The Lupines unveil new CD

* The Lupines unveil their first EP, Over the Moon, this Friday, January 24th with a release show at O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road. The band's inaugural release on CD features the latest iteration of garage rock from Brimstone Howl mastermind John Ziegler. The six songs feature bassist Mike Tulis, guitarist Mike Friedman and drummer Javid Dabestani. However, the live set-up is...

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Road to Memphis

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) sponsored by the national Blues Foundation is one of blues music’s biggest events. This year’s 30th Annual IBC is Jan. 21 – 25 in Memphis, Tenn. Heading through the area on their way from Seattle to the IBCs is the Randy Oxford Band. Seen in Omaha previously as part of the Playing with Fire concert series, the band’s six-piece blues and funk is anchored...

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Preach On

 

People practically worship Jim Heath. Better know by his stage name, Reverend Horton Heat, the Texas native helped usher in a whole new genre of music in the mid-‘80s, which is often referred to as ‘psychobilly.’ However, upon further exploration, it’s a term Heath isn’t exactly comfortable with, but has grown to accept over time.

“I have to explain my music quite a bit because where I...

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Shadowboxing

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m., the Blues Society of Omaha (BSO) and The 21st Saloon host the official send-off party celebrating Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers’ trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge (IBC). After winning the 2013 Nebraska Blues Challenge last year, Hoyer and his band are representing the Blues Society of Omaha in the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in...

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Happy New Year

Popular local roots and blues bands heat up New Year’s Eve in Omaha and Lincoln. If the Hive is back on track with their liquor license, they have Hector Anchondo Band and Funk Trek scheduled for 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Watch the venue’s Facebook page at facebook.com/theHiveLounge for updates.
Two crowd-pleasing bands have set up their own individual New Year’s Eve parties for fans. Brad Cordle...

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Music Predictions for 2014

It’s time once again to gaze darkly into my crystal Fender Stratocaster and behold what miracles and wonders lie before us music-wise in the year 2014. But before we begin, let’s recap and score last year’s music predictions:

2013 Prediction: The number of indie shows booked at larger clubs will decline, making way for more commercial fair — cover bands, pop acts, etc.

Reality: The trend...

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Backbeat at SXSW 2014
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Jim Suhler, Walter Trout
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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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