Monthly Archives: August 2012

Maha: Desaparecidos and Garbage close out a great day

After a long build-up to Maha Music Festival’s end, the finale was, well, kinda short. It makes sense if you know the band. Desaparecidos isn’t known for long, meandering songs, but short outbursts of punk guitar and political lyrics. The … Continue reading

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Maha: Icky Blossoms tear it up

Who was that band that started a wild dance party at Maha Music Festival? That was Icky Blossoms, my friends. The dance-rock band stole the show. I have a feeling that a lot of people who came to Maha for … Continue reading

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Maha: Delta Spirit delivers

Delta Spirit got its set in just under the wire. Moments after the band finished playing, it began to rain at Maha Music Festival. Not hard, but still… rain. I enjoyed seeing the band at SXSW earlier this year, but … Continue reading

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Maha: Dum Dum Girls get the party started with some new rock

Man, I really like Dum Dum Girls. Existing in some universe where The Runaways and Best Coast and Nirvana had a child, Dum Dum Girls play a hip-swaying, dreamy, fuzzy style of pop rock. Dressed in black dresses and ripped-up … Continue reading

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Maha: UUVVWWZ draws a sizeable audience

When UUVVWWZ came on the small stage, a throng of people went over there to watch them. Now, I’m not a giant fan of the band, but I do know people that are. Still, like ‘em or not, they’re not … Continue reading

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Maha: Josh Rouse lulls us with soft songs

A Nebraska native now living in Spain, Josh Rouse takes a mellow approach to music. His set seemed even more mellow since he played immediately after Universe Contest’s loud rock-out. A singer-songwriter in the vein of Jack Johnson or Jason … Continue reading

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Maha: Frontier Ruckus plays a load of new material

Frontier Ruckus played a lot of new material today. In fact, the first song they played was the title track from their as-yet-unreleased album, “Eternity of Dimming.” I like the Michigan folk rock band a lot. and they’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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Maha: The Seen and Conduits kick it off

It’s a beautiful day and Maha Music Festival has begun. The Seen kicked things off with a short set and were quickly followed by Conduits. Lots of people opted to show up early. The grassy bowl has quite a few … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos

Ten years ago, Desaparecidos disbanded. Frontman Conor Oberst went on and did some Bright Eyes albums and tours. Other members focused on projects including Statistics and Little Brazil. Then two years ago, band members got a call from Oberst: “Would … Continue reading

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Review: My Morning Jacket knows how to jam

LINCOLN — My Morning Jacket knows how to get into a groove. The Kentucky-bred band played a mix of rock styles Tuesday night that had its audience dancing — or swaying, at minimum — for nearly its entire show at … Continue reading

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