Digital Leather preps cassette, download release

* Digital Leather is back on the label market after the sudden collapse of longtime indie label Absolutely Kosher Records, which shuttered earlier this year. But that hasn't stopped the band from putting out smaller releases. The latest is Sponge, a nine-song cassette and digital download release out this January on Crash Symbols.

* Digitial Leather will also be one of the acts featured on a...

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The Spotify Rebellion and Sting’s Vision of the Future

This will be remembered as the year music went to the cloud, with Amazon, Google, Spotify and most recently, iTunes Match presumably changing the landscape in terms of how we listen to new music.

With that in mind, Wired.com recently posted a story with the headline: "200+ Labels Withdraw Their Music From Spotify: Are Its Fortunes Unravelling?" In it, Wired reported that music distributor...

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Thankful for Music

If you’re heading out on Thanksgiving Eve, be sure to stop in at the Barley Street Tavern after 9 p.m. for Matt Cox’s second annual Canned in Benson event to benefit the Omaha Food Bank. A cornucopia of local songwriters perform including Cass Brostad, Brad Hoshaw, Kyle Harvey, Rebecca Lowry, Justin Lamoureux, Sarah Benck, Andrew Bailie, Matt Whipkey, Ashley Rayne Boe, Lash LaRue, Dylan Davis,...

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Cursive announced new album

* Saddle Creek Records' latest hit maker PUJOL unveiled a new video for "Mayday", which is the first track off of his EP, Nasty, Brutish & Short. The video premiered on RollingStone.com and was directed by Jo McCaughey.

* That's not the Creek's biggest news lately, because one of the label's flagship bands, Cursive, just announced news of their new album, I Am Gemini. Tim Kasher and company...

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Dreams Do Come True

David Cook’s dream reluctantly began in Omaha when he decided to accompany his younger brother to the American Idol auditions. Cook hadn’t planned on auditioning, but after a little convincing, he ended up belting out Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” for the judges. Soon, he was off to Hollywood and gathering the most votes in American Idol history .

“In that moment when I won, I went...

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Cursive’s Mind Meld, Replacements’ Old School, Hoshaw’s New Tattoo

Before we get started, Happy Thanksgiving from Lazy-i. Here's hoping you got plenty of good music in '11 to be thankful for. I know I did.

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I’ve read the description of Cursive’s just-announced concept album, I Am Gemini, a half dozen times and it’s still disturbing. The story: Twin brothers separated at birth, one good and one evil, have an unexpected reunion that “ignites a classic...

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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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