Recapping a week filled with shows

* For some reason, the first week of November brought on a glut of must-see clubs shows both in Omaha and Lincoln, While I missed Manchester Orchestra in Lincoln and A.A. Bondy in Omaha, headlining sets by Real Estate, Conduits and David Bazan created a memorable week of music. The week's highlight was undoubtedly the David Bazan show at Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Ex-Pedro the Lion...

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MAHA sets 2012 date

* MAHA Music Festival liked their 2011 move to Aksarben Village so much that they have already confirmed that the 2012 edition of the indie music-focused festival will return to the midtown development, once again centered at Stinson Park, South 67th Street and West Center Road. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th, though no acts have been set yet. Last year's edition moved...

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Digital Leather mails out new album

* I will be checking my mailbox obsessively for the next week or so. Digital Leather's Infinite Sun test pressings are reportedly on the way to all the people that donated money to the band via Kickstarter.com earlier this year.  A limited-time only download code was sent to donors a few months ago. Regular edition copies of the album will also be available from Volar Records.

* Alternative...

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Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum to play at Brothers

* The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum will play a set at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Thursday, October 21st at 10 p.m. The Philadelphia-based Dead Milkmen made their mark in the late 80s and early 90s, with more than a halff-dozen albums featuring their satirical punk rock sound. Talcum will be joined by Sam Locke-Ward & the Boo Hoos and Well Aimed Arrows.This show is sure to be packed,...

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McCarthy Trenching releases new vinyl-only album

* McCarthy Trenching is rolling out Fresh Blood, a limited edition LP, available only on vinyl and as a digital download. Dan McCarthy's mostly-solo project will be available at the Saddle Creek Shop, 721 North 14th St. McCarthy kicked off the release with a Tuesday performance at Saddle Creek's retail storefront. McCarthy will also play an Omaha release show Friday, October 14 at O'Leaver's...

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Envy Corps announces CD, vinyl release of new album

* CD and vinyl copies of the Envy Corps' It Culls You was released on October 3rd on the band's own label, Tempo Club. The Des Moines band, which played this year's MAHA Festival, will celebrate the release in Omaha Saturday, December 17th with a show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band released a Love Drunk video for "Ms. Hospital Corners" in conjunction with the album's...

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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 »



Studebaker John, Guitars & Gorillas
by B.J. Huchtemann

Studebaker John will actually be at McKenna’s this Friday, April 4, 8 p.m. Last week's column contained an error from incorrect ... 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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