Stepping Up

Parquet Courts' second album Light Up Gold started getting passed around just like many of the other albums Andrew Savage had released prior -- by word-of-mouth among fans of underground rock and garage rock music.

The band had self-released the album on their own label, Dull Tools, and were content with how the 2012 LP was getting out there. Savage says his own record collecting and music...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Will Hunt from Device</p>Device and Gemini Syndrome at Sokol Underground

On May 28th, Sokol Underground hosted Device, Gemini Syndrome, and Beware of Darkness. Many were in anticipation of the event since Device is fronted by David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed. David has played in big arenas throughout his career with Disturbed and for him to be playing at the Sokol Underground in a more intimate setting, fans really got to be up close with him. Before the show...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Craig Mabbitt and Robert Ortiz from Escape The Fate</p>Escape The Fate at The Waiting Room

Escape The Fate made their return to the Omaha area on Thursday, May 23rd at The Waiting Room. Backstage Entertainment got a chance to sit down with Craig Mabbitt and Robert Ortiz before the show to talk about the tour, new album, and other fun submitted questions. Some of the topics the guys talked about in the interview were things like what they do in their free time when they're not on...

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The Joyous Music of New Orleans Comes to Loessfest with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

            The Great American Rivers connect many things in this nation of ours. After the natural disasters of recent years, they provide a direct connection between Iowa, Omaha and New Orleans, home of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

            New Orleans, Omaha and Iowa are now all too familiar with flooding. For the Crescent City, it was Hurricane Katrina that made an indelible mark....

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De La Soul is Not Dead

“George Clinton once told me, ‘you and Snoop need to stop smoking that damn weed, that sh*t is going to fry your mind,’” Vincent “Maseo” Mason says with a laugh. As one third of the classic hip-hop group De La Soul, Mason has made a career out of having a sense of humor. Along with fellow members Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer and Dave “Trugoy the Dove” Jolicoeur, and famed producer Prince Paul, De...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Jacoby Shaddix, lead singer of Papa Roach, at LAZERfest 2013</p>LAZERfest 2013

Backstage Entertainment’s biggest day of the year comes from LAZER 103.3’s show LAZERfest. The radio station is in Des Moines, IA, and for the past two years the show has been held at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, IA. For the past three years Backstage Entertainment has been covering the event with backstage interviews and a look at what goes on backstage at the big radio festival. This year...

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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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