Category Archives: ARC

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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Big Harp announces new album, ‘Chain Letters’

Big Harp has announced it’s dropping a new album, “Chain Letters,” on Jan. 22. (Watch a preview video and see the tracklist below.) Known as a folk duo, Big Harp ramps things up with a more electric approach on this … Continue reading

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Live Review: First Aid Kit plays slow set, ends with a bash

The Waiting Room Lounge had a packed house last night, especially considering it was a Monday night and the perfomers were a little-known Swedish folk duo. Of course, First Aid Kit is known a little better around these parts because they … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Q&A: Tim Arnold of Good Old War

Good Old War is Tim Arnold, Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz, three friends from Pennsylvania who put a band together after their previous groups split up. And you may not know it, but the Philly boys are familiar with Omaha. … Continue reading

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Listen to Mike Mogis play on the new M. Ward single

When M. Ward decided it was time to record a new album, he called on old friend and fellow folk monster Mike Mogis for some help. A portion of Ward’s upcoming album, “A Wasteland Companion,” was recorded in Omaha at … Continue reading

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First song from First Aid Kit’s new album (recorded in Omaha)

Back in May, I wrote about Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit recording in Omaha with Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes. Mogis, Nate Walcott and a variety of other Omaha musicians recorded with the band for the album. Today, the … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes covers White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends”

Conor Oberst – Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald For part of a charity project, Conor Oberst and his pals in Bright Eyes covered the White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends.” (Listen over at Pitchfork.) The female singing parts are … Continue reading

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Jenny Lewis teams up with boyfriend for Jenny & Johnny

A couple places are reporting on Jenny Lewis’ new project with boyfriend Johnathan Rice, which they’re calling Jenny & Johnny. As pointed out by others, few details exist about the band’s music. I do know that the duo recorded at … Continue reading

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Omaha’s music man: Mogis balances performing, producing, family

Mike Mogis sits in the control room of studio A at ARC. By Kevin CoffeyStory and photos © 2010 Omaha World-Herald Working in his studio, Mike Mogis wears a military cap, flannel shirt and jeans. With his beard and horn-rimmed … Continue reading

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