Pick: Cold War Kids

April 4
Cold War Kids w/ Houses
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $18, onepercentproductions.com

"Miracle Mile", the bloodrushingly great lead single off the Cold War Kids' upcoming fourth album, is more than just a good look for the California indie rockers. It almost serves as a promise of a return to the band's heartpumping form that seemed to mostly go missing on their layered third album Mine Is...

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Pick: White Lung

April 2
White Lung w/ Digital Leather, Video Ranger and Sister Kisser
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com

Canadian DIY punk rock act White Lung pummels with a brash intensity, while underpinning  their fierce anthems with insistently melodic guitar lines that nods towards 80s underground icons, the Wipers. The band is led by signer Mish Way, who traded figure skating for guitar as a...

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SXSW Street Style

Most SXSW (South by Southwest) enthusiasts flock to Austin, Texas in March for a week overflowing with live music, but this style editor went in search of the lone star state fashion scene. Here’s a peek at some of the standout looks I saw during the week and a glance at Austin’s unique fashion boutiques.

Day one and two of my Austin adventures began with jumping around shows downtown. The Flamingo Cantina, a...

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Pick: STRFKR

Sunday, March 24th
Starfucker (STRFKR)
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m. $13 in advance/$15 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Naming a band can be tricky. Before the moniker Starf**ker was coined, the band was briefly known as PYRAMID then Pyramidd. It wasn’t until 2010 that the band reverted to the bold band name of Starfucker, also stylized as STRFKR.  The Portland, Oregon derived group...

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Pick: Milo Greene

Wednesday, March 27th
Milo Greene
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple. St
9 p.m. $12, onepercentproductions.com

Milo Greene isn’t your typical band. They derive from Los Angeles, California and their dreamy sound is described as cinematic-pop. The five-piece group formed in 2009 in hopes of writing music for movies and TV, according to an article by CBS News. “We really love scoring and that's how we wanted...

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Kay Chapman - Wearable Art Event

March 26-28, 2013
Kay Chapman 
Wearable Art Event

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Old Market
1108 Jackson Street
Hours: Tues – Thurs 10 am - 6 pm
402.884.0911, http://www.aobfineart.com

Wearable Artist Kay Chapman returns to Omaha with her hand painted shirts, jackets, and vests. Fabric is the canvas that Kay uses to create her own one of a kind, limited edition clothing. Kay was born and resides in Los Angeles,...

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Documentary shines light on civil rights powerbroker Whitney Young

The civil rights and black power movements seem distant from Omaha until noting that Whitney Young Jr. cut his teeth as an advocate-organizer here and future activst Malcolm X was born here.

While Malcolm X moved with his family from Omaha as a child and only returned once as an adult, Young served as Urban League of Nebraska president from 1950 to 1953. Young faced racism first-hand growing up in the South and...

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