Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Waiting Room gets new sound, more beer

When you walk into The Waiting Room Lounge tonight (or over the next couple weeks), you’ll notice a few changes immediately. One is the stage, which has been refinished and physical walls have been added where there were once curtains. … Continue reading

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Jake Bellows debuts new track, ‘Help’

The band formed around Jake Bellows (I like to call it Jake Bellows & Friends) has a collection of talented musicians: Bellows of Neva Dinova, Todd Fink of The Faint as well as Ben Brodin, Heath Koontz and Ryan Fox, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Free Energy, ‘Love Sign’

(Free Energy Records) Available starting today Rating: ★★★☆ From the opening riff of “Electric Fever,” Free Energy will make you want to roll down the convertible top, smile, dance in a rather bouncy fashion and acquire an inexplicable desire to pick up … Continue reading

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Alice in Chains kicking off 2013 Pinewood Bowl season

The Pinewood Bowl is back, and I think that’s wonderful. The first concert and Lincoln’s scenic outdoor venue will be Alice In Chains with Bullet For My Valentine and Halestorm on May 24. Man, is that venue pretty. The only show … Continue reading

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Column: ‘Dark Side’ wine pairs well with classic album

“Pop the cork, turn up the tunes and enjoy the taste of Wines That Rock.” That’s what it said on the back of my bottle of “Dark Side of the Moon” Cabernet Sauvignon. So I did. Recently, Wines That Rock … Continue reading

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Wherein I blog about Spider-Man

I occasionally write for The Two-Headed Nerd, a podcast and blog dedicated to comic books and run by Joe Patrick of Legend Comics & Coffee and the online comic Good Plus and his pal Matt Baum of and Desaparecidos fame. … Continue reading

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Icky Blossoms tells about its drunkest fan, rudest moment and more in tour diary

Icky Blossoms apparently had a good time while on the road with Trust and The Faint. Sarah Bohling wrote up a tour diary for Paste where she describes how a promoter in Montreal kicked them out of the venue for … Continue reading

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Tim Kasher readying new album, tour

Tim Kasher, Cursive frontman, is preparing to release a new album, and he’ll be playing songs from the upcoming record as well as tunes from his solo debut, “The Game of Monogamy,” on an upcoming tour. A pair of Omaha … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dropkick Murphys, ‘Signed and Sealed in Blood’

(Born & Bred Records) Available starting today Rating: ★★☆☆ While there’s some standout tracks here, too many of the songs presented by the Boston punk band, which incorporates some traditional Irish elements, are just the same old stuff. “The Boys … Continue reading

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Ted Stevens drops new track, ‘Dead World’

Ted Stevens – who you know from Cursive, Lullaby For the Working Class and Mayday – let loose a new single to start the new year. It’s billed as Ted Stevens Unknown Project and the projects’ BandCamp says that it’s … Continue reading

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