<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviewing Jeph and Quinn from The Used</p>Taking Back Sunday and The Used at Sokol Auditorium

On Wednesday, April 2nd the much anticipated show with Taking Back Sunday and The Used came to Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, NE. Many fans remember that the show was supposed to take place a few months back but had to be rescheduled. I think I speak for many of the fans when I say it was worth the wait! Along with Taking Back Sunday and The Used, Tonight Alive and Sleepwave opened the show for the...

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Rockin’ Blues & Roots

Texas blues-rockers Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat hit The 21st Saloon Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. Suhler is an accomplished guitarist and bandleader who showcases the depth of his musical talents in his latest CD Panther Burn (Underworld Records), released in February. There is plenty of rockin’ guitar, but just like with his live shows, guitar solos are only part of the mix. Panther Burn embraces...

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Maha Music Festival announces lineup

* The summer festival and concert season lineups have poured in the last few weeks, highlighted locally by the announcement of Maha Music Festival's bill. Death Cab For Cutie, the mellow Pacific Northwest indie pop rock act, headlines the lineup for the sixth annual event. Folky indie strummers the Head and the Heart and upbeat Southern California act Local Natives are also featured prominently...

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Murphy’s Memories

David Murphy, Omaha singer, songwriter, producer, pianist and author extraordinaire with five books and one solo CD, has released a second album that is sure to tug at your heart strings and allow you to dive into his memories and perhaps your own.

Audiences will get a chance to check out Murphy's new album, My Fraudulent Memoirs, at his CD release party Thursday, May 1, at PS Collective,...

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Big Scary’s Big Ideas

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme emerged on Australia’s music scene as Big Scary in 2006 with a recognizable chemistry, genre-defying spirit, and a less-is-more approach to songwriting. Their chemistry is undeniable and a force to be reckoned with. They have a unique approach of less is more but it will leave not only your ears but your heart satisifed. With both talents combined Tom’s angelic vocals and...

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Jim Suhler, Walter Trout

Texas blues-rock guitarist Jim Suhler returns to the metro this week with his band Monkey Beat. Suhler is out touring in support of his mid-February release, Panther Burn (Underworld Records). It’s a fine recording that showcases Suhler’s thoughtful approach to the music.  He’s a great blues guitarist, but he doesn’t overplay it. The CD is full of deep grooves, with plenty of Suhler’s stomping,...

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