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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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Q&A: Deer Tick guitarist Ian O’Neil on ‘Negativity,’ maybe playing as The Deerplacements

One of Deer Tick’s most loved songs is “Let’s All Go to the Bar,” so maybe it’s no surprise that the last time the band came to town, it caused a ruckus. Lead singer John McCauley admitted to drinking too … Continue reading

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Q&A: David Bryan talks Bon Jovi tour, Sambora’s absence

Bon Jovi is always a good time. I saw the band back in April and, despite the glaring absence of guitarist Richie Sambora, the band packed it in and played all the hits. The rock band and its super-hits head … Continue reading

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Q&A: Chuck Ragan in the studio working on next album

The first time I met Chuck Ragan, he was opening a show for Lucero back in 2008. At the time, he had released “Feast or Famine” and he hadn’t yet launched The Revival Tour, but that would happen shortly thereafter. He … Continue reading

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Q&A: Best Coast on new EP, ‘Fade Away,’ and grown-up music

Best Coast did surf pop with “Crazy For You” and brought out the Fleetwood Mac sound with “The Only Place.” Right now, the band’s Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are preparing to release an EP, “Fade Away,” that Cosentino told … Continue reading

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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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Q&A: Henry Rollins talks running for office, living publicly in unearthed interview

I was going through my old files and I found the following interview with Henry Rollins. For one reason or another, I never shared it. It took place last year before Rollins came to Lincoln and, though The World-Herald did … Continue reading

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Q&A: Matt and Kim want to party with Lips fans

Matt and Kim will definitely bring the party atmosphere to Maha Music Festival. The pop/dance/super-fun duo manage to get the crowds going with only their keyboard melodies and driving drum beats. If you’ve never seen them before, you’ll be happy … Continue reading

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Q&A: The Flaming Lips talk ‘The Terror,’ Maha Music Festival and the band’s SXSW set that I didn’t like

Two things: First, The Flaming Lips are pretty excited to play Maha Music Festival this weekend. Second, this is Rock Candy’s 800th post since its debut more than four years ago. First off, let’s talk about the second thing. I started … Continue reading

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Q&A: Yonder Mountain String Band to release EP, take things at their own pace

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard new music from Yonder Mountain String Band, but banjo man Dave Johnston tells me that will change soon. The part-bluegrass, part-jam band (they call it progressive bluegrass, which is just as good a modifier … Continue reading

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