Dereck Higgins to release Flyover vinyl album

* Dereck Higgins is now taking pre-orders for his latest vinyl-only album, Flyover. The album features music writter for or inspired by the local independent film, Flyover Country, which Higgins scored. Higgins is pressing 500 copies of the 180-gram purple splatter vinyl release, which has cover and inner sleeve artwork by Tim Guthrie. The album is tentatively scheduled for a March release. For...

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Digital Leather to release split album with Wisconsin’s the Hussy

* The other day as I wandered the cavernous hallways of my palatial estate, the Woolworth Gardens, I asked aloud, "What, indeed, has happened to the glorious split 12-inch LP?" But the format is far from dead, as local synth-punk mainstay Digital Leather are ushering in an exalted reinvigoration of the shared vinyl album. The band, headed by singer/guitarist Shawn Foree, is teaming up with...

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Defy Grav launches record label

* Local production company/party planners Defy Grav are funneling the vibe of their Sokol Auditorium-hosted dance parties into Defy Music, a new electronic dance music label. Defy Grav formed the label in conjunction with Make Believe Records and Andy Garlock, who hosts 89.7 FM's electronic music radio show the Freak Factory. The label's roster includes Buckhunter, Cake Eater, Robit, DFM, Buzz...

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The Lupines unveil new CD

* The Lupines unveil their first EP, Over the Moon, this Friday, January 24th with a release show at O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road. The band's inaugural release on CD features the latest iteration of garage rock from Brimstone Howl mastermind John Ziegler. The six songs feature bassist Mike Tulis, guitarist Mike Friedman and drummer Javid Dabestani. However, the live set-up is...

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311 to release new album in March

* 311 will release their 11th album Tuesday, March 11th and it'll be the first release on the band's own label, 311 Records. The currently untitled album is follow-up to 2011's Universal Pulse. Longtime 311 producer Scott Ralston worked with the band on the new album and mixed the disc alongside 311 drummer Chad Sexton. The album will be distributed by INgrooves/INresidence. The band will...

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The Electroliners to release new EP

* The Electroliners are ready to release a new EP of original country western tunes and they'll celebrate their new batch of songs Saturday, January 4th with a release show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The Electroliners specialize in lonesome tear-in-your-beer heartache, delivered with a classic Western swing. The show will feature opening sets by the Love Technicians and Mariachi...

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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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