Outdoor Fests, Salgado, Lucinda and More

Two big indoor shows are on the do-not-miss-list this weekend. Soul-blues vocalist Curtis Salgado plays the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln Saturday, May 14. And Americana icon Lucinda Williams is set to perform an early show at Slowdown Monday, May 16. Outdoor music festivals ramp up with two multi-day shows. Love Fest In The Midwest marks its second year as an eclectic music and camping festival at...

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Original Blues Brother Curtis Salgado Coming to Lincoln

One of the biggest shows of the month is Curtis Salgado’s return to play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Saturday, May 14. Salgado took home the Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year in the 2011 Blues Music Awards. He’s nominated in the same category this year. Winners of the 32nd Annual Blues Music Awards will be announced in a ceremony Thursday, May 5, in Memphis. Salgado is a powerhouse...

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Gaffney Remembered, Magness at Zoo Bar & More

Sitting down to write this on April 17, I am remembering Chris Gaffney, who passed away three years ago on this date. He died after a brief but valiant battle with inoperable liver cancer. Gaffney was one of the most formidable singers of country and soul in his generation. He was just beginning to get the recognition he deserved. Thankfully his music remains with us. Just look up Chris Gaffney...

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A New Blog Site, Rockabilly, Blues & More

Welcome to the new world of Hoodoo, where I’ll be giving you updates online as The Reader continually makes its transition to the web. Please come visit me at HoodooRootsBlues.blogspot.com. Reader column content will also be reposted. Look for the next print version of the column in the April 21 issue and please bookmark the blog site. Pinetop Perkins Remembered The great blues piano man...

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A New Blog Site, Rockabilly, Blues & More

Welcome to the new world of Hoodoo, where I’ll be giving you updates online as The Reader continually makes its transition to the web. Please come visit me at HoodooRootsBlues.blogspot.com. Reader column content will also be reposted. Look for the next print version of the column in the April 21 issue and please bookmark the blog site. Pinetop Perkins Remembered The great blues piano man Pinetop...

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Icons, Heroes and Funky Bears

Icons, Heroes and Funky Bears Roots and boogie keyboard queen Kelley Hunt hits The 21st Amendment Saloon, formerly The New Lift Lounge and Murphy’s at 96th & L, for the Thursday show for March 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The popular singer-songwriter and keyboard virtuoso is at home in styles from old-school boogie-woogie and R&B to tunes shaded with jazz or pop influences. It’s her Omaha CD release...

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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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