Monthly Archives: August 2013

Photos: Chicago plays ‘Saturday in the Park’ and plenty of other hits in Iowa

Who doesn’t like “Saturday in the Park?” You know you do, especially on a hot summer night. Almost 4,000 people packed into Stir Cove on Friday to see the Chicago, which you know from “Saturday in the Park,” “You’re the … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: Chicago, We Be Lions album release and more

It’s not a stacked weekend for shows, but there is a lot of good stuff and most of it is completely local. I checked the calendars and made my best picks. What’s on your schedule? • Tonight at The Waiting Room is … Continue reading

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List: The 12 best songs about football

Welcome back to football season, my friends. On Saturday, the Huskers take the field in Memorial Stadium. And next week, the NFL kicks off with three nights of football. To help get you in the mood to see long passes … Continue reading

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Q&A: Henry Rollins talks running for office, living publicly in unearthed interview

I was going through my old files and I found the following interview with Henry Rollins. For one reason or another, I never shared it. It took place last year before Rollins came to Lincoln and, though The World-Herald did … Continue reading

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List: The 10 best things about Maha Music Festival 2013

More people came to Maha Music Festival than ever before. And bands at the festival were bigger than ever before. By all measures, festival organizers say it was their best yet. I agree. With its fifth edition, Maha Music Festival … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: The Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim end festival on high note

Before either Matt and Kim or The Flaming Lips took the stage, Maha Music Festival already had one of its best days yet. Attendance at the festival was its highest in its five years: 5,100. And all the bands were … Continue reading

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Maha: Bob Mould was so loud, so good

Ouch. My ears (and my head) hurt after watching Bob Mould play about an hour at Maha Music Festival. Mould, formerly of early alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, played songs from his recent solo album, “Silver Age,” as well as … Continue reading

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Maha: The Thermals bring much-needed energy to the afternoon

The day started with some folk and quiet rock (for the most part), but I thought people would be ready for some punk rock energy when The Thermals came on midway through Maha Music Festival. The Thermals brought it for … Continue reading

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Maha: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down roll through the band’s funky folk

During her band’s short set, Thao Nguyen played guitar, mandolin, banjo and sang her heart out. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down had the Maha Music Festival crowd grooving along while they played some funky folk and Nguyen talked … Continue reading

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Maha: Sons of Fathers bring the best yet

No offense to the locals that preceded them on Maha Music Festival’s two stages, but Sons of Fathers have brought the best thing this festival has seen yet today. Their folk rock comes with ripping southern rock guitar courtesy of … Continue reading

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