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Review: Rancid rocks intense Omaha crowd

Rancid has always been on my list of “bands to see,” but I was always sad to say I had never seen them before. I’m glad to have remedied that Thursday at Sokol. Tim Armstrong kicked things off with his … Continue reading

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Review: Jim James funks out Slowdown, invites Mike Mogis onstage for a half-Monsters of Folk reunion

The highlight of Jim James’ show was when he invited Mike Mogis onstage during the encore. Some people buzzed that Conor Oberst was going to show up, but I figured that wouldn’t happen. Mogis, one of James’ Monsters of Folks … Continue reading

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Photos: Chicago plays ‘Saturday in the Park’ and plenty of other hits in Iowa

Who doesn’t like “Saturday in the Park?” You know you do, especially on a hot summer night. Almost 4,000 people packed into Stir Cove on Friday to see the Chicago, which you know from “Saturday in the Park,” “You’re the … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: The Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim end festival on high note

Before either Matt and Kim or The Flaming Lips took the stage, Maha Music Festival already had one of its best days yet. Attendance at the festival was its highest in its five years: 5,100. And all the bands were … Continue reading

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Maha: Bob Mould was so loud, so good

Ouch. My ears (and my head) hurt after watching Bob Mould play about an hour at Maha Music Festival. Mould, formerly of early alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, played songs from his recent solo album, “Silver Age,” as well as … Continue reading

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Maha: The Thermals bring much-needed energy to the afternoon

The day started with some folk and quiet rock (for the most part), but I thought people would be ready for some punk rock energy when The Thermals came on midway through Maha Music Festival. The Thermals brought it for … Continue reading

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Maha: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down roll through the band’s funky folk

During her band’s short set, Thao Nguyen played guitar, mandolin, banjo and sang her heart out. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down had the Maha Music Festival crowd grooving along while they played some funky folk and Nguyen talked … Continue reading

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Maha: Sons of Fathers bring the best yet

No offense to the locals that preceded them on Maha Music Festival’s two stages, but Sons of Fathers have brought the best thing this festival has seen yet today. Their folk rock comes with ripping southern rock guitar courtesy of … Continue reading

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Maha: Millions of Boys, HERS keep the music going

The Maha Music Festival audience has grown considerably since the first band took the stage. As Millions of Boys kicked open the main stage, the lawn was quite full of those standing and others sprawled out on blankets. With their … Continue reading

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Maha: Hip-hop kicks off Maha Music Festival

The day has begun! Omaha hip-hop troupe Purveyors of the Conscious Sound kicked off Maha Music Festival today shortly afternoon. About 50 people (a solid chunk of them photographers from various outlets – and some not) stood in the lawn … Continue reading

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