Category Archives: Saddle Creek

Lollapalooza: Pujol ramps up the festival energy

“What’s up?” Daniel Pujol asked. “We’re gonna play some songs for y’all.” Pujol, pronounced “poo-jole” and not like Albert Pujols, is the leader of his band, which is aptly named Pujol. The band’s set on Saturday was the kind you … Continue reading

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Tim Kasher’s new solo album, ‘Adult Film,’ out October via Saddle Creek

In recent years, when Tim Kasher isn’t working on a new Cursive record (or subsequently touring for it), he’s been hard at work on solo material. In 2010, he released “The Game of Monogamy” and followed with “Bigamy,” an album … Continue reading

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Jake Bellows to release solo album, ‘New Ocean,’ Aug. 6 via Saddle Creek

Former Neva Dinova frontman Jake Bellows has been working on solo songs for quite awhile now. Bellows apparently gave up on music after 15 years with Neva Dinova, but Ben Brodin made him lay down a bunch of demos before … Continue reading

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Review: The Thermals hit Slowdown for fast, rowdy set

When The Thermals walked onto Slowdown’s small stage last night, they kind of looked at each other, strummed a chord and then slammed into “Faces Stay With Me.” No hesitation, no pause and no introduction (other than to some power … Continue reading

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Q&A: The Thermals bassist Kathy Foster on ‘Desperate Ground,’ Omaha, Saddle Creek

The intense and bouncy audiences at The Thermals’ performances a few months ago in Austin were a welcome site to the Portland punk band. South by Southwest was a chance for the band to show off its then-upcoming album, “Desperate … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Bob Mould lead the lineup

Maha Music Festival announced its lineup and it’s top-to-bottom the strongest the fest has featured in its five years. The Flaming Lips will headline the festival’s lineup, which features a strong group of diverse indie artists that also includes Matt & … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Thermals, ‘Desperate Ground’

The Thermals don’t break new ground with “Desperate Ground.” They don’t do anything particularly novel, change the dynamics of punk rock or deliver a scathing treatise of our government. What they do is kill it with tracks that hit like … 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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First Gigs: Rock legends look back at their first performances

Rock ‘n’ roll superstars, music legends, indie rock darlings, pop divas and radio kings — and even your cousin who plays in that wedding band — all had to start somewhere. No one played to an arena full of fans … Continue reading

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