Dr. John & The Blind Boys

This Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and Bourbon Theatre present two legends of American roots music: Dr. John and The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bourbon Theatre. They will be performing together in what is billed as a “Spirituals to Funk” celebration of jazz, blues and gospel. Either act is a show-stopper on their own, together this promises to be a truly electrifying, don't...

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Tommy, Curtis & Joe

Popular summer concert series Playing With Fire hosts three of today’s most exciting blues artists at Slowdown this Friday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $35 and proceeds go to help with expenses for next summer’s free concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t be late, artists in order of performance are Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado and Joe Louis Walker. Tommy Castro is a...

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<p>  Josh Hoyer, Levi William, Kris Lager & Sean Benjamin</p>Boehmer Tribute & Hot Shows

Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., The 21st Saloon and the Blues Society of Omaha host a Tribute to Larry Boehmer, longtime owner of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and the man responsible for making it a historic Midwestern blues mecca. Boehmer passed away Sept. 4 from lung cancer. The 21st Saloon is located at 96th & L.

If you didn’t really know Boehmer, or you don’t know the Lincoln players assembling for...

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Big October Shows

Playing With Fire hosts a fundraiser to raise additional money for next year’s Playing With Fire event or events. The triple bill Friday, Oct. 12, at Slowdown features three of contemporary blues’ most popular and dynamic stars for a bargain $35 ticket. The show opens with Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at 7:30 p.m., followed by soul-blues great and local favorite Curtis Salgado and his fine...

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Boehmer Celebration & More

The Zoo Bar hosts a celebration of life event in honor of founder and longtime owner Larry Boehmer Sunday, Sept. 23, 3-9 p.m. Boehmer passed away Sept. 4 from lung cancer. Current co-owner Pete Watters says he knows there is no way the Zoo can accommodate everyone who will want to stop by to remember Boehmer, so he hopes people will be patient and allow everyone who wants to stop in a chance to...

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Larry Boehmer, 1947-2012

Zoo Bar founder and Midwest roots music icon Larry Boehmer passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Boehmer, 65, died at a hospital in Berryville, Ark., near his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. He had been suffering from advanced lung cancer, which had been particularly debilitating in the last several months.

Boehmer was the manager of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar in 1973 when he first...

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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.

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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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