Method Man Is “Not Always High”

Method Man and Curren$y on one bill? You’re thinking, ‘wait, shouldn’t it be Method Man and Redman?’ Normally. However, this isn’t your average tour. The Smoker’s Club Tour takes a veteran Wu-Tang Clan founding member and pairs him with up and coming youngster, Curren$y, a move that is sure to increase their fan base.

With all of that aside, let’s talk about Method Man (real name Clifford...

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Hoodoo 10/27: Gurf Morlix, 112 North Duck

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse presents a remarkable night for Americana music fans on Sunday, Oct. 30, at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m. They’ll showcase an acclaimed new Americana documentary and music from Austin singer-songwriter Gurf Morlix. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah tells the story of Foley, whose songs have been covered by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, John Prine and...

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The Best Road Warriors

Ten years ago I sat in my basement with a good friend who also happens to be a songwriter, puzzling over a double disc record Southern Rock Opera released by the then unheard-of Drive by Truckers. While the scorching guitars owed a debt to the classic Southern Rock tradition, there was something more to these songs, something tangible and real and gritty. The Truckers have released six solid...

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Re-Magnetized: The Return of Magnet Magazine

About three or so years ago, in what was a reflection not only of the dwindling music industry but the downward spiral of the print magazine world, I received what I thought was the final issue of Magnet magazine.

What is Magnet? Magnet was the quarterly bible of the indie music world, a slacker's guidepost to everything cool, a critical lighthouse in a sea of audio mediocrity. Every issue...

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Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum to play at Brothers

* The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum will play a set at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Thursday, October 21st at 10 p.m. The Philadelphia-based Dead Milkmen made their mark in the late 80s and early 90s, with more than a halff-dozen albums featuring their satirical punk rock sound. Talcum will be joined by Sam Locke-Ward & the Boo Hoos and Well Aimed Arrows.This show is sure to be packed,...

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Salgado, Scott & Katz

Great news from soul-blues singer Curtis Salgado, he’s just been signed to Alligator Records. The Chicago blues label will release Salgado’s next CD, which will be his eighth solo recording. Salgado has a special fondness for Omaha and Lincoln, since local fans helped him develop a Midwest base as he started touring nationally. Salgado’s many credits include being the inspiration for John...

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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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