Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Mynabirds are in the studio now, on tour in March

Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds (Photo courtesy Saddle Creek Records) You may already know this from following The Mynabirds’ Twitter, but singer/frontwoman Laura Burhenn has been in the studio recording once again with Richard Swift. Swift produced The Mynabirds’ first … Continue reading

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Icky Blossoms sign to Saddle Creek

If you’ve been around the Omaha music hangouts, you’ve probably already heard the rumblings about Icky Blossoms getting signed. Now, it’s official. Icky Blossoms has signed with Omaha’s indie label Saddle Creek Records and is going to record with Dave … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst and Phil Schaffart play a secret show in Omaha

Conor Oberst (Credit: Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald) “Phil and Conor are playing at Krug Park tonight. Don’t tell too many people…” That was the text I got at about 6 p.m. last night. The “Conor and Phil” in the text were, … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Lots going on this weekend

There’s some good shows going on this weekend, all of them local. Who’s going out this weekend? • Omaha rapper Jimmy Hooligan takes the stage tonight at Slowdown. $10 tickets • See rockabilly band the Blacktop Ramblers tonight at the … Continue reading

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311′s Nick Hexum broke his elbow, will have surgery

311 is, from left, Chad Sexton, SA Martinez, Nick Hexum, P-Nut and Tim Mahoney. Today on Twitter, 311 singer/guitarist Nick Hexum dropped some news: he broke his elbow riding his bike and walking his dog at the same time. The … Continue reading

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Conduits’ self-titled album will come out on Team Love

Team Love – the New York-based label co-founded by Conor Oberst – has cut back in recent years with the economy taking a dive, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing Omaha band Conduits’ upcoming, self-titled album. You can pre-order … Continue reading

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Anchor Inn closing. What does it mean for Omaha music?

[UPDATE:] Here’s the full news story from the OWH’s Roseann Moring, who has all of the details concerning the city planning director and Omaha’s zoning laws (which state the Anchor inn can’t be rebuilt). And the land lesees responded with … Continue reading

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Video: My top 10 albums of 2011

In case you missed my top 10 albums of 2011, I have a new video version of it. It’s myself and online editor Randi Stevenson doing a quick rundown of the list. Enjoy.

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Download Cursive’s ‘The Sun And Moon’

Today, you can download “The Sun And Moon,” the first track from Cursive’s upcoming album “I Am Gemini.” Get it below. Cursive also announced even more tour dates. Their first leg ends in Omaha on March 3. They head back … Continue reading

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