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Homer’s to close Orchard Plaza store

Homer's Music is closing one of its two stores in mid-September. The local record store's Orchard Plaza location, 2457 South 132nd St., will close September 10th, according to a Homer's Music press release. 

General Manager Mike Fratt attributes the closing, in part, to the decline of the 132nd and West Center Road retail sector, adding that sales are up for the year at Homer's Old Market location, 1210 Howard...


Taking Shape

Instrumental rock wasn't the initial plan for the Answer Team.

As the band was beginning, they kept seeking and finding vocalists. And each time, they kept losing them.

“None of us wanted to be in an instrumental band,” drummer Brandon Bone says.

But each time the Answer Team would play without a vocalist, people would recommend the band stick to it.

They ultimately embraced their post-rock leanings and...


Dim Light celebrates new single with release show

* Dim Light will celebrate release of a seven-inch single with a show Saturday, August 20th at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam Street. The single features “For You” and “Maggas”, both of which were recorded at Sleepy House Audio, bassist Tom Barrett's home studio. It is being released by Grotto Records, the label associated with the Antiquarium record store. The show, featuring Minneapolis' Private Dancer and Solid...


Warped Tour Memories

* Between torrential downpours Thursday, I caught two distinctly different live music events. The day started early at Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. The sprawling summer road show is amazingly organized. It crams a bucketload of bands into one day's worth of shows and then pops up a day later in a different city. What originally was billed as a punk and pop-punk event has...


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