Kung Foo at the MAC

The Foo Fighters will be back in the metro on May 23 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Tickets will go on sale March 19 at 10 a.m., are $49.50 and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and the MAC box office. Opening acts are Motorhead and Biffy Clyro.

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Wonderland Weds, Austin’s SXSW Approaches

Facebook friends and fans were able to follow the wedding day of Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland long-distance. The locally popular blues and roots artist married A. Whitney Brown of “Saturday Night Live” and more recently “Daily Show” fame on Friday, March 4. The a ceremony was on Doug Sahm Hill in Austin’s Butler Park. They were married by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees fame, who became...

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Primus to play outside in Benson this summer

* Military Avenue in downtown Benson is about to get stranger, thanks to a May 28 show with Primus. The alternative rock weirdos led by Les Claypool will play outside in Benson, just north of Maple Street on Military Avenue, during Memorial Day weekend. The band is preparing their first disc of new material since 1999's Antipop. The One Percent Productions and Rad Kadillac co-promotion starts at...

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Paradise Lost — Bright Eyes from 30,000 feet…

Dateline, Providenciales. We walked between the red stripes painted on the hot tarmac as we headed to the loading ramp, a long line of tanned Americans leaving this third world vacation destination to return to whatever frigid lands we had escaped from, if only for a week. On a short hillside to my left, next to the tiny airport, was a wall of unpainted cinderblocks stacked in a stair-step row,...

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Growing Confidence

Marnie Stern travels with a companion that helps her cope with life on the road. It’s her Maltese-Yorkshire terrier mix dog, named Figgy. “She’s very perfect,” Stern says. “We need her.” Stern, the New York-based guitarist/singer, says her dog provides love and affection during long stretches of touring, providing a calming influence for Stern and her tour mates. Taking Figgy on...

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Mr. Funny Pants

Comedian Michael Showalter's involvement with MTV’s classic sketch show “The State” should be enough to draw a crowd to any of his shows. So should his appearances on Comedy Central in “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” both of which co-starred Michael Ian Black. Fans of silly, absurd comedy who flock to cult-classic showings of Wet Hot American Summer, or have seen...

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