Monthly Archives: December 2012

Q&A: Karmin’s Amy Heidemann talks about the duo’s big year

Think of Nebraskans in music who had a big year. I bet most readers of this blog won’t even think of Amy Heidemann. She’s the female half of Karmin, the ultra-popular-on-YouTube pop group, and graduated from Seward High School. They … Continue reading

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Live Review: Little Brazil plays with new drummer, debut of The Brigadiers

Thursday night was a busy one. If you wanted to catch local music, you couldn’t have done much better than the shows going on at the Waiting Room and Slowdown. Journalist and fine man, Andrew Nelson, and I stopped for … Continue reading

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Go see these shows: Little Brazil, Jake Bellows Band, Dan McCarthy plays piano and more

Man, there’s some cool local shows going on tonight. It may necessitate me stopping at some or all of them as the night goes on. I recommend you do the same. » Dan McCarthy’s going to play piano at Pageturners between 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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List: The Best Albums of 2012

Strange pop gems, country dirges, sad songs, indie rock icons, punk treatises and megahit albums cross my desk throughout the year. Most of them aren’t that good. Some are listenable. A few — very, very few — have stuck with … Continue reading

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Live Review: Conor Oberst plays new songs, old favorites at Joslyn

Conor Oberst delivered an early Christmas present on Friday. Longtime fans were treated to a show featuring selections taht dated back to when he was a warbly-voiced teenager as well as a bunch of brand new tunes at Friday’s show at … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Faint plays ‘Danse Macabre’ at tour-closing hometown show

Friday night felt like four years ago all over again: The Faint sold out Sokol Auditorium and turned the polka hall into a hotbox on a frosty December night as the kids flailed and danced to every bass crunch and … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Todd Fink of The Faint talks ‘Danse Macabre’ and getting the band back together

A few years ago, fans found out The Faint was no more. The band’s admirers were sad. No more dark thrash dance tunes to rock out to, unless you replayed the Omaha band’s records. Members of the band wanted to … Continue reading

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