Category Archives: Homer’s

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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Column: Sunday mornings will be a little quieter without Fratt’s show

Sunday mornings won’t be the same. After 10 years hosting the show “Sunday Morning” on 89.7 The River, Mike Fratt is giving up the gig. “Actually, I’m surprised it lasted 10 years,” Fratt said. “While it was fun to share … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2013 may have been the biggest ever

Happy Record Store Day! It’s like Christmas. Except instead of getting presents, we pay lots of money for records. In fact, it’s not much like Christmas at all. It’s more like the day after Thanksgiving when people line up outside … Continue reading

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Column: Record Store Day picks include Bowie, Saddle Creek, Flaming Lips

Record Store Day is a holiday for music lovers. If it weren’t always on a Saturday, I think we music junkies should get the day off of work. RECORD STORE DAY STORES IN OMAHA • Homer’s Music, 1210 Howard St. … Continue reading

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Homer’s is one of Garbage’s favorite record stores

Garbage loves record stores. The “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” band said so to RecordStoreDay.com in a video posted today. Mike Fratt, Homer’s general manager, saw the video about a month ago (he couldn’t share it until … Continue reading

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Record Store Day brings lines, frantic vinyl fans

When I arrived shortly after 9:30 a.m., Homer’s Music in the Old Market had drawn a line of about 30 people. By 10 a.m., the line had expanded to about 40. We stood in the cold for Record Store Day’s … Continue reading

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Record Store Day’s Black Friday shopping

I took home some swag from Record Store Day’s Black Friday sale. As a general rule, I do not go shopping on “Black Friday.” I like saving money on Christmas shopping as much as the next guy, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Homer’s Music to close one of its two stores

Homer’s, which marks its 40th anniversary in September, plans to close its Orchard Plaza store at 2457 S. 132nd St., leaving the independent music store company with only one location. At its peak, Homer’s had as many as 15 stores … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Nick Hexum of 311

311 is, from left, Chad Sexton, SA Martinez, Nick Hexum, P-Nut and Tim Mahoney. 311′s celebrating the release of its 10th album, “Universal Pulse,” with a trip back home. After forming in Omaha 21 years ago to open for Fugazi, … Continue reading

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311 doing home-town signing on “Universal Pulse” release day

“Universal Pulse” 311 will just happen to be in its hometown of Omaha on July 19, the release day of the band’s new album, “Universal Pulse.” And to celebrate, Homer’s will host a midnight sale on July 18 at its … Continue reading

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