Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rock Candy Interview: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady Over the last few years, The Hold Steady has become one of my favorite bands. No surprise, as I tend to get giddy like a child when they come to town. For me, it’s that the Hold … Continue reading

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Column: Spotify is great, but not perfect

All of the talk you hear about clouds and streams may not be about Mother Nature. It could also be about music. Google and Amazon already have cloud music storage services and Apple is following up soon. For those that … Continue reading

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Homer’s Music to close one of its two stores

Homer’s, which marks its 40th anniversary in September, plans to close its Orchard Plaza store at 2457 S. 132nd St., leaving the independent music store company with only one location. At its peak, Homer’s had as many as 15 stores … Continue reading

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CD Reviews: Tim Kasher, Maria Taylor

Tim Kasher, “Bigamy: More Songs From The Monogamy Sessions” Saddle Creek★★★☆ Tim Kasher and Cursive are for many the musical representation of teenage angst. Now that Kasher’s aged a bit (and so have we), he’s singing about middle age, which … Continue reading

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A Note On My Ratings System

Albums are reviewed on a scale of one to four stars, four being excellent and zero being just plain awful. My ratings system is different from Pitchfork’s. For example, a two-star review from me isn’t equal to a 5.0 from … Continue reading

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Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” is NOT about Omaha

Photo Credit: Williams + Hirakawa A pop song’s true meaning can change the way you think about it. That’s certainly the case with Foster The People’s latest single, “Pumped Up Kicks.” The tune is all over radio and is currently … Continue reading

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Maha Festival: Get yourself to Stinson Park

Should be a beautiful day for a music festival. Maha kicks off it’s third year over at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village today at noon with an amazing lineup of indie legends, great Omaha bands and a helluva lot of … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2011: The Five Best Sets Of The Fest (and more)

Once again, I spent three precious days soaking in the sun (and getting soaked by the rain) while I caught band after band perform at Lollapalooza. In all, I saw at least 22 bands play (by my count) and passed … Continue reading

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Pujol’s Saddle Creek release details revealed

Daniel Pujol It was revealed awhile back that noisy, garagey, ’60s-rockish Pujol would release something new with Saddle Creek Records. Now, we have some more details. The EP is titled “Nasty, Brutish, and Short” and will be out Oct. 18. … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Deadmau5 closes out the festival with a killer set

Deadmau5 does his DJ set with a guest spot from singer Sofia “Sofi” Toufa. (Photo by Matt Ellis, © Lollapalooza) All day long on Sunday, people were walking around with Deadmau5 mouse heads just like the giant, globe-like ones that … Continue reading

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