Monthly Archives: November 2013

Worlds of Wayne podcast episode 211 (featuring Kevin Coffey)

Earlier this week, I sat down with Wayne Brekke, a couple rum & cokes and some microphones to record an episode of Brekke’s long-running podcast, Worlds of Wayne. You probably know Brekke from the podcast or from drumming in bands … Continue reading

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Column: Scru Face Jean is taking on the hip-hop world

“Ain’t none of you on my level,” Scru Face Jean sings on “Wings,” and it’s difficult to argue with that. At least locally, the Lincoln-based rapper is in a place that most rappers would be envious of. He’s a 22-year-old … Continue reading

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If you were around long enough, you probably knew MoJoPo from one of a few places including his astrology column, Planet Power, or his music. Or maybe you knew him as the guy with that wonderful beard. Though his given name was … Continue reading

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Under Review: Lady Gaga, ‘ARTPOP’

There was a time when a new Lady Gaga album would drop a new album and we’d dance around our living rooms and at the clubs and in our cars to her latest litany of catchy dance tracks. This is … Continue reading

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OEAA winter showcase coming in December

Benson First Friday and the Omaha Entertainment and Art Awards are planning a winter showcase, the cold-weather counterpart to the popular summer event. On Dec. 6, 54 artists will perform at six venues in Benson. Tickets to the showcase are … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: David Dondero, Portland Cello Project, Roger Clyne and lots more

There are a whole ton of shows this weekend. If you’re at all interested in music, you have to find something interesting going on tonight through Sunday. There’s just that much variety. If you had the time and the interest, … Continue reading

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Tommy Lee and DJ Aero will play Vega tonight

Tommy Lee will be at tonight’s men’s basketball game in Lincoln. Lee is set to perform* at the game along with Karmin, the popular pop group whose Amy Heidemann is from Nebraska. (And if you recall, Lee filmed “Tommy Lee … Continue reading

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Under Review: Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′

Sequels are almost never a good idea. And with ”The Marshall Mathers LP” being generally considered one of the best hip-hop albums of all time, who thought that “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ was a good idea? Well, Eminem did. He … Continue reading

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Under Review: Bright Eyes, ‘A Christmas Album’ (reissue)

More than a decade ago, Bright Eyes put out its 11-song album of Christmas classics somewhat quietly. Until this week, the album was only ever available from the Saddle Creek Records online store. “A Christmas Album” has been a holiday … Continue reading

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Review: Vega is now open and it’s a pretty space

Vega is now open. I went down to Lincoln last night and though Filter and three other hard rock bands played the new spot, I was there to see the venue. (See some photos below.) I liked what I saw … Continue reading

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