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It’s A Wrap

If the Omaha-based group The 9s sounds like a new band to you, it’s not. The 9s have been playing around the Omaha area since 1998. Originally a six-piece, the current incarnation is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Jason Birnstihl, bassist Craig Balderston, drummer Dan Maca, and keyboardist Mitch Towne, they took an extended hiatus from 2002 to 2008, but have been playing steadily ever since. With four full-length...

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“We’re Not a Girl Band”

Punk was always as much about the mentality as the sound, as much about rebellion for rebellion’s sake as it was disorganized noise.  We Are the Best (Vi är bast) sports a cocksure swagger in its title alone, and rightfully so. It is a boisterous rejoinder to the usual simplistic, tame depiction of adolescent girls. Writer/director Lukas Moodysson has made a movie that isn’t just infused with punk, it becomes punk...

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‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on display at the downtown branch of the Omaha Public Library, is part art exhibit, part performance, and part social experiment.  The set of eight canvases in the Michael Phipps Gallery at the W. Dale Clark branch, entitled Social Studies, are the heart of this exhibit and will be on view until July 28.

Depending on when...

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The Return of Little Brazil, V. 2.0

Landon Hedges had been hounding me for weeks. His rock band, Little Brazil, is playing a sort of “relaunch” show this Saturday, July 19, at The Waiting Room, and Landon wanted some ink to get butts in seats.

“What am I supposed to write about, Landon? I haven’t even heard this new version of your band yet?”

Little Brazil has been around in one form or another for at least 12 years, probably longer. At its core is...

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