Need To Know: Lydia Loveless

 

Who: Bloodshot Records recording artist Lydia Loveless

When & Where: Tuesday, Jan. 17th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Gerald Lee Jr. opens.

Why: Only 21 and on her second album, Lydia Loveless is on the rise. Her rough-and-tumble alt.country sound seems already grown-up, but still plenty reckless. She swings classic country with...

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On Their Way

The first time Jared Bakewell asked his friend Nate Gasaway to start a band, Gasaway's answer was a "no."

At the time, Bakewell had just picked up guitar, after years of playing the trumpet and the piano.

The next time Bakewell approached Gasaway about starting a band, he had a newly-bought bass guitar in hand. This time, Gasaway agreed it was time and the Big Deep was off and running.

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Ellis Hall: A Tribute to Ray Charles

Though Ellis Hall began playing piano in third grade at the Perkins School for the Blind, he says he did not really make the decision to become a musician until age 14. He had snuck into a club, much to the chagrin of his mother, and said once he saw the looks on the faces of the gentlemen who were playing and saw the effect they had on the audience, he said to himself, “This is what I am...

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Back to Evolution

The amorphous sound of Back When belies the band's very name.

That ever-changing spirit is alive on the band's forthcoming release Champion Hologram.

The experimental metal band has grown through hardcore roots and noisier phases, emerging as a heavy band that bookends those pounding moments with deft touches of delicate, intricate melodies.

This is Back When circa 2011-2012. The...

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Another Great Concert Weekend

There were two great shows in Council Bluffs, IA, the weekend of December 9th and 10th. On Friday, the 9th, Tantric came to Whiskey Roadhouse with Eve to Adam, Man Made Machine, and Underride. All of the bands were excited to play that night inside the Horseshoe Casino and have had a great time on this tour so far.

Then on the 10th, 89.7 The River hosted the Share the Welt Tour at the...

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Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria & More

On Friday, December 2, 2011, there was quite a show at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA, as Hollywood Undead came to town. Performing along with them was Jimmy Hooligan aka M.O. Caiaus and Screaming For Silence. They played to a packed MAC arena and you could tell all the fans were there to have a great time. Even the local guys in Screaming For Silence and Jimmy Hooligan brought a...

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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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