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List: The 15 best Record Store Day releases for 2014

On Saturday, more than 500 exclusive vinyl (and some CD and cassette) releases will hit the shelves at your favorite independent record stores for Record Store Day. (For information on all of the Record Store Day happenings in Omaha, head … Continue reading

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List: The 10 best road trip songs

It’s about time to hit the road. Spring is here, and summer is coming, and I’m once again itching to get out of town. Whenever I travel, I rarely hop on a plane to get from here to there. I’m … 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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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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List: The 20 bands to see at SXSW 2014

I’ll step on the sunny sands of Austin, Texas, at about noon Tuesday, and I’ll almost immediately get to work to see as many bands as I possibly can while I’m at South by Southwest. I have pages and pages … Continue reading

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List: 10 songs to get in the mood for spring

Spring is just around the corner, and though the vernal equinox (the first official day of spring) doesn’t come until March 20, we’re in the mood for sunnier skies. We’re already planning an outing to the park, to a ballgame … Continue reading

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List: 11 songs to ruin Valentine’s Day

Music can put you in the right mood. And it can pull you straight out of it. When you’re on your Valentine’s Day date, there’s lots of music to choose from to rock in your car, during dinner or while … Continue reading

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List: The 15 best Grammy-nominated songs

On Sunday, the Grammy Awards will hand out golden trophies to those who created the best music from the last year (or so). But since the Grammys are a democracy made up of Recording Academy voters, they don’t always get … Continue reading

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List: The top 10 songs of 2013

The last 12 months produced some truly awesome tracks. It was tough to pick favorites. Some of them are single songs that shone through lackluster full-length albums and others are the standout track on overall fantastic records. I’m a little … Continue reading

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List: The 10 best concerts I saw in 2013

  Over the past year, I’ve seen hundreds of bands play dozens of venues at, well, I-don’t-know-how-many concerts. The following are 10 of the most memorable experiences I had at concerts both in Omaha and elsewhere. They are presented here … Continue reading

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