Pick: Psychedelic Furs

September 9
Psychedelic Furs w/ The Technicolors, Pharmacy Spirits
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St.
8 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

The Psychedelic Furs were the sophisticates of the British post-punk scene and would end up being the understated cool kids once post-punk snowballed into the richly-hued new wave era. The Furs' best songs still ring as deeply familiar, even to those who...

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Pick: Jim James

September 10
Jim James w/ Basia Bulat
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $27, onepercentproductions.com

Regions of Light and Sound of God is Jim James' first true showcase of solo material, after having released material penned by Woody Guthrie and George Harrison. Of those two tribute subjects, the Beatles' Harrison is the more apparent influence on James' 2013 release. But James' tastes have dabbled all...

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Pick: Jake’s Block Party

September 6
Jake's Block Party
Jake's Cigars & Spirits, 6206 Maple St.
7 p.m., $5, hearnebraska.org

For all of those who decree that summer is over after Labor Day, Jake's Cigars & Spirits annual block party is back to say, "C'mon, let's give this thing at least one more week." So come enjoy an outdoor beer garden and a line-up of excellent local bands during the September edition of Benson First Friday. ...

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When a film becomes a film: The shaping of “Nebraska”

After wrapping Nebraska the end of 2012 Alexander Payne holed up with editor Kevin Tent in L.A. to edit the film starting Jan. 7 and finally put the project to bed in early August. When I caught up with Payne and a small post crew in mid-May at The Lot in Old Hollywood they were days from completing a mix before the film's Cannes Film Festival world premiere.

The seldom glimpsed edit-mix process is where a film...

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Pick: Benson First Friday Stops!

Benson First Fridays: Two Stops You Must Make

Sweatshop Presents: CHILDISH! By Teal Gardner and Petshop Presents: Bart Vargas: Subversion of the Authority Square

Sweatshop: 2727 North 62nd Street
Opening: September 6 at 7  p.m.

Petshop: 2725 North 62nd Street
Opening: September 6 at 7 p.m.

Pick: Gardner will create a live space where he interacts with children and their play. It will go in as a sort of...

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Pick: Snake Island! Tour Return Party

August 31
Snake Island! Tour Return Party w/ Ladyfinger and Powerslop
Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
9 p.m., $5, facebook.com/SnakeIslandarego

Snake Island! have spent the bulk of the last month on an extended West Coast tour, promoting their new album Evil Music. The psychedelic garage rock act is now back in town and to celebrate their beachfront marauding, they will invade Brothers Lounge with two of the...

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Pick: No Blood Orphan

August 31
No Blood Orphan Record Release show
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9:30 p.m., FREE

Headed by singer/songwriter Mike Saklar, No Blood Orphan stayed both quiet and productive on the local scene. Shows have been infrequent for the last few years, though Saklar has technically issued eight releases in nine years as No Blood Orphan. That eighth release is Top Shelf and Lost Tricks, which...

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