Southern Soldiers: SXSW Day Four

Finally, a sweat-soaked, beer-spilling revelation of rock 'n' roll at this year's South By Southwest Music Festival. Here's to you, Henry Clay People! And Joey Siara, you're my dude now. Come to Nebraska soon to get drunk and kick out the jams. 

I first saw the Henry Clay People when they opened for the Airborne Toxic Event in Omaha a couple years ago. I liked their take on '70s rock and...

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Southern Soldiers: Springsteen and SXSW Day Three

Sometimes at SXSW, you're playing like a degenerate gambler, trading the sure thing you have for a ton of risk. I played that hand Thursday night here in Austin, leaving the hard-to-get-into Bruce Springsteen ACL Live at Moody Theater performance just as he entered his second hour to try to get into the Jesus and Mary Chain at the Belmont, an overly small club that SXSW wedged one of its...

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Southern Soldiers: SXSW Day Two

When it came to seeing Thee Oh Sees at this year's SXSW Festival, I was beginning to feel like I had a curse set upon me. I tried to catch them at Red Eyed Fly, but a growing line deterred me. Later that day, I waited for them at Red 7, one of their two scheduled Wednesday night official showcases, only to be affronted by a set of rote, workmanlike punk-pop by Roll the Tanks, a Massachusetts...

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Southern Soldiers: SXSW Day One

I've settled into Austin's Wyndham Garden Hotel after a Tuesday filled with driving, in a Chevy HHR rented from Tammy Torchia at the downtown Omaha Avis. Despite the road fatigue, I still made it out to Sixth Street to catch some of South By Southwest's first-ever Tuesday night music showcases. I only caught a handful of band's as I gave a friend a quick tour of the craziness of SXSW. 

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Rainy Road Records announces new releases

* Rainy Road Records is preparing two new cassette-only releases by two of Omaha's dirtiest, most dangerous garage punk acts, Peace of Shit and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia tape is the first out, with a 15-song salvo that will also serve as the four-year-old band's swan song. The band, which rose out of the smoldering ashes of the Shanks, celebrates the tape release with a blow-out farewell...

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Meet White Mystery

 Alex White has been must-see since she was a 19-year-old spitfire, jamming on no-frills, high octane rock tunes with her buddy Chris Playboy.

She cranked out two records on the In the Red backed by then-members of the Clone Defects, kicked out some killer singles as the Hot Machines, which also featured the Ponys' Jered Gummere, and then embarked on her current brother-sister act White...

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Jim Suhler, Walter Trout
by B.J. Huchtemann

Texas blues-rock guitarist Jim Suhler returns to the metro this week with his band Monkey Beat. Suhler is out touring in support of ... more »



Gorillas, McPherson, Whitmore
by B.J. Huchtemann

The 21st Saloon celebrates the return of the Gas House Gorillas Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band calls their ... more »



Remembering Dave
by Tim McMahan

It began in November 1992. I was a few years out of college at UNO, already working full time at Union Pacific, but still writing ... more »



Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
by Tim McMahan

Omaha power-pop punk band Millions of Boys’ new 10-inch record, Competing for Your Love, is a 180-gram slab of vinyl complete with ... more »



Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
by Tim McMahan

And now, the conclusion of my annual music predictions columns, where I gaze into the glossy black finish of a Fender Squier and see ... more »



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