Omaha Symphony’s Thomas Wilkins to appear on GMA

* Omaha Symphony's Music Director Thomas Wilkins will wave his conducting baton in front of a national television audience Wednesday, August 14th. Wilkins will conduct the New York Pops as they accompany the Blue Man Group during a performance scheduled to air on ABC's Good Morning America television program. The performance is slated to occur between 8 and 9 a.m. local time on the show. The...

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Two excellent shows highlight early August weekend

* The Queens of the Stone Age didn't exactly play like a band that has scored modern rock hits and recorded most of their material on major labels, but they certainly brought a mega-watt arena rock video screen to provide visuals for their packed Stir Cove show at Harrah's Casino Sunday, August 4th. Those visuals provided most of the visual stimulation for fans as the band marched through a...

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Conchance releases new video

* Local hip hop artist Conchance released a new video Tuesday, July 23rd for "What's Goode", a song off his Calm Kids album. The video was directed and shot by Sam Martin and Dan Thompson. Calm Kids, which came out in 2012, is on Make Believe Recordings. The new video is viewable on YouTube.

* Inphase Car Audio is bringing a full day of music to Papillion with the Inphase Rock & Blues Bash...

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Solid Goldberg releases EP

* Solid Goldberg is now online for your aural pleasure. The one-man project of local sleaze icon Dave Goldberg (Carsinogents, Box Elders, The Terminals) is an organ-fueled nightmare with analog beats and looping, buzzing pedal effects. The four song self-titled EP is out on Goldberg's own imprint Home Cookin' Records and is available at solidgoldberg.bandcamp.com.

* Under Water Dream Machine...

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Film Streams to screen Big Star documentary

* Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St., will hold a special screening of the new Big Star documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Tuesday, August 13th at 7 p.m. The movie profiles the power pop band, fronted by Memphis legend Alex Chilton, who was also in the Box Tops. Big Star never achieved commercial success in their original 1970s run, but have become one of the most influential cult bands...

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Check out Playing With Fire this weekend

* While unfortunate circumstances derailed Playing With Fire's biggest summer 2013 event earlier this year, there's still time to catch a weekend of tunes put on by Omaha's premier outdoor blues showcase. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were scheduled earlier this summer, but Jones cancer diagnosis as put that band's touring plans on an indefinite hold. Thankfully, Playing With Fire still had...

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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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