Monthly Archives: March 2012

SXSW: Day three photos

Of all of the hundreds of photos I took Friday, here are the best including shots of Ben Kweller, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and a bunch of shots from the Saddle Creek Records showcase with Icky Blossoms, Big Harp … Continue reading

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SXSW: Saddle Creek Records showcase with Icky Blossoms, Big Harp, The Mynabirds

On Friday night, Omaha’s own Saddle Creek Records had its own showcase at an Lambert’s, a restaurant and venue in downtown Austin. On the lineup were Icky Blossoms, Big Harp and The Mynabirds, just three of the five Saddle Creek … Continue reading

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SXSW: Ben Kweller at the Austin Convention Center

Full disclosure: I really like Ben Kweller. I started listening to him when I was in high school and he released “Sha Sha.” Recently, I’ve caught him several times in Omaha and met him a bunch of times. He even … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Big Harp at SXSW

Here I interview Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney of Big Harp (as well as their adorable children).

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SXSW: Whispertown at Beauty Bar

I went over to Beauty Bar this afternoon first thing to check out Whispertown. The band, led by Morgan Nagler, was once known as The Whispertown 2000. What drew me there was Jake Bellows, an Omaha musician who has been … Continue reading

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SXSW: Day two in photos

Once again, I took a ton of photos. Here’s a look at the best I took on Thursday.

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SXSW Column: Free stuff is everywhere again

The following column will publish tomorrow in the World-Herald. You can read it here right now. Enjoy. * * * AUSTIN, Texas – You probably don’t realize it, but South by Southwest feels the ups and downs of the national … Continue reading

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SXSW: Kaiser Chiefs at Stubb’s

As far as I remember, the Kaiser Chiefs have never ever been to Nebraska. I’ve always liked the British rock band, but I’m not going to head to LA to see them. That would be silly. “So, it’s SXSW, eh?” … Continue reading

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SXSW: Eli Mardock and the unofficial Nebraska meetup

After The Shins, I hurried a couple miles across town to Uncorked for another Paper Garden Records showcase. Former Eagle Seagull leader Eli Mardock took the stage with his five-member band and played a bunch of songs from his upcoming … Continue reading

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SXSW: M. Ward and The Shins

M. Ward’s set yesterday at the Central Presbyterian Church was sort of disappointing to me because he played a lot of slow, ballady songs. Today, Ward ramped up the energy. It’s no surprise. He was performing in front of thousands … Continue reading

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