Monthly Archives: June 2013

Review: She & Him rock Stir Cove with Tilly and the Wall

While She & Him played AM radio classics (and its own sort of songs in that style), I was most happy to see M. Ward. Ward’s notes were the backbone of every song, and especially entertaining were his reverb-heavy guitar … Continue reading

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List: The 15 best albums of 2013 (so far)

We’re already halfway through the year — 178 days down and 187 to go. In the past six months, we’ve heard some wonderful music. There’s been so much that I can’t remember another time where it was so tough to … Continue reading

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Interview: M. Ward of She & Him on Zooey D., Monsters of Folk and Omaha’s talent pool

There’s a whole cliche about the sum and the parts and the whole and what have you that I’m not going to use. But I will say that anyone that doesn’t expect magic from Zooey Deschanel’s sweet voice and pop … Continue reading

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She & Him’s band to play Wednesday at Pageturners Lounge

If you want an early taste of She & Him, which plays Thursday at Stir Cove, head to Pageturners Lounge on Wednesday night. The Wednesday night gig will feature musicians from She & Him’s backing band including Chriss Scruggs, Mike … Continue reading

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Column: Whipkey’s album will make you 17 again (at least while you’re listening)

No one can be 17 forever. We only get one shot, only one summer. But what if you got another chance to go back there — maybe not as a participant, but at least as a witness? Matt Whipkey can … Continue reading

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Silversun Pickups/The Joy Formidable tickets will be refunded

Last week’s Stir Cove concert featuring Silversun Pickups and The Joy Formidable — which was ended early due to inclement weather — will not be rescheduled. Tickets will be refunded. “We were hoping to reschedule the date but we were not able … Continue reading

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Q&A: Mount Moriah’s Heather McEntire on ‘Miracle Temple’ and being more confident

Heather McEntire combined her love of writing poetry with her southern roots and past as a punk rocker to craft the songs on “Miracle Temple,” the latest album from Mount Moriah. I was introduced to the band when they opened … Continue reading

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Column: Pageturners Lounge to host more and more live music

Pageturners Lounge has a laid-back vibe that won’t be changing any time soon, even with the addition of more live music. “There’s no reason we’re doing shows other then we like music and hearing it performed this way. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Review: The Joy Formidable rocks it, gets rained out (with photo gallery)

Friday’s concert at Stir Cove featuring Silversun Pickups and The Joy Formidable only lasted about 30 minutes before being rained out. The Joy Formidable took the stage before the clouds (and lightning and wind and torrential rain) rolled in and … Continue reading

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Interview: The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan on ‘Wolf’s Law’ and falling off the stage

Tonight, two of my favorite bands will share the same stage. California’s Silversun Pickups and the U.K.’s The Joy Formidable will rock Stir Cove under the summer sun. I’ve been waiting for The Joy Formidable to come to us for … Continue reading

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