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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From Russia With Rock

Mousetrap frontman Patrick Buchanan thought he was getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Little did he know that the next six months would forever change his perspective on life in these United States. But before we get to that, I urge you to get online right now and buy your ticket(s) to the Mousetrap reunion show Dec. 29 at The Waiting Room (or Dec. 28 at The Bourbon Theater for Lincoln...

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Together Again

When Jason Kulbel and Robb Nansel opened Slowdown in the summer of 2007, it was inevitable that there would be a Slowdown Virginia reunion on the stage of the club named for the legendary band. But when that reunion would happen would come down to timing. "We had the idea in our heads around the time Slowdown opened, but the schedules didn't work out," says Slowdown Virginia bass player and...

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Local Shows on the Holiday Road

* Local music fans will have a hard time staying in this week thanks to an impressive slate of local shows. Thursday, Dec. 23, Satchel Grande and Old Money play The Waiting Room, while Slowdown Virginia and Polecat reunite at Slowdown. Friday, Dec. 24, Banjo Loco and several openers are at Waiting Room. Sunday, Dec. 26, Mal Madrigal, Our Fox, The Bruces and Before The Toast And Tea are at...

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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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