Author Archives: Kevin Coffey

List: The 10 best road trip songs

It’s about time to hit the road. Spring is here, and summer is coming, and I’m once again itching to get out of town. Whenever I travel, I rarely hop on a plane to get from here to there. I’m … Continue reading

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Just Announced: Eric Church, Jackson Browne, ‘JC Superstar’ and more

Welcome to “Just Announced,” a weekly feature of all the notable concerts in the Omaha/Lincoln, Neb., area that were announced this week. Without further ado, here they are: ♦ Portland rock and folk band Blitzen Trapper returns to the area on … Continue reading

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The Good Life to launch first tour since 2010

The Good Life — the Omaha indie rock quartet featuring Tim Kasher, Stefanie Drootin-Senseney, Ryan Fox and Roger Lewis — will hit the road for the first time since 2010. A batch of four California dates (see the full schedule below) will see … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Headphone Generation (and a chance to win a pair of headphones)

Here’s a fact for you: 20 percent of people would give up food for music. And with music so ubiquitous (who among us doesn’t have a smartphone or an iPod in their pocket right now?), everyone’s wearing headphones. Check out … Continue reading

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Just Announced: Zac Brown Band, Stir Cove lineup, Guided By Voices and more

Welcome to “Just Announced,” a weekly feature of all the notable concerts in the Omaha/Lincoln, Neb., area that were announced this week. Without further ado, here they are: ♦ Hairball? Sounds gross, but it’s the name of an ’80s-era tribute … Continue reading

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Review: St. Vincent is beautiful, bizarre

St. Vincent blew me away. Again. During a nearly two-hour performance at Sokol Auditorium on Tuesday, Annie Clark did nearly the same thing I saw her do at SXSW last month: She shredded, she sang like an angel and she … Continue reading

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The Faint to do release-day signing at Homer’s

Meet The Faint! Coming next week, the dance punk quartet will hang out at Homer’s Music in Omaha to meet fans, do a signing and spin the band’s new album. “Doom Abuse,” the band’s new album, will be released on … Continue reading

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Q&A: St. Vincent speaks on robotic live act, new album

With her universally acclaimed new album, a live concert that’s different from anything else I’ve ever seen and a new look that centers around her dyed white hair, the singer-guitarist born Annie Clark has everyone’s attention. St. Vincent wowed me … Continue reading

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List: 10 tips for local bands to help themselves

I see a lot of bands do great, smart things. Then I turn around and see a lot of them do really silly, stupid stuff. I don’t style myself as the expert in “making it big.” I’m not picking on anyone. … Continue reading

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Matt Whipkey and Brad Hoshaw to release split single for Record Store Day

Omaha singer-songwriters Matt Whipkey and Brad Hoshaw will join an ever-growing list of Record Store Day releases with a split 7″ vinyl single Two acoustic songs — Whipkey’s “I Miss You” and Hoshaw’s “Sorry” — will be on the record, which is limited … Continue reading

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