The Lupines release three songs online

* The first recordings of the Lupines are now available online. The recordings are from about 18 months ago, when John Ziegler went down to Lincoln's Plan C with Mark Wolberg. The all-analog session came together as Ziegler's former band, Brimstone Howl, was dissolving. Since recording the nine songs in Lincoln, Ziegler formed the Lupines consisting of guitarist Mike Friedman, bassist Mike...

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Speed! Nebraska sets date for soapbox derby, concert

* Road rash and rock 'n' roll reunite Saturday, July 21st at Soapbox Riot 400, the fourth annual adult soapbox derby and post-race rock show put on by Speed! Nebraska. The record label hosts both the 12 p.m. race at Seymour Smith Park, 68th and Washington and the 9 p.m. rock show at O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road. The $5 concert features the Filter Kings, Domestica, the Wagon...

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Local drummer Javier Ochoa remembered

* During the past week, Facebook has been a memorial to Omaha musician Javier Ochoa, who died of a heart attack June 19th. The 43-year-old Ochoa made his mark both as a first-rate rock drummer and as a friend to many here in town. Most recently, Ochoa played in Led Zeppelin tribute act The Song Remains the Same and original band Diana and the Maries. A specific group dedicated to sharing...

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Drakes Hotel unveil new album

* Local dream-pop duo Drakes Hotel just released their new album, Logic Adopts Senses, last week. Drakes Hotel is the husband and wife tandem of producer/guitarist Chris Y. and singer Amy Drake. The album is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, with physical copies for sale on CDBaby and drakeshotelmusic.com. The band will play a rare local show Tuesday, July 17th at the Barley Street...

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The Seen win Maha Music Festival’s opening slot

* Local punk-power pop rockers The Seen will open this year's Maha Music Festival, Saturday, August 11th at Aksarben Village's Stinson Park, 2285 South 67th St. The band got the slot by virtue of winning a popular vote held at last weekend's Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards' Summer Music Showcase, which was held at various venues in the downtown Benson area.

* Team Love Records is eyeing...

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Bank of the West Celebrates America concert seeks opening act

* Rainy Road Records is enjoying new digs at the Mastercraft Building 1111 North 13th St. The local label specializes in cassette tape releases, though label owner Kevin Cline is preparing an vinyl LP version of Baby Tears' Rusty Years album for release. Also on the label's schedule is a new Snake Island! cassette, which should be ready in time for the band's show on Friday, June 22nd at the...

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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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