Nikkie, Scottie & Jon Dee

In the last couple of years, vocalist Nikki Hill has been called “the Southern Fireball,” “the new soul sensation,” an “amazing R&B shouter” and even “the new Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Her high-octane presence and the high-powered guitar licks of her husband Matt Hill have been sizzling across stages in the U.S. and Europe. Hill ferociously channels Stax soul and primal, early rock ‘n’ soul...

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Indigenous Plays Toy Drive

Toy Drive for Pine Ridge takes the spotlight with a concert featuring Mato Nanji and Indigenous at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sokol Hall. This 11th Annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge event is a multi-band benefit coordinated by the Blues Society of Omaha. Doors open at 2 p.m. and music begins at 2:30 p.m. with Little Joe & Big Trouble. Toy Drive organizer Larry “Lash LaRue” Dunn and his new band LL...

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Season of Giving

There is great music at local venues and ways to contribute to folks who need a little help to have a happier holiday season. Mark your calendar for the 11th Annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge. Larry Dunn, know in music circles as Lash LaRue, is pairing up with the Blues Society of Omaha for one big show Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sokol Auditorium. Headlining the event is Mato Nanji’s Indigenous, 7 p.m....

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Stompin’ Blues & Boogie

The 21st Saloon brings the “world blues fusion” of Harper & Midwest Kind Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m. Australian Harper is a fine harmonica player in the Chicago blues style and a master of the traditional didgeridoo wind instrument. Detroit Live Magazine wrote Harper’s music is “a prime example [of] when sublime inspiration and diverse cultures collide; beautiful things blossom.” See harper.biz...

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Hot Rod Rock & New Orleans

Celebrated guitarist Bill Kirchen and his band perform at the next Sunday Roadhouse at Waiting Room, this Sunday, Nov 18, 5 p.m. His mix of rockabilly, rock and country has been dubbed dieselbilly and won him a Grammy nomination. In a 2010 interview with NPR, Kirchen shared how he began his musical career on classical trombone and hitchhiked his way to one of the 1960s Newport Folk Festival...

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Chicago, Canada & France

Fine Chicago guitarist Rockin’ Johnny Burgin hits the metro, backed by the excellent Honeyboy Turner Band from Lincoln. Rockin’ Johnny’s playing has jump, sparkle and can swing in the tradition of players like T-Bone Walker. He can also put down some raucous licks in the Chicago blues style of his hometown. He’s been recorded by Chicago’s legendary Delmark Records label. He’s backed for these...

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Omaha Girls Rock expands camp
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The Faint announce new album
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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 »



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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
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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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