2010 Top 10

It’s hard to put together these Top 10s in years where there aren’t one or two albums that you know are going to be permanent fixtures on one’s playlist for years to come. Instead, 2010 was a year of great songs on otherwise imperfect records. These stood out amid a crowded pack of good-not-great releases I happened upon during these last 12 months. * The National, High Violet (4AD) —...

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Lovin’ Local

Lovin’ Local * It’s True, It’s True * The Mynabirds, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood * Baby Tears, Baby Tears EP * Son of 76 & The Watchmen, Letters From Shangri-La * All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Secret Attic Recordings * Tim Kasher, The Game of Monogamy * Tim Wildsmith and The Lost Cause, Little Armor

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Stage Dive

Wrapping up the music year in review, here is my list of the best shows of the 100 or so I attended in 2010. Yeah, I know there are a few missing (Where's the Pixies? Where's Justin Bieber?), but I can't attend all of them. Help fill in the blanks by listing your favorites in the comment section of this story. Jan. 22-23, The Waiting Room (TWR) re-grand opening: After gutting the interior and...

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2010 The Year in Music

The local 2010 year in music will be remembered locally for festivals, reunions and departures. Here are a few highlights: - After a rocky launch in '09, the MAHA Music Festival proved that Omaha can produce a true indie music festival. The one-day concert, held on Lewis & Clark Landing, attracted first-tier bands like Spoon, Ben Kweller, Superchunk and local heroes The Faint, along with...

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Gaga For Gaga?

Check out Lazy-i's commentary about Omaha's latest celebrity visitor.

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What Are You Doing?

Well, we’re in that never-never land between Christmas and New Year’s. I hope you’ve had peace, comfort and joy in the truest senses in your holiday season. If it was a struggle, remember time keeps passing and things do change. Here’s wishing us all peace, joy, health, prosperity, good fortune and great music in 2011. New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve offers plenty of live music...

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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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