<p>  Backstage Entertainment interviews MANNA before their show at Stir Live & Loud</p>MANNA at Stir Live & Loud

On Friday, March 9, 2012, the local guys in the band MANNA played at Harrah’s Casino inside Stir Live & Loud. Performing as the openers were 3 Day Meat Sale and The Further. There were quite a few people inside Stir Live & Loud as it showed there were many fans that have been supporting MANNA and were looking forward to the night.

MANNA is just off their latest album release in October of...

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Cursive Goes Schizo with I Am Gemini

Released Feb. 21 on Saddle Creek Records, Cursive's I Am Gemini is more than your typical concept album, it’s a full-blown 2-act play – or more specifically – a 2-act opera, whose plot would have been right at home performed either in ancient Greece or as an episode of The Twilight Zone.

The “official interpretation” via the record label: “I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale...

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Sharp Noise

Rock writers are a lazy lot, prone to groupspeak and really only willing to chase a story to places that offer booze, BBQ or both.

That's why we'll tell you that San Diego-bred indie rocker Crocodiles sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, the '80s UK band that helped birth shoegaze.  Or Echo & the Bunnymen, the more ethereal U2 contemporaries who never got their American due.

But there's a lot...

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3 Up 3 Down: Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall exudes positivity. The Ames, Iowa-native burst out of the internet with her Garage Band beats and colorful lyrics revolving around gem sweaters, zombies and gold pants. Along with her back up singers, The Ly's, Hall is intent on making sure the audience has a good time. “I do humor and fun. I don’t ask you to have emotional feelings,” she says. On tour in support of her latest...

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Housing Gaga

Tom Ware keeps building on his successes on the control room side of the recording studio glass.

Ware and his wife Terri have owned the Warehouse Productions for almost 20 years now, Ware says.

"We're still here beating the odds," Ware says.

While Ware says there's always been the thought he'd eventually have to grow up and get a real job, he's still making a living behind the recording...

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<p>  Dave Sink</p>Arbiter of Taste

It’s difficult to express the impact Dave Sink had on people who make up Omaha’s independent music scene.

To countless musicians and music fans, Dave, who passed away Jan. 19 from complications of emphysema at the age of 63, was more than just the guy who ran the Antiquarium Records Store in the Old Market during the ‘90s. He was a cultural icon whose personal vision of art, music and...

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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 »



Gorillas, McPherson, Whitmore
by B.J. Huchtemann

The 21st Saloon celebrates the return of the Gas House Gorillas Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band calls their ... more »



Studebaker John, Guitars & Gorillas
by B.J. Huchtemann

Studebaker John will actually be at McKenna’s this Friday, April 4, 8 p.m. Last week's column contained an error from incorrect ... 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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