Column: Old Money’s new album; Maha’s lineup; All-ages shows

Cover art for Old Money’s “How’d You Get So Bad”

Old Money calls itself “pop fusion at its finest.”

And the band has more music for you coming Saturday, when the group will release its new album, “How’d You Get So Bad,” at a release show at Slowdown. (Get tickets.)

Fans of Omaha band Satchel Grande will notice some familiar faces: Old Money bandleader Matt McLarney plays keys in the funk/party band and Adam Johnsen, Andy Kammerer, Chris Klemmensen and Carlos Figueroa are all members of both groups.

The title track is my favorite with its mix of funk and jazz, and I’ve also been enjoying the solid beat on “Without Fame.” “Can We Get Back” is another funky track on the jazzy record.


Maha Music Festival is coming back on Aug. 17, but we already knew that.

Last weekend, the people behind the indie-focused music festival said some announcements were coming soon.

Most importantly, the festival’s lineup will be revealed on April 28.

Also of note is that tickets will go on sale April 15, almost two weeks in advance of the lineup announcement. With the festival in its fifth year, and with a solid track record, a lot of us will buy our tickets early. (A lot of festivals do it. Lollapalooza, for example, sold out of three-day festival passes weeks before its lineup was announced.)

Maha will announce its local stage lineup on April 21.


Stir Cove will be all-ages this summer for the first time in its 10-year run of concerts. (Read the Stir Cove lineup.)

It was announced earlier this year, but most people heard about it when the venue announced its lineup last week. And since then, I’ve heard from music fans that it will be both great and terrible.

Younger people are happy that they can now go to Stir to see bands such as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (and Stir is happy it has expanded its ticket-buying audience for such shows).

Older people are fearful that kids and teenagers will ruin their previously adults-only good times at the outdoor venue, which sits next to Harrah’s Casino.

What do you think? Drop me an e-mail (or leave a comment here) and let your thoughts be known.


My column, also cleverly titled Rock Candy, appears every Thursday in the GO magazine of the Omaha World-Herald and on Omaha.com/GO. It’s reprinted here on Fridays.

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