Unread Records prepares 19th Junkfest

* Flyover Country, a locally produced independent film, will celebrate its premiere with a show Thursday, November 7th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The show will feature performances by film composter Dereck Higgins, as well as artists featured on the movie's soundtrack including Snake Island, Blue Bird, Rock Paper Dynamite and the Lonely Estates. The $7 show takes place a day...

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Several local acts plan cassette releases

* Hot on the heels of International Cassette Store Day, which occurred Saturday, September 7, comes several new cassette tape release announcements from local acts. Rainy Road Records released two tapes on Saturday. Electronic experimental act Touch People's Brain Massage is limited to 100 copies, while a tape by Lurk Late, the new noise project by Dim Light's Cooper Moon, is limited to 25...

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Meet Diode

* Digital Leather's Shawn Foree and Worried Mothers' David Hansen have combined forces to create Diode. The first taste of the band is "Peck on the Lips", an industrial noise-rock collage with processed vocals, programmed drums and just a dash of synthesizer. Check out the song on YouTube. Meanwhile, the band is tentatively planning to release a full-length on Crash Symbols, though no concrete...

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Destruction Unit hits the midtown basement scene

* Yuppies now have an official release date for their new full-length, which had originally been penciled in for a July release. Now the self-titled record will come out Tuesday, September 17th on Dull Tools, a label owned by Andrew Savage of Brooklyn indie-punk act Parquet Courts. After the record's release, the band will hit the Midwest and East Coast for more than three weeks of touring....

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Maha Music Festival’s fifth edition succeeds

* Congratulations to the Maha Music Festival, whose fifth edition topped out with more than 5,100 people packed into Aksarben Village's Stinson Park last Saturday, August 17th. The day's musical highlights all came in the daylight, capped off by what might just be Digital Leather's local coming out party. Shawn Foree's synthy-punky garage band has fully embraced the power of its two keyboard...

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Live at Maha: Bob Mould and Digital Leather

Bob Mould is an icon but he played with a vigor and vitality during his early evening slot at the Maha Music Festival. There's little more to say than that, as he covered his entire career in but and pieces during his hourlong slot. Digital Leather meanwhile continued its exciting evolution. Two synth players added to the aggressive guitar, bass and drums trio give a dimension that's been out...

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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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