On Wax

Well known DJ/producer Z Trip sells a T-shirt that reads “I AM A DJ” while Girl Talk’s Greg Gillis offers one that reads, “I AM NOT A DJ.” While it’s true the lines have been blurred since technology made making music a lot easier, there’s still a solid understanding of what a “real” DJ actually does, especially among other turntablists. According to DJ Rob Swift, formerly of the X-ecutioners,...

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Hot Blues & Lincoln Exposed

You may not know their names, but Nick Nixon and “Andy T” Talamantez are veteran blues musicians. They’re out on the road touring in support of their 2013 CD, Drink, Drank, Drunk (Delta Groove) produced by well-known Texas guitarist and longtime bandleader Anson Funderburgh. Nixon is a heritage artists who has gotten a new hearing. Born in Nashville, he was part of the city’s Jefferson Street...

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Dereck Higgins to release Flyover vinyl album

* Dereck Higgins is now taking pre-orders for his latest vinyl-only album, Flyover. The album features music writter for or inspired by the local independent film, Flyover Country, which Higgins scored. Higgins is pressing 500 copies of the 180-gram purple splatter vinyl release, which has cover and inner sleeve artwork by Tim Guthrie. The album is tentatively scheduled for a March release. For...

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Digital Leather to release split album with Wisconsin’s the Hussy

* The other day as I wandered the cavernous hallways of my palatial estate, the Woolworth Gardens, I asked aloud, "What, indeed, has happened to the glorious split 12-inch LP?" But the format is far from dead, as local synth-punk mainstay Digital Leather are ushering in an exalted reinvigoration of the shared vinyl album. The band, headed by singer/guitarist Shawn Foree, is teaming up with...

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<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews John Cooper from Skillet</p>The Roadshow at Omaha Civic Auditorium

The Omaha Civic Auditorium hosted The Roadshow on Sunday, January 26th. Bringing acts like We As Human, Andy Mineo, Jamie Grace, Third Day, Skillet, and more to the auditorium, the night was filled with uplifting messages, restoring faith, and other positive messages targeted to all in attendance.

During the night, Backstage Entertainment got a chance to interview Andy Mineo and Skillet to...

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Howling at the Moon with MiWi La Lupa

MiWi La Lupa is already an established musician with a bio to die for. The Buffalo, N.Y., native picked up the trombone at a young age and soon began dreaming of a career in music. That passion led him to Rochester, N.Y., and the Eastman School of Music, where he graduated instrumentaly to the bass trumpet. In 2005, he moved to NYC and his career shifted into high gear as he became the bass...

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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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