Monthly Archives: February 2012

Digital Leather does “Enzymes” for Love Drunk

Digital Leather has a new album, “Modern Problems.” On it is a song called “Enzymes.” The intrepid fellows at Love Drunk filmed them performing the song in O’Leaver’s basement. If you know Digital Leather, then you know it doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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Listen to Mike Mogis play on the new M. Ward single

When M. Ward decided it was time to record a new album, he called on old friend and fellow folk monster Mike Mogis for some help. A portion of Ward’s upcoming album, “A Wasteland Companion,” was recorded in Omaha at … Continue reading

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New Mynabirds album ‘Generals’ and new single download

We knew Laura Burhenn was in the studio with Richard Swift, the Oregon-based producer who has worked with Damien Jurado and plays with The Shins. Now we know the name of the project: “Generals.” The sophomore album from The Mynabirds … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Joanna Bolme of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Credit: Leah Nash Fresh off nearly a year of touring with reunited seminal indie band Pavement, Stephen Malkmus jumped into the studio with his main focus: the Jicks. The result, produced by Beck, was Stephen … Continue reading

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Review: Karmin on Saturday Night Live

If people thought Lana Del Rey shouldn’t have been on Saturday Night Live, I wonder what they think of Karmin. If you don’t know the duo, Karmin’s famous for doing covers of pop songs on YouTube. But Saturday night, they … Continue reading

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The Grammys: The best show I’ve seen in years

Last night’s Grammy Awards telecast was the best I’ve seen in years. Most of the performances were fruitful, they actually gave out awards every once in awhile and some of the performances were incredible. Let’s start with the awards. No … Continue reading

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Grammy Awards live chat!

Hey! Yeah, you. The Grammy Awards telecast starts in a little while and we’re going to talk about it. Tune into CBS and join us starting around 6:30 p.m. to talk about the performers (Beach Boys, Foo Fighters), the host … Continue reading

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Weekend Candy: OEA Awards, Grammys, Ranch Bowl Orphans and a ton more

I’m not going to do OEA Award predictions because I already know who’s won. No, I can’t tell you. It’s a secret. Go to the awards and find out yourself. They’re Sunday night at the Hilton Omaha. You can get … Continue reading

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Head And The Heart video features the Waiting Room

The Head And The Heart The Head And The Heart is one of my favorite bands from last year. I probably saw them more times than any other band (twice at SXSW and twice in Omaha) in 2011. The folky … Continue reading

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New happenings at Saddle Creek Shop

Saddle Creek Shop, the little indie record store run by Saddle Creek Records, is starting two new music event series. The first is Record Club @ Shop. Though I hoped it would be a club that sends out regular, limited-edition … Continue reading

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