Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dissecting the Love Drunk Tour

Usually after a few sweaty weeks in a van criss-crossing the nation, you feel like you’ve rocked the world. That’s sort of the case for Love Drunk. Sure, they provided music to the masses, but they weren’t the ones playing … Continue reading

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Guest List: The Mynabirds

After its excellent run of spring dates, The Mynabirds rolled into the Waiting Room for one last show. Then I and several men with cameras accosted them. (Well, it’s not like we’re the paparazzi. We planned the whole thing in advance … Continue reading

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Guest List: Whispertown

When it was time to tour this spring, Whispertown’s plan was to hit the road in the band’s van with their dog, Dragon, in tow. But they ran into some trouble before they could even leave the driveway. Dragon, the … Continue reading

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Nickelback still delivering the same

Oh Nickelback, you haven’t changed. You’re still packing the arena, you still drink Jager Bombs on stage, you still drop more f-bombs than a mob movie and your music is still highly-distorted rock with a slick, sly pop sheen. The … Continue reading

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Deer Tick smashes through 23 songs at the Waiting Room

Bottle of Patron in hand, John McCauley took the stage Sunday night and declared he’d been drinking tequila. A lot more tequila than usual. “It’s been a good day,” he said. Miss the show? You missed one of the best … Continue reading

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Maha adds Frontier Ruckus, locals to lineup

Maha Music Festival has rounded out its festival lineup with Frontier Ruckus and a slew of local artists. The festival has added Frontier Ruckus, The Mynabirds, Conduits, UUVVWWZ and Universe Contest to the already-announced slate of Desaparecidos, Garbage, Josh Rouse, … Continue reading

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Give to Hear Nebraska, win a guitar

Today’s a potentially big day for They’re taking part in Give To Lincoln, a nonprofit fundraising event happening today. A grant will match donations up to $200,000 based on the percentage. If HN raises 5 percent of the total, … Continue reading

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Watch Cursive’s new video for ‘Drunken Birds’

Cursive debuted a new video for “Drunken Birds,” one of the tracks from its recent album on Saddle Creek Records, “I Am Gemini.” The video features a mime and other performers (including Cursive) onstage and backstage at a theater. Most … Continue reading

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The Whipkey Three perform two new songs for Guest List

For our fourth edition of Guest List, we caught up with Americana band The Whipkey Three. Band leader Matt Whipkey is a guitar gunslinger. Once he pulls his Telecaster from its case, be prepared to have blues riffs, rock jams … Continue reading

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Red Sky Music Festival will announce lineup on May 7

It’s about time. Red Sky Music Festival said on its Facebook page today that the event will drop its lineup announcement on Monday, May 7. As soon as the lineup is announced, check back here and at for details. … Continue reading

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