Another local music video round-up

* Orenda Fink released a new music video for single "Ace of Cups", in advance of her upcoming album Blue Dream. The album is out Tuesday, August 19 on Saddle Creek Records. The video was directed by Aaron Gum and Icky Blossoms' Nik Fackler and places the the hushed vocals and lush, slow instrumentation of the track in a sea of percolating kaleidoscopic colors. The psychedelic shafts of light and...

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Bands to host Pilger tornado benefit show

* Four bands with ties to the northeast Nebraska area are coming together to host a benefit show for the tornado-stricken town of Pilger. Des Moines' Monday Mourners, Clarence Tilton, the Sons of... and the Matt Whipkey Band will all play at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. on July 30 to raise money for recovery efforts in Pilger, which was hit by two tornadoes in June. The $8 cover will...

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The Faint, Plack Blague release new videos

* The Faint have unveiled a video for scorching two-minute track Scapegoat, off their 2014 release Doom Abuse. The clip is directed by Harrison Martin and returns the synth punk band to its basement roots, washing them in strobing red lights and with a few choice freeze-frame spots. It's a captivating video for one of the Faint's best, most-blistering new tracks.

* The only thing hotter than a...

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Three shows highlight Lincoln’s music calendar

* Lincoln's claim as a music city will ring true July 15th as they host three shows that would be marquee indie rock events in any Midwestern city. Within a square mile in the state capital, Vega, the Bourbon Theater and Knickerbocker's will all host excellent shows. Lo-fi slacker pop songwriter Mac DeMarco headlines at Vega with opener Calvin Love. Cloud Nothings will fill Knickerbocker's with...

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Summer ushers in two more festivals

* Summer officially starts this week and with it comes a few more local music festivals. Up next is the Omaha Solstice Reggae and World Music Festival at Riverwest Park, 233rd and West Maple Road. The show is Saturday, June 21st and scheduled performers include Rhythm Collective, the Bishops, Don Minott, Dred I Dread, the Dropsteppers, New Common Ground, Erroll Organs and Erroll Bonnick Tickets...

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Guided By Voices returns to its drunken best

* This time through Omaha, Robert Pollard and his Guided By Voices cohorts played for the diehard fans. The crowd for the iconic Ohio indie rock band's Tuesday, June 3rd show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., was definitely trimmed down by the ongoing thunderstorms that day, but those that did show up seemed intent on matching the intensity and drunkenness of GBV. The band rocked out on...

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