Speed! Nebraska Turns 15

When the invitation went out via Facebook for this Friday night's Speed! Nebraska 15th Anniversary rock show at The Brother's Lounge, the first thing that went through my mind was: Has it really been five years since we did that Speed! Nebraska 10-year anniversary cover story in The Reader?

That story, published June 28, 2006, recapped the history of the vinyl-loving record label that's home...

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One Tough Choice

The growing success of City & Colour became impossible to ignore for Dallas Green.

So did the trickiness of balancing the acoustic indie folk solo act with his status as a member of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.

Green had spent a decade with Alexisonfire, but as City & Colour took off on its own rapid rise, Green musical life started to become too much to handle. In essence, it...

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Recapping a week filled with shows

* For some reason, the first week of November brought on a glut of must-see clubs shows both in Omaha and Lincoln, While I missed Manchester Orchestra in Lincoln and A.A. Bondy in Omaha, headlining sets by Real Estate, Conduits and David Bazan created a memorable week of music. The week's highlight was undoubtedly the David Bazan show at Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Ex-Pedro the Lion...

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The Omaha Symphony presents “Daphnis & Chloe”

Ooh la la, c’est magnifique.  The Omaha Symphony’s MasterWorks series continues with the flavors of France. The Symphony presents Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis & Chloe” November 11th and 12th at 8:00 p.m. in the Holland Performing Arts Center. 

 

Alastair Willis is guest conducting the concert. He said “Daphnis & Chloe” is one of the greatest ballet scores ever. According to Willis, the final...

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A Quick Q&A with Future Islands’ William Cashion

How to describe Future Islands' new record, On the Water (Thrill Jockey)? Well, if you're Pitchfork, who gave the record a 7.7 rating, you say: "With the songs' energy scaled back, the efforts of the other two band members come to the fore. Gerrit Welmers handles the keyboards and programming, bringing an evocative, setting-sun vibe to slowburners like "The Great Fire" (a soulful duet with Jenn...

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MAHA sets 2012 date

* MAHA Music Festival liked their 2011 move to Aksarben Village so much that they have already confirmed that the 2012 edition of the indie music-focused festival will return to the midtown development, once again centered at Stinson Park, South 67th Street and West Center Road. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th, though no acts have been set yet. Last year's edition moved...

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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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