Solo Powered

Cat Power is once again back to its lone constant -- frontwoman Chan Marshall.

After six years of playing with a backing band, Marshall is back to playing shows as a solo act.

"It's a totally different vibe," Marshall told the Reader during a recent phone interview.

Health and financial issues derailed Cat Power's momentum right after her latest album, 2012's Sun, cracked the top 10 of...

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In Deep

When you think of Pretty Lights, maybe images of Aurora Borealis, a Christmas tree or New York City at night pop up in your head. These days, those words take on a whole new meaning. Fort Collins, Colo., native Derek Smith, better known as Pretty Lights, started making beats in high school then continually progressed until he made it to the pinnacle of the electronic dance music scene where he...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Hinder</p>Hinder Ends Tour at Whiskey Roadhouse

Sunday, October 27th was the last night of the tour with Hinder, Candlebox, Devour The Day, and Open Air Stereo. All the bands finished the tour strong with a little pranking throughout the night as well. The last time Hinder was in town it was back in February during one of snowstorms we had. Many fans came out to support the band and this night was no different. The Whiskey Roadhouse inside...

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Self Love

Few indie hip-hop artists have experienced the meteoric rise to fame that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are currently witnessing. From relative obscurity to appearances on Saturday Night Live and MTV, the Seattle-based duo is deeply submerged in the spotlight. In fact, Macklemore’s face recently made the cover of Rolling Stone. It’s all moving incredibly fast, but they are clearly enjoying the...

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90s House Revisited

“I’m going to become the ambassador of world peace,” Chaz Bundick says with a laugh. Better known as Toro y Moi, the (almost) 27-year-old musician is at a turning point in his life where he’s beginning to see his music can be used more like a platform.

“We were listening to a couple of jazz records the other day and they were spreading this whole message of world peace,” he explains. “I...

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Analog Awakening

Of Montreal mines its experimentally-tinged psychedelic pop from the insular mind of bandleader and only constant member Kevin Barnes.

Barnes has crafted much of the last decade of Of Montreal material on his own, often building songs piece by piece on a computer.

But the band's new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, sees Barnes reinventing and reinvigorating the band by embracing a...

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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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