Southern Soldiers: SXSW Day Two

When it came to seeing Thee Oh Sees at this year's SXSW Festival, I was beginning to feel like I had a curse set upon me. I tried to catch them at Red Eyed Fly, but a growing line deterred me. Later that day, I waited for them at Red 7, one of their two scheduled Wednesday night official showcases, only to be affronted by a set of rote, workmanlike punk-pop by Roll the Tanks, a Massachusetts...

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Southern Soldiers: SXSW Day One

I've settled into Austin's Wyndham Garden Hotel after a Tuesday filled with driving, in a Chevy HHR rented from Tammy Torchia at the downtown Omaha Avis. Despite the road fatigue, I still made it out to Sixth Street to catch some of South By Southwest's first-ever Tuesday night music showcases. I only caught a handful of band's as I gave a friend a quick tour of the craziness of SXSW. 

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Rainy Road Records announces new releases

* Rainy Road Records is preparing two new cassette-only releases by two of Omaha's dirtiest, most dangerous garage punk acts, Peace of Shit and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia tape is the first out, with a 15-song salvo that will also serve as the four-year-old band's swan song. The band, which rose out of the smoldering ashes of the Shanks, celebrates the tape release with a blow-out farewell...

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Meet White Mystery

 Alex White has been must-see since she was a 19-year-old spitfire, jamming on no-frills, high octane rock tunes with her buddy Chris Playboy.

She cranked out two records on the In the Red backed by then-members of the Clone Defects, kicked out some killer singles as the Hot Machines, which also featured the Ponys' Jered Gummere, and then embarked on her current brother-sister act White...

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Saddle Creek announces SXSW showcase

* Hip-hop artists and now DJ Buck Bowen will return to Omaha Thursday, March 8th to take place in Midtown Marauders recurring showcase at the House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. Deotis Moore, LateNite Crew and Helix Troy are also set to perform. Bowen was a fixture on both Omaha's indie and hip-hop scenes before moving to California a few years ago. Since moving, he has adding DJing to his...

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Bloggers to host female musician, artist gathering

* Two local bloggers seeking to shine a light on female artists and musicians in Omaha will host a roundtable discussion and show Wednesday, Feb. 29th at House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St. Sally Deskins of the Les Femmes Folles: Celebrating Women in Art blog and Hilary Stohs-Krause of the X-Rated: Women in Music multimedia blog and Lincoln-based radio show have gathered Mynabirds' frontwoman...

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