Americana, Funk & Blues

The early Thursday 5:30 p.m. shows at The 21st Saloon feature the return of Anthony Gomes Thursday, May 3, and soulful blues from The Kinsey Report Thursday, May 10. Chicago’s Americana-blues band Sarah & The Tall Boys is scheduled May 17. Looking ahead to Thursday, May 31, guitar star Debbie Davies plugs in.

Nebraska Blues Challenge
Lincoln’s Levi William band garnered the most points from...

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

Music fans familiar with the 1980s and ‘90s scene likely remember The Rainmakers, a K.C. band that first hit local Midwest bars as Bob, Steve and Rich, and was a favorite at places like the Howard Street Tavern and The Ranch Bowl. A major label signed the Rainmakers back when that carried a little more weight and support.Newsweek called their 1986 national debut disc “The most auspicious debut...

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<p>  Acclaimed Texas songwriter Eric Taylor is at FolkHouse Sunday, April 22. See <em><a href=Blues Challenge & More

Catch up and coming, guitar-driven group the Dustin Pittsley Band, free, 9 p.m. at Gator O’Malley’s Thursday, April 19, and at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Saturday, April 21. Check zoobar.com for Saturday’s show time. The Dustin Pittsley Band has represented the Blues Society of Tulsa in the International Blues Challenge in 2010, 2009 and 2005 and has routinely won Best Band and Best Lead in the Tulsa...

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Swine Men

Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, Justin Jones and Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink, reunite at The Zoo this weekend. Catch the Tex-Mex, rockabilly, swing and roots music of one of the most popular trios to hit the blues touring circuit over the last 20 years. Reunion shows are Thursday, April 12, 6-9 p.m., Friday, April 13, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Tijuana Gigolos playing 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 6-9...

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Neal & Wonderland

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska presents the fourth annual Jammin’ Away the Blues concert at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Saturday, April 7, with headliner Kenny Neal. A member of Louisiana's musically acclaimed Neal family, Neal’s awards are numerous. Recent highlights include induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the 2011 Living Blues magazine Critic’s Poll Award for Best...

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Nebraska Blues Challenge

In February the Lil’ Slim Blues Band competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues Band made it into the top 44 bands competing in the semi-finals. The Blues Society of Omaha is ramping up to host the second annual Nebraska Blues Challenge (NBC) that will select the band going to the IBCs next winter. Nebraska bands have until April 5 to...

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Omaha Girls Rock expands camp
by Chris Aponick

* Registration for the 2014 Omaha Girls Rock camp is now open to girls ages 8 to 18. The camp, which will take place at the Holland ... more »



The Faint announce new album
by Chris Aponick

The Faint will release Doom Abuse, their sixth studio album, Tuesday, April 8th on SQE Music.

The 12-song album is now available for ... 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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