Curse of Being Young

Hunx and His Punx is setting fire to the rock 'n’ roll boys club. The California band, led by Seth Bogart (who performs as Hunx), is the openly-gay spark. He sings directly about gay love, lost and found, with plenty of nods toward seducing the straight and the not-so-sure. Meanwhile, His Punx are Shannon Shaw, Michelle Santamaria, Erin Emslie and Amy Blaustein, and they add slop-pop...

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Concert Review: Bowling For Soup

My clothes are soaked with sweat, a frayed yellow wristband is glued to the hairs on my left arm, and my ears are still ringing a little. Job well done, Bowling for Soup! Last Friday’s show was at Sokol Underground, played for a sticky hive of teens and 20-somethings, with minimal airflow around us to cool our moshing limbs. Omaha was the second stop of BFS’s new tour to promote their 11th...

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Red Sky Festival picks 311 as one headliner

The picture surrounding the line-up of the first annual Red Sky Festival is a little less mixed up, thanks to the announcement of 311 as the event's first headliner. The Omaha-bred band will play the TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St., Tuesday, July 19. Sublime with Rome will also play inside the baseball stadium to cap off the inaugural night of the festival. Tickets start at $22. 311.com...

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Freedom Rock

With the rise of instrumental rock bands like Explosions In The Sky, the Scottish-band Mogwai has caught the ears of many listeners and critics who might have previously shied away from the somewhat taboo nature of instrumental rock in the past. Mogwai has made itsa name for itself by creating compositions (that are often loud as hell in the live setting) with atmospheric soundscapes, dynamic...

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Video: The Black Lips live at The Waiting Room

This past Monday marked my third year in a row attending what seems to have become the annual spring Black Lips show. The self described "flower-punk" band from Atlanta, Ga. did not disappoint. Opening the night was Omaha's own Dave Goldberg, formerly of the Box Elders, who started things off with a synth trip that sounded like ecstasy strung out on lo-fi. His sound almost scares you away but,...

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MAHA brings Guided By Voices, Matisyahu

* It's year three for the MAHA Festival and its organizers have just put out what may be the most diverse initial lineup of their indie-focused outdoor concert event's history. Matisyahu, Guided By Voices and Cursive will take the event's main stage at downtown Omaha's Lewis and Clark Landing on Saturday, August 13. Guided By Voices is the big coup, as Robert Pollard and the mid-90's line-up of...

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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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