Surf, Roots & Rock

Dick Dale brings his virtuoso surf-rock guitar to The Waiting Room on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m. Lincoln’s Mezcal Brothers open.

Zoo Bar Music
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar highlights include the return of Billy Bacon this week plus several cool early shows coming up. It’s a Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs reunion weekend with Justin G. Jones and Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink joining Billy again. The band...

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Alberta’s Joyous Blues

In the early 1980s I had the pleasure of seeing Alberta Hunter perform her captivating mix of bawdy blues, ballads and gospel tunes. Hunter was bewitching, her love of the music was infectious. She was in her mid-80s. The last time I saw her perform she had to be helped onstage in a wheelchair, but when she sang the years melted away. The music was in her blood.

In her first career the...

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Graham’s Wonderful World

If there is one artist I would get everyone to listen to if I could, it is Jon Dee Graham. The Austin-based musician is an extraordinary songwriter and guitarist whose music is as real as it gets.

His words come from the heart of a survivor and from an ability to stay optimistic even in the face of adversity. Reviewers praise Graham for his "raw intensity" and say "his songs always sound like...

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Swing & Soul

The award-winning trio of siblings, Trampled Under Foot, takes the stage at The 21st Saloon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Based in Kansas City, the band is built around the powerful, soulful vocals of Danielle Schnebelen. See tufkc.com.


CORRECTION TO WHAT APPEARS IN THE PRINT ISSUE OF THE READER: The Lionel Young Band plays on Thursday, Sept. 22, NOT on Sept. 15 as I originally wrote....

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Girrrl Power

Over a half dozen world-class roots and blues women visit the metro this weekend.
The fireworks start when Ana Popovic’s...

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Ready, Set, Go Out

On Thursday, Sept.1, England’s acclaimed young blues-rock guitarist Oli Brown starts his U.S. tour with The 21st Saloon’s 5:30 p.m. show. Brown is a 2010 British Blues Awards winner for Male Vocalist of the Year.

 

Trout, Ana Popovic & Lil’ Ed

High-octane blues-rocker Walter Trout hits the Zoo Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for a 6 p.m. show.

Ana Popovic mixes sex appeal with guitar-driven...

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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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