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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OEAs, Deadlies, Tommy & Mike

The Eighth Annual OEA Awards were held Sunday, Feb. 16, at the DoubleTree Hilton. The evening ran smoothly with some excellent performances and a few surprises. The Best Blues Award went to the Hector Anchondo Band. Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers took the Best R&B/Soul/Gospel Award. Matt Cox Band received the Best Country/Americana honors. Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk Award went to John...

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Killing Them Softly: The Return of King Buzzo

Buzz Osbourne, aka King Buzzo, the man behind the heavy, lurching, wildly unpredictable Melvins, will soon be releasing an acoustic album.

Yes, you read that right. A guy most often associated with complex and undeniably heavy music (and let’s get this out of the way early: grunge too) is going to be taking the stage at the Waiting Room on Thursday March 6th armed with only an acoustic...

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OEA Awards & More

The eighth annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards event is Sunday, Feb. 16, doors at 6 p.m. and awards at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel, 1616 Dodge Street. Performances will include music nominees Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, Purveyors of the Conscious Sound and Belles & Whistles featuring Daniel Christian. Tickets can be purchased at oea-awards.com/tickets and are $25 each plus the...

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1200 Club to host pianist O’Riley

Christopher O'Riley will bring his genre-jumping piano style to the 1200 Club at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Saturday, March 15th. O'Riley plays both interpretations of works by classic composers like Liszt and Beethoven and his own transcriptions of indie-rock, folk and singer-songwriter material by contemporary artists. O'Riley particularly has gained noticed for his...

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