Pick: Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Dec. 29
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Regular hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm, Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm, closed Mon and major holidays; Free to members, children under 4, Sat 10 am – noon;
General Admissions: $8 adults, $6 college students with ID & sr. citizens (62+), $5 age 5 – 17;
All group visits must be scheduled in...

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Pick: Little Brazil

December 27
Little Brazil w/ Sons Of..., The Brigadiers, & John Klemmensen and the Party
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Little Brazil return to the stage with a new line-up and a new batch of songs. The band has slowed down since the release of their excellent third album, 2009's Son. Singer Landon Hedges spent a chunk of 2012 with Desaparecidos, the indie-punk...

entered on 12/21/12 at 06:28 PM | read more »

Pick: Parquet Courts

December 28
Parquet Courts w/ Yuppies, Capgun Coup and Adult Films
Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 North 62nd St.
7 p.m., $5, facebook.com/sweatshopgalleryomaha

Parquet Courts pair rat-a-tat drumming with thin strips of lo-fi guitar to create their own DIY angular basement punk. They sandwich their sound somewhere between the Fall, Wire, Sonic Youth, Television and the Undertones. There's an attention to economic,...

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Big Stage News in 2012 Hits Later

Both on stage and in the wings, 2012 was well-booked with big news and memorable performances. The best news? One dire prediction that didn’t come true.

I worried that the year’s most ironic moment would come if Chanticleer’s Happy Days musical turned out to be the unhappy end of the Council Bluffs theater’s long history. Fortunately, good citizens, including the Iowa West Foundation, came through for the...

entered on 12/20/12 at 01:49 PM | read more »

Pick: Satchel Grande

December 22
Satchel Grande w/ All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Sway it and then shake it. That'll be the order for the night when the swinging, jazzy indie-pop of ukulele-toting All Young Girls Are Machine Guns joins up with the all-out sweat-funk dance attack of Satchel Grande. The moustachioed, sunglasses clad Satchel Grande has...

entered on 12/18/12 at 02:34 AM | read more »

Pick: Snake Island

December 23
Snake Island w/ The Conquerors, Capgun Coup and Hawaii the Band
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Snake Island hosts Capgun Coup and Kansas City's the Conquerors in a perfect shot of live music before several days of holiday-induced family time. Snake Island continues to evolve their psychedelic blues-punk, adding in mind-expanding noise jams and...

entered on 12/18/12 at 02:33 AM | read more »

Pick: Dads

December 26
Dads w/ Yuppies and Places We Slept
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $5, theslowdown.com

Dads play simple-as-shit, noisy pop songs with an overcaffienated exurberance that suddenly is short supply in the years since Times New Viking briefly brought this aesthetic out of the basements of fringe-pop fanatics and to the shores of indie's mainstream hivemind. What makes Dads stand out is their...

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