Pick: Blues at the Crossroads 2; February 6

After a successful tour with the Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts, Blues at the Crossroads returns for round 2, celebrating two blues legends, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Both musicians are competing for the title of the "father of modern Chicago Blues,” which will be hard to determine considering both have inspired countless artists; ranging from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to John Mayall and Eric...

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Pick: What Will Her Kids think? – NEW WORK by Sally Deskins

Feb. 1– Feb. 25, 2013
What Will Her Kids think? – NEW WORK by Sally Deskins
Star Deli, 6114 Military Ave.
Opening Reception: 7-10 pm, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm, 5pm-1am,
Friday & Saturday 11am-3pm, 5pm-3am http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/BensonStarDeli?fref=ts, 402.880.8481

Benson First Friday at the Star Deli, 6114 Military Ave. will be featuring NEW WORK by Sally Deskins,...

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Pick: Red Wanting Blue

January 31
Red Wanting Blue w/ The Whipkey Three
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Since 1996, Red Wanting Blue has been the epitome of the blue-collar everyman on the independent rock music circuit. The band has honed its straightforward alternative rock from its homebase in Columbus, Ohio, playing up to 200 shows across the country most years. After a decade of...

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Pick: Hatebreed

January 28
Hatebreed w/Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, The Contortionist
Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South 13th St.
6:30 p.m., $15 in advance/$20 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Hatebreed should forever be known as one of the pioneers of the dominant form of popular metal stretching from the mid 90s to now. By combining thrash, Celtic death metal and hardcore punk, Hatebreed helped usher in metalcore and its...

entered on 01/22/13 at 05:54 PM | read more »

Pick: Wild Belle

January 26
Wild Belle w/ Satchel Grande
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Wild Belle is the indie rock project of Chicago siblings, Elliot and Natalie Bergman. The duo have built a quick amount of buzz, resulting in signing with Columbia Records last year. The band's debut album Isles isn't out until late March, but the band's official videos for "It's Too Late" and "Keep...

entered on 01/22/13 at 05:38 PM | read more »

Pick: Buck Bowen CD Release

January 25
Buck Bowen CD Release w/ Weird Owl, Brent Crampton
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

The smartass slacker persona still lurks within Buck Bowen, but the Omaha expatriate has evolved eons beyond the goofy, opinionated hip-hop purist that made his name as a local emcee a decade ago. Now he's become serious about the varied sounds he mixes and mashes...

entered on 01/22/13 at 05:21 PM | read more »

Pick: Savion Glover

January 31

Savion Glover

Orpheum Theater, Slosburg Hall, 409 South 16th Street

7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $59

(402) 345-0606, www.ticketomaha.com

He dances, he choreographs and he produces. The man also has been known to win a Tony Award. SoLe Sanctuary, Savion Glover’s latest offering, brings tap dancing to Omaha at its most stunning. On a shrine-inspired set, Glover and Marshall Davis, Jr. pay homage to...

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