MAHA brings Guided By Voices, Matisyahu

* It's year three for the MAHA Festival and its organizers have just put out what may be the most diverse initial lineup of their indie-focused outdoor concert event's history. Matisyahu, Guided By Voices and Cursive will take the event's main stage at downtown Omaha's Lewis and Clark Landing on Saturday, August 13. Guided By Voices is the big coup, as Robert Pollard and the mid-90's line-up of...

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Blue Bird announces new EP, Shelterbelt Theatre brings the jazz

* Blue Bird, fronted by singer Marta Fielder, have released a new EP, Metamorphosis. The five-song set is the band's first release and is available as a download via CDBaby.com. The band recorded the EP at ARC Studios with A.J. Mogis. The seven-piece band describes their sound as mixing “influences of folk, soul, doo-wop, and Americana into intricately woven pop songs.” * The coolest local...

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MAHA sets date for big announcement

* Congratulations to Stir Cove and Harrah's Casino for announcing a rock-solid line-up of initial summer shows. The Flaming Lips (August 4) and Ben Folds (July 8) shows highlight the announced shows, which so far, are light on the usual summer glut of classic rock. Stir organizers have promised more shows to come. Check out the complete show list, ticket prices and more at StirCove.com. * MAHA...

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Delicate Steve speaks, Stir Cove announcements and more

* Stir Cove concert organizers have set the bar high in advance of their summer lineup announcement this Thursday. A July 5 Black Keys show is already sold out and now the Harrah's Casino concert series is bringing Grammy-nominated folk rockers Mumford & Sons in for a June 14 show. Tickets for that one, on sale Friday, are $35. *Check out Delicate Steve Wednesday, April 14 at the Waiting Room...

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The Black Squirrels Are Hanging It Up

* The Black Squirrels are hanging it up, according to a post on the Omaha band's Facebook page. The band, led by female vocalist Kat Smith, cultivated a steady following in Omaha's roots and folk community with their throwback country sound during the three-plus years that they played around town. The one-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards recipients were also named a Top 20 band by The...

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SXSW Days 3 and 4

It's Monday and I'm in Oklahoma on my way back. The road trip's ugly cousin — car problems — has reared its head, but I'm on my way back to Omaha. Consider this a recap of what happened Friday and Saturday, the highlight of which I didn't get to catch. A semi-secret Death From Above 1979 reunion show was easy for badgeholders to get into around 9:30 p.m. but impossible an hour later. After...

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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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