Lash’s Toy Drive

Since 2003, local musician Lash LaRue has been hosting events to gather toys for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. This is the poorest zip code in the U.S. and without donations, most children and families would have nothing to celebrate Christmas. This year’s concert events happen this weekend, beginning Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., at The Waiting Room, with the CD release and...

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Music & Giving

Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov 21, with music. Matt Cox hosts his third annual “Canned in Benson” Food Drive and Songwriter Showcase, 9 p.m., at Barley Street Tavern. Non-perishable food donations will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Artists performing include Brad Hoshaw, Kyle Harvey, Matt Cox, John Klemmenson, Nick Carl, Bret Vovk, Rebecca Lowry, Matt Whipkey and more.
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The Chief, Nightcats & Magic

There are excellent touring shows coming up at The 21st Saloon, beginning with Alligator Records’ Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater this Thursday, Nov. 15. Born in Macon, Miss., in 1935, Clearwater is one of the creative guitarists who helped forge the distinctive West Side Chicago blues sound. Expect vintage rock, gospel and country blues too.

There is an early show Wednesday, Nov. 21, with...

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OEAA Showcase & What’s Shakin’

Friday night, Nov. 9, the annual OEAA music nominees showcase hits the streets of Benson. This is always a fun event with the chance to see over 35 local bands at five venues for a mere $10. Event wristbands are available at the door at The Waiting Room, Star Deli, Barley Street Tavern, The Sydney and P.S. Collective inside The Pizza Shoppe. It’s a great way to sample the music of bands and...

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Roadhouse, Zoo & More

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse series is back with the first of several notable shows this Sunday, Nov. 4. The duo presents Americana buzz band Shovels & Rope at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m., with special guests Shivering Timbers. Shovels & Rope’s recent gigs include some opening slots for Jack White. NoDepression.com says “There is lust and death and triumph and loss...and boy...

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<p>  Larry Garner</p>Blues Matinees & More

The 21st Saloon hosts Louisiana bluesman Larry Garner Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Next Wednesday, Oct. 31, Mississippi Heat takes the stage at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Mississippi Heat plays The 21st Saloon's 5:30 p.m. show. They are touring in support of their new disc Delta Bound.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, Oklahoma blues-rockers the Dustin Pittsley Band play the Zoo....

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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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