Category Archives: The Mynabirds

Lollapalooza: The Postal Service caps day with perfect set

How do you play the perfect Lollapalooza set? Ask The Postal Service. They did it Saturday, so they may have some advice. All dressed up in black, The Postal Service took the stage to a wall of fog and tens … Continue reading

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Column: My picks for Lollapalooza including Postal Service, The Vaccines, more

Another year, another trip to Lollapalooza. One of the biggest festivals in the country, Lolla is held at Grant Park in Chicago. Some of the biggest bands around will hit one of the fest’s eight stages this weekend. The festival … Continue reading

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List: The Best Albums of 2012

Strange pop gems, country dirges, sad songs, indie rock icons, punk treatises and megahit albums cross my desk throughout the year. Most of them aren’t that good. Some are listenable. A few — very, very few — have stuck with … Continue reading

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CD Review: ‘Generals,” The Mynabirds; Plus new video, CD release

The Mynabirds “Generals” (Saddle Creek Records) Rating: ★★★☆ (find out how we rate albums) The Mynabirds’ debut album, “What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood,” was all soul-singing and heart-wringing. Many songs were about moving forward and … Continue reading

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Guest List: The Mynabirds

After its excellent run of spring dates, The Mynabirds rolled into the Waiting Room for one last show. Then I and several men with cameras accosted them. (Well, it’s not like we’re the paparazzi. We planned the whole thing in advance … Continue reading

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Live Review: McCarthy Trenching at O’Leaver’s Pub

McCarthy Trenching was billed as the headliner, but another band was actually rumored to be playing a secret show with them last night. O’Leaver’s Pub even mentioned McCarthy Trenching would be playing with friends, but they never showed. A large … Continue reading

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SXSW: Day three photos

Of all of the hundreds of photos I took Friday, here are the best including shots of Ben Kweller, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and a bunch of shots from the Saddle Creek Records showcase with Icky Blossoms, Big Harp … Continue reading

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SXSW: Saddle Creek Records showcase with Icky Blossoms, Big Harp, The Mynabirds

On Friday night, Omaha’s own Saddle Creek Records had its own showcase at an Lambert’s, a restaurant and venue in downtown Austin. On the lineup were Icky Blossoms, Big Harp and The Mynabirds, just three of the five Saddle Creek … Continue reading

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New Mynabirds album ‘Generals’ and new single download

We knew Laura Burhenn was in the studio with Richard Swift, the Oregon-based producer who has worked with Damien Jurado and plays with The Shins. Now we know the name of the project: “Generals.” The sophomore album from The Mynabirds … Continue reading

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The Mynabirds are in the studio now, on tour in March

Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds (Photo courtesy Saddle Creek Records) You may already know this from following The Mynabirds’ Twitter, but singer/frontwoman Laura Burhenn has been in the studio recording once again with Richard Swift. Swift produced The Mynabirds’ first … Continue reading

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