Samantha, Valerie & Davina

The extremely talented guitarist-vocalist Samantha Fish plays The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 13. Kansas City-based Fish is touring behind her fall 2013 disc, Black Wind Howlin’ (Ruf Records), her latest collaboration with Mike Zito as producer. The CD is getting plenty of national attention, as Fish’s star continues to rise. Fish took the 2012 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Red Jumpsuit Apparatus</p>Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and T. Mills in Omaha

There were two great shows going on in Omaha on Friday, March 7th. The 402 Arts Collective hosted Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and the Slowdown hosted T. Mills. Both shows attracting a large crowd at each venue. During the night, Backstage Entertainment got a chance to interview both Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and T. Mills.

First, we went to The 402 to interview Joey and John from Red Jumpsuit...

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Playing With Fire, Soul & Blues

Promoter Jeff Davis announces a change in venue and dates for Playing with Fire as part of the free concert series’ 11th year. Two free concerts will be presented at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park with 5:30 p.m. starts. Thursday, June 26, Davis hosts Ben Poole and Jonas & The Massive Attraction. Thursday, July 3, spotlights Randy Oxford Band and The Madame Louise Project.

Soul of John Black...

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Omaha Girls Rock expands camp

* 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 Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., is also offering two camp sessions. Campers can sign up for camp July 14th to 18th or July 28th to August 1st. Applications can be submitted online at omahagirlsrock.com/camper-registration.

* Digital Leather unveiled a...

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Zito, Zoo Bar, Sunday Roadhouse

Mike Zito & The Wheel are up at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m. Zito’s star keeps rising. His other gig is playing as part of Royal Southern Brotherhood with Devon Allman and Cyril Neville. Zito’s latest solo disc, Gone to Texas (Ruf Records), includes special guests Sonny Landreth, Delbert McClinton and Susan Cowsill. NoDepression.com writes “Zito bares his soul throughout this...

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The Faint announce new album

The Faint will release Doom Abuse, their sixth studio album, Tuesday, April 8th on SQE Music.

The 12-song album is now available for pre-order via iTunes or SQEMusic.com. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will get a song right away and then a new song each week leading up to the April 8th release date, singer Todd Fink says.

Fink says the idea behind the song-a-week concept is tied to...

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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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