Pick: John Hiatt

July 28
John Hiatt & the Combo w/ Holly Williams
Rococo Theatre,
8 p.m., $35 - $45, rococotheatre.com

John Hiatt is an underappreciated icon of a distinctively American brand of roots-based rock songwriting. The Indiana-born Hiatt has recorded since the late 70s, toiling on the fringes of the major label record industry before moving to A&M Records in the late 80s. His first two A&M releases, 1987's Bring the...

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Anderson’s Frenzy of Fitzgerald

After completing her latest literary festival surrounding Oscar Wilde last summer, Jill Anderson immediately began searching for a focus for her next project. When she saw a trailer for Baz Luhrmann's latest film The Great Gatsby, the answer was easy:

F Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age.

“The Luhrmann thing was really kind of inspiring to me,” Anderson said. “Just seeing that preview last year, seeing the...

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New Mirvish feature Between Us a lesson in indie filmmaking

Once dubbed a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, indie filmmaker Dan Mirvish uses his skills as a provocateur and promoter to get his obscure work noticed by the very mainstream whose noses he sometimes tweaks. 

He's in rare company as a Nebraska native feature filmmaker. There's only a handful whose feature work has gotten anything like fairly wide distribution. Joan Micklin Silver is the matriarch....

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Funny Guys

Comedy is not a science. It’s an art. The word “comedy” is defined as professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh, or a movie, play or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh. Without comedy, life would be, well, boring. Without laughter, there would be no point in those obnoxious Geico commercials, which attempt to incite a chuckle, and...

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The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

A group of UNO students wanted to put on a play.

Twenty years ago, Ken Blankenship, Alisha Hanson, Ken Jacobs, and Scott Working were looking for a place to perform Working’s first play V of Geese. He had originally written it for the Circle Diner in Benson (now España). When the Circle was unavailable and with not many options left, Working went into one of his usual hangouts, a cafe on 33rd and California...

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Pick: La Luz

July 23
La Luz w/ Adult Films, Killer Blow
The Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 North 62nd St.
9 p.m., $5, facebook.com/sweatshopgalleryomaha

Seattle-based La Luz writes effortless, hushed indie-pop played with the simple touch of a band that knows less is more. There's surf and 60s girl group influences at play in the band's sound, though the secret weapon is the organ-sounding Korg keyboard lines, which suggest...

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Pick: Lord Huron

July 22
Lord Huron w/ Escondido
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com

Lord Huron has separated itself from the current crop of folk-rock influenced indie rock acts by smartly layering their sound in a way that feels modern and not a mere exercise in Beach Boys-aping nostaglia. They step into a realm where cooing backing vocals pair with strings, keys and a busy, but not overly complex...

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