Every new record at your fingertips? Meet Spotify

As I write this I'm sitting in a lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado, with no Internet access and I'm listening to the latest by Death Cab for Cutie using red-hot music streaming service Spotify.

Spotify is the latest import from the Sweden that is promising to revolutionize how we listen to new music. It became available in the United States a couple weeks ago after thriving in Europe since...

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Benoit, Magness, Lager, Bel Airs & PWF

Fiery Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit plays Knickerbockers in Lincoln on Friday, July 29.

Multiple-award winner Janiva Magness is a don’t-miss artist. She brings her powerhouse blues and soul to The 21st Saloon this Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m.

“What Should We Do? Run?”

Kris Lager Band’s van caught fire while driving home from South Dakota to make their Red Sky gig on Saturday, July 23....

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Schofield Moves, Red Sky, Magness, Last Chance for Matt Cox Band


Matt Schofield Show Moved to Union Pizzeria
The gig by English guitar phenom Matt Schofield has moved to the Union Pizzeria, 14th & Cuming downtown, on Thursday, July 21. This is a FREE show and starts at 6:30 p.m. Blues Society President Terry O’Halloran hopes to get folks already in the area for the blues-oriented Thursday of Red Sky Music Festival to come by and enjoy Schofield’s amazing...

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Live Reviews: Omaha Girls Rock and Playing With Fire

I can only imagine what it was like backstage at the Omaha Girls Rock (OGR) showcase moments before the night's first band, The Jellybeans, took the stage. Utter chaos? Faces gripped in panic-fear? Tears? Nervous laughter? 

For most of the 24 girls who took part in the inaugural OGR band camp, it would be their first time on any stage. Many had never held an instrument before signing up. Now...

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Baby Tears named Nebraska’s best new band

* Against the Grain, fresh off a tour supporting legendary hardcore band The Meatmen, will play Tuesday, July 26 at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St. The Detroit band will be joined by local punk band the F**king Party, who just returned from their own summer tour. The show is $5 and starts at 9:30 p.m.

* Baby Tears have spread their notorious name all the way east to Beantown. Alternative...

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Playing With Fire, Travelling Mercies, Sunday Roadhouse

This week’s big event is the Playing With Fire concert Saturday, July 16. It’s set for Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. Missouri River flood waters washed out the Lewis & Clark Landing and threatened the proposed second site. A lot of people seem uncertain about where Stinson Park is. It is the park on the Center Street side of the old Aksarben property. Stinson Park is located at 67th &...

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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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