Author Archives: Kevin Coffey

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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List: The 8 best photos from SXSW 2014

I took a whole lot of photos while I was at South by Southwest — more than 1,500 in total, by my count. You can view all 60-or-so shots of the best bands I saw on my Flickr page, but the … Continue reading

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List: The best food at SXSW 2014

You’re in Austin for the music, but you also get to eat. Austin, Texas, is lauded for its breakfast tacos (though you have to be up early enough to get one) as well as its barbecue (though you usually have … Continue reading

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List: The 22 best (and worst) things about SXSW 2014

More than 30 bands, 1,545 photos, dozens of venues, seven food trucks and countless long lines is the way to describe South by Southwest by the numbers. Another way to talk about SXSW is with the 22 unforgettable moments, songs, … Continue reading

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SXSW: Photos of Day 4 including Phantogram, The Black Lips and more

Check out all the photos March 15, 2014, at South by Southwest music festival.

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SXSW: Diarrhea Planet and the art of orderly crowdsurfing

If you wanted exclusive South by Southwest merchandise from Diarrhea Planet, you were going to have to work for it. In order to secure a shirt that read “Diarrhea is the new F***” — a nod to the band’s somewhat … Continue reading

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