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Taking a Hit

Consider it a life-lesson for the Nebraska football team.

“Sometimes in life you have to get hit in the mouth to pick up your resolve and get back to the realization that it’s ‘not just going to happen to me, for whatever reason,’ ” coach Bo Pelini said during his weekly news conference on the Monday before the Northwestern game.

“You’ve got to earn it. You get what you earn in this world.”

Two weeks before,...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Eric Hutchinson

October 18
Eric Hutchinson w/ Jessie Payo
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
7:30 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Eric Hutchinson will bring his brand of upbeat, acoustic pop back to Omaha for a special, seated show at the Slowdown. Hutchinson has become a favorite of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and music producer of sensitive TV dramas like Grey's Anatomy alike, thanks to his smooth, direct emotive pop...

Pick: Good Old War

October 24th
Good Old War & Needtobreathe w/ Matthew Mayfield
Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South 13th St.
7:30 p.m., $25, ticketmaster.com

Good Old War are a Philadelphia-based band that leans towards acoustic arrangements and layered harmonies, creating a sound that lies somewhere between the nebulous categories of indie folk and roots pop. The band has seen its own success grown while serving as the backing band...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Dr. John

October 20
Dr. John w/ the Blind Boys of Alabama
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln
7 p.m., tickets range from $38 to $65, bourbontheatre.com

New Orleans organist Dr. John is in the midst of a resurgence, thanks to a new album produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Locked Down collides Dr. John's world of funk, Afrobeat and otherworldly New Orleans sounds with Auerbach's heavy blues-rock sound. Dr....

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Kevin Nealon

Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20
Kevin Nealon
The Funny Bone
17305 Davenport St, Suite 201
Village Pointe Center
Friday at 7:30 PM and 9:45 PM and Saturday at 7 PM and 9:30 PM
$25, 21 and over
402.493.8036
Funnyboneomaha.com

I grew up watching Kevin Nealon on Saturday Night Live. Nealon started on the show during the 1987-1988 season and remained for an impressive nine seasons. While his time...

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