Monthly Archives: September 2013

Maha Music Festival announces 2014 date

Get out your calendars and mark down Aug. 16, 2014. It’s the date for the sixth annual Maha Music Festival. The festival, which has hosted headliners such as The Flaming Lips and Spoon, hasn’t yet mentioned next year’s location, but … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, cassettes! Talking mixtapes, cassingles and high-speed dubbing

  Did you see today’s front page? We changed the Omaha World-Herald’s fancy flag into an OWH mixtape. That’s all because I talked to a bunch of musicians including Titus Andronicus, Man Man, 311, Blitzen Trapper, Tim Kasher and a … Continue reading

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Review: Rancid rocks intense Omaha crowd

Rancid has always been on my list of “bands to see,” but I was always sad to say I had never seen them before. I’m glad to have remedied that Thursday at Sokol. Tim Armstrong kicked things off with his … Continue reading

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Q&A: Chuck Ragan in the studio working on next album

The first time I met Chuck Ragan, he was opening a show for Lucero back in 2008. At the time, he had released “Feast or Famine” and he hadn’t yet launched The Revival Tour, but that would happen shortly thereafter. He … Continue reading

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Q&A: Best Coast on new EP, ‘Fade Away,’ and grown-up music

Best Coast did surf pop with “Crazy For You” and brought out the Fleetwood Mac sound with “The Only Place.” Right now, the band’s Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are preparing to release an EP, “Fade Away,” that Cosentino told … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Bank Arena: The FAQ

As you may know, I got to check out Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena for the first time last week. It’s a nice, new building and Michael Bublé did a good job opening the place up. I’ve been getting a lot … Continue reading

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Review: Jim James funks out Slowdown, invites Mike Mogis onstage for a half-Monsters of Folk reunion

The highlight of Jim James’ show was when he invited Mike Mogis onstage during the encore. Some people buzzed that Conor Oberst was going to show up, but I figured that wouldn’t happen. Mogis, one of James’ Monsters of Folks … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim James says Monsters of Folk started a new album, talks solo tour

Jim James plays a solo show tonight at Slowdown, and when I called him last week, we got to talking about all kinds of stuff including Monsters of Folk, which recorded its first (and so far only) album here in … Continue reading

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