Plenty of Hot Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis is trying something new to raise additional funds to continue the summer Playing With Fire concerts. He is hosting indoor events organized to help raise the money needed. His first event, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. at Slowdown brings together three extremely popular contemporary blues acts. Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro and Joe Louis Walker are all scheduled to...

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Bluesmasters & Salgado

This weekend marks the much-anticipated Friday night Bluesmasters concert at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park. The show, hosted by Mick Fleetwood, features some of the biggest names in blues and roots music. The Allman Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop, Leon Russell, Eric Gales and Otis Taylor are all scheduled to perform Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music begins at...

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Guitar Women & More

Ohio guitarist Kelley Richey is a seasoned performer who receives high marks from fans and critics for her guitar work and vocals. See kellyrichey.com. Richey plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m. and The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wondrous Wonderland
Remarkable Austin vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland rocks an early show at...

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Clubs, Concerts & Ribs

This Thursday, Aug. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., two of Texas’ top roots musicians hit The 21st Saloon. Singer-songwriter Randy McAllister has a soulful voice and lyrics with a distinctive viewpoint. His songs celebrate life and offer modern-day twists on the blues, taking on topics from the humorous to contemporary life's tough situations. Joining McAllister is guitarist Buddy Whittington. He is a...

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Rockin’ Guitars

Tinsley Ellis rocks The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis is on the road in support of his eleventh CD release, Speak No Evil (Alligator). Rolling Stone magazine calls Ellis’ fretboard work “feral blues guitar” adding “non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

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Hullabaloo, Roadhouse & More

If you are reading this on Wednesday, Aug. 1, powerhouse West Coast vocalist Janiva Magness roars into Lincoln’s Zoo Bar 6-9 p.m. Her new disc, Stronger for It (Alligator) is one of the best roots CDs released this year.

Hullabaloo
The second annual Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is Aug. 3-5 at River West Park, 233 & W. Maple, near Waterloo. Brandon Miller of Kris Lager Band has...

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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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