Monthly Archives: May 2013

Weekend Shows: Big Friday with Witness Tree, LL Cool J, DJ Shadow plus plenty more

Readers of this blog probably like all kinds of music, and if you’re like me, you have a conundrum facing you tonight: What show to go see? Here are my picks for tonight and beyond. TONIGHT First you have local … Continue reading

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Photos: The Lumineers play to big Lincoln crowd

Thursday’s show in Lincoln was much more dry inside the Pershing Center than it would have been out at the Pinewood Bowl. And the bigger venue meant a bigger audience (about 1,000 extra tickets sold) for the Denver folk band … Continue reading

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Q&A: The Lumineers’ Neyla Pekarek on fame, her barbershop quartet and writing new songs

A couple of years ago, The Lumineers were playing tiny bars and, with their many onstage performances, perfecting the songs that would end up on the band’s debut. By the end of last year, the Denver folkies ended up on … Continue reading

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Omaha bands among finalists to open for Pat Benatar and Loverboy

Congratulations to Voodoo Method and Quartus. The two Omaha groups were among five finalists chosen for its opening band contest. The band with the most votes by June 9 gets to open for Pat Benatar and Loverboy on June 28 … Continue reading

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Kanrocksas canceled; Maha offering discounts to bummed fans

Kanrocksas Music Festival, set to occur June 28 and 29, has canceled its festival this summer “due to insufficient ticket sales.” Bummer. “Man! The Saturday lineup was great,” Robert Specht posted on Rock Candy’s Facebook. “I was really looking forward … Continue reading

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Photos: Bush performs at Stir Cove

Bush played all of its hits Thursday night at Stir, and it was a blast. You really don’t remember how much of Bush’s catalog you know until the band plays for an hour and a half and you begin to … Continue reading

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Q&A: Vintage Trouble talks new record, Booker T and those sweet suits

Vintage Trouble are the best-dressed, smoothest-sounding dudes in rock and soul. Just look at ‘em. Those suits harken back to a day when everyone dressed nice for shows from the performers to the audience. The Hollywood rock and soul band … Continue reading

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Listen to new Conor Oberst, Big Harp on ‘Stuck in Love’ soundtrack

Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear will take center stage in “Stuck in Love,” an indie drama film about a novelist, his ex-wife and their kids. But the music of Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott  of Bright Eyes will be in the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Gavin Rossdale of Bush talks music industry, new record

Bush is an interesting rock band. The grungy alt-rock group is not so popular in bandleader Gavin Rossdale’s home country of Great Britain, but it’s incredibly popular here. Bush has also been derided for aping grunge groups such as Nirvana, … Continue reading

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Omaha Gives: Maha, Omaha Girls Rock and HearNebraska.org among nonprofits

Another charity challenge: Omaha Gives! takes place tomorrow and a lot of nonprofit groups are asking for donations. Much like Give to Lincoln Day, you donate to selected nonprofit groups and those organizations can receive matching funds. Among the hundreds … Continue reading

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