyl release show recently where they didn’t have the vinyl? Conduits, InDreama, Icky Blossoms and Touch People had a show at Slowdown, but the vinyl wasn’t pressed yet. Anyway, it turns out the vinyl is now in. If … Continue reading

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More Red Sky festival bands announced

This afternoon, Red Sky Music Festival announced four more festival grounds bands: The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Buddy Guy and 10,000 Maniacs. No idea who the first two are, to be honest. … Continue reading

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