Four bands, two slices of vinyl, one distinctive sound

The dim, squalid confines of The Underwood Bar are a fine place to drink yourself into oblivion while playing a game of pool or pinball. They're not such a fine place to conduct an interview, especially with four bands simultaneously. But that's where Conduits drummer Roger Lewis decided would be the best place for what would turn into chaos. Crammed between the pool table and glowing digital...

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MAHA sets date for big announcement

* Congratulations to Stir Cove and Harrah's Casino for announcing a rock-solid line-up of initial summer shows. The Flaming Lips (August 4) and Ben Folds (July 8) shows highlight the announced shows, which so far, are light on the usual summer glut of classic rock. Stir organizers have promised more shows to come. Check out the complete show list, ticket prices and more at StirCove.com. * MAHA...

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Stir announces rest of 2011 line-up

Stir Concert Cove revealed the rest of its initial 2011 summer line-up last night at a party held inside Harrah’s Casino. A July 5 Black Keys show had been announced long ago -- in fact, it's been sold out for quite some time, too -- and Mumford & Sons (June 14) were announced as somewhat of a teaser to last night's event by Harrah's last week. As for the new announcements from last night,...

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Hot Wax Holiday

We had time to kill before the 7:45 p.m. show at Aksarben Cinema, and having already grabbed a bite to eat decided for reasons of proximity to walk through Kohl's, whose overly ambitious catchphrase is "Expect Great Things." As I was strolling down one of the fluorescent-bright main aisles, somewhere between the jewelry counter and "notions" toward the checkout, I nearly stumbled over a stack of...

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A New Blog Site, Rockabilly, Blues & More

Welcome to the new world of Hoodoo, where I’ll be giving you updates online as The Reader continually makes its transition to the web. Please come visit me at HoodooRootsBlues.blogspot.com. Reader column content will also be reposted. Look for the next print version of the column in the April 21 issue and please bookmark the blog site. Pinetop Perkins Remembered The great blues piano man...

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A New Blog Site, Rockabilly, Blues & More

Welcome to the new world of Hoodoo, where I’ll be giving you updates online as The Reader continually makes its transition to the web. Please come visit me at HoodooRootsBlues.blogspot.com. Reader column content will also be reposted. Look for the next print version of the column in the April 21 issue and please bookmark the blog site. Pinetop Perkins Remembered The great blues piano man Pinetop...

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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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