Category Archives: Mike Mogis

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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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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Interview: M. Ward of She & Him on Zooey D., Monsters of Folk and Omaha’s talent pool

There’s a whole cliche about the sum and the parts and the whole and what have you that I’m not going to use. But I will say that anyone that doesn’t expect magic from Zooey Deschanel’s sweet voice and pop … Continue reading

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Listen to new Conor Oberst, Big Harp on ‘Stuck in Love’ soundtrack

Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear will take center stage in “Stuck in Love,” an indie drama film about a novelist, his ex-wife and their kids. But the music of Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott  of Bright Eyes will be in the … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Q&A: James Valentine of Maroon 5

Before James Valentine rocked sold out arenas as Maroon 5′s lead guitarist and the songs he wrote sold millions of copies, he went to Lincoln Southeast High School. He played in bands such as Square and Happy Dog. He played … Continue reading

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The Faint drops its first new tracks since ‘Fasciinatiion’

The Faint has been on tour lately in anticipation of Saddle Creek’s re-release of “Danse Macabre” coming this month. Apparently, they’ve been laying down new tracks, too. Anyone following the band should have noticed it’s been posting photos from its … Continue reading

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Live Review: First Aid Kit plays slow set, ends with a bash

The Waiting Room Lounge had a packed house last night, especially considering it was a Monday night and the perfomers were a little-known Swedish folk duo. Of course, First Aid Kit is known a little better around these parts because they … Continue reading

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Listen to Mike Mogis play on the new M. Ward single

When M. Ward decided it was time to record a new album, he called on old friend and fellow folk monster Mike Mogis for some help. A portion of Ward’s upcoming album, “A Wasteland Companion,” was recorded in Omaha at … Continue reading

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First song from First Aid Kit’s new album (recorded in Omaha)

Back in May, I wrote about Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit recording in Omaha with Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes. Mogis, Nate Walcott and a variety of other Omaha musicians recorded with the band for the album. Today, the … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes covers White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends”

Conor Oberst – Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald For part of a charity project, Conor Oberst and his pals in Bright Eyes covered the White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends.” (Listen over at Pitchfork.) The female singing parts are … Continue reading

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