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Jason Aldean is rehearsing in Council Bluffs

Country star Jason Aldean is currently holed up at the Mid-America Center to rehearse his stage show. Tour buses and trucks plastered with Aldean’s face are lined up outside the building, and officials from the arena confirmed Aldean would be … Continue reading

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List: The 10 most popular Rock Candy blogs of 2013

I wrote a lot of stuff in 2013 including 252 blog posts. I combed through the stats and dug up the 10 most popular posts on Rock Candy so that we may better remember the last year. 1. Q&A: David … Continue reading

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RIP MoJoPo

If you were around long enough, you probably knew MoJoPo from one of a few places including his astrology column, Planet Power, or his music. Or maybe you knew him as the guy with that wonderful beard. Though his given name was … Continue reading

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Stories of Nirvana, R.E.M., Green Day and more before they made it big

  Today on Omaha.com and in pages of The World-Herald, I shared more than a dozen stories from local concertgoers about seeing now-famous bands before they were a big deal. Some of the biggest memories are of Nirvana, Red Hot … Continue reading

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Lincoln Calling Band of the Day (Tuesday): Future Islands

Lincoln calling is a five-day music festival that takes place at 10 Lincoln venues today through Saturday. Every day, catch our Band of the Day here on Rock Candy. Maryland synth-pop band Future Islands is probably the biggest group on … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, cassettes! Talking mixtapes, cassingles and high-speed dubbing

  Did you see today’s front page? We changed the Omaha World-Herald’s fancy flag into an OWH mixtape. That’s all because I talked to a bunch of musicians including Titus Andronicus, Man Man, 311, Blitzen Trapper, Tim Kasher and a … Continue reading

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Snow Day: Some venues closed, show must go on at others

Hey, it’s snowing. You probably haven’t been outside or been on the Internet if you didn’t already know. (If you’re staying home tonight and still need to do something musical, I recommend a rental of Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” documentary … Continue reading

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Sad Songs: Sad tunes remind us we aren’t alone

On bad days, on good days, during the changing of the seasons, when we’re depressed, when we’re happy and, sometimes, when we want a good cry, we play some sad songs. Whether it’s “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead or … Continue reading

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Column: Ladyfinger’s sound is all rock

It’s been almost five years since the last album, “Dusk,” from Ladyfinger(ne) came out. “Errant Forms,” the band’s newest release, comes out Tuesday on Saddle Creek Records. (Watch the band play new track “Away Too Long” in the label’s offices.) … Continue reading

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Unreleased Elliott Smith performance now online

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Omaha native Elliott Smith tragically died in 2003. Many of his unreleased tracks have been leaked posthumously, but one live performance was recently uncovered. The performance is from a pilot of “The Jon Brion Show,” which was … Continue reading

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