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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Downtown Omaha gears up for Record Store Day

* English indie pop band Scars on 45 will make a special in-store appearance at Homer's Music, 1210 Howard St., Saturday, April 21st at 3 p.m. to help celebrate the fifth annual Record Store Day. The band just released their self-titled debut on Atlantic Records, after building a few years of buzz with songs being placed on television shows, including single "Heart on Fire" which was used on...

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Maha Music Festival sets announcement date

* Maha Music Festival organizers have set Sunday, April 22nd for the initial line-up announcement for the 2012 event. Maha is set to return to Stinson Park at Aksarben Village Saturday, August 11 for the day-long indie music focused concert. Additionally, Omaha City Council voted earlier this month to allow the event to extend its hours until midnight.

* House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St.,...

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Rapper Conchance releases Calm Kids LP

* Local rapper Conchance will unveil his first full-length Calm Kids with a release show Saturday, April 7th at House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St. Brenton Walstrom Gomez has performed as Conchance the last few years, garnering Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards for Best Hip Hop Artists in 2010 and 2011. The Conchance record comes out on 12-inch vinyl, which includes a copy of the release on CD...

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New Way To Nada

In this installment of Nada Surf, band singer/songwriter Matthew Caws ditches his band's old playbook and draws up a new plan of attack.

It all started as the band recorded a host of covers for their 2010 project, If I Had a Hi-Fi. As the band was working through a version of Bill Fox's "Electrocution", it only clicked when the band just played it through without pondering how the arrangement...

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Dereck Higgins announces vinyl release

* Dereck Higgins has released a vinyl edition of his Dereck 3 EP, which originally came out on CD-R back in 2007. That original run of 200 copies sold out as Higgins trekked across Europe with Son, Ambulance he wrote to The Reader. Then last fall, Higgins posted some videos of songs from the release via his YouTube channel, where Higgins also talks about his own recent record purchases. He...

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Jim Suhler, Walter Trout
by B.J. Huchtemann

Texas blues-rock guitarist Jim Suhler returns to the metro this week with his band Monkey Beat. Suhler is out touring in support of ... more »



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 »



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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