Searching for Answers

Yesterday I conducted an interview with a nationally known musician where I mentioned that I bought his most recent CD. He laughed and said, “You bought it?” I asked what was so funny, and he said, “Oh nothing, just the idea that someone actually purchased music.” And I thought to myself: This is where we are. The idea of buying music has finally evolved into a joke that makes even the...

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Rock ‘n’ Rollergirls ...

* There’s little else that’s more rock ‘n’ roll than the Omaha Rollergirls, who literally bring the roll along with their rockin’ athleticism and aesthetic. Join them for Carnival Night Saturday, Nov. 13, at Stroker’s Bar & Grill, 7812 F St. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m. when you can challenge members of ORG at beer pong, shot checkers, 7-11 doubles and bottle toss. Bring...

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Heaven Sent

America in 2004 needed a great bar band, so Craig Finn and company started America’s best new bar band, man. Since then, The Hold Steady has catapulted into the national presence behind singer Craig Finn’s tales of late nights, early mornings and the complications that can arise between the two, all of which is packed with Finn’s lyrical specificity concerning characters, places and...

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Funk, Ska & OEAAs

The Louisiana soul, funk, R&B, zydeco and blues of Josh Garrett & The Bottomline shake it up at The New Lift Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is a don’t-miss show. Garrett is from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit, and has spent time honing his bandleader chops in Nashville. The charismatic, high-energy band features a sassy horn section. Add Garrett’s rich vocals and meaty...

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Closing Time

My last show at The 49’r The 49’r closed its doors forever Tuesday, Oct. 26. I drove by yesterday. The neon signs were gone. The windows were black. The place was dead. As an elegy, let me tell you about the last time I saw a band at The 49’r. “Hold on a minute,” said the guy who took my $5 at the door. “Let me stamp your hand. How am I supposed to remember who you are?” When...

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All In The Family

Family band Eisley is on the road again Eisley, a Tyler, Texas-based five-piece, indie-pop band is, despite the relative youth of its members (ranging 20-28) is well acquainted with the vagaries and frustrations of the music business. While most bands spend years (if not decades) touring in cramped busses, taking rest stop sink showers and scratching by to get to the next show, Eisley traveled...

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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 »



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 »



Hadden Sayers & Shadowboxers’ CD Release
by B.J. Huchtemann

The soulful, rockin’ blues of the Hadden Sayers Band is back for a rare Omaha appearance, hitting the stage at The 21st Saloon ... 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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