Category Archives: The Waiting Room

Cursive kicks off live project with three-week Omaha residency

On three Thursdays during December, Cursive will take up residence at Omaha’s Waiting Room Lounge to play setlists full of fan favorites and deep cuts from the band’s catalog. A press release says it’s “part of a new live recording project,” … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: Built to Spill tonight, Lincoln Calling, Oquoa

My favorite Built to Spill show was seeing them in 2009 at Slowdown. It was also the first time I interviewed frontman/guitarist Doug Martsch, who is an extremely nice guy. What stuck out for me wasn’t talking about the band’s … Continue reading

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Q&A: Best Coast on new EP, ‘Fade Away,’ and grown-up music

Best Coast did surf pop with “Crazy For You” and brought out the Fleetwood Mac sound with “The Only Place.” Right now, the band’s Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are preparing to release an EP, “Fade Away,” that Cosentino told … Continue reading

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Q&A: Mount Moriah’s Heather McEntire on ‘Miracle Temple’ and being more confident

Heather McEntire combined her love of writing poetry with her southern roots and past as a punk rocker to craft the songs on “Miracle Temple,” the latest album from Mount Moriah. I was introduced to the band when they opened … Continue reading

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Desaparecidos to play The Waiting Room in October

Talk about your exclusive shows: Desaparecidos will  play at The Waiting Room Lounge on Oct. 22. The Benson music venue only holds a couple hundred people, so tickets will be hard to come by to see the Conor Oberst-fronted punk group. Normally, … Continue reading

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Review: Johnny Marr tears through The Smiths, Electronic, solo material

While we expected to hear a couple songs by The Smiths, the The or Electronic, I don’t think anyone expected to hear as many as we did at Johnny Marr’s show Monday at the Waiting Room. For starters, he kicked … Continue reading

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Q&A: Johnny Marr talks ‘The Messenger’ and The Smiths

He formed The Smiths and created an iconic guitar sound. Later, he joined Electronic and the The. And, most recently, Johnny Marr was a member of Modest Mouse and The Cribs. All of it, he told me, helped him make … Continue reading

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Q&A: Pretty & Nice play Waiting Room tonight

Pretty & Nice is set for a fun weekend here in Omaha. Tonight, band opens for Jukebox the Ghost (read my interview with that band) at the Waiting Room Lounge. Tomorrow morning, the group will play outside Homer’s Music for … Continue reading

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Q&A: Ben Thornewill of Jukebox the Ghost

With a bouncy piano pop melody, hand claps and the whole band delivering a perfectly singalong-able “Oooweeeooooo,” Ben Thornewill sings about moving past heartbreak and states, “Now this is my turn.” It’s “Somebody,” the lead-off track from Jukebox the Ghost’s … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: Four CD release shows worth your time, plus Bon Jovi, PUJOL and Touch People

There are a lot of shows going down this weekend, including a quartet of album release shows. • First off is The Sub-Vectors album release show tonight with The Whipkey Three and John Klemmensen & The Party. Between The Sub-Vectors’ surf … Continue reading

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