Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tilly and the Wall’s ‘Heavy Mood’ coming in October

Tilly and the Wall’s new album, which I mentioned weeks ago, will be called “Heavy Mood” and will be released Oct. 2 on Team Love Records. Mike Mogis produced the album and Nick Zinnner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs appears … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Ben Nichols of Lucero

For Lucero’s new album, frontman Ben Nichols wanted “an old school rock ‘n’ roll record.” I think he pulled it off. Lucero’s latest, “Women & Work,” grabs you with the melody of “On My Way Downtown” and keeps going with a … Continue reading

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Tilly and the Wall album now “confirmed”

Today, I got a press release telling me that Tilly and the Wall will be releasing a new album with Team Love in the fall, which I wrote about 10 days ago. Anyhow, it’s now officially confirmed by the band’s … Continue reading

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Cool Show Alert: Dead Fingers at the Bourbon, Great American Desert at TWR

A pair of good shows are happening tonight: • Dead Fingers plays the Bourbon Theatre tonight with McCarthy Trenching and L0w Horse. Phil Schaffart of Con Dios alerted me to Dead Fingers, which is Kate Taylor (Maria Taylor’s sister) and … Continue reading

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RIP Javier Ochoa, Omaha drummer

I didn’t know Javier Ochoa, but he made an impact on a lot of people (a lot of musicians, especially) in Omaha. Sadly, Ochoa died of a heart attack yesterday. Tributes have been pouring in on Facebook and Twitter this … Continue reading

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Red Sky hopes to have a fourth headliner

Red Sky Music Festival hopes to have a fourth headliner and will have a B stage, a spokesman said. Though it’s only 28 days until the start of the festival, I’m told that organizers are diligently looking for a headliner … Continue reading

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Darren Keen breaks up The Show Is The Rainbow

So, Darren Keen broke up with himself. Or something. Not to make light of it, but Keen wrote a letter to himself on HearNebraska.org breaking up his one-man band, The Show Is The Rainbow. So, he’s calling it quits after 10 … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Hold Steady at the Waiting Room

I was excited for Friday night’s The Hold Steady show for two reasons: 1) They were going to play new music, as frontman Craig Finn told me last week and 2) It was Friday and I could sleep a little … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Marta Fiedler of Blue Bird

Blue Bird releases a new album Saturday at the Waiting Room Lounge. The album, appropriately titled “Blue Bird,” features singer and songwriter Marta Fiedler’s vocals at center stage. Backing her is a six-piece band that pushes melodies through folk, pop … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

  The Hold Steady comes through town again tonight, but this time is at the Waiting Room Lounge. I’ve seen the band a ton of times, but never in that small of a venue, and I think they’ll do well … Continue reading

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