Continental Drift Music Festival sets a course for River West Park

* All Young Girls are Machine Guns will unveil a new band line-up at a free show Friday, June 1st at Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. Singer Rebecca Lowry and longtime bassist Travis Sing are now joined by guitarist Will Meinen and a trio of Doo-Wop style back-up singers, Liz Webb, Kristin Pikop and Molly Welsh. Skypiper, In Love and Field Club are also on the bill.

*Continental Drift...

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Maha finalizes event plans

* Maha Music Festival has finalized all but one spot on its 2012 line-up. The event, scheduled for Saturday, August 21st at Aksarben Village's Stinson Park, will now include Michigan indie folk band Frontier Ruckus and Omaha's own the Mynabirds. Local stage will include the already-announced Eli Mardock, along with UUVVWWZ, Icky Blossoms and Lincoln's Universe Contest.  Prior to Maha, the local...

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Capgun Coup to head to Los Angeles

* Fresh off the release of their third album Contextual Doom, Capgun Coup will be heading to Los Angeles for a month at the beginning of June. The local indie-rock band will sublet a space, while setting up shows in southern California. The residency was organized by the band and their new record label, Org Music.

* Love Fest in the Midwest is scheduled for Friday, June 29 through Sunday,...

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Industry expert to host music workshops

* Musicpage.com founder David Codr will be hosting three workshops centered on helping bands improve their promotion skills May 14 - 17. Codr gives his Guerrila Promotion seminars across the country, drawing on his experience booking shows, managing bands and running the Musicpage.com website and its predecessor, the Music Phone Book publication. Musicpage.com, which launched a year ago,...

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Hullabaloo Festival announces initial line-up

* Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival will return to River West Park, 23101 West Maple Road, starting Friday, August 3rd and running through Sunday, August 5th. The weekend-long festival is hosted by the Kris Lager Band and will include performances by national acts That 1 Guy, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band and Curtis Salgado. Scheduled local performers include Funk Trek, The Show Is the...

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Desaparecidos, Garbage to litter Maha’s stage

* A reunited Desaparecidos and '90s alternative rock act Garbage will serve as headliners to the 2012 edition of the Maha Music Festival on Saturday, August 11th at Aksarben Village's Stinston Park. Desaparecidos is the political punk-minded side project of Conor Oberst that released their lone full-length back in 2002. The all-day show will also feature appearances by local band Icky Blossoms,...

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Studebaker John, Guitars & Gorillas
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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 »



Hadden Sayers & Shadowboxers’ CD Release
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The soulful, rockin’ blues of the Hadden Sayers Band is back for a rare Omaha appearance, hitting the stage at The 21st Saloon ... 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
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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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