Sex! Brutality! Death Rap!

The first time I ever heard Necro was the winter of 1999 in East Chicago, Illinois hanging out with a bunch of hip hop heads. While Brittney Spears, Lou Bega and TLC were dominating the radio, these guys were listening to underground hip hop artists like El-P, Non-Phixon and Necro all the time. And it blew my mind.

It’s important to note that internet music sharing services like Napster had...

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Wild Ones

The musicians that make up the experimental group Man Man play a wide array of musical instruments including, but not limited to, the clavinet, saxophone, trumpet, iMoog Little Phatty, French Horn, bass clarinet, drum set, euphonium, Fender Jazz Bass, Danelectro baritone guitar, xylophone, marimba, melodica and various percussive instruments including pots and pans, toy noisemakers, Chinese...

entered on 10/09/13 at 03:02 PM | read more »


<p>  Eve to Adam performing at Shamrock's Pub & Grill in Omaha, NE</p>Eve to Adam at Shamrock’s Pub

Shamrock's Pub and Grill hosted the band Eve to Adam Saturday, September 28th. Many Backstage Entertainment fans will remember the two interviews we had with the guys before as they've been in the Omaha area before. It's great developing a friendship with certain bands and them remembering you each time they come back in town. This was the case with the guys in Eve to Adam as we've had really...

entered on 10/07/13 at 07:06 PM | read more »


Slim’s Slow Moving Train

Pennsylvania native Langhorne Slim has seen his career gain headway like a 
slow rolling train. Born Sean Scolnick, Slim took his name from his 
hometown Langhorne, Penn.,  a nod to his blues influences. His band The Law takes
 the stage at the Slowdown this Saturday.

So, who is Langhorne Slim? That question might best be answered from the 
title of his current album The Way We Move. The...

entered on 10/03/13 at 02:46 PM | read more »


<p>  Abe Cunningham playing at Knotfest in 2012</p>Abe Cunningham from Deftones Discusses Show on October 22nd

Just a little over a year ago 89.7 The River put on a show in Pacific Junction, IA, called Knotfest featuring Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, and more. Backstage Entertainment had their first interview with Deftones on that day with lead singer, Chino, and drummer, Abe. Now, Deftones come back to the Omaha area on October 22nd on the Hail to the King Tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Ghost B.C.

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment with Fight Or Flight</p>Fight Or Flight, Mindset Evolution, and Faded Black at Sokol Underground

Since Disturbed decided to go on hiatus all of the members are now with other bands. A few months back, David Draiman and his new band, Device, came to Omaha and performed at Sokol Underground. Now, on Tuesday, August 20th the band Fight Or Flight headlined the Underground. Two members of Disturbed, Mike Wengren and Dan Donegan, have formed this new band with Evans Blue lead singer, Dan...

entered on 08/25/13 at 09:37 PM | read more »


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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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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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