Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conor Oberst had a big weekend

On Friday night, Conor Oberst played a little show in advance of the Newport Folk Festival (where every good band seemed to play over the weekend). At that show, Dawes opened and also sat in with Oberst during his solo … Continue reading

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Red Sky Report Card: What worked and what didn’t

Red Sky Music Festival wrapped up over the weekend and it went well. A recent column discussed the need for Red Sky to figure itself out. Those criticisms (namely having one day off in the middle of the festival) still … Continue reading

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Red Sky: Attendance highs and lows

It’s the second day of Red Sky Music Festival and there’s not a lot of people here. On the fest’s first day, Wednesday, the place was hopping. Why the difference? Well, Wednesday’s daytime schedule was full of popular, but new … Continue reading

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Column: Red Sky still hasn’t found its footing

After its first year, which was full of both trip-ups and great successes, I hoped that Red Sky Music Festival would find its footing. It hasn’t. Festivals tend not to be amazing in their first year. Coachella, for example, lost … Continue reading

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Guest List: Lucero performs at Jake’s

When country and punk-styled rock band Lucero came to Omaha to show off its new rock ‘n’ roll record, “Women & Work,” band members also sat down for an exclusive acoustic session for Guest List, our live music video series. … Continue reading

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Column: Best albums and concerts of 2012 (so far)

We’re halfway through 2012 already. Tons of great new music has been released already this year even though I feel like we’ve just begun. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the following releases. Lucero, “Women & … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Chad Sexton of 311

When 311 hits the stage this week in town, thousands of fans will be there to greet them. Amazingly, the Omaha-bred band has outlasted many other groups of its heyday and has managed to keep its fanbase intact – a … Continue reading

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