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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Release the Press!

This past week on the couches at Aroma’s, members of Max Sparber’s Omaha Playwrights Group sat down for coffee with the Omaha World Herald’s Bob Fischbach and myself to discuss the relationship between theatres and the media on a national and local scale. The discussion touched on a number of important topics bringing about better insight and understanding on how theatres and the media interact with one another,...

entered on 07/15/13 at 07:41 PM | read more »


Pick: Lauren Mabry Exhibit Opening

July 18

Third Thursday Exhibition Openings and Gallery Talk: Lauren Mabry

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street

Opening night: 6-9 p.m.

Bemis Center, http://www.bemiscenter.org
 

 Lauren Mabry’s work seems pretty raw. She doesn’t hold back from using brilliant color to dissect right through her ceramic pieces, provoking the question of intended emotion, as seen in her work “Split...

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Pick: Twinsmith

July 12
Twinsmith w/ Gordon, Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9:30 p.m., $5, facebook.com/oleavers

Twinsmith are now fully emerging from their evolutionary phase, having risen from the ashes of Jordan Smith and Matt Regner's previous band Betsy Wells. Joined by Bill Sharp and drummer Oliver Morgan (Landing on the Moon, Little Brazil), Twinsmith play a taut, energetic...

entered on 07/09/13 at 08:47 AM | read more »


Pick: Snake Island

July 13
Snake Island w/ Plack Blague, Universe Contest, Eric In Outerspace
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Snake Island is unveiling their first official full-length album Evil Music, a vinyl-only release, before heading west for a three-week tour. The band recorded the album at Make Believe Studios with producer Rick Carson. Make Believe Records is co-releasing...

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Playhouse Awards Honor Exceptional Volunteers

One of the highlights every year at The Omaha Playhouse is the end of season Awards Night. It represents what lies at the heart of the Playhouse; people coming together and volunteering their time to create outstanding shows for audiences across the city. Everyone who has volunteered his or her time comes together to celebrate the year that was. This past season provided theatregoers with some truly memorable...

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