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Column: Resolutions for a more musical 2014

In general, I encourage people to try more new records and go to more concerts. But if you’re looking for a more specific direction to go in your musical journey through 2014, I have some suggestions. Following up the past … Continue reading

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List: The 11 best Halloween horror songs

If you’re like me, you’re either attending or hosting a Halloween party this weekend. And if you’re also like me, you want some good tunes to play. Now, you could legitimately creep everyone out by playing the staccato theme to … Continue reading

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Column: Almost Music is Omaha’s newest record shop

After years of working at local record stores, amassing his own personal collection and receiving plenty of goading from his fiancee, Brad Smith decided it was time to open his own shop. After months of planning (and lots of time … Continue reading

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Column: Lincoln Calling’s 10th festival hits LNK next week

Nearly 100 bands are invading Lincoln beginning next week. The five-day Lincoln Calling festival hits Lincoln for the 10th time Tuesday through Oct. 19 at 10 Lincoln venues. Lincoln Calling • What: Five-day music festival • Tickets: All-access passes, $40, … Continue reading

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Column: Nick Hexum takes a (short) break from 311 for new solo album; ‘My Shadow Pages’ out today

Even while its members are off making solo albums and side projects, 311 is still going strong. The Omaha-bred rock band continues to serve its rabid fan base with summer tours, cruises and 311 Day (its epic biennial March 11 … Continue reading

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List: The 12 best songs about football

Welcome back to football season, my friends. On Saturday, the Huskers take the field in Memorial Stadium. And next week, the NFL kicks off with three nights of football. To help get you in the mood to see long passes … Continue reading

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List: The 10 best things about Maha Music Festival 2013

More people came to Maha Music Festival than ever before. And bands at the festival were bigger than ever before. By all measures, festival organizers say it was their best yet. I agree. With its fifth edition, Maha Music Festival … Continue reading

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Column: My picks for Lollapalooza including Postal Service, The Vaccines, more

Another year, another trip to Lollapalooza. One of the biggest festivals in the country, Lolla is held at Grant Park in Chicago. Some of the biggest bands around will hit one of the fest’s eight stages this weekend. The festival … Continue reading

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Column: New local record shop sells only local music

Tucked away on South 10th Street, just past Cascio’s, sits the Make Believe Music Shop. Inside, an old-school record player spins vinyl next to a few small racks of vinyl full of nothing but local releases from The Seen, Coyote … Continue reading

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Column: Eli Mardock back with solo LP after Eagle Seagull implosion

It’s finally here. Years after his old band disbanded (and also saw its own delays in releases) and years after some of the songs were initially written, Eli Mardock will finally release “Everything Happens for the First Time.” Out Aug. … Continue reading

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